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Show SummaryOn this episode we talk with Jason Blumer the founder of Thriveal and the topic is the power of collaborating. In this episode Jason explains why we need to focus on our strengths and focus on finding others who have strengths where we are weak and when you blend those things together it results in the fasted growing organizations and the healthiest businesses. You can get things done easier, faster, and better. You can collaborate, too, when you’re a solo practitioner so you don’t need to have a business partner necessarily. You can collaborate with others through an outreach plan where you reach out to complimentary competitors and your network. You can even take collaboration to the point where your employees, vendors, and people throughout the organization are all working collectively to leverage each other’s strengths to grow faster, better, and healthier than ever before. Welcome to episode 80 of the Grow My Accounting Practice.
Jason Blumer is the Chief Innovative Officer of his firm, Blumer & Associates, CPAs. The firm was one of the first to move from a traditional office to a virtual environment, where they serve digital, marketing, and design agencies. He focuses heavily on business coaching and consulting, while his team meets the technical and compliance needs of the customer. Jason also founded Thriveal in 2010 as a way to help CPA firm owners connect. Since that time, Thriveal has helped many firms grow by providing an online community, coaching services, webinars, and live events. The Thriveal Incubator for new firms launched in 2015, and a second group started in the fall of 2016. Deeper Weekend is the annual live event by Thriveal in Greenville, SC. Jason is the host of two podcasts, the Thrivecast and The Businessology Show and speaks and writes frequently for CPAs and design agencies, his firms chosen niche. He has been honored as one of the 40 under 40 in the profession (CPA Practice Advisor) as well as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting (Accounting Today). Jason loves to watch documentaries on just about anything and is working on his personal bests in Crossfit several times a week. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife and their three daughters.