By Tom Sponsel, CPA/ABV, CFF
Managing Partner

Some leaders seem to simply have a golden touch. But success is no accident. The best leaders don't stumble into it - they take a specific path. Here's how you can follow suit.

Don't be afraid of failure. Learn from it! The best leaders treat failure as a launching pad rather than a roadblock. In other words, fail forward. Figure out what didn't work, determine what you can do to improve and keep pushing to achieve your goals. Keep in mind that you may need to modify those goals along the way.

By Lisa Purichia, Partner
Director of Entrepreneurial Services & Employee Benefit Services

A leader is only as strong as the team behind them. With just a few months before the end of the year, now is a good time to evaluate your staff and determine areas in need of improvement. Listed below are some tips to help you get started on the path toward strengthening your team and your company as a whole.

In the long run, taking these steps will enhance your ability to achieve desired results and make you a better leader as well. Most successful leaders surround themselves with a diverse, skilled group that in many cases encompasses individuals who have select skills that are better than the leader's in certain tasks. But the group's collective skills ultimately enhance the team's ability to achieve success!

Courtney Morin is one of the newest members of the Sponsel team. She joined the firm just last month as a Senior in the Tax Services department. With a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and 12 years of public accounting experience, Courtney brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the table.

As a Senior, Courtney prepares tax returns for individuals, businesses and not-for-profits. She also provides tax compliance and planning services for clients across a broad spectrum of industries.

Sponsel Celebrates 9th Anniversary
This month marks a milestone in our company's history. Since it was established in 2009, Sponsel CPA Group has grown into one of the top accounting firms in the state. We thank everyone on the team for contributing to the company's success over the years. And we look forward to expanding the array of services we can offer to our valued clients.