With Joe Woodard

Joe Woodard joins Randy for Episode 108 to talk about June’s Scaling New Heights conference and automation as the key to helping your business soar. The founder of Woodard, a nationally recognized CPA coaching membership, and co-host of The Woodard Report podcast with Heather Satterly, Joe offers a road map for firms that are looking to automate more of their processes, shares tips for how to get it done in an efficient, scalable way, and relieves tensions around the onslaught of AI solutions with a reminder that the software solutions you already use will probably be integrating artificial intelligence into their functionality anyway—so you don’t have to become an end-all, be-all expert on AI.

Important Links

Scaling New Heights Conference


About the Guest

Portrait of Joe WoodardAn author, consultant, business coach, and national speaker, Joe Woodard has trained over 125,000 accounting and business professionals in areas of practice development, changing technology trends, strategic consulting, and how to maximize the use of accounting software in their practices. 

His vision, to “transform small businesses through small business advisors,” has been the heart of his work since founding Woodard nearly a decade and a half ago, to provide education, community, and coaching offerings through onsite training events, virtual training events, and intensive, coach-led practice advancement courses. Every year since 2014, Joe has been recognized by Accounting Today as one of the Top 100 Influential People within the accounting profession. Joe co-hosts The Woodard Report podcast with Heather Satterley.

Meet the Host

Randy Crabtree, CPA


Randy Crabtree

Randy Crabtree, co-founder and partner of Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals, is a widely followed author, lecturer and podcast host for the accounting profession.

Since 2019, he has hosted the “The Unique CPA,” podcast, which ranks among the world’s 5% most popular programs (Source: Listen Score). You can find articles from Randy in Accounting Today’s Voices column, the AICPA Tax Adviser (Tax-saving opportunities for the housing and construction industries) and he is a regular presenter at conferences and virtual training events hosted by CPAmerica, Prime Global, Leading Edge Alliance (LEA), Allinial Global and several state CPA societies. Crabtree also provides continuing professional education to top 100 CPA firms across the country.

Schaumburg, Illinois-based Tri-Merit is a niche professional services firm that specializes in helping CPAs and their clients benefit from R&D tax credits, cost segregation, the energy efficient commercial buildings deduction (179D), the energy efficient home credit (45L) and the employee retention credit (ERC).

Prior to joining Tri-Merit, Crabtree was managing partner of a CPA firm in the greater Chicago area. He has more than 30 years of public accounting and tax consulting experience in a wide variety of industries, and has worked closely with top executives to help them optimize their tax planning strategies.