A&A news December 2008

A&A

Singing CPA releases new CD of holiday music

Steven Zelin, aka The Singing CPA, has announced the release of his latest CD just in time for the 2008 Holiday Season titled, "No Accounting For The Holidays." The CD features 10 parodies of popular holiday favorites.Everyone, including accountants and finance gurus, can appreciate an update to "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" retitled, "We Wish You A Great Big Refund." And, other sure to be favorites on the CD include "IRS Jingle Bells," "Most Deductible Time of the Year" (to the tune of "Most Wonderful Time of the Year"), and for those celebrating Hanukkah, "Taxes, Taxes, Taxes" (sung to
A&A

SBA offers disaster assistance to Maine businesses

Low-interest disaster loans are available in Maine to small businesses, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes affected by the fire in Mount Desert Island on July 29, 2008, U. S. Small Business Administration SBA Acting Administrator Sandy K. Baruah has announced.SBA Acting Administrator Baruah made the loans available in response to a letter from Maine Governor John E. Baldacci on November 24, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Hancock County and the adjacent counties of Penobscot, Waldo, and Washington in Maine.
Technology

Microsoft Convergence 2008: Tool up to harness the winds of change

For those who think the best course of action in an economic downturn is to batten down the hatches and freeze technology investment until sunnier days, Microsoft has a different message. Matt Henkes reports for our sister site, AccountingWEB.co.uk, from Microsoft's recent Convergence conference in Copenhagen.