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A&A

IC Opportunities Event – A Forum for Industry Innovation and Change

Jason Blumer, of Blumer and Associates CPAs, has no problem admitting to the conservative nature of the accounting profession. Its reverence of tradition and legacy, its hierarchical leadership style, and its reliance on "tried-and-true" business practices, are what once made the profession great.
Education & Careers

Seven Tips to Successful Introductions

Many CPAs think that they must market outside of their existing client base. However, within your existing base is usually enough tax, tax planning, and ultimately wealth management candidates, to effectively expand your practice for years.
Practice

Results of SocialCPAs 2011 Social Media Survey

SocialCPAs published its Social Media Survey in December. The survey was developed to gain an understanding of how the accounting profession is adopting or avoiding social media. Barry MacQuarrie, CPA, of SocialCPAs surveyed hundreds of accounting professionals and received responses from eighteen countries.
Practice Development

Paychex Introduces Website to Spur Small Business Development

In the more than forty years Rochester, New York–based Paychex, Inc. has been in business, its mission has been to provide excellent payroll, human resources, and benefits outsourcing solutions to the backbone of the American economy – small and medium-sized businesses.
Practice Management

Small Firms Can Capitalize on Their Size to Compete with Big Regionals

A survey conducted by the Public Affairs Council shows that 90 percent of the 1,753 adult participants have a "somewhat or very favorable view" of small businesses, versus 61 percent who feel that way about major companies.
Practice Development

How Web Sites Can Be Used to Recruit Clients

Your Web site should be a profit center for your accounting practice and generate a steady flow of qualified leads. If it is not, then something is wrong....
Practice Development

Resilience Planning is Step One for Migration to Cloud

There remains a lingering lack confidence in the resilience of many Cloud solutions. The CIO must look at moving the Cloud computing discussion past technology and economics and onto the major benefits such as business agility, time to market, and competitive positioning
Practice Development

Cloud Skills Can Translate into Success in 2012

Cloud Computing skills are top of the to do list for ICT professionals if they want their careers to flourish in 2012, along with business analytics, mobile computing, and social business.
Education & Careers

Creative leadership: How organizations can enable leaders to innovate

Forward-thinking leaders learn to harness complexity to their advantage. They take processes with many distinctive parts and integrate each element into a smoothly functioning whole.
AccountingWEB Life

New computing solutions are sending small businesses to the Cloud

Cloud services make it possible for business owners to get anywhere, anytime access to all the information they need to run their business. Similarly, if you need to allow a third party to view information, then holding that information in a central location like the Cloud offers the additional flexibility to do that.
Practice Development

Plus one more: Google adds to the social media scene with Google+

Late in June, Google offered yet another choice in Social Media, Google+. Are you ready to add one more social networking site to your to-do list?
Practice Development

Remote vs. Cloud: The perks of working with clients in cyberspace

There are many benefits to working with clients utilizing Web-based software applications. Remote technology applications eliminate unnecessary travel and the need for onsite data exchange.
Practice Development

Preparing your client to move to the Cloud

Congratulations! You’ve made the commitment to move your practice to the Cloud. Are you finding your clients moving forward along with you with equal enthusiasm? How can you prepare your clients mentally when you are presenting a move to the Cloud or suggesting online products as a solution for maintaining their financial data?
Practice Development

Seize the future: AICPA leaders describe changing landscape of profession

AICPA Chairman Paul Stahlin and President and CEO Barry Melancon took time out from their busy schedules this week to address the attendees at this year's annual AICPA Practitioners Symposium and TECH+ conference in Las Vegas.
Practice Development

How to make your blog an effective firm marketing tool

The primary – and only – goal your firm’s blog should have is for it to be a worthwhile marketing vehicle. If it is not, then you shouldn’t bother blogging!
A&A

Making the most of the law firm mixer

Many accounting firms regularly network with law firms and host or attend events with a group of attorneys for the purpose of growing each firm’s or individual’s respective practice. The challenge is how to make these very nice events deliver the results we want.
Practice

Is this dress code professionalism overkill?

If you are thinking about branding or flexibility for your firm’s people, the 43-page new dress code from Swiss bank UBS AG should get your attention.
Practice Development

Accountants as business advisors

Mark Lee, consultant practice editor of our sister site, AccountingWEB.co.uk, and chairman of the Tax Advice Network, offers accountants some food for thought.
A&A

April is Financial Literacy Month; financial fitness programs abound

The end of busy season, when a client's financial position is in clear focus, is the best time to talk about ways to improve their personal and business financial management and results.
Practice Development

Creating a memorable 'About Us' page for your site

It is tax season again, which means that people are shopping for accountants. When potential clients are researching and evaluating your firm, the first step will be to do a quick Google search and find your web site.

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