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Learn to Relax in High Pressure Situations and You Just Might Win More Business

You have a big presentation forthcoming that might enable you to land a huge client for your firm. Are you sufficiently relaxed to be at your best? Let me offer a story and some observations that drive home a crucial point.
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Big Data Cited as Top Issue for Some CPAs

Accountants who specialize in forensic and valuation services point to electronic data analysis, or big data, as the most pressing issue they’ll face in the coming months, according to results of a new survey released on Tuesday by the AICPA.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: ACA Tax Subsidies Take Major Hit in Federal Appeals Court

The menu for July 22 features specials on Renaissance hedge fund escaped more than $6 billion in taxes, Lois Lerner’s emails may exist after all, Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on inversions, and more.
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How to Go Solo Without Going Crazy

You should be investing your limited time and financial resources in areas that are likely to bear fruit and not in chasing after ideas that force you to spread yourself too thinly.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Detroit CPA Firms Give Top Prospects the ‘Detroit Experience’

The menu for July 21 features specials on some liberal groups oppose moratorium on Internet access taxes, lawmakers urge SEC not to allow choice of accounting rules, Tea Party groups’ lawsuit vs. IRS moves ahead, and more.
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Editor's Picks: Management Theories That Work; Mistakes by Small Firms; Making Flex Time Work

A link a day (on average) keeps the doctor away.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: DOJ Says It Learned of Lost IRS Emails Through Media Reports

The menu for July 18 features specials on House extends charitable giving tax breaks, a potential divide between two House panels in IRS probe, AbbVie gets its wish of a lower tax rate, and more.
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Stop! Delete Circular 230 Disclaimer from Client Emails

You know all that Circular 230 disclaimer copy you thought you had to put in all your emails? That small-print notice every single one of your clients ignored? The IRS wants you to stop.
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Marketing 101: What Every Small Firm Should Know

Large firms have in-house marketing and PR teams to take care of business development. Small firms, however, need to be strategic in their marketing efforts. Here's how to match the big boys.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Budget Cuts Run Deep in US House

The menu for July 17 features specials on revenue recognition group holds first meeting on Friday, DOJ now investigating lost IRS emails, White House threatens veto on charitable giving tax breaks, SEC chair remarks on 4th anniversary of Dodd-Frank Act, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Obama Administration Is Tired of Inversions

The menu for July 16 features specials on House passes short-term highway fund fix, US inspection of Chinese audit firms may happen this year, Senate has other plans for Internet Tax Freedom Act, Crowe Horwath names new CEO, and more.
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Practice Checklist: How to Succeed When You Start a New Job

People often make early-impression mistakes or fail to size up the new environment and set of colleagues. Here are some tips to build a solid foundation for long-term success.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Mylan/Abbott Labs’ ‘Spinversion’ Deal

The menu for July 15 features specials on EY to pay $4 million fine in lobbying case, House backs cuts to IRS budget, NASCAR tracks lobby for tax cuts, Citigroup to get a tax break as part of settlement, and more.
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How Small Businesses Can Use Cloud-Based Virtual Desktops

The virtual desktop approach gives small and medium-sized businesses control over their environment, as well as customization options, while reducing labor overhead and hardware expenses.
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Hiring Forecast Has Good News for Accountants

Despite the economy's steady, albeit somewhat unhurried, recovery, businesses in accounting, finance, and IT are reporting a significant increase in unfilled staff positions, says forecast.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Hedge Fund’s Tax Maneuvers Under Scrutiny by Lawmakers

The menu for July 14 features specials on UK to tighten rules on foreign takeovers, House likely to vote on highway fund bill this week, another judge wants answers on lost IRS emails, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Rep. Steve Stockman Wants Lois Lerner Thrown in Jail

The menu for July 11 features specials on IRS to take oath on missing emails, short-term highway fund fix gets support on both sides of Congress, Ventas dismisses EY as auditor due to inappropriate relationship, and more.
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AAM Marketing Ideas: The Step-by-Step Marketing Plan

Today, deals are done, prospects are sought out and existing clients are nurtured, based on relationships. People do business with people—especially with people they like and trust.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: TIGTA Wants IRS to Revise Form 1040

The menu for July 10 features specials on Credit Suisse wants sentencing for aiding tax evasion pushed back until November, Lois Lerner’s warning about IRS email chatter, lawmakers discuss highway fund plans today, PwC must face MF Global lawsuit, and more.
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Building a Pipeline for CPA Firm Success

Everyone talks about new ideas, but how do you get from vague thoughts to actual results? You need to turbo-charge your "do to" list and let yourself daydream to improve your firm. Establish a consistent method for capturing ideas.

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