Practice Development news July 2012

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Be the Firm across the Street: We Fix $6 Haircuts

Figure out a way to change the game and compete on your terms. reinforce your core positioning, and force your competitors to react to you.
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Firms Merge to Form Whaley Hammonds Tomasello, P.C.

Two Georgia firms - Tomasello, Plageman & Associates, LLC and Robinson, Whaley, Hammonds & Allison, P.C. - have merged to become Whaley Hammonds Tomasello, P.C., with a staff of thirty-two professionals.
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Merger Brings More Resources to Napa Valley

Moss Adams LLP, an accounting and business consulting firm with expertise in the wine industry, is combining with Rabanal & Smith LLP, an accounting firm with a long history in the Napa Valley.
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The Elevator Speech

An elevator speech is a description of your business that you can rattle off in thirty seconds or less. It should capture attention quickly, be memorable, and leave your audience open to asking for more information.
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Are Defined-Benefit Retirement Plans Better for Small Businesses?

While small business owners typically use defined-contribution plans with an elective deferral feature to provide retirement benefits to employees, defined-benefit plans may be ideal for small-business owners over 50 who are interested in saving a substantial amount of money for retirement in a short time period.
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Five Relationship Marketing Strategies that Work

What do fly-fishing clubs, the FBI and thought-provoking riddles have to do with your business? Each can provide a platform to market your services to new and existing clients.
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Focus on the Four Stages of Wealth to Reach Full Potential

Now more than ever, clients approaching the retirement red-zone want to consolidate their financial services with a single trusted advisor. They want a firm that has the ability to craft solutions for a wide spectrum of financial planning and tax issues.
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Wolters Kluwer Acquires Acclipse

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Acclipse Limited, a leading provider of online accounting software, serving accounting firms in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia Pacific.
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The Ideal Client and Referrals You Don't Want

CPAs often ask me for advice on how they can build their firms. More specifically, they want to know how to find prospects and convert them into highly profitable clients who will be with them for the long term.
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CGMA Global Economic Forecast Results Are In

Worldwide, CEOs, CFOs, and senior management accountants have an increasingly negative outlook for the global economy, according to the CGMA Global Economic Forecast released by the AICPA and the CIMA.
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A.J. Brackins Merges with Kmetz, Nuttall, Elwell, Graham

The thirty-five-year-old firm of A.J. Brackins, CPA, PA announced on July 1, 2012, that the firm will be merging with Kmetz, Nuttall, Elwell, Graham, PLLC (KNEG).
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GALLINA and Merrill Carlson Announce Merger

On June 20, 2012, GALLINA LLP announced its merger with Seattle-based firm, Merrill Carlson, PLLC, effective July 1, 2012.
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Plante Moran and Blackman Kallick to Merge

Hydrogen and oxygen are essential elements, and together they make a big splash. The same can be said for the merger of Plante Moran and Blackman Kallick.

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