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Incorporating social media into training objectives

With the increasing uptake of social media and engagement, trainers have the opportunity to reach employees through entirely new mediums.
Practice Management

Training is critical in good, bad economic times

For years, training often was something organizations felt obliged to do. That is, they felt obliged until things got bad and then, like other costs, spending on training was slashed until company finances got better.
Practice Management

Motivating yourself to get employees motivated

We all want our employees to be motivated. Of course, we do. We know motivated employees work harder. But what are they motivated to do? That’s a much more important question.
Practice Management

Generational appeal of the best places to work

Many of us have an intuitive sense about what makes a "best place to work." Various surveys track what employees are looking for to join and stay, and those items shift in rank from generation to generation depending on existing social, political and economic circumstances.
A&A

Use a steady hand as you manage health care reform

The passage of health care reform legislation this past March was the culmination of long, contentious public policy debates and political battles. But for companies affected by the measure and the accounting and tax professionals they rely upon for guidance, health care reform has just begun.
AccountingWEB Life

Follow three Ps to make the most of events

Conferences, association meetings, trade shows, and other social events can provide excellent opportunities to network with peers, clients, and prospects – and, thereby, develop leads, referrals, and new business.
A&A

Five ways to get sued

Here are the top five ways CPAs can make themselves vulnerable to litigation.
Practice Development

Even small businesses can benefit from marketing systems

Small companies that implement marketing systems to identify their best prospects can dramatically increase revenue and reduce the time and cost of their sales cycles. Best prospects are those companies that need what you are selling the most, are ready to buy immediately, and will pay top dollar.
Tax

Accounting errors, fraud are common problems for small businesses

Experts say the difference between errors and fraud is a question of intent. When it’s your money, does it really matter?
Practice Management

Multi-generational networking

Networking and dealing with people of different generations from our own is similar to the recipe for any kind of successful networking with a few twists.
A&A

Small company suffers massive embezzlements

The discovery of alleged fraud at Koss Corporation highlights some of the potential dangers that can lead to fraud within a company and demonstrates how small companies can be susceptible to massive losses.
Tax

More whistleblowers needed, organizational transgression appears to be growing

Whistleblowers are still a major source for uncovering fraud and wrongdoing within companies, but being a whistleblower is a difficult, arduous process with an uncertain conclusion.
Practice Management

Managers can become better leaders by becoming better listeners

If you’re like me, then you trained as an accountant and had no formal training in leadership or running a firm. It is important to realize that not all of these skills come instinctively and sometimes we need help in developing them.
Education & Careers

Tips for working with a younger boss

With the Boomers generally in no hurry to leave the workforce for both personal and economic reasons, and the younger generations positioning for greater responsibility, the occurrence of older workers reporting to younger ones is proliferating.
Practice Management

What’s your tagline?

Your tagline is really a tangible way to motivate yourself to be the person and project manager you want to be. We all make resolutions at the start of a new year, but the key is finding the way to motivate ourselves long after the ball drops. Try the tagline, and see how it works for you.
Practice Management

Tips for applying green thinking to project management

When we think of project management, how can we apply some green thinking to our projects? Here are several ways to bring some green ingenuity to your everyday project management.

From limbo to liberation: Moving work-in-progress to the work-finished list

We all have one hiding over there in the groan zone. It’s the unfinished project that lives in a strange sort of limbo.
Practice Management

Future leadership and the case for facilitated dialogues within work teams

I believe facilitated dialogues within work teams are the key solution to achieving change and harmony among the different generations.
Education & Careers

Failing the exam no more! Support for CPA candidates breaks down barriers to success

Over the past three years, participation in the CPA exam has increased as both firms and candidates became more familiar with a revised process. This escalation is a positive trend, and it is necessary to sustain the profession.
A&A

A simple business valuation formula that is frequently misused

Here is a discussion of a very simple business valuation formula I believe is frequently misused. The formula converts a discount rate into a capitalization rate when company earnings are expected to grow at a stable rate.

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