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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.
Practice Development

NJ Awards EisnerAmper Grant to Create Jobs

Companies in New Jersey that are interested in applying for the state's business tax incentives and grants may want to consult EisnerAmper, a New York‒based accounting firm that maintains four locations in New Jersey.
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Marketing's Say in M&A

What role does the marketing department have in a merger? Does the team get to be part of the pre-agreement strategic discussions or are they brought in at the end of the process?
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Making Money in Turbulent Economic Times

The universal measure of profitability in accounting firms is average income per partner. Another universal tool is the annual Rosenberg National MAP Survey. It's a must have for running your firm.
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Twelve Ways to Get a Midyear Boost

Believe it or not, we're nearing the halfway point of 2012. If you're holding a midyear retreat or starting to update your strategic plans, now's a good time to step back and evaluate the best way to take a step forward.
Education & Careers

'Financial Fitness' and Accounting Firm Improvement

Jennifer Katrulya, CPA, will kick off her second year of the BMRG Group Advisory Program on July 1 with a revised four-tier program structure.
Education & Careers

Build Your Practice - Give Clients Personal Attention

The never-ending challenge for accountants is not only to acquire new clients, but also to keep their existing ones. To achieve this, you need to get personal.
Community News

Nawrocki Smith and Financial Appraisal Services Merge

On June 13, Nawrocki Smith LLP of Melville, one of the largest Long Island‒based public accounting firms, announced the merger of Financial Appraisal Services of Hauppauge into its firm.
Education & Careers

Optimize Your Marketing Efforts Using SEO

SEO techniques can be confusing at first, but once you understand how to implement them, you'll benefit from more potential clients finding you online.
Community News

Weaver Merges with Delong Consulting Services

Weaver announced the merger with Delong Consulting Services, L.C. effective June 1, 2012. The merger enhances Weaver's expertise in the financial services industry, particularly in the banking sector.
Education & Careers

Consultant Group Unifies - Now The Rainmaker Companies

Troy Waugh, CEO of Five Star 3, LLC, has announced that the three service lines of the Nashville-based accounting consulting firm will now be unified under one name - The Rainmaker Companies, LLC.

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