Growing Your Firm | Strategies for Accountants, CPA's, Bookkeepers , and Tax Professionals

CEO of award winning Xero bookkeeping and financial reporting firm Bean Ninjas. We take the stress out of managing business finances, so entrepreneurs have the freedom to live happy, healthy, productive lives. We love working with COACHES, BLOGGERS, ECOMMERCE AND SERVICE BUSINESSES.

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"Hood uniquely combines three vital traits: He sees the future of the profession clearly; he discovers or creates supremely practical ways to move the profession toward that future; and he generates tremendous enthusiasm for the move in everyone he meets.” - Accounting Today Magazine

Tom is one of the most influential leaders in the Accounting Profession. In 2018 he was named the Second Most Influential Person in Accounting for the sixth year by Accounting Today Magazine (His fourteenth year on the Top 100). He was one of the first five thought leaders inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame (2015) by CPA Practice Advisor.

Linked-in recruited Tom as one of their Top 100 Influencers and he was named to the Top 25 Influencers in Learning by HR Examiner. He is known for his prolific digital footprint and now has over 780,000 followers on Linked-in, Twitter and other social accounts.

Tom is on a mission to help CPAs, Finance and Accounting Professionals thrive in these times of exponential change. He firmly believes that what got us here, won’t get us there as the Profession faces unprecedented changes and opportunities.

Tom's recognition and awards reflect his leadership in helping CPAs be more #FutureReady through his work at the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute (BLI), a center for the development of leadership, strategic thinking, and collaboration skills for CPAs. BLI has a catalog of over 600 programs and 30 ‘top gun’ instructors who provide state of the art learning and curriculum for the Top 500 CPA Firms, Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, State CPA Societies and even internationally.

He is a graduate of Loyola College (B.A. in Accounting) and has a Master’s in Finance (Real Estate) from Johns Hopkins University. He also obtained the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) certification and the Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA) certification from the AICPA.

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If you have started your own business and now need advice or guidance on some of the trickier issues of how to grow, increase profits, improve cashflow or reclaim your life then please connect.

Having spent most of my life running large businesses for other people I have also grown my own successful business(es) from the kitchen table to independent premises and a permanent team before selling up and starting Hudson Business Advice and Minerva Accountants which are both entirely cloud based.

Speaker and writer on a variety of business growth topics beyond the confines of traditional accountants.

‘The Numbers Business: how to grow a successful cloud accountancy practice’ won the specialist category in the Business Book Awards 2019. Co-author of the annual Bloomsbury 'Tax Planning' manual. ‘Growing by Numbers: how to scale up your small business’ was published June 2020

Online courses are available for The Numbers Business, Finance for Business Owners, Growing by Numbers, and the ScaleUp Blueprint.

Passionate believer that numbers are the scorecard for your growing business and you should have them at your finger tips. Also that the focus should be on improving your key numbers.

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Author of "The Entrepreneur's Guide to Financial Statements" and more than 300 other published works on Entrepreneurship and Finance, David Worrell will help you make better business decisions, take more effective action, and build a stronger, more profitable business. Unlock the real potential of your business with David's unique approach to building durable business models.

An award-winning entrepreneur, executive, and author, David specializes in helping small businesses grow rapidly to the next level by implementing powerful financial and business development strategies.

He is a graduate of The Ohio State University, the Sandler Sales Institute, and the E. M. Kauffman Foundation's FastTrack Entrepreneur Training program. Five times -- most recently in 2019 -- he has been recognized as a "Fast 50" award recipient for building fast growing new companies. In 2012 Business Leader magazine named him a "Top 50 Entrepreneur" in Charlotte.

He has taught international business planning within the top-10 ranked MBA program at the Fisher Graduate School of International Business, in Monterey, California, and from 2002-2009 was a regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine on all aspects of business finance, acquisitions and exit strategies.

Worrell has run 4 successful companies of his own. His first, InfoQuest! International, Inc., was sold in 1999 to a Silicon Valley competitor. Subsequently, Worrell founded Monterey Venture Partners (MVP), a venture consultancy in Monterey California. MVP helped dozens of entrepreneurs design, build and finance their companies. From 2002-2010, Worrell was a partner in his third venture, AmeriStart ( and now is managing member of Fuse Financial Partners, where he is available as a fractional CFO.

David is a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, and certified Emerging Markets Credit Analyst from Moody's Analytics.

Learn more about your business at and in his new book, available at Amazon.

Specialties: Quickly ramping revenue growth and profits by implementing market-dominating strategies and financial controls at fast-growing or emerging companies. Builds strong relationships with Angel Investors, VC, banks. Provides a roadmap to success through Financial forecasting, valuations and strategic, financial business planning.

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Jamie graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and soon thereafter obtained his CPA license. During his career, he has spent his time working with middle market and large companies, both as an auditor and as a corporate accountant. In this time, he gained a firsthand view of how important the financial numbers are to the decision makers of these companies. He is now dedicated to making sure the clients he works with have similar information and tools to enable them to make the best decisions for their businesses.

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