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Accounting, Social Media, the IRS, and being in the Know …. What does this have to do with ?

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Accounting, Social Media, the IRS, and being in the Know …. What does this have to do with ?

Accounting, Social Media, the IRS, and being in the Know …. What does this have to do with ?

Yesterday I attended another networking meeting in my area (beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC).   The featured speaker was Dorien Morin of More In Media.  She is an expert in social media management, engagement, and networking.   She spoke about how using Social Media is a must in this day and time and that your business can grow substantially based on the level of your engagement in social media.    She discussed several platforms that you can use including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Yelp, Pinterest, etc…  (the list can be endless) however, she stated that your success depends on what you put into it. (As with most things as we know!)

Now, a few months ago, I knew about less than zero about  social media.  I mean, what does an  accountant need with social media?  Well, at that point, I had my personal Facebook profile page which I used to communicate with family members and friends across the country.    I had heard about other things but really?  Tweeting?  And blogging … for real, what could I possibly write about and why would anyone read a blog about accounting?

Well, Dorien, being the intelligent, and sweet lady that she is, spent some of her precious time and showed me things from a different angle.  For instance, blogs …. How many of us read articles in magazines?  How many of us learn something new from having read them? … there you go, the answer to blogs. And since, most of us won’t have our article published in Time magazine, we need ways to get the news spread ….. ergo, linking it up onto Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and the like.

Again, what does this have to do with accounting and the IRS and such?  Well, let me ask you.   How many of you get emails from the IRS?  Or read accounting magazines or other such tax bulletins?   I heard that …. Yeah right is exactly what most of you are saying.  The next question is … how many of you would like to know the bottom line of what the IRS is going to change and how it affects you?    I know that more of you said me, me, and my business.

I wrote a blog a few days ago on the fact that the IRS is being asked to change its refund timeliness measures.   This began with information that came to me by way of an accounting magazine which published a link to the Oversight Committee of the IRS which was posted electronically online a couple weeks ago, so that anyone has the chance to find out what is going on.

Ta da …. Social media rears its head.  In my opinion, there is a place for everyone and every type of business in social media and being a part of the electronic age is important.  (Hey if the IRS can change its antiquated computer processes, then you can too!)   So not only has my business grown substantially because of social media (I have clients all over the US now), but my knowledge and understanding of my profession has grown as well and helped me to be a better business owner and a better accountant.

So … climb aboard the social media train, find a good consultant like my friend Dorien Morin of More in Media … so your business can grow too …




  • Joshua Wilson

    Reply June 19, 2012 2:13 pm

    Great Article Wendy. The whole social media experience can definitely be overwhelming to those just getting started. Kind of like you mentioned in this article, just have to be like Nike motto and “Just do it”. Enjoyed the article.

  • Great article — I’ve added your blog feed to my igoogle page!

  • Helena

    Reply June 19, 2012 11:07 pm

    I had to be dragged kicking and screaming into social media, but now that I’m here I wonder why I resisted for so long. It can be overwhelming, but if you have a good teacher to help you figure out a plan it goes much more smoothly I think.

  • Sherie

    Reply June 19, 2012 11:59 pm

    Great points, Wendy…we are now living in a social media age and all businesses will eventually have to “climb on board the social media train”…love that image, by the way!

  • Sally K Witt

    Reply June 20, 2012 12:47 am

    Well, you did a good job turning into a social media advocate! How nice that you got to see Dorien in person.

  • Cathy | Treatment Talk

    Reply June 20, 2012 1:56 am

    Social media is a whole new world out there, and it can work for any kind of business. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Carolyn Hughes

    Reply June 20, 2012 4:46 am

    Enjoyed your post Wendy because it was good to know that I was not alone in thinking along the lines of whether social media was relevant to me and then where do I start?
    And it’s thanks to Dorien of More in Media too I started The Hurt Healer on Facebook and a blog soon followed!

  • Sharon O'Day

    Reply June 20, 2012 6:27 pm

    No question, virtually every business has a reason to get involved in social media, whether public or private, as a communications tool. And the IRS is no different! For anyone looking to start up in social media, I know how qualified Dorien Morin is in getting you started!

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