Young and young-minded CPAs now have a new network to join, as Jason Blumer, owner of Blumer & Associates in Greenville, S.C. has launched THRIVEal + CPA Network in an effort to help those ready to move into the world of firm ownership.
The network, launched this month, is geared toward the Gen X and Y demographic, but is open to members of all ages who "understand and actively leverage the New Marketing, New Management, New Processes and New Technology of today's New Firm."
THRIVEal +CPA Network represents a global forum for professionals interested in the four fundamental tenets of today's New FirmsCommunity, Collaboration, Technology, and Innovation. Sporting the tag line, "Cloud People," network members focus heavily on the value of Cloud technology in streamlining workflow and implementing paperless, highly efficient processes firm wide.
The network comes from seeing how the accounting profession has changed due to extreme technological enhancements and new workflow strategies creating a gap between older and younger professionals.
According to Blumer, this has made it difficult for the younger sect to experience a feeling of community, collaborate with other like-minded CPAs and engage in new innovations and cloud technologies.
"I have a vision for our industrya direct result of working for too many years in a traditional firm," Blumer said in a statement. "During my transactional firm days, I saw the need to serve the new generation of clients differently...with technology and innovations that had not yet been fully developed. There was a gap and I wanted to fill it. Years later, I've transformed my father's practice into a New Firm, leveraging technology and innovative practices. As a result, I've experienced a 400 percent growth rate."
THRIVEal +CPA Network officially launched in November 2010. There is no initial cost to join. Form more information on THRIVEal and future events, visit http://thriveal.com.