K2 Enterprises Names Cloud9 Real Time AGAIN -
‘Top Cloud Hosting Provider’ for Accounting Industry!


K2 enterprises 2014 technology award to cloud9 real time

k2 enterprises technology awardsK2 Enterprises Announced its 2014 Quality
Technology Awards, and the winner is …

Cloud9 Real Time has been recognized AGAIN as the 2014
Top Accounting Cloud Hosting provider by K2 Enterprises.

The K2 Quality Tech Awards acknowledge accounting technology companies that exemplify quality in technology solutions for the accounting profession. K2 has been providing its Quality Awards for eleven years.  “My sincere congratulations go out to all our winners!” said Val Steed, CEO K2 Enterprises.

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Robert J. Chandler

Cloud9 Real Time CEO and President Robert J. Chandler, honored by the recognition, said “K2 has been a forward thinking organization for years. It’s a great privilege for Cloud9 to be recognized in this year’s Technology Awards and I thank Val and the entire K2 team for their efforts in educating about accounting technology as well as setting high standards for the providers.”

Chandler himself is an educator and advocate for Cloud technologies in the accounting profession. His book ‘Together in the Cloud’ is a veritable primer and reference for practice managers and business owners seeking to implement virtual office solutions.

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Free Webinar Tues Oct 21st: A Careful Comparison
– QuickBooks Online vs QuickBooks Desktop on Cloud

quickbooks online compared to quickbooks desktop

Join Robert J. Chandler, President/CEO of Cloud9 Real Time as he deep dives into QBD and QBO giving the pros and cons of both, and the radical nature of cloud-hosting QBD. This session will be followed by Q and A of QBD in the Cloud.


Intuit is really pushing its QuickBooks Online these days, but it isn’t a product that most financial pros are confident with.   

For many if not most QuickBooks professionals, using QuickBooks Desktop (for Windows, Mac is another story) for years, this is where our comfort zone is.  Intuit keeps attempting to push us out of that comfort zone.

They ARE Different


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Sleeter on Cloud Talk Radio:
… In the Cloud “Agility Trumps Ability”

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Guest host and accounting technology uber-guru Doug Sleeter talks with
CloudTalkRadio.com about the importance of agility over ability for SMBs

In the recent radio show from Cloud Talk Radio, hosts Keith Eneix and Robert Chandler speak on how Agility Trumps Ability when growing your small business. Guest host of the show is Doug Sleeter of The Sleeter Group, a company that helps accountants and small businesses work together to increase efficiency and profit.

sleeter cloudtalk radioDoug Sleeter explains in the interview that by accountants and small business owners having the most efficient and up-to-date accounting tools they are able to grow their business more effectively.

The CEO of The Sleeter Group shared with the Cloud Talk Radio hosts that he was inspired to start The Sleeter Group because of his passion for small business. With a background in accounting and after seeing the growth in accounting software technology he knew he wanted to work with small businesses to increase their access to that technology.

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Accountant Blogging IS Marketing –
- Why You Should Be Writing Often To Your Website

Accountant blogging is the new SEOLeveraging localized keywords with accountant blogging can be your secret weapon for driving a lot of great business to your website, as well as developing many more new clients. Blogging allows you to go after keywords and provide targeted content that business professionals are looking for on a daily basis.

- See also: Web Search Optimization For Accounting Firms

Google is a “search” engine. This means that people are using Google to search for answers, valuable resources, “how-to” info, and professionals like you who can help them solve problems in life and in business. These stats about accountant blogging will boggle your mind at how powerful it is a marketing and branding tool:

  • Accountants with blogs generate 126% more leads than those without.
  • 81% of US consumers trust advice and information from blogs.
  • 61% of US consumers made a purchase based on a blog post.
  • shakespeare would be good at accountant bloggingWebsites with blogs have 434% more indexed pages and 97% more links. That means it’s easier for search engines – and potential customers – to find you.
  • The most successful B2B marketers rate blogging as the most effective content marketing tactic.
  • According to the HubSpot study, companies that blog once or twice per month generate 70 % more leads than those who don’t blog at all.
  • Companies with 51-100 pages on their website generate 48 percent more traffic than those with 1-50 pages. You could reach that 51-page threshold in less than one year by blogging regularly.
  • Companies nearly double their sales leads by increasing blogging frequency from 3-5 times per month to 6-8 times per month.
  • 70% of people discover a company through articles versus paid ads.

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