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Ninety-One Nonprofits Compete to Win $25,000

Blackman Kallick Plante Moran launched an online contest ‒ Chicago Community Champions ‒ to help Chicago-area not-for-profit organizations raise their visibility and compete for a $25,000 award.
Practice

Mixed Reviews for Employee Performance Reviews

How useful are performance reviews? It depends on who you ask. A recent survey conducted by Accountemps reveals some interesting results.
Practice

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.
Practice

Interruptions Are Productivity Killers

The sooner we recognize that our interruption-based society is here to stay, the sooner we can embrace and securely put into place measures that ensure we can be at our best for today and for the long run.
Practice

Criminal Background Checks and Hiring Practices

Criminal background checks for job applicants have become standard operating procedure for many companies. However, companies that routinely conduct such background checks should look at their current policies and procedures.
Practice

Happy Employees Make Happy Clients

Melissa Brogan is hesitant to call the benefits offered at Barnes Dennig "perks." For her, it's a reflection of her firm's culture. Barnes Dennig has an employee- and client-centric culture and boasts a staff retention average of 94 percent.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of July 9, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of July 9, 2012.
Practice

You, Project Management, and Communication

In her article, Erin Cheever covers the five communication rules to live by when starting a project and what drives it throughout the entire process.
Practice

New Website Links Sellers/Buyers of Accounting Firms

An online marketplace for accounting practices, launched June 28, offers sellers a place to expose their firm to a national audience and for buyers to search for new opportunities.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of July 2, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting and community news for the week of July 2, 2012.
Practice

M&A: Five Variables when Assigning Value

In this world of merger mania and baby boomers dealing with succession, many wonder how accounting practices are valued when being sold externally (not to partners), and what the multiple is.
Practice

Leveraging LinkedIn

Are the partners and senior staff in your firm leveraging LinkedIn, or do they simply start a profile and abandon it?
Practice

Four Reasons CPA Firms Should Consider Putting Wealthcare in the Mix

Leaders of market-dominating CPA firms report that the Golden Age for the CPA profession, the period of high growth from 2002 through 2007, will not be repeated. Additional revenue sources must be sought to achieve profitable growth.
Education & Careers

Eight Ways to Reignite Your Leadership Mojo

The old ways of leadership, the old rules, might as well be hieroglyphics on a cave wall. Since our brave new world is dominated by "unknown unknowns" ‒ and powered by serving rather than winning ‒ organizations have to change the way they lead their people.
Practice

Gen X and Y Bring Assets to Business Development

Phyllis Weiss Haserot has compiled a list of assets that Generation X and Generation Y/Millennials can bring to your business development team.
Practice

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.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of June 25, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of June 25, 2012
Practice

Succession Planning: Preparing for Success

Jeffery Mowery describes his firm, Mowery & Schoenfeld LLC, as an attractive and viable exit strategy for smaller firms who don't have a succession plan in place.
A&A

Global Survey on Business Ethics

A recent global survey on business ethics explored key ethical questions faced by accounting firms. Read the results and see how other accounting firms are addressing the issue of ethics with an internal code of conduct.
Practice

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.

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