Practice news February 2013

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CPA Firm Offering Chair Massage to Relieve Employee Tax Season Stress

Porte Brown LLC is one of the growing number of accounting firms investing in their employees' wellness. The firm is offering weekly chair massage therapy sessions for team members during the busy tax season.
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Firm Leadership Styles That Work

Leadership matters. No one reading these two simple words would dispute their truth, but they may prompt questions: How much does it matter? What separates strong leadership from weak?
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If Price Were Not a Factor, What One Problem Would You Like to Solve?

Ask your clients this one simple question and open the clients to a new perspective. In general, clients only see us providing the service that they currently receive. They know they want something more, but they don't know whether we provide it.
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Ditch the Headphones at Work?

Should employees be allowed to wear headphones while they work? This debate has surfaced at least once a month among accounting professionals for the past two or three years, typically during multigenerational discussions around the issue of productivity.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of February 25, 2013

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of February 25, 2013.
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Florida Firm Leaving Wellness Footprint

Florida-based certified public accounting and consulting firm Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company kicked off the New Year and tax season on a healthy note by launching its new workplace wellness program – the Path to Wellness.
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Developing Authentic, Ongoing Client Relationships

Just about every day, my BMRG GAP members ask me a question similar to, "How do I grow my clients? I want to increase my revenue, so what do I do?"
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Warren Averett, LLC Announces Recent Merger

Regional CPA firm Warren Averett, LLC, continues to carry out its strategic growth plans in the Southeast with the recent merger of Atlanta-based Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen (GH&I) and Tampa-based Pender Newkirk & Company.
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How to Create a No-Equity Partner Position in Your Firm

Most firms are faced with the dilemma of keeping long-term managers who are major contributors to the firm, but for whatever reason, are not ready to be equity partners (or who perhaps never will have what it takes to be equity partners).
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Marketing Strategy: It's the How

How is your firm different? Since the "what" of your firm has already been defined, it may be a good idea to take a close look at the "how" of your firm as a way to set yourself apart from the competition.
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Watkins, Ward & Stafford Builds Central Mississippi Presence with White Merger

The Mississippi accounting firms of White & Company and Watkins, Ward & Stafford, PLLC (WWS) have merged, building the latter firm's presence in the state capital of Jackson.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of February 18, 2013

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of February 18, 2013.
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Making More Time for Biz Dev (While Actually Working Less)

If you're like most busy accounting professionals I know, you probably aren't able to devote as much time to marketing your firm and as you'd like. I'm going to highlight a strategy that can help you achieve significant leverage from whatever amount of time you have.
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KPS & Co. Merges with Alan M. Gould & Co.; Now Serves Florida

KPS & Company, LLC of West Hartford, Connecticut, jump-started 2013 by announcing a merger with the accounting and tax practice of Alan M. Gould & Co. of West Palm Beach, Florida, KPS’s first venture outside its home state of Connecticut.
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Calogero & Associates Combines with Dermody, Burke & Brown

Calogero & Associates, a Utica, New York, accounting and consulting firm, has combined its practice with that of the accounting firm of Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC, based in Syracuse, New York.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of February 11, 2013

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of February 11, 2013.
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BlumShapiro Enters Rhode Island Market in Merger with Sullivan

BlumShapiro, the largest regional accounting firm in New England, has continued its growth with entry into the Providence market, thanks to its January 1, 2013, merger with Sullivan & Company LLP.
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Advising Small Business Clients on Personal Guarantee Negotiations

For your small business owner clients, signing a personal guarantee has become standard practice as part of the commercial loan approval process. While this is often the price of doing business, what does a personal guarantee really mean?
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PMB Helin Donovan Continues on Fast Track with Latest Merger

PMB Helin Donovan LLP (PMB) is on an aggressive growth track, most recently merging with a San Francisco Bay Area CPA firm, BBR LLP. This is PMB's third significant merger in the past two years and is its largest.
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Plante Moran's Latest Merger Ups It to Eleventh Place National Ranking

Plante Moran's merger with a Chicago CPA firm last year moved it up a notch to eleventh place in a ranking of the nation's largest public accounting firms based on revenue and significantly expanded its Chicago presence.

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