The personal and business development side of CPD

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Mark Lee explores the practical considerations for start-up practices looking to arrange their own personal and business development CPD.

This is the third of three articles exploring CPD-related issues for start-up practices. The first article in the series explored the questions “what does CPD really mean?”, “what counts as CPD?” and “which approach do you prefer?”

The second article focused on the technical side of CPD – keeping up-to-date with professional and technical developments and ensuring that you are sufficiently up to speed to be giving clients advice.

This article looks at the other important side of your continuing professional development. That which determines whether you continue to grow and to develop as a person, as an accountant and whether you do anything beyond hope, wish and pray to build a successful practice.

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  • What are these other skills?
  • Where can I learn them?
  • Can I do it alone?
  • What’s the difference?

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About Mark Lee

Mark Lee works almost exclusively with savvy sole practitioners who want more out of their practice.  More clients, more money, more time, more satisfaction - or everything!

An accountant by profession, Mark moved away from the provision of professional advice in 2006.   He is now a professional speaker, mentor, facilitator, author and debunker.

Mark Lee is a realist and regularly debunks myths and hype related to his areas of interest and expertise.  His keynote talk for audiences of accountants is How to STAND OUT and be more than 'just another accountant'.

Mark is passionate about helping accountants generally so is a keen blogger and commentator in the accounting and tax press. He is consultant practice editor of AccountingWEB and has written hudnreds of articles here that have been viewed over a million times.

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Mark stopped giving tax advice himself despite being a past Chairman of the Chartered Accountants’ Tax Faculty. He is however Chairman of the Tax Advice Network - the UK's highest ranked lead generation website for tax advisers and accountants. The network also publishes a weekly practical tax update for accountants in general practice and full tax support, on demand too.  You can also use it as a lead generation resource for local people seeking tax advice from an accountant.

Mark has extensive network reach through his blogs, talks, social media activity, articles and his regular newsletters that go to thousands of accountants every week.


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