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Bill Gerber co-founded AccountingDepartment.com in 2004. With an extraordinary knack for “big picture” visions and the ability to drive impactful, meaningful change across industries, Bill found his calling when he set out to change the way businesses handle their accounting departments. Alongside co-founder Dennis Najjar, Bill built a new way to ensure growing and established businesses (much like his own) had access to enterprise-level, quality accounting departments without the burden of management and operational responsibilities. Honored with a gold 2016 Stevie Award for Employer of the Year, three 2014 Stevie Awards including a gold Stevie for Company of the Year, a Forbes Award, the Hartford Business Journal 40 under 40, and the CPA Technology Advisor Award, Bill is known nationally as an entrepreneur with a passion for empowering businesses. A member of Maverick 1000, Bill embraces his entrepreneurial spirit by acting as a catalyst for change, trailblazing across businesses and industries. From driving change within AccountingDepartment.com to helping other business owners maximize their potential for growth and prosperity, Bill is a change-maker on a mission. With a background in business consulting, entrepreneurship, technology, and accounting, Bill has over 25 years' experience supporting business owners. Having just reached the 100 employee milestone, AccountingDepartment.com employs some of the greatest accounting experts in the country and serves businesses nationwide with unparalleled attention to detail and process with technology-driven, mission-focused expertise. Bill lives in Connecticut, serves on the board of the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation, and is a regular speaker and consultant to business owners, entrepreneurs and CEOs, while serving as an expert advisor to national publications.
Hybrid and remote work models have quickly become the new normal for many companies. While working remotely offers many benefits to employees, many of the perks that used to keep staff productive and happy in an office setting are no longer relevant when employees are working from home. To learn about creative perks to offer your remote employees, members of Young Entrepreneur Council recommend the following 11 ideas.
In a competitive labor market, many companies are striving to put their best foot forward during job candidate interviews. However, some interviewers may stretch the truth a bit or omit certain information to better appeal to potential employees. Instead, it’s important to remember that transparency during job interviews will help companies find the best hire for the position while also maintaining company values. To share more insights, nine members of Young Entrepreneur Council detail below how interviewers can be more "real" when talking to candidates and how this will help them find the right hire.
Whether it happens while participating in meetings or partaking in company surveys, the best ideas happen when there's plenty of room for everyone to share. This means that businesses at the helm of true innovation provide each employee with the chance to have their voice heard. However, this can become more difficult to ensure as your company grows larger. Below, 10 members of Young Entrepreneur Council discuss some systems that companies can put in place to ensure all employees are getting their ideas heard, no matter the business's size.
Communication is one of the most essential skills that a business leader needs to master to be successful. Great leaders may develop their communication skills early on in their careers, but they also have created and maintained habits that help them communicate more effectively. When you watch great leaders address an audience or interact with others, the practices they cultivate to help them communicate so well may not be immediately apparent. Even so, their effectiveness is unquestionable. Here, nine members of Young Entrepreneur Council share the habits they believe all great leaders have and explain why these help make them such powerful communicators.
Hiring for a senior position at a company usually requires a lot more time and effort than hiring for other positions. In many cases, business owners may have a hard time finding the most effective way to source senior talent for their organization. You don't want to lose out on great talent, but you also need to spot the best talent out of the field of applicants, because making a wrong hire at this level can spell disaster for the organization. To offer some guidance, 13 professionals from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) use their own experience hiring for senior-level positions to reflect on the following question: “What's the best recruiting lesson you've learned when it comes to hiring for a senior position within your company? How has it affected future hires?” Here’s a few of their most important tips.
The benefits to a virtual workforce are easy to spot, but the requirements to ensure a successful virtual workforce are not always as easy to assess or implement.
AccountingDepartment.com serves the businesses of entrepreneurs, forward-thinking owners and executives, government contractors, and the like by providing an entire outsourced accounting department known for a level of expertise in processes and personnel commonly unattainable by small and mid-sized businesses. On a mission to empower businesses with accurate, timely and insightful financial data, our outsourced bookkeeping and controller services enable established, growing, and early-stage SMBs with between $1 and $50 million in revenue to access enterprise-level accounting department functionality without the corresponding prohibitive costs and infrastructure requirements typical of enterprise resources.