Friday, August 26, 2005

What Does A Dog And An Accountant Have In Common?

What does "looking for a dog" have in common with "looking for an accountant?"

For one thing, we're doing both today. On our way to interview a firm which may end up being our accounting/small business financial advisement firm, we'll be stopping by a farm that breeds purebred lab pups.

Here's what we're looking for in a dog:
- protective instincts (to watch over our son)
- kind, patient, fun demeanor (he/she will need it with our son)
- coachable, easy to teach basic tricks and commands
- strong (our son likes to wrestle)
- loyalty ('nuff said)

Here's what we're looking for in an accountant/financial advisor:
- protective instincts (to watch over our money)
- kind, patient, fun demeanor (to guide us on tax strategies)
- coachable, likes learning new strategies for home based businesses
- strong (well-trained and experienced in advising small businesses)
- loyalty ('nuff said)

Anything sound the same between the two lists of characteristics?

I'll let you know how the day turns out.

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