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
Rainmaker Grass

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

March 29, 2016

There’s No Such Thing as Work/Life Balance

The timing of this letter could not be more perfect, or ironic for that matter.  Months ago our team sat down and set out the schedule for what we’d like to feature in each publication of The Rainmaker Moment.  As … Continue reading

March 1, 2016

Generating Opportunity for Talented People

During a meeting with a firm recently, I had a Partner tell me that new business was, “falling from the sky”, and that his firm over the years had assembled, “the most talented people compared with any firm in their … Continue reading

February 17, 2016

Guest Post: CPAs Performing ACA Reporting? Pay Attention to HIPAA compliance!

  CPAs Performing ACA Reporting?  Pay Attention to HIPAA compliance! In working with CPAs across the county, we have found that the overwhelming majority have not been aware that in order to perform Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting on forms … Continue reading

February 2, 2016

Juggling Busy Season with Opportunity Season

As we head into the month of February, most of you will begin to prepare for busy season. One point that can often be forgotten in the early preparation stages is that Busy Season also means Opportunity Season.  Over the next 3 … Continue reading