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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Big Tax Breaks Lure High-Tech Data Centers to Iowa

The menu for Nov. 18 features specials on foreign filers and XBRL reporting data, Orrin Hatch says dynamic scoring no magic elixir to fix tax code, EY finds tech M&A deals soared in 3Q of 2014, and more.
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Expert Gives Us the Inside Scoop on the Cloud and Document Management

It's about security, speed, and reliability—and all your systems working together. In this exclusive interview, a cloud expert explains what the problems are, and what you should be looking for.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Pick for Treasury Undersecretary No Stranger to Inversions

The menu for Nov. 17 features specials on Hertz to revise financial statements from 2011 to 2013, Actavis looks to pull off inversion deal with Allergan, PCAOB to consider 2015 budget and strategic plan this week, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Tax Extenders Deal Not Close, as Small Business Owners Wait

The menu for Nov. 14 features specials on what CFOs should do if an auditor independence violation occurs, FASB pushes back consolidation standard to 2015, Starbucks’ possible back taxes, and more.
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3 Easy Steps to Networking: Turning Strangers into Clients

Let's start with the basics. You know whom you want to cultivate in the community. You are attending the right event. You see one of these people across the room. How are you going to meet them?
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Grid(un)locked: The Leading Accounting Software Based on G2 Crowd User Reviews

The first-ever accounting software report from G2 Crowd, which was released on Oct. 30, ranked nine software products based on more than 300 reviews and ratings from business professionals.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Two Lawmakers Aren’t Big Fans of Lease Accounting Proposal

The menu for Nov. 13 features specials on low-priced health plans could lower value of ACA tax credits, CBO says tax rates on the rise for the top 1%, SASB launches interactive digital platform, and more.
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The 8 Key Steps to Avoid Liability Claims and Client Litigation

With the right insurance, proper best practices and risk management solutions, accountants can breathe a little easier during tax season and all year long. Don't get caught in a surprise lawsuit.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The IIA’s Got a Shiny New Tool for Internal Auditors

The menu for Nov. 12 features specials on Audit Analytics tackles one-time adjustments, IRS issues new rules on IRA tax-free rollovers, Boehner threatens to block Internet sales tax bill, and more.
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How to Communicate with Your Clients: Make Technology Your Friend

It is your responsibility to understand how to successfully navigate the complex maze of communication channels to ensure your messages reach your clients. In-house or outsourced, you have options.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: US Supreme Court Will Take Up Obamacare Tax Subsidy Case

The menu for Nov. 10 features specials on ARCP’s accounting errors tied to employee bonuses, FASB to consider delaying rev rec implementation, AICPA tries to secure .cpa Internet domain, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: SEC Chief Accountant Not Ruling Out US Switching to IFRS

The menu for Nov. 7 features specials on Salex audit committee to investigate bloated inventory levels, healthcare sector sees silver lining in tax inversion rules, IFAC elects first female president, and more.
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10 Ways Accountants Can Help Themselves When Their Business Is Slow

Slow spells can happen for many reasons. Don't think you'll just wait it out and don't get into bed with a quart of ice cream. If you're serious about business development, there are things to do.
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How Not to be 'Solo' as a Sole Practitioner: Finding Your Water Cooler Friends

Although being in business for yourself is exciting and rewarding, it can get isolating, especially in the beginning. But it doesn't have to be this way. Networking for sole practitioners is essential--here's how to do it.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: BDO USA Grows Larger in the Midwest by Adding SS&G

The menu for Nov. 6 features specials on better internal controls have resulted in less restatements, Thomson Reuters exec tells accountants to embrace technology, goodwill impairment in Europe dropped 25% in 2013, and more.
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Essential Steps to Holiday-Season Marketing: Low Key But Effective

Of course, you're at a party to have fun—but there's no reason not to mix a little business with pleasure. You can find some new clients—the key is keeping everything low-key. Here are the steps to the perfect marketing plan.
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5 Tips for Managing Clients' Expectations and Improving Client Satisfaction

How can smaller CPA firms build client loyalty through exceptional customer service? Here are five strategies firms can use to make the client experience more personal, generating greater loyalty.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: New Congress, New Opportunity for Tax Reform?

The menu for Nov. 5 features specials on IRS chief says tax refund ID theft “no longer exploding,” nation’s first soda tax passes in California, four red states pass minimum wage hikes, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Companies Still Lax on Cybersecurity

The menu for Nov. 4 features specials on ex-UBS exec acquitted of US tax conspiracy, fallout from ARCP’s accounting errors continues, Caterpillar subpoenaed by SEC over Bucyrus accounting, and more.
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Advanced Cloud Connections: Using Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

What is a virtual desktop infrastructure? It's worth knowing about. Your staff can access their desktops when, where, and however they want; across the globe.

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