Practice news January 2011

Practice

Small business employment index indicates job growth in January

Small business employment continued to show encouraging growth in January, with hours worked showing a strong increase as wages grew slightly, according to a recent survey.
Practice Development

Nurture little clients who have big paws

How do you spot a puppy that's going to grow into a big dog? You look at the size of its paws. Do the same with "little" tax clients and you can watch your business grow as fast as puppies do.
Practice Management

From K-9s to 1099s: Pet-friendly firm boosts morale

With a fragile economy still struggling to rebound, employers continue to search for ways to boost morale and productivity. CPA firm Stone, Rudolph & Henry has found a secret to success in Rocky. Although Rocky didn’t originally come to the firm to improve morale, his presence has made a positive impact on SR&H.
Practice

Accounting and finance employee confidence rises; more looking to change jobs

The Accounting and Finance Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among U.S. accounting and finance workers, edged up 2.2 points to 56.1 in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a recent survey.
Practice

Forget retirement - let's work forever!

Sixty percent of wealthy individuals say they never plan to retire. This group of "Neveretirees" is expected to grow over the next several years as more than 70 percent of respondents under the age of 45 say they will always be involved in some form of work.
Practice

Feeling stressed? There's a guide for that

The Stress Management Society says stress levels are at an all time high – the highest since the group was launched in 2003. SMS is warning people to look out for stress symptoms and have a plan to combat stress if it arrives.
Practice Management

The essentials of document management for CPA firms

“Document Management” is a term that has become more or less synonymous with “going paperless.” Consider that when we say “going paperless,” virtually every accounting firm has already been processing and storing a wide variety of documents in digital format since the introduction of the personal computer almost thirty years ago.
Practice Management

Effective coaching: Your staff aren't morons

Licensed counselor Guy Gage has spent the past two decades applying the principles of human and organizational behavior to CPA firms. He specializes in addressing the human factors preventing firms from effectively dealing with internal conflict and underperformance.
Practice

Small business employment index indicates 57,000 jobs created in December

Small business employment continued to show growth in December with an increase in hours worked and wages flat, according to the most recent Small Business Employment Index by Intuit Inc.
Practice

Reviewing overtime standards should be one of your resolutions

Miscalculating overtime can be extremely costly for companies in terms of fines and lawsuits. And the U.S. government has just made it easier for unhappy employees to find lawyers willing to sue companies over alleged FLSA overtime violations.
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