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Tips for Productive Partner Retreats

Partner retreats, while often taking place in relaxing atmospheres, typically are anything but relaxing. However, the importance they have to the firm and for those invested in the future of the firm cannot be underestimated.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of July 8, 2013

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of July 8, 2013.
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October 1 Deadline Looms for Obamacare Notices

The common perception is that most of the key provisions included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act take effect in 2014. But employers should be advised that other responsibilities and rights kick in before then.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of July 1, 2013

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of July 1, 2013.
Practice

Marketing Turned Outside In

We've all heard the expression "content is king." Well, when it comes to marketing, that's becoming all the more true, according to a presentation about inbound marketing at the 2013 Association for Accounting Marketing Summit.
Practice

Are You the Choice of the Next Generation?

For the majority of firms in the tax, accounting and financial advisory business, your well-worn, trusted client base of baby boomers is preparing to “blow out” and apathy toward younger generations of clients has left you without a “spare.”
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Leading with Advocacy

The Financial Services Institute was founded to give a voice in Washington to Independent Broker Dealers and Independent Financial Advisors, and also to help ensure that all individuals continue to have access to competent and affordable financial advice, products and services delivered by a robust profession of independent financial advisors and independent broker dealer firms.
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Is the End Near for Long-term Care Insurance?

Add together prolonged low interest rates to advances in both health care and life expectancy, sprinkle in spiraling costs of healthcare and you have a recipe for major change in the long-term care (LTC) insurance industry
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Building Your Brand

Your firm's brand is the image that is continuously presented to the outside world, customers, prospects, and the greater community your small business serves. The process of branding your firm is about leveraging who and what your business is known for - your brand is your business identity.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of June 24, 2013

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of June 24, 2013
Practice

Top Priorities for CPA Firms: Retaining and Training Staff

Staffing is among the top management issues facing CPA firms, according to a recent survey by Sageworks. That's not surprising, considering many firms are experiencing a staffing crisis as they lose significant percentages of top staff.
Education & Careers

So You're Thinking of Joining a LinkedIn Group: 10 or so Tips for Getting the Most Out of the LinkedIn Group Experience

Participating in Groups on LinkedIn is a great way to network with your peers and build your client and customer base.
Practice

Partner Succession - It's All about Client Transition, Retention

CPA firms are wrestling their way through partner retirements and the accompanying succession issues in numbers that the profession has never seen before. It's the baby boomer bubble, up close and personal.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of June 17, 2013

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of June 17, 2013.
Practice

AAM Awards Distributed to Honor Accounting Firms' Marketing Efforts

The Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) distributed thirty-three Marketing Achievement Awards (MAAs) to twenty-three firms in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the areas of accounting marketing and communications.
Education & Careers

Committed to the Climb: Plante Moran Launches Women in Leadership Initiative

In April, Plante Moran, a company long known for its groundbreaking approach to attracting and developing top female talent, announced the launch of its new Women in Leadership initiative to ensure aspiring female leaders don't have to travel the path to leadership alone.
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AICPA Survey: Growth and Firm Development Key Priorities for CPA Firms

With economic conditions improving, CPAs are taking a longer-term, more strategic view of goals to ensure their firms thrive, according to the American Institute of CPAs' 2013 CPA Firm Top Issues Survey.
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2013 Best Public Accounting Firms for Women Announced

The 2013 Accounting MOVE Project list of Best Public Accounting Firms for Women is drawn from the thirty-seven firms that participated in the project. Firms were ranked on the range, depth, and success of programs and workplace culture proven to remove barriers to women's success.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of June 10, 2013

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of June 10, 2013.
Practice

Logo Logic

A logo is probably the most visible – and versatile – branding tool there is. And when you consider the most famous logos, like the Nike swoosh or McDonald's arches, it's easy to see how valuable they can be.

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