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April Fools: Regulatory Changes Just a Joke

We hope we amused you with our article. But take the quiz anyway!
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Media General’s Got Deal-Making Down

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 24.
A&A

Social Media Risk Is a Concern for Internal Auditors

A top priority for chief audit executives and internal auditors this year is preventing risks – such as hits to the bottom line and a loss of productivity – that could result from social media use within their organizations, according to a survey released last week by global consulting firm Protiviti.
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How to Maximize Social Security Survivor Benefits

The Social Security "survivor benefit" is complex, and shrewd calculations and analysis are necessary to get the full amount you're entitled to.
Practice

Avoid Hassles with Client Contracts

It's just a one-page agreement, but it can save you hours of frustration, lost income, and client resentment.
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Exhaustion and Other HR Issues

They seem like children today, but be patient: someday your newbies will be essential members of your team.
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Help to the Finish Line: Complete What You Start

The first in a series of quizzes from Jeff Davidson that help you gauge how well you are managing your personal and professional lives.
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Bonds: The Forgotten Stepchild

A CPA and CFP explains why bonds seem to be the forgotten category – and makes a case for their proper use.
Practice

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: BDO Bulks Up Through Acquisitions

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 13.
Practice

The Big 'If' in Client Surveys

Getting real feedback from clients can be helpful – if you have the emotional strength to handle and fix bad news.
Practice

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The Cost of Paying by Check

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 11.
Practice

Teach Clients to Be Tax Smart Year-Round

Tired of hearing clients complain about this year's tax bill? Now is the time to step up and do something about it.
Practice

Economic Forecast Seems Sunnier for CPAs and Executives

There is increased optimism about the US economy among business executives, as more are anticipating modest growth in recruitment, staff training, and targeted capital spending in the next year, according to results of a new survey released today by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
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Everyone Grapples with 6 to 8 Problems

As you go through tax season with your basket of problems, remember that all the people you deal with have theirs.
Practice

How to Gain Six Minutes a Day

Time is money. So if every day we can pick up six minutes of productivity, over the year we'll gain 24 more hours. Here's a host of best practices for staying focused and getting more done.
Practice

Seven Tips for Helping to Ensure Reliable Hiring Results

For a employee selection process to be effective, it must consistently identify the candidates with the skills and attributes that are critical for the job at issue. Asking the right questions in a job interview can go a long way in achieving this goal.
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Long-Term Growth Strategy a Positive ‘Leap of Faith’ for Sorenson and Company CPA

For Bryan Sorenson, making his practice a success is not only about finding his niche and being a partner to his clients, but also caring about them as individuals and taking the time to be more than just a number cruncher. He separates himself from the competition by being there for his clients and having a smart growth strategy.
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Don't Forget to Hit the Pause Button This Busy Season

We're still uncool at our house. We have three remotes to control our TV, BlueRay, sound system, Apple TV, etc. Our son comes to visit and asks why we don't get one of the new-type remotes where you can do it all from one or why don't we use our iPad or iPhone.
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It’s Not Too Late to Make Tax Season Less Taxing

Busy season has begun, but most CPAs likely have not reached that stage of eighty-hour workweeks and gallons of coffee. It’s still early enough to make a few adjustments to your processes and client management strategies to avoid excess stress.
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How to Overcome Shyness and Become More Comfortable in Networking Situations

I recently saw a discussion on LinkedIn about helping a consultant's client overcome their fear and reluctance to participate in networking. I've written several books on the topic of personal marketing, most notably "Best Practices of Marketing Professional Services" for the AICPA and "Best Practices of Networking for Attorneys."

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