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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January 22, 2015

Why should accountants network?

This may seem to be a simple question. Most of us in the business community need to make connections to foster relationships that lead to business. Seems obvious doesn’t it? The fact of the matter is that it is not … Continue reading

January 19, 2015

How do you stay accountable?

Most of the 20,700,000 accountability related search results on Google revolve around health choices. I’m a disciplined guy so I can relate. I use MyFitnessPal as a fitness and diet accountability smart phone app. The health side is not really … Continue reading

January 9, 2015

Building your B2B Client Persona

Oh the things that marketers think about! Narrative, KPI, ROI, Leads, Prospects, Funnels, and now Client Personas! Oracle recently published a white paper on the topic. “How to Create Personas for Your B2B Content Marketing Strategy.” You may ask, what … Continue reading

January 8, 2015

Leadership development through affiliation

One of the more common themes we hear discussed at Rainmaker Companies is leadership. There have been centuries of time spent on discussing and analyzing what makes for a great leader and leadership qualities. I won’t dive too deep into … Continue reading

December 19, 2014

We’re the firm used by Kodak. Uh-Oh!

We’ve all read the quote made famous by Steven R. Covey in Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. “If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.” Listen to … Continue reading

December 18, 2014

Mining the Gold in Your Client’s Treasure Chest

Troy Waugh, Founding CEO of The Rainmaker Companies provided years of great content for CPA firms who wanted to transition to growth. I’m pulling out some of this great material and sharing some thoughts on the great points made by … Continue reading

December 17, 2014

Do You Mind If I Take Notes?

When you interview prospects or clients, your goal is to learn all you can about their needs, wants, desires and fears.  You ask questions to get them talking about how their businesses are going, what’s happening in their lives, what’s … Continue reading

December 11, 2014

7 Obstacles to Innovation

In 1975 Steve Sasson was an engineer with Kodak when he invented the first digital camera technology. Excited about his invention, Steve took it to management hoping they would be as enthusiastic as he was. Instead, in Steve’s words they … Continue reading

December 3, 2014

Leaders Grow By Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Three Ways to Get Started 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 … Continue reading

November 20, 2014

2015 calls for a Client Action Plan

If you don’t have a plan, don’t be fooled. You’re executing the no plan “plan”. Your results in 2015 will reflect your current implementations. The 90 day Rainmaker Client Action Plan will help you connect with your top top 5 clients … Continue reading