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Managing Your Workforce!

The U.S. Department of Labor has prepared a new manual for a national system of employment and training services for the America's Workforce Network. Managing Your Workforce is designed to meet the needs of the new economy and bring workers and employers together. The U.S. Department of Labor has prepared a Tool Kit that can assist you in training and mentoring workers you already have or you are planning to recruit.

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 66

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 66October 27, 2000Members Logon to http://www.accountingweb.com for full access to all our resources.Don't know your Logon Membership Details?Go to htt
Community News

Andersen Consulting to Become Accenture in New Year

Effective January 1, 2001, Andersen Consulting will go by the new name of Accenture, the firm announced on Thursday. The change in name was forced on the firm by the divorce arrangements brokered in August by the International Chambers of Commerce.
Technology

Marketing Your Web Site

AccountingWEB was fortunate to host Glen Christopher, Internet consultant, in a live workshop that focused on techniques for marketing your web site.Mr. Christopher provided many tips for gaining web site visibility, including these six strategies:1. Use e-mail and e-zines2. Participate in chat groups and forums3. Include your web site address on all business cards and correspondence4. Partner and exchanges links with other sites5. Seek out banner ad bargains6.

Advising Your Clients on Section 529 College Savings Plans, with Joe Hurley

Session Moderator: Welcome everyone and thank you all for coming today.Joseph F. Hurley, CPA is a certified public accountant with over 20 years of experience in providing tax-planning services to individuals, corporations, and tax-exempt organizations. As a partner at Bonadio & Co., LLP, a 100-person CPA firm headquartered in Pittsford, New York, Joe has had overall responsibility for the firm's delivery of tax services to its clients. With the support of his firm, Joe founded SavingForCollege.com LLC in May 2000.

Excel Tip: Place Column and Row Titles on Multiple Pages

You can lock in column and row headings so that they repeat page after page and you won't have to reenter them at the top of each page. Follow these steps to set up repeating headings:First, choose file, Page Setup from the menus, and click on the Sheet tab.To assign rows that will repeat at the top of each page:Click in the Print titles area of the Page Setup/Sheet screen.Click on the row number of the row from your worksheet that contains the column titles that should repeat.
Practice

Advising Your Clients on Section 529 College Savings Plans

Joe Hurley, founder of savingforcollege.com, and author of "The Best Way to Save for College - A Complete Guide to Section 529 Plans," presented a live workshop at AccountingWEB on Thursday, October 26.Among other things, Mr.

On-Line Resource Dictionary!

Even the best of writers in our profession occasionally need help. Choosing the right word when trying to communicate on paper can be a challenge for even the best communicators. Many words like "affect" and "effect" can be mixed-up with the other. When you need assistance in preparing a letter, a proposal or any other type of business correspondence, make sure the words you choose are exactly what you are trying to communicate.

Microsoft Revamps Certified Solutions Provider Program

To help deal with some of the confusion surrounding failed dotcoms, the booming ASP (Application Service Provider) marketplace and its own .NET strategy, Microsoft has announced that it has re-engineered its Certified Solutions Provider Program.The announcement was made at the fall Internet World show in New York City. The new name is Certified Partner and the name was chosen in support of the company's huge network of partners and its ongoing relationship with them to foster business.In fact, Microsoft also announced it will invest more than $1 billion in partner relationships in 2001.
Tax

Election 2000: How are Singles Affected by Tax Issues?

With the presidential election less than two weeks away, it seems that both candidates may have overlooked a significant section of the population - single adults, 25 to 64 years old.The realization that Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore are concentrating their tax-break strategies on working families and the elderly became evident during last week's debate in which a young woman asked a question during the town hall meeting pertaining to tax breaks for her demographic set.Neither candidates respond very well.

Marketing Your Web Site

AccountingWEB was fortunate to host Glen Christopher, Internet consultant, in a live workshop that focused on techniques for marketing your web site.Mr. Christopher provided many tips for gaining web site visibility, including these six strategies:1. Use e-mail and e-zines2. Participate in chat groups and forums3. Include your web site address on all business cards and correspondence4. Partner and exchanges links with other sites5. Seek out banner ad bargains6.
Community News

Spotlight on Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co.

AccountingWeb ProfileClark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co.Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co.: An Accounting Firm That Sweats the Small StuffThe staff in most of the larger accounting and consulting firms would readily admit—off the record, most likely—that their firm is too bogged down in increasing the bottom line to factor in the care and feeding of its employees as an integral part of the firm.

Kathy Eddy Takes over Helm of AICPA

Kathy G. Eddy was inaugurated this week as Chair of the AICPA's board of directors, replacing Robert K. Elliott. The announcement was made at the Las Vegas meeting of the 350,000 member organization.Coming from a small firm herself, Kathy Eddy is determined to make the AICPA seem like home to CPAs and firms of all sizes.
Tax

Senate Finalizes Tax Package

The moment we've been waiting for - tax legislation has finally made its way through the Senate, but there is concern the chamber may have gone too far.

<FONT color="orange">Plan Now For a Spooky Office Halloween!</FONT>

Halloween's almost here - are you ready?Celebrations at the office are commonplace these days, as more and more of us want to have an 'adult' Halloween party with our co-workers and friends.Start with a policy - do you want to decorate the office or are there safety issues to consider?If you decorate, start now in anticipation of the big day. Find inexpensive decorations at local craft stores. Items like bags of cotton make great spider webs when stretched.Distribute candy, and ask the boss to help fund the sweets.

AICPA Moves Ahead With Cognitor Designation

Even though several of the world's accounting organizations have shown mixed support for the 'Cognitor' designation, the American Institute of CPAs has decided to move ahead with its plans to create and implement the global designation.The decision was made this week at the Fall Council meeting in Las Vegas, and only was agreed to thanks to wording supplied by the Ohio Society of CPAs.
Community News

Andersen & CollegeNet Expand to UK

Arthur Andersen, LLP and Atlanta-based CollegeNet are crossing the Atlantic to deliver online learning throughout the United Kingdom.The courses are targeted at the U.K.'s small business community, with a philosophy that this size business wants to take parts of courses in shorter segments rather than spend the time and money on an entire course.

SEC Takes One Step Back

SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt has indicated his willingness to take steps toward "mending and renewing the relationship between the SEC, the AICPA, and the [accounting] profession" in an address Tuesday to members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.Levitt has been in the news repeatedly over the past year regarding his pro
Technology

Pay Your Bills Online?

A new service offered by the United States Postal Service, USPS™eBillPay, enables you to pay and view your monthly bills online for a monthly fee of $6.00 per month for up to 20 transactions. You are able to pay anyone in the United States that you would normally pay by check or automated debit, with the exceptions of, state and federal tax payments and court-ordered payments. The service allows you to set up a payee by entering payee information such as payee account number and the payee's address and phone number.
Community News

Grant Thornton to Sell E-Business Consulting Practice

Grant Thornton LLP, the leading U.S. accounting tax and management consulting firm serving middle-market, entrepreneurial companies, has agreed to sell its 450-person e-Business consulting practice to Hitachi Ltd. for approximately $175 million.Grant Thornton had announced plans last February to sell its e-Business Consulting Group. The consultancy group, headquartered in Dallas, enjoys annual revenue of about $90 million and has 15 U.S.

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