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Wellness is a business strategy

Because American adults spend more days at work than any other modern country — with no legally mandated vacation minimums — it begs the question of how businesses can impact wellness.
A&A

Expand your client base by NOT asking for referrals

Referrals are a great way to build your business, but asking for them can backfire. Here are some new approaches that are just the opposite of what a salesperson would do.
Practice Management

Mind Mapping for accountants: Lessons from the master

Mind Mapping is more than an alternative way of setting out your notes. It is a tool to increase your creativity by using techniques that work the way your brain works.
Practice Management

The Accounting Hall of Fame . . . Have you got the EI to qualify?

What would the lineup be like for the Accounting Hall of Fame? If we went by physical attributes alone, the differences would be plentiful. However if you examine their skills, you would find that the most successful accountants have a lot more in common.
Practice Management

Reorienting orientation to fit generational needs

Firms and other organizations are still trying to figure out the newest generation in the workplace. It will require creative thinking, new offerings and more savvy and generation-sensitive management to engage and have the desired effect on the younger generation.
Practice Management

Realistic tech organizational goals for the upcoming tax season

The resources that a modern day accountant can utilize exist to make their lives easier and, in turn, make their customers happier. This seems like a win-win situation for all, and the best part is that the technology needed to accomplish this inexpensive and easy to use.
Practice

Benefits of using VoIP for your practice to gain clientele

In our day-to-day life we use our cell phones more and more due to reasonable rate plans and ease of accessibility. Why not apply this same reasoning when considering your office communications needs, especially in cases involving long distance and international clientele?
Practice Management

The “Just One” approach to strategic planning

Lay’s potato chips had it right when they said, “Nobody can eat just one.” Unfortunately, accounting firms often confuse their planning efforts with eating potato chips when they take on too many strategic initiatives at one time.
Practice Management

Deal or no deal: Sales mistakes that turn buyers away

RainToday.com has released a new free special report that contains data around the problems buyers experience when purchasing accounting and other professional services.
Practice

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 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.
A&A

Overweight workers face bias in hiring

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

Guarantee your profits

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

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