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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April 22, 2014

Leadership Disconnect

A recent survey of Managing Partners in an international alliance found that 85% of Managing Partners say they need younger leaders to step up, yet 93% of Young Leaders say Managing Partners won’t invest in them. Further, 100% of the … Continue reading

April 18, 2014

“Collecting The Check” After Great Client Service

The managing partner of a modest CPA firm in a large market once boasted that “On April 16th I’m the richest guy in town”.  Considering that he practices in a major business center, the statement was probably an exaggeration.  But … Continue reading

April 15, 2014

How accountants can use Linked In for practice development

Whether we like it or not, the accounting industry has not typically been on the cutting edge of technology. That’s not to say that there aren’t some firms out there who are utilizing technology and who have most definitely caught … Continue reading

April 8, 2014

Mentoring for Better Accounting Firms

The new staff accountant is wrapping up the first-day orientation upon starting with her new accounting firm.  After a day of meeting key employees and signing paperwork, the firm’s newest member listens to the administrative partner once again describe the … Continue reading



Succession Planning; The Crux of the Problem

I have been fortunate enough to be a part of The Rainmaker Companies for nine years.  It has been nearly a decade since I first walked in the door as our “International Service Director.”  I’ve seen this organization grow and … Continue reading

April 1, 2014

The Lone Ranger Rides Again

Many accountants make the same mistake over and over again; they ride in on their white horses (Da-da-da-DAAAA) with solutions to problems the client or prospect does not recognize as an explicit need.  Why do we do this?  Because we … Continue reading

March 25, 2014

ME Inc!…Beyond the Baseline

Creating a brand in the marketplace is often thought of as the realm for big business. A place for McDonalds, Coca Cola, and Disney. Everyone connects to these companies and the things they offer. Brands such as these create a … Continue reading

March 18, 2014

Survey says… Using Client Loyalty survey results to improve your business

Client loyalty is imperative in the long-term success of your practice.   You have probably thought about it, some of you may have even tried to conduct a survey before, so why the hesitation and procrastination? The topic of surveying … Continue reading

March 11, 2014

Follow Up for Fun and Profit

Successful public accounting professionals live and die by their calendars. Accountants track their time for engagements. They track their time in order to meet Continuing Professional Education (CPE) obligations. Progressive practice leaders track their non-billable time when they perform administrative … Continue reading

March 10, 2014

Rainmaker Road Trip

As reported in last month’s Rainmaker Moment, The Rainmaker Companies has recently gone through a watershed moment (pun intended) in our companies’ history with the transfer of ownership from our founder to a new executive team. We are very excited … Continue reading