You are a sole-proprietor with a successful accounting practice. Should you have a planning retreat? Absolutely!
Just because you don’t have a multi-partner firm doesn’t mean you should not devote a special time and place for strategic planning. I encourage sole-proprietors to include their entire team in the planning session. When I have facilitated these types of planning sessions, the employees contribute an amazing amount of relevant ideas and suggestions. When the team has buy-in, they will be a huge asset in implementing needed initiatives. Sole practitioners who include their entire team in sculpting the firm’s future are making a positive difference for their firms.
There are also other resources out there for sole-proprietors. The AICPA PCPS has small firm networking groups that provide an opportunity for sole-proprietors to discuss issues and ideas. You can get more information here under the tab Networking Groups.
The Business Learning Institute also has retreat program for sole proprietors.
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