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Rediscovering the "Why" of Your Business

Whether you own a local mom-and-pop store or run a global enterprise, all businesses that achieve sustainable growth have one important attribute in common – they never lose sight of “why” they are in the business.
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What Did You Expect?

It's not that any of us purposely want to mislead our customers, but most of us are optimists. We want to communicate what we hope to deliver, and we often fear that under-promising could disappoint a customer.
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2012 IQ Survey Reveals Traits of Innovators

Organizations that make a choice to build and nourish innovation can earn a significant payoff for their efforts. Advisers at Plante Moran and NewNorth Center offer a self-improvement guide for innovation.
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Three Steps to Pricing Your Services, Part 1

Practitioners dread the process of pricing their accounting services. If given a choice, there's little doubt your clients would prefer to know up front what your services will cost versus being billed hourly.
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Will Outsourcing Overseas Cut You Some Slack?

Do you think you're the only one in your office who can complete tax returns "the right way?" If so, outsourcing some of your tax work to India or some other foreign location isn't for you.
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The Rise in Pregnancy Disability Regulations

Disability claims are always challenging for employers, but this is especially the case when pregnant workers suffer complications that leave them unable to perform their normal job duties.
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Starting a Wellness Program in Your Company

With health insurance expenses expected to continue to rise, employers are looking for wellness programs that can potentially reduce the cost of health care to both the employer and the employee.
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Too Much To Do, All the Time?

A growing number of accounting professionals face too many interruptions, have too much to do, and not enough time to do it. If this happens to be your lot, and you've been looking for solutions, you'll find some here.
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CPAs Examine Impact of Health Care Reform

Since the US Supreme Court decision to uphold the majority of provisions of the health care reform law, most small business owners, and the CPAs who serve them, have begun to scrutinize how the law will impact them when implemented in 2014.
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The Path to Creating Sustainable CPA Firm Growth

In the face of rising competition, a stagnant economy and increasing demands from clients, successful CPA firms of the future will have to leverage their value and expertise to position themselves as the premier strategic partner for financial solutions.
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10 Tips on Selecting the Right Retirement Plan Provider

Plan sponsors typically rely on financial advisors or retirement plan consultants to benchmark their plans and evaluate plan providers. So it is vital for advisors who serve the retirement plan marketplace to have an in-depth understanding of what must be reviewed.
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North Carolina CPAs Prepare for CPA Day of Service

Excitement is growing among North Carolina CPAs as they prepare to participate for the first time in the CPA Day of Service on September 21, 2012.
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Six Rules of Wise Recruiting for Small Businesses

Johnny Laurent, vice president and general manager of the Sage Employer Solutions business unit, offers guidelines that small businesses can implement during the recruiting process.
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Innovation: Key to Growth or Succession

Many accounting firm owners are considering new opportunities and ways to reinvent their firms before handing them over to their successors. Gary Boomer offered his insights at the recent Boomer Summit.
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Helping Clients through Better Benchmarking

Providing your business clients with industry-specific financial benchmarking will improve their business's performance. To provide real value, you need industry data that's accurate, up to date, and relevant to your client's size and location.
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Providing a Five-Star Client Experience Every Day

How do you ensure your prospects and clients love their relationship with your firm every step of the way? Jennifer Katrulya shares her insight on ways you can create a "five-star experience" for your clients, each and every day.
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EEOC State Data Shows Trends, Areas to Watch

In 2011, the EEOC received a record-setting number of charges from those claiming employment discrimination: 99,947 in fiscal year 2011, compared to 99,922 in 2010, and an increase from 82,792 in 2008.
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Become a Trusted Business Advisor – 3 Ways

When a business owner is searching for an accountant, choosing one isn’t so simple. Providing financial services – despite what some of your tax-only clients may believe – is far from a commodity.
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Ten Tips for Writing Better Press Releases

Press releases can be a powerful brand-building tool and cost you nothing but time. Of course, this does not change one inescapable fact: someone has to write them. Unless you have marketing staff, that someone is probably you.
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Should You Send Some Tax Work to India?

Are you having trouble hiring enough staff to do all your tax returns? Consider outsourcing some of the overflow to India.

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