Managing Sleepless Nights: Making a Budget

Posted by Lee Ann Collins, CPA, Managing Partner on Aug 26, 2019

My name is Lee Ann Collins, managing partner of Lane Gorman Trubitt (LGT), a public accounting firm in Dallas, and this job is keeping me up at night.

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Topics: managing sleepless nights, budget

Creating Cyber-Warriors From Employees

Posted by Lee Ann Collins, CPA, Managing Partner on Jul 30, 2019

My name is Lee Ann Collins, managing partner of Lane Gorman Trubitt (LGT), a public accounting firm in Dallas, and this job is keeping me up at night.

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Topics: cybersecurity, managing sleepless nights, managing partner

Client Loyalty: More than a free pen

Posted by Lee Ann Collins, CPA, Managing Partner on Jun 13, 2019

My name is Lee Ann Collins, managing partner of Lane Gorman Trubitt, (LGT), a public accounting firm in Dallas, and this job is keeping me up at night.

This month, client loyalty is keeping me up. I woke up from a nightmare in which the firm’s clients were all going to a competitor because they were giving away moose-shaped stress toys. I woke chuckling about my absurd nightmare and assured myself that our clients keep coming back because we keep taking care of them.

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Topics: managing sleepless nights, client loyalty

Will Your Company Survive Your Retirement?

Posted by Lee Ann Collins, CPA, Managing Partner on May 1, 2019

I am Lee Ann Collins, Managing Partner at Lane Gorman Trubitt, and recently I found myself awake instead of peacefully sleeping. The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was burning, and I watched the news feeds while praying with the rest of the world. The amazing emergency service teams in Paris were able to put out the fire, saving many lives and the rose window. It had me thinking about how buildings and monuments like the cathedral are a mark of those that came before us. They take a community of people to build and maintain.  Long after the architect, builder, and owner are gone, the testament to their vision and dedication remains.

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Topics: Auto, Manufacturing & Distribution, Real Estate, Construction, consulting, medical, managing sleepless nights, succession planning

What if the IT Guy Died!

Posted by Lee Ann Collins, CPA, Managing Partner on Mar 29, 2019

My name is Lee Ann Collins, managing partner of Lane Gorman Trubitt, LLC (LGT), a public accounting firm in Dallas, and this job is keeping me up at night.

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Topics: managing sleepless nights, disaster planning, IT

Managing Sleepless Nights: Social Professionalism

Posted by Lee Ann Collins, CPA, Managing Partner on Feb 28, 2019

My name is Lee Ann Collins, managing partner of Lane Gorman Trubitt, LLC (LGT), a public accounting firm in Dallas, and this job is keeping me up at night.

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Topics: managing sleepless nights, professional services, social media, policy

Managing Sleepless Nights: Employee Retention

Posted by Lee Ann Collins, CPA, Managing Partner on Jan 30, 2019

First and foremost, I need to introduce myself. My name is Lee Ann Collins, managing partner of an accounting and advising firm in Dallas called Lane Gorman Trubitt, LLC (LGT), and this job is keeping me up at night.

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Topics: consulting, small business, benefits, ACS, employee retention, managing sleepless nights

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