Randall Hancock On How To Get Help From Smart People

I’m loving the spring here in the Birmingham area — it always feels like it’s the perfect time to get a fresh start on new initiatives and ideas that have been on the backburner for our Birmingham tax accounting firm, but which can now be brought to the front. Especially, might I add, when it’s after April 15th! We are … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCRandall Hancock On How To Get Help From Smart People

Many (many!) thanks

As I write here from Birmingham Tax Accountant Headquarters, it’s the day before tax day (which is Tuesday the 15th), and we are pushing hard during this final stretch! Procrastinators are streaming through our Birmingham office doors (after all, we welcome them here), the phone is ringing off the hook, and my email inbox is overflowing. Another year, another tax … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCMany (many!) thanks

Birmingham Tax Accountant Suggests You Shake Up Your Business Plans a Little

Yes, this is the last full week of tax season for Birmingham – area (and national) “passthrough” small businesses and individuals (the deadline is Tuesday the 15th, and you knew that, right?) — so why am I taking this time to write about your marketing and business strategy? Because it’s the best way I know to keep my own iron … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCBirmingham Tax Accountant Suggests You Shake Up Your Business Plans a Little

Birmingham Tax Accountant On Using Negative Emotions In Your Business

If it wasn’t for the existence of all of those peppy inspirational news aggregation sites, all of the negative stuff in the media (especially, nationally — but even right here in the Birmingham area) would be pretty overwhelming. But there is a reason why that’s the case. The old journalist refrain: “If it bleeds, it ledes …” is a truism … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCBirmingham Tax Accountant On Using Negative Emotions In Your Business

Birmingham Tax Accountant On: Negotiation

In my role as a Birmingham tax accountant who works with small business owners, I don’t often have to engage in high stakes negotiation. At most, I’m negotiating between spouses on how to title and designate their assets in a tax plan. Though I have become pretty skilled at handling pesky IRS agents on behalf of my Birmingham tax clients … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCBirmingham Tax Accountant On: Negotiation

Birmingham Tax Accountant On Getting Buy-In From Decision Makers

Running my Birmingham tax and accounting firm, I’ve had plenty of people pitch me ideas or services — some successfully … others not so much. And this week, I’ve got a few things that I was wanting to put in front of some people, so I was reviewing my own “idea salesmanship” strategies and thought that my clients and Birmingham … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCBirmingham Tax Accountant On Getting Buy-In From Decision Makers

Birmingham Tax Accountant REVEALS: The Wealthiest Man In The Valley

This is a little change-up this week from my normal accounting, business, and marketing fare for my Birmingham tax accounting business clients and friends — and I should also add that it is not necessarily prompted by any particular client conversations recently. (Though, goodness, we have been busy here at Team Randall Hancock!) But truly … you should sit in … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCBirmingham Tax Accountant REVEALS: The Wealthiest Man In The Valley

My Professional Advice (On Behalf Of The Town’s Employers) To Generation Y: How To Win In The Birmingham Workplace

I have hopes that this post (or the sentiments therein, at least) would go viral. After all, isn’t that the currency these days? Virality? Before I get there though, Birmingham business owners (hopefully) aren’t using software to prepare their taxes! Of all of the taxpayer categories out there, ministers and business owners simply must have real expertise on their side. Those software commercials … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCMy Professional Advice (On Behalf Of The Town’s Employers) To Generation Y: How To Win In The Birmingham Workplace

Birmingham Tax Accountant Shares A Story on Momentum

Even as one of the best tax accountants in Birmingham (and one of the humblest), I sometimes I get stuck. (Though now, in the middle of the intensity of our biggest tax season yet, it’s not quite the problem!) I’m a creature of habit, and I find myself repeating patterns over weeks and months. Eventually, these patterns can become codified … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCBirmingham Tax Accountant Shares A Story on Momentum

Randall Hancock On How To Always Get What You Want

Over the years of preparing taxes for Birmingham businesses and doing their accounting, I’ve become more and more convinced that almost everything about business leadership comes down to salesmanship. I might never “sell” a thing — and certainly, as a Birmingham-area tax accountant, the reputation of being a heavy sales person is the last thing I want associated with me, … Read More

Randall M. Hancock CPA, PCRandall Hancock On How To Always Get What You Want