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Can Facebook make you a better learner?

Can Twitter help employees retain focus, can Facebook ever be part of the informal learning mix or is the social networking route too much of a reputational risk for some?
Practice Management

Hiring an outside mentor

Before you bring in a mentor for your team, you should consider these questions, says John Pope.
Practice Development

Web site strategy development: A key decision

When an accounting firm is ready to build its first Web site or upgrade an existing site, the first analysis should be the strategic purpose of the Web site.
Practice Management

SAS 99 -- 17 ways to protect yourself from malpractice

Congress mandated as Sarbanes-Oxley (SoX) for public companies and their auditors. Think of SAS 99 as SoX for everyone else.
Practice Management

Taking steps to running a paperless office

There is a belief among accountants that too many aspects of the profession are based on "paper and pencil" techniques, and therefore, there are many accountants unwilling to make the change to a paperless office.
Technology

6 Quick and easy tips for improving your Web presence

If you have a Web site, or if you are advising clients who have a Web site, there are steps you can take to improve that site's rankings in the search engines.
Practice Development

What Dr. Laura can teach you about improving your financial business

A lot of the problems financial businesses have, especially with clients, stem from communication issues. Dr. Laura's advice just might help.
A&A

Overweight workers face bias in hiring

Bias toward overweight workers is especially strong in hiring, according to recent studies.
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.

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