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10 Strategies to Improve Client Accounting Services

Clint Eastwood in "The Rookie" said, "If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster." There is no question that many CPA firms are conservative, but are they so conservative they are missing value-added opportunities?
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SurveyCPA Launched Specifically for the Accounting Profession

Founding partners, Rita Keller of Keller Advisors and Gary Adamson of Adamson Advisory, have today announced the development of a suite of survey tools designed specifically for the accounting profession.
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Tax Departments and the Cloud

KPMG LLP survey results show that a majority of tax departments are being left out of Cloud decision-making discussions, raising the possibility of tax risks, lost cost-saving opportunities, and decreased ROI for Cloud projects.
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Three Steps to Pricing Your Services, Part 1

Practitioners dread the process of pricing their accounting services. If given a choice, there's little doubt your clients would prefer to know up front what your services will cost versus being billed hourly.
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Will Outsourcing Overseas Cut You Some Slack?

Do you think you're the only one in your office who can complete tax returns "the right way?" If so, outsourcing some of your tax work to India or some other foreign location isn't for you.
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The Rise in Pregnancy Disability Regulations

Disability claims are always challenging for employers, but this is especially the case when pregnant workers suffer complications that leave them unable to perform their normal job duties.
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3 Reasons to Offer Business Advisory Services

USA TODAY/Gallup polls show that accountants are considered the most trusted business professionals, which enables them to move beyond traditional accounting services and position themselves as trusted business advisors.
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Starting a Wellness Program in Your Company

With health insurance expenses expected to continue to rise, employers are looking for wellness programs that can potentially reduce the cost of health care to both the employer and the employee.
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Too Much To Do, All the Time?

A growing number of accounting professionals face too many interruptions, have too much to do, and not enough time to do it. If this happens to be your lot, and you've been looking for solutions, you'll find some here.
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CPAs Examine Impact of Health Care Reform

Since the US Supreme Court decision to uphold the majority of provisions of the health care reform law, most small business owners, and the CPAs who serve them, have begun to scrutinize how the law will impact them when implemented in 2014.
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Six Rules of Wise Recruiting for Small Businesses

Johnny Laurent, vice president and general manager of the Sage Employer Solutions business unit, offers guidelines that small businesses can implement during the recruiting process.
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Innovation: Key to Growth or Succession

Many accounting firm owners are considering new opportunities and ways to reinvent their firms before handing them over to their successors. Gary Boomer offered his insights at the recent Boomer Summit.
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Helping Clients through Better Benchmarking

Providing your business clients with industry-specific financial benchmarking will improve their business's performance. To provide real value, you need industry data that's accurate, up to date, and relevant to your client's size and location.
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Guide to Hiring IT Staff (Part 2) - IT Administrator

Does your accounting firm need to create an IT team or expand an existing team? Xcentric Account Manager Jonathan Hull shares his insights on how accountants can make skillful decisions when hiring IT staff.
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Providing a Five-Star Client Experience Every Day

How do you ensure your prospects and clients love their relationship with your firm every step of the way? Jennifer Katrulya shares her insight on ways you can create a "five-star experience" for your clients, each and every day.
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EEOC State Data Shows Trends, Areas to Watch

In 2011, the EEOC received a record-setting number of charges from those claiming employment discrimination: 99,947 in fiscal year 2011, compared to 99,922 in 2010, and an increase from 82,792 in 2008.
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CFOs Weigh In on Benefits of Cloud Computing

A majority of top finance executives in US companies foresee Cloud computing lowering costs and helping their businesses succeed in the near future, according to a new survey conducted by CFO Research.
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Freed Maxick: A Twitter Marketing Success Story

Freed Maxick CPAs has been chosen by Twitter for a case study being promoted on Twitter's website for advertisers. The firm's revenue has increased by 110 percent from Twitter-generated leads from the paid platform.
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Become a Trusted Business Advisor – 3 Ways

When a business owner is searching for an accountant, choosing one isn’t so simple. Providing financial services – despite what some of your tax-only clients may believe – is far from a commodity.
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Ten Tips for Writing Better Press Releases

Press releases can be a powerful brand-building tool and cost you nothing but time. Of course, this does not change one inescapable fact: someone has to write them. Unless you have marketing staff, that someone is probably you.

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