Rainmaker has been transforming the lives of accountants for over twenty years. We help firms grow. Join us as we continue to evolve through transformational and cultural training, strategic plan consulting and our various alliances focused on growth and promoting resource sharing of member firms. The Rainmaker Companies is focused on Raising the B.A.R. in 2014 through defining desired Behaviors, promoting Accountability and getting Results for our clients. Join us in Raising the B.A.R. in your firm this year!

Dan Brooks, CEO and Angie Grissom, President
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December 6, 2016

Establishing Growth Goals for Your Firm

It’s December and the time of year that many firms find appropriate for use in establishing plans for growth for the new year. Regardless of when your year begins and ends, your goals for growth should include the wisdom of … Continue reading


November 3, 2016

Collapse the Hierarchy to Gain Fresh Perspectives

My role at The Rainmaker Companies has offered me the unique perspective of working alongside hundreds of accounting firms with various levels of staff from managing partners, practice leaders, emerging stars, marketing personnel, and everyone in between.  The dialogue I often … Continue reading


October 11, 2016

Why we still need university type “office hours” assistance

Each month, The Rainmaker Companies via its international association hosts an “Office Hours” conference call. The calls are inspired by our experiences in college where we attended lectures or labs in group settings but the better Professors always arranged some … Continue reading


September 30, 2016

Building Your Personal Brand? It’s Impossible Without Professional Development

A lot has been written around the topic of personal branding.  I attribute this hot topic to the breakdown of the employer/employee contract.  It seems there was once this unwritten agreement between management and the staff that the Greatest Generation … Continue reading


September 6, 2016

Fall Into Fresh Opportunities (Strategically)

The fall season is just a few weeks away and it is about this time every year, these last few days of summer, when I begin to welcome the change in seasons.  I am ready for the cooler weather, fall … Continue reading


July 27, 2016

The Challenge of Support

My first child is leaving our ‘nest’ this fall as he approaches the next milestone in his life (and ours too), as a University of Tennessee freshman. It’s an exciting time that brings an awful lot of ‘I can’t believe … Continue reading


July 19, 2016

Big News! The Enterprise Worldwide International Services Forum is going to China!

After years of discussing it, we’re finally able to do it. The 2016 International Services Forum will be held in Shanghai in partnership with the Leading Edge Alliance.  Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to participate in International Tax … Continue reading


July 6, 2016

The Vital Skills of Growth Leadership

Ask ten different accounting firm leaders to define the roles of business development and marketing, and you’ll likely get as many different answers. Now ask them why they invest in those functions. Chances are, you’ll hear more consistently that it’s … Continue reading


June 6, 2016

Progress is Impossible Without Change

What if I told you that 10 years from now, your life would be EXACTLY the same?  I doubt you’d be happy. We have undeniably been talking about changes in the accounting industry for quite some time now.  The consensus … Continue reading


May 2, 2016

Great Leadership is About Being Uncomfortable

The best leaders in business get comfortable with being uncomfortable. They know that what once worked for their business, may not always continue to work. People in an organization that cause the most damage are not the unproductive employee but … Continue reading