This presentation was done at the 2011 National Tax Conference to help CPAs learn how to get started using social media and incorporating it into their practices. It was intended for an audience that had little to no experience using social media or were using one platform but hadn't considered others.
We hear the term “social media” more and more these days, but many CPAs (in public practice or business and industry) don’t always understand what it means, why to use it or how to get started. Should you tweet? How much work is a blog? Should you/your firm/your business be on Facebook? Isn’t a website good enough?
Often the focus is on using social media to find clients but that is just the tip of the iceberg. While attracting and retaining clients are important considerations, there are many other reasons to get in the game, such as branding, search engine optimization, reach, accessibility and finding/retaining staff. This session will explore these questions and dive a little deeper into:
• Why should CPA firms include social media in their business plans?
• How do you get started?
• Where do you go for more information?