Practice Management

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?
Practice Management

Client retention dominates AICPA's Top Issues survey

The most significant challenge facing CPA firms of all sizes across the nation today is client retention, an indication of how the economy is affecting business practices for accountants and other professional service providers, according to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' 2009 CPA Firm Top Issues Survey.
Practice

Invest in next Gen X leaders now!

Many smart companies and professional firms have not abandoned training in these tight economic times. They are betting that training and coaching the next generation in leadership skills will help them through the recovery period and give them an edge when competitors start building again.
Practice Management

Webinar series: Seven keys to successful CPA firm management

Bay Street Group LLC and Capstone Marketing, two leading marketing and market research firms to the CPA profession, have joined forces to conduct a ground-breaking and comprehensive investigation into the critical success factors for today's accounting firm.
Practice

AccountingWEB 2009 Accounting Student Scholarship Essay

AccountingWEB 2009 Scholarship award-winning essayBy Hannah Weisner, University of Massachusetts
Practice Management

Accounting firms leading green change

AccountingWEB 2009 Scholarship award-winning essayBy Molly Klusek, The University of ScrantonEnvironmental responsibility is a prevailing issue among businesses in the modem age. With growing media scrutiny and investor expectations, in addition to deteriorating environmental conditions, it is necessary that corporations formulate methods of promoting green causes for the coming years. Regarding sustainability, companies must recognize that their actions impact the environment in the short- and long-term.
Education & Careers

Green accounting firms

AccountingWEB 2009 Scholarship award-winning essayBy Jill Kershaw, Saint Martin's UniversityPower strips, fluorescent lighting, post-recycled paper, and webcasts. The list of how to have a green office includes these ideas and many more, with the goal being to minimize an office's carbon footprint. The Obama administration has called for 'going green,' and champions of the cause are applauding as the idea becomes popular.

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