by Jessica Ballard on Sep 15, 2014
The Apple founder became successful by focusing on a niche. You may not strive to become world-famous, but developing a niche can be a steppingstone to a new level of success for you, too.
by Sally Glick on Sep 12, 2014
As a marketing professional, I caution you to learn to prioritize. No matter how small your firm may be, you need to make time to write a marketing plan that can guide your activities. Create a blueprint that can provide consistency and structure.
by Deanna White on Sep 11, 2014
Don't think that all new accountants only want to work for the Big Four. Small and midsized firms have plenty of advantages. The trick is knowing what to offer the best candidates.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 09, 2014
The 2014 proxy season saw significant growth in audit committee transparency, continuing a recent trend of Fortune 100 companies going beyond the minimum disclosures required, according to a new Ernst & Young report released on Monday.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 08, 2014
Developing a challenge culture for risk management is the next logical evolution for finance leaders as they seek to reduce risk in their organization, so says the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants in a new report.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 04, 2014
According to the AICPA's third quarter 2014 "Business and Industry US Economic Outlook Survey," released on Thursday, hiring is expected to increase by 20 percent in the coming year, up from 17 percent last quarter and 13 percent at the end of 2013.
by Bryce Sanders on Sep 04, 2014
Your clients and potential clients have certain traits they want to see in their accountants. Here's a list, which shows how characteristics work and fit into your daily life.
by Deanna White on Sep 03, 2014
A global accounting association has put together a list of five important "to-do items" that managing partners must address within their firms if they want to support continued growth.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 02, 2014
The US Treasury Department and the IRS on August 28 released draft guidance on the reporting requirements for forms 1094-B and 1095-B, as well as forms 1094-C and 1095-C.
by Bryce Sanders on Aug 26, 2014
Accountants without a succession plan are hurting not only themselves but their clients as well. Here are seven ways to see your practice continues after you retire—some of them are better than others.
by Amy Vetter on Aug 25, 2014
To set up the right value pricing for your client, you need to know what questions to ask first so you can later sell your value. Here are some tips on how you can better understand your client.
by Bryce Sanders on Aug 20, 2014
Here are six myths many practitioners believe about why clients leave for another professional and how to get them back. A little work now can save you a lot of hassle and expense later.
by Jessica Ballard on Aug 15, 2014
Instead of thinking about price, consider transitioning from compliance-related work, such as taxes, payroll and general bookkeeping, to Type 2 services, which add real value to the client.
by Susan Weiner on Aug 12, 2014
If the thought of blogging makes you as nervous as an executive facing an IRS audit, stop worrying. It's easier that you thought to start a blog, and the payoff may be larger than you expected. Your clients will be your guide.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 24, 2014
While reputational risk is the No. 1 nonfinancial concern among corporate directors, cybersecurity/IT risk is gaining steam. According to the results of a new survey from EisnerAmper, cybersecurity/IT risk ranked second at 62 percent, up almost 10 percent from last year’s poll.
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