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Practice Development

Consider consultants! These high-value professionals motivate and innovate

I have rarely known of a problem or challenge within a CPA firm that could not be successfully solved with the help of the right consultant, properly directed.
Practice Management

Guarantee your profits

Extraordinary guarantees give customers confidence in your product, generate new business and can even reduce operating costs.
Practice

Fortifying client relationships: A sure-fire strategy for enhancing key client loyalty and expanding current client engagements

Client retention is an essential ingredient for a solid marketing plan. Oftentimes, accounting firms get bogged down looking for new clients and miss important opportunities to serve their current client base.
Practice Management

Mother Nature offers tips for nurturing NextGen staff members

As a lover of horticulture, I see many parallels between the lessons I learn in my garden and those I learn in life.
Practice Management

Myth debunked: It's not automatic for the MP to be the highest paid

It’s logical to assume that the CEOs of Fortune 500 and other large companies would be the highest paid of all people working at the company. After all, they are charged with managing the entire organization and meeting expected profit targets.
Practice Management

Future leadership and the case for facilitated dialogues within work teams

I believe facilitated dialogues within work teams are the key solution to achieving change and harmony among the different generations.
A&A

Social networking presents serious concern to business owners

Fifty-eight percent of executives agree that the reputational risk of social networking should be a boardroom issue.
Practice Development

Looking for a new niche? Consider payment card compliance

Some accountants are finding a new stream of revenue among clients who are merchants: payment card compliance services.
Practice Development

Business Consultant tells accountants... step up to the plate!

And the survey says… many small business owners feel they are not getting satisfactory help from their accountants in becoming profitable.
Practice

Using LinkedIn for job searching

If you're a first time job searcher, you might be new to LinkedIn and haven't had a chance to build a strong business network. So now's the time to get started!
Community News

Different generations in the workplace can collaborate successfully

We hear that older generations are technophobes who resist working in the way the younger generations do and will not bridge the gap technologically.
Technology

Take five minutes to write a bio page for your Web site

OK, so you have decided that it is high time to build a Web site for your firm. The ability to trade files online with your clients and store files has finally forced you to put away the FedEx envelopes.
Practice

I've started a blog! Now what?

Blogging has changed marketing for the small business. But, it also presents an ongoing problem - we need fresh content.
Practice

Social networking in business: When is the right time to get involved?

When is the right time to jump into social networking initiatives and why should you research many sites before settling into just one?
Practice Management

Client retention dominates AICPA's Top Issues survey

The most significant challenge facing CPA firms of all sizes across the nation today is client retention, an indication of how the economy is affecting business practices for accountants and other professional service providers, according to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' 2009 CPA Firm Top Issues Survey.
AccountingWEB Life

Social media strategies to build a QuickBooks practice

By Diana DiBello and Scott H. Cytron, ABCRemember the old story about getting that "first" job? The feedback went something like this: "Without experience, we can't hire you. However, you have no experience, so we can't hire you."
Practice

Invest in next Gen X leaders now!

Many smart companies and professional firms have not abandoned training in these tight economic times. They are betting that training and coaching the next generation in leadership skills will help them through the recovery period and give them an edge when competitors start building again.
Practice Management

Webinar series: Seven keys to successful CPA firm management

Bay Street Group LLC and Capstone Marketing, two leading marketing and market research firms to the CPA profession, have joined forces to conduct a ground-breaking and comprehensive investigation into the critical success factors for today's accounting firm.
Practice

AccountingWEB 2009 Accounting Student Scholarship Essay

AccountingWEB 2009 Scholarship award-winning essayBy Hannah Weisner, University of Massachusetts
Practice Management

Accounting firms leading green change

AccountingWEB 2009 Scholarship award-winning essayBy Molly Klusek, The University of ScrantonEnvironmental responsibility is a prevailing issue among businesses in the modem age. With growing media scrutiny and investor expectations, in addition to deteriorating environmental conditions, it is necessary that corporations formulate methods of promoting green causes for the coming years. Regarding sustainability, companies must recognize that their actions impact the environment in the short- and long-term.

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