When you own a small accounting firm it is critical to build your client base rather quickly and networking can be instrumental in that process. However, with work to be done in your office, it is important to network effectively and efficiently.
How Can You Find Networking Opportunities in Pennsylvania?
First, let’s talk about the networking opportunities that we offer to our members here at PSTAP. When you connect with others in our group, you have the advantage of networking with others for referrals and hearing new ideas on how to run your practice.
- Local Chapter Meetings Our chapters each hold monthly meetings with ample time to network, enjoy a meal, and earn some CPE credits.
- Our Email Discussion List You will have the opportunity to join our email discussion list-serve and ask and answer questions, interacting with fellow members (all from your office or phone!). Topics vary from getting business advice to build your practice to dissecting details related to new tax laws. Members have found that this forum helps to showcase expertise and build credibility with others without having to get in your car.
- Our LinkedIn Group We have a private LinkedIn group for those who would like to interact with others on this business-related platform. We post topical information for members and you have the ability to share and ask questions.
As an example, a CPA came to a chapter meeting and sat next to a forensic accountant. As it turned out, the CPA was providing guidance to a client who was going through a divorce. The forensic accountant was able to offer a few suggestions on ensuring that the client was protected and money was not being hidden. The CPA received some invaluable advice to help a client and the forensic accountant built the beginning of a possible referral partner.
When you want to connect with your ideal clients, say individuals and small business owners, our members have had significant success here in Pennsylvania. Many have built their practices by joining local Chambers of Commerce and other local networking groups.
PSTAP exists to help you build your practice by providing networking opportunities. Have a great idea? Let us know.