[IMGCAP(1)]A recent call on a CPA client firm in the Midwest led to this exchange with the managing partner of the firm: “Greg….we just don’t have time to plan strategically, primarily because our clients are starting to feel the start of the boom and we are running like crazy to keep up with them.”

My response: “Why? Are you providing any new services that can help them control themselves when a boom occurs? Are you helping them prepare a formal strategic plan for this growth?”

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