For years, training often was something organizations felt obliged to do. That is, they felt obliged until things got bad and then, like other costs, spending on training was slashed until company finances got better.
Many of us have an intuitive sense about what makes a "best place to work." Various surveys track what employees are looking for to join and stay, and those items shift in rank from generation to generation depending on existing social, political and economic circumstances.
The passage of health care reform legislation this past March was the culmination of long, contentious public policy debates and political battles. But for companies affected by the measure and the accounting and tax professionals they rely upon for guidance, health care reform has just begun.
Conferences, association meetings, trade shows, and other social events can provide excellent opportunities to network with peers, clients, and prospects – and, thereby, develop leads, referrals, and new business.
Small companies that implement marketing systems to identify their best prospects can dramatically increase revenue and reduce the time and cost of their sales cycles. Best prospects are those companies that need what you are selling the most, are ready to buy immediately, and will pay top dollar.
The discovery of alleged fraud at Koss Corporation highlights some of the potential dangers that can lead to fraud within a company and demonstrates how small companies can be susceptible to massive losses.
If you’re like me, then you trained as an accountant and had no formal training in leadership or running a firm. It is important to realize that not all of these skills come instinctively and sometimes we need help in developing them.
With the Boomers generally in no hurry to leave the workforce for both personal and economic reasons, and the younger generations positioning for greater responsibility, the occurrence of older workers reporting to younger ones is proliferating.
Your tagline is really a tangible way to motivate yourself to be the person and project manager you want to be. We all make resolutions at the start of a new year, but the key is finding the way to motivate ourselves long after the ball drops. Try the tagline, and see how it works for you.
Over the past three years, participation in the CPA exam has increased as both firms and candidates became more familiar with a revised process. This escalation is a positive trend, and it is necessary to sustain the profession.
Here is a discussion of a very simple business valuation formula I believe is frequently misused. The formula converts a discount rate into a capitalization rate when company earnings are expected to grow at a stable rate.