If the prospect of hiring a business development specialist gives you pause, you're not alone. Although this practice was historically embraced among the Big Four, midsized CPA firms have been slower to jump on the bandwagon. Until now, it's been largely unnecessary. But Sarbanes-Oxley reforms have upended a formerly predictable cosmos.

Today, significant conflicted-out opportunities are being cast off by large firms like meteors through the solar system. Finding the most efficient way to draw the largest meteors into your firm's orbit may require special expertise.

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