Professional Alliances

Accounting Industry Training & Consulting

The Rainmaker Companies

The Rainmaker Companies is a leading organization that provides training, consulting and alliance services that support accounting and consulting professionals in the growth of their people, its practices and of its clients.

The Impact of Accounting Professionals
We are passionate about what we do. We believe in the significant impact that the accounting profession can have on the future of all businesses. We also believe in the impact accounting leaders can have on business leaders through becoming valued advisers. We recognize that the business environment will continue to become more complex and the competition for retaining clients and talent continues to strengthen. Our goal is to help clients prepare for the future by creating a growth culture, implementing the right strategy, and developing future Rainmaker bench strength.

We are uniquely designed to benefit our clients.
For over 20 years, we have been a trusted provider of business development and leadership training through The Rainmaker Academy. The unique composition of offering training, alliance services and consulting all within The Rainmaker Companies sets us apart and enables us to provide our clients with full service support and expertise in the areas of practice management and growth, client service, leadership development and connections.


Accounting Industry Affiliate Program

SPP Logo - Horizontal - Aug 2014We are an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals. The BDO Alliance USA presents an opportunity for firms to expand services to clients without jeopardizing our existing relationships or our autonomy by accessing the resources of BDO USA, LLP and other Alliance members. The BDO Alliance USA was developed to provide Member firms with an alternative strategy for gaining competitive advantage in the face of a changing business landscape. The Alliance represents an opportunity for BDO to enhance relationships with reputable firms that share a mutual business understanding. The BDO Alliance USA is a subsidiary of BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership.


Sustainability

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Building Bridges and the MVP™ (More Value& Profit) Program

Building Bridges is a collaborative consulting company that specializes in innovating traditional business and investment models to help our clients maximize their revenue and performance potential and successfully navigate the changing business and investment landscapes.We recognize as consulting experts that in our new “knowledge” economy where 80% of market value is intangible, businesses and professional services firms must start to focus on identifying and developing these intangible value and performance drivers and become more proactive in utilizing strategies that can reduce intangible (future) risk in order to ensure long term business sustainability.

The Building Bridges collaborative and the MVP™ consulting platform brings together business thought-leaders, sustainable investment experts and academia to inform our work so that we can continue to create cutting-edge sustainability strategies to increase business profitability, develop more comprehensive metrics to measure performance and innovate traditional financial modeling to include intangibles assets and liabilities.

The MVP™ team has the unique expertise to help clients develop, measure and manage all forms of business capital:  financial, human, environmental and social so that they can survive and thrive in an uncertain world where every competitive advantage counts.

 


Professional Services Consulting

L.Harris Partners logo_lgL Harris Partners delivers value-added specialty consulting services to clients of CPA firms.  Their experience on the client side in the C-Suite, and as consultants, makes them uniquely qualified to help CPA firms provide their clients with strategic planning, business value enhancement, transition/succession planning, as well as specialty tax services, including international tax consulting.  L Harris works with over 75 accounting firms across the US, plus firms in Canada, Mexico and Europe.


Merger & Acquisition Industry

AM&AAThe AM&AA is the leading association and credentialing body for 950 Middle Market M&A professionals in 25 countries, providing connections, best practices and education. Our leadership and people have unrivalled multidisciplinary expertise in the financial services industry. Formed in 1998 to bring together Investors, Advisors and other Middle market Transaction Professionals, AM&AA’s services firms– including some of the most highly recognized leaders in the industry—draw upon their combined transactional expertise to better serve the needs of their middle market clients worldwide.

AM&AA members represent sellers and buyers of businesses ranging from $5 to $500 million in transaction value. Their services are due diligence, accounting financing, business valuation, tax planning legal, strategic, other advisory and transaction support services.


Exit/Transition Planning Industry

Exit Planning InstituteThe Exit Planning Institute® delivers innovative learning experiences, performance-enhancing resources and strategic tools designed to enhance the exit planning profession. Formed in 2005, the Institute is considered the standard trendsetter in the field of exit planning across the globe. It is the only organization that offers the Certified Exit Planning Advisor Program (CEPA) and qualifies for continuing educational credits with six major professional associations, making it the most widely accepted and endorsed professional exit planning program in the world. Click here for more information.


Manufacturing Industry

The Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension PartnershipThe Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) is dedicated to enabling small to medium sized manufacturing enterprises transform and grow, significantly and positively through facilitation of growth-based systems and solutions that deliver positive, measurable, and sustainable impact. Through the collaborations of our Growth and Innovation Network partners, we are able to provide a full complement of high impact programs that add significant value to the enterprise. MassMEP’s diversified programs are designed to enable the small to medium sized manufacturing enterprise to successfully grow and succeed with continuous improvement programs, skills-based training, technology acceleration, invention, innovation, and commercialization endeavors.