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October 1, 2009

When partners go off to network and find new clients do they head to the … bat cave? Or what Stacie Clifford Kitts describes in her blog, Stacie's More Tax Tips, as a giant underground warehouse where they pluck potential clients off the shelf and check them out at the front of the store.

Kitts, a CPA, and tax and accounting professional for more than 20 years, wonders this in a blog post entitled, “An Accountants Search for the Bat Cave – A Story About Networking – A Tax Season Rerun.”

I won’t give it all away, but the post is about a young rookie trying to figure out how the veteran partner comes back with a stack of clients for the newbie to work on. It’s a fresh, fun take on an old issue and Kitts offers an honest approach to finding the answer. She also offers a list of tips for those needing some direction on how to dive into the world of networking.

For example, this nugget: “Be fearless in your quest. And I mean just that. Don't be afraid - get out into the world and tell people what you do. Ask for business. Hand out your card - and do it over and over and over again until you find the right, group, network, or formula that works for you. Keep in mind that your partner's journey may be different from yours. As networkers, we each have our own styles. So don't get discouraged if someone else's journey isn't for you.”

What else does the blog offer? Information on how to get free CPE credit, getting proper written consent from clients, and a story from the “stupid preparer files” are all there for your perusal.

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Comments (4)
Hi Stacie! Thank you for thanking me! I'm only sorry it took me so long to discover you! (And I'm sorry you had a hard time commenting, but we're working on it.)
Posted by Liz Gold | Tuesday, October 06 2009 at 1:26PM ET
Liz
I have been trying to post here, but it didn't seem to be working for me .

So hope this works.

As I said over at the blog, I am flattered. Thanks for the recognition.

Stacie
Posted by StacieKitts | Tuesday, October 06 2009 at 12:55PM ET
Hi Monica! Thanks for the comment. Actually, you should be able to get an RSS feed by clicking on the RSS/XML option (all the way to the right) on the navigation bar at the top of the page. Let me know if you have any trouble. And I look forward to your post!
Posted by Liz Gold | Friday, October 02 2009 at 4:35PM ET
Hi Liz! I enjoyed your post, and agree Stacie's is a great blog.

I haven't forgotten about that guest post I want to write. I've just got to egt to Oct 15 first.

Are you any closer to getting an RSS feed? That would be awesome!
Posted by mlawver | Friday, October 02 2009 at 3:03PM ET
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