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

"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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