the growing pains of a small firm

the lessons every firm needs to learn.

by ed mendlowitz
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“cpa firm grows prosperous by heeding its own advice.” the wall street journal published an article with that title in their may 18, 1981 issue about my firm, and this column describes some of what we did.

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the article began by stating there were about 28,000 cpa firms in the u.s., with about 19,000 being sole practitioners and many others with just two or three cpas. these numbers are lower than now, so the profession and small firms have grown significantly in the last 40-plus years.