How often should I meet my clients?

All the well known accountantants support businesses suggest accountants should meet their clients on a regular basis. They do not talk about the practicalities.

For me this is a difficult one since it would impact on my time in a big way. Further, I am not sure which my clients  would want to see me and which ones would rather not.  On writing this post, I am thinking this is one area to make clear to clients at the time of engagement.

Like most, I am sure, my  preferred way of communicating with clients is through emails.   At the same time I need to meet clients needs before they start walking away.

I would be grateful if you could share your experience/ ideas / pearls of wisdom on:

  • How oftern do you meet your clients?
  • Which clients do you meet? Is it the high fee paying ones?
  • What is on the agenda?
  • How much of your time is taken up on meeting clients?
  • Where do you meet clients? Your place or theirs? Travel time to their place would be an issue for me.

Thanks

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Don't set it down, don't charge for it, don't try to formalise i

Top_Cat |
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Some things you can't systemize

Paul Scholes |
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Time is limited as a sole-practitioner ....

Steve Holloway |
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Don't forget

Flash Gordon |
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For what it's worth,

Richard Willis |
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@ Flash

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No man is an island

Paul Scholes |
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Simples!

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@PaulScholes

rockallj |
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Clients

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I disagree Jason

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I'm with you T C

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Spot off TC

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Agree with Jason

Flash Gordon |
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Spot on Paul

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ps..

Flash Gordon |
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ISLAND FOR SALE

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HOW ?

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FirstTab

ShirleyM |
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T C on the mark again

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Common sense -

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I disagree TC

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