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Company Announcements: Week of March 4, 2013

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of March 4, 2013.
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Chicago-Area Firms Pacion Ajder and Lipschultz, Levin & Gray Merge

The Chicago accounting firm of Pacion Ajder PC merged into the Northbrook, Illinois-based practice of Lipschultz, Levin & Gray, LLC (LLG) effective February 1, according to a press release from LLG.
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Twelve Metrics Firms Should Track

Dozens of metrics exist for firms to track, number crunch, and strategize around. No two firms will track the same exact metrics in the same way for the same exact reasons. However, focusing on a "defining dozen" can propel firms to the next level.
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Express Scripts Sues Ernst & Young Alleging Theft of Trade Secrets

Express Scripts, one of the nation's largest pharmacy benefits managers, has sued its accounting firm, Ernst & Young, and one of that firm's former partners, alleging theft of its trade secrets and confidential and proprietary business data.
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Teaming with a Financial Advisor

Recommending a financial advisor to a client is one of the most important recommendations you can make. Customers will trust your recommendation; therefore, there is a potential your future with that customer could be impacted.
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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.
Practice

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.

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