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Archive of Selected Press Clippings
- Live Chat Recap: How to Create Pricing Packages with Sandi Smith Leyva OWN IT Network Hosted by Intuit QuickBooks.
- 5 Biggest Mistakes Accountants Make When Running Google Ads by Sandi Smith Leyva, Intuit QuickBooks Firm of the Future website
- Six PR Tips for Accounting Firms by Sandi Smith Leyva, CPA Practice Advisor
- Five Trends for the Modern Accountant in 2017 by Sandi Smith Leyva, Main Street Practitioner.
- Ten Tips for a Better Busy Season by Sandi Smith Leyva, The Progressive Accountant
- Digital Marketing Spotlight: How to Generate a Stream of Online Leads, Part 1 by Sandi Smith Leyva, Intuit QuickBooks Firm of the Future website
- 6 Tips For Email Marketing for Accounting Firms by Sandi Smith Leyva, CPA Practice Advisor
- Dissecting the Reasons Customers Don’t Pay by Sandi Smith Leyva, Invoice Care
- How to Add Graphics to Your Social Media Text Posts by Sandi Smith Leyva, CPA Practice Advisor
- The Big Eight Social Media Apps for Accounting Firms by Sandi Smith Leyva, CPA Practice Advisor
- Is Your CPA Firm Partnership Model Broken? by Sandi Smith Leyva, CPA Practice Advisor
- New Book Collaboration with Accounting Industry Thought Leaders Now Published
- Leveraging Personal Social Platforms in Your Firm by Sandi Smith Leyva, Intuit QuickBooks Firm of the Future website
- Accelerator Websites Launches New Line of Videos and First Website Packages with Video in the Accounting Industry
- Sage Thought Leader Podcast
- Accountants can help your business reach goals (and not go bankrupt) – interview with Ed Kless
- Accountant’s Accelerator® Starts Its Sixth Year
- JumpStart Course Teaches Accountants How to Market
- Using Social Media to Build Your Practice by Sandi Smith Leyva, Intuit QuickBooks Firm of the Future website
- What Clients Look for When They Switch Accounting Firms by Sandi Smith Leyva, Intuit Accountants News Central
- Accounting Thought Leaders Look at Issues Facing Professionals
- Intuit Launches Multi-City QuickBooks Tour
- Women CPAs Host Virtual Accounting Conference Focused on Technology and Practice Management
- The Unloved, Often-Misunderstood Balance Sheet: The Basics by Sandi Smith Leyva, Intuit QuickBooks
- Five Ways to Speed Up Your Cash Flow by Sandi Smith Leyva, Intuit QuickBooks
- Assets vs. Expenses: Learning the Difference Can Make You Rich by Sandi Smith Leyva, Intuit QuickBooks
- 5 Ways to Attract Higher-Quality Clients by Sandi Smith Leyva, CPA Trendlines
- Show Me the Margins by Sandi Smith Leyva, NSA Main Street Practitioner
- Care.com® HomePay and Accountant’s Accelerator® Team Up to Turn Nanny Tax Issues into Consulting Opportunities by Sandi Smith Leyva
- How to Overcome Price Resistance This Tax Season By Sandi Smith Leyva, NSA Main Street Practitioner
- Cloud Package Pricing Brings Confidence and More Sales to Accountants by Sandi Smith Leyva, CPA Practice Advisor, February 19, 2014
- Accounting Leaders Gather in Tampa by Sandi Smith Leyva, CPA Practice Advisor
- How to say “no” to an accounting client this busy season by Sandi Smith Leyva, Sageworks Blog
- The Underpricing Conundrum By Alexandra DeFelice, Accounting Web, Nov 23, 2013
- Getting the Most Out of Solutions13 by Sandi Smith Leyva, The Sleeter Group QuickBooks and Beyond, October 31, 2013
- Sandi Smith Leyva named finalist in 10th annual Stevie® Awards for
Women in Business
- Website Technology Basics by Sandi Smith Leyva, The Sleeter Group QuickBooks and Beyond, October 3, 2013
- Sandi Smith Leyva” Named A Community Choice Honoree
- Accountant’s Accelerator Starts Fourth Year
- Need More Clients? Don’t Lose Perfectly Good Leads! by Sandi Smith Leyva, The Sleeter Group QuickBooks and Beyond, August 15, 2013
- Announce Your New Software Certifications by Sandi Smith Leyva, The Sleeter Group QuickBooks and Beyond, June 25, 2013
- How Much Do You Charge? by Sandi Smith Leyva, The Sleeter Group QuickBooks and Beyond, June 25, 2013
- Multiply Your Networking Results with a Great “Elevator Speech” by Sandi Smith Leyva, The Sleeter Group QuickBooks and Beyond, June 11, 2013
- Innovative Company Brings New Coaching Model to the Accounting Profession and Better Small Business Expertise to Thousands of Small Business Owners, The Mercury News Silicon Valley, March 19, 2012
- Innovative Company Brings New Coaching Model to the Accounting Profession and Better Small Business Expertise to Thousands of Small Business Owners, San Francisco Chronicle, March 19, 2012
- Five Fun and Easy Ways to Wow Your Clients, CPA Trendlines, March 17, 2012
- “Six Ways to Give Yourself a Raise,” by Sandi Smith Leyva, CPA Trendlines, February 29, 2012
- “Women in Consulting Names 2012 Board of Directors,” Marketwire, February 28, 2012
- “Twelve Steps to Recovery for Accountants in Denial About Marketing (Especially During Tax Season),” by Sandi Smith Leyva, Right Networks Newsletter, February 2012
- “Five Easy Ideas for a Quick Business Boost,” by Sandi Smith, CPA Trendlines, August 20, 2011
- Guest on Radio Free QuickBooks, February 2, 2011
- “Four New Mega-Trend Marketing Strategies,” by Sandi Smith, CPA Trendlines, January 30, 2011
- “Four Ways to Stop Leaving Money on the Table,” by Sandi Smith, CPA Trendlines, January 11, 2011
- Sandi’s nonprofit organization, the American Happiness Association (AHA) is featured on the Fran Descher Tawk Show, December, 2010
- AHA is featured on PBS’s Healing Quest TV show, November 29, 2010
- AHA is mentioned on CBS News shortly after Global Happiness Day, October 10, 2010
- “A Pre-Program Questionnaire Makeover,” by Jolene Jang, Speaker, January/February 2007
- Podcast, Webmasters and Business Processes, Small Business Technology Newsletter by James Gaskin, Network World, October, 2006
- Ideas in Motion – Sandi Smith, CPA – Educator, Designer, Aviator, by Scott Cytron, The Insider, Accounting Software411.com, August 2006
- “Make your firm’s website work for your firm,” CPA Computer Report, June 2006
- “On Site and on Target,” by Susan Baker, Professional Speaker, June 2006, page 31
- The Ron Muhammed Show, WLTH Radio, Gary Indiana, May 31, 2006
- The Dan Valenti Show, WBRK Radio, Pittsfield, MA, March 9, 2006
- “reads to kick off your year,” travelgirl, January/February 2006
- KAAA Radio, Bullhead City, Arizona, January 4, 2006
- Rick Crandall’s Breakfast Club, KEZW Studio
1430 Radio, Denver, Colorado, January 3, 2006
- “Winter Reading Recommendations,” Books by Tom Elliott, Mensa Bulletin, December 2005
- Around the World Radio show, syndicated, Santa Barbara, CA, December 15, 2005
- Backstage Live with Joe Scheibinger, News-Talk 1450 KFIZ
Radio, Fond du Lac, WI, December 15, 2005
- WRJM Radio Talk Show, Ozark, Alabama, December 13, 2005
- WIMA Radio Show, Lima, Ohio, December 2, 2005
- Inside Track Club, Jane Atkinson, October 2005
- Good News!, Lorri Allen, October 2005
- “Technology and the 21st Century CPA,” AICPA Journal of Accountancy,
- “Web Site Workover,” by James Gaskin, Network World, January 17, 2005
- “Hi-Tech Tops Must-Have Wish Lists,” AICPA CPA Insider, December 6, 2004.
Speaking,” The Meeting Professional, June 2004, page 8.
- “Chapter News,” The Meeting Professional, May 2004, page
- “Web Design Entrepreneur Has a Varied Background,” by Patricia Rivera,
Dallas Morning News, July 6, 2003.
- “Measuring the Effectiveness of a Web Site,” by Scott H. Cytron, ABC,
CPA Software News, August 2001, page 57.
- “Top Ten Technologies Provide a Wake-Up Call for the Profession,”
by Scott H. Cytron, ABC, CPA Software News, April/May 2001,
- “Technology 2001: A Cyberspace Odyssey,” by Scott H. Cytron, ABC,
AICPA InfoTech Update, January/February 2001.
- AICPA Annual List of Top Technologies, AccountingWeb, September 2000.
- “Innovative Approaches to Continuing Professional Education,” Pro2Net’s
HotTalk, December, 1999.
- “The Virtual Office: Virtually Everywhere,” by Antoinette Alexander,
Accounting Technology, August 1999, page 50.
- “AICPA Top 10 list for 1999 focuses on technology issues,” by Chaim
Yudkowsky, Cyber Sense column, Business Sense, Louisville,
Kentucky, March 8, 1999.
- “How Secure Is your Computer System?” by Michael G. Stevens, The
Practical Accountant, January 1998.
- “The Remote Balance,” by Jim DiSimone, Today’s CPA, April
- “The pros and cons of value-added resellers,” by John Covaleski,
Accounting Today, July 7-27, 1997.
- “1996 AWSCPA Achievement Awards,” AWSCPA National News, American
Woman’s Society of CPAs, August, 1996.
- “How to squeeze more out of your department’s computer systems,” CFO
& Controller Alert, May 14, 1996.
- “CPAs who consult on Technology to CPAs,” CPA Computer Report,
- “AOPA Members in the News,” AOPA Pilot, December 1995.
- “Mission Possible,” by Colleen Stead, The Irving News, Irving, Texas, October 8, 1995.
- “Volunteer Eye Surgeon in Nepal,” The Kathmandu Post, August 25, 1995.
- “Baird Community Spirit Award,” Dallas Business Journal,
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