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Technology

Tip: Use AutoCorrect to Help Speed Up Your Typing!

If you would like to increase your words per minute, or are required to type long names, words like "Cognitor" that you have to stop and think about or repeat a certain word throughout your document, try the AutoCorrect Feature in Word.The AutoCorrect feature allows you to set up typing shortcuts, so you only need to type in part of the word or a special code such as xyz and Word fills in the rest. For example, if I need to type Employee Retention Survey (referencing a project throughout your document), you can just type ers; then press the SPACEBAR, presto, Word does the rest.
Technology

Tips For Using the Web Wisely and Efficiently in Your Business

Promoting your product(s) or service(s) is just one of many ways you can benefit from using the Internet. To unlock the vast potential of the Internet, consider using it for:Customer research. Get the latest information on prospects before meeting with them. A general search of a client's name on the Web can lead you to press releases, news stories, and advertising material that may not be found in trade magazines or newspapers.
Education & Careers

Grads Dress for Success-Tips on Professional Appearance

Once you've graduated and enter into your career of choice, the rules for success are not as straightforward as they were in college. Deciding what to wear will be the first of many important decisions you'll make each day. Why is what you wear so important? Because your clothes are your packaging. The way you look creates the first impression that people will have when they interact with you face-to-face. This is the image they'll keep in their minds when they have subsequent contact with you on the phone or through e-mail.What you wear shows how you rate the events of the day.
Technology

Web Reference Tools - Smart Cursor Downloads

Smart Cursors provide additional information about words on Web sites, via partners like Britannica.com, Houghton-Mifflin's American Heritage dictionary and Roget's Thesaurus, as well as search engines from Yahoo! Inc., Google Inc., America Online Inc., Microsoft Corp.'s MSN, and Goto.com Inc.Three smart cursors available for free download are highlighted below:Comet Systems Inc. NBC Internet Inc. Atomica.
Technology

Don't Dial 411 - Find Phone Numbers, Addresses On-line Quickly

The next time you need a phone number, address, directions or zip code for a client, business associate, or long-lost friend, don’t pay 75 cents or more for that information, just logon to 411.com or SwitchBoard.com and search for the information you need.You can search for names of individuals, or find businesses or business categories using the on-line yellow pages.

Take Charge of Overwhelming Projects

You know you need tackle that high-priority project, but you make a few phone calls, you sort through yesterday's mail, and before you know it, it's lunchtime. Even the most focused people tend to put off getting to work on overwhelming projects - maybe because of the size of the project, the complexity, difficulty - or all three. Get a clear picture of the entire project and prepare a step-by-step plan for completing it. When you think about doing something on the project, don't focus on the entire project, instead, focus on a quick five-minute task or a small work session.
Education & Careers

Tailor Your Day for Productivity - Focuser or Juggler Quiz

Knowing your work style, and personal patterns is essential in managing your day-to-day activities. How you balance your daily activities is crucial for the upcoming tax season, or as you prepare for entry into the accounting profession. Some people are focusers - they work best when they focus on one project at a time until it is completed. Some people are jugglers - they work best with several projects going at the same time.
Workplace Fitness

Stressed Out? Take a Break!

Don't let busy season get the best of you. AccountingWEB has assembled some of our favorite articles and resources that may help you beat the blues and stay healthy and happy during the final weeks ahead. Busy Season Stress BustersMore Busy Season Stress BustersPower Napping and Relaxation Tips!
Technology

Automatically Delete Unwanted E-Mail Using Outlook

Do you remember the ILOVEYOU Virus? By using the Outlook Rules Wizard you could have deleted any and all of those unwanted messages.
AccountingWEB Life

Managing Your Work Time for Maximum Effectiveness

The accounting business can place overwhelming demands on your time, especially during the busy tax season. And if you're self-employed, the workloads can be even harder to manage: there's no boss looking over your shoulder to motivate you, no office associates or assistants to take on overflow tasks.

Break the Rules of Good Organization to Get Ahead

The new year brings with it resolutions to organize your office by creating endless files, cleaning off your desk and even cleaning your computer screen.However, if you're like most business professionals, some or all of these tasks already have gone by the wayside.The rules have changed for organization, and the way to get ahead is not by cleaning up your desk, but by organizing projects according to deadlines.
Education & Careers

How Does Your Cost of Living Compare to Tiger Woods'?

Tiger Woods vs John Q. Public!When Tiger decides to buy a house, he does just that, no questions asked. But when you compare his relative cost of living to an average $30,000 a year worker, perspective gets a little skewed. For instance, a $300 stereo system to you is the equivalent of Tiger Woods plunking down 33 cents.

Great Workplaces Have These Things in Common

What do you enjoy most about your job? At one time or another, we have all had a chance to think about our work and what we like and don't like.Thanks to the Indianapolis IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) and the Gallup Organization, here is a list of what differentiates great work groups from the pack.
Technology

Use MS Outlook to Get Detailed Map Directions!

Next time you're getting ready to leave the office on an engagement or a marketing call, make sure you have accurate directions to the client’s office. If you use Microsoft Outlook as your contact management tool, try this nifty feature. Outlook and Expedia.com Maps provide you with detailed directions to the contact's address. You may need to install this feature if it has not been installed on your computer already.

Why Bother to go on Vacation at all?

Did you take a vacation over the holiday season, only to find yourself more stressed and overworked than you would have been if you had not left at all?You're not alone - according to American Express Small Business Services, only 28 percent of small business owners surveyed said they completely put business out of their minds while on vacation. And, 38 percent of those who do go on vacation bring along cell phones to make sure they can be reached.

Excel Tip: Have Excel Save Your Files Automatically!

Have you ever wanted to automatically save your spreadsheets so you don't lose your work? With Excel 2000 this feature is included and will save all workbooks automatically at specified intervals, but it's not installed by default.
Technology

Searching for a Zip Code or Zip+4 Code? Look no Further

Are you preparing to send out your holiday cards to business associates, customers, and vendors, but don’t know the zip code? Go to Zipcode.com to find the answers.Whether you are looking for a zip code, the United States Postal Service abbreviations, postal zip code + 4 codes or even the weather by zip code, you can find it here. They even have the zip codes of United States Naval Vessels.
Technology

Best Site for the Perfect Quote, Synonym, Definition

Many CPAs and accounting professionals search for ways to enhance their writing, speeches and public presentations, letters and other communication.Here's a Web site that takes the guesswork out of the process: www.bartleby.com. This site has numerous references for all types of needs, from Roget's Thesaurus to Bartlett's Quotations and the American Heritage Encyclopedia.The site also includes the King James Bible, a copy of Gray's Anatomy and even Strunk's Elements of Style.

Guidelines for Holiday Tipping

One financial concern often overlooked during the holiday season is the process of thanking those who support your efforts throughout the year.We're not talking about your own staff, but service professionals like mailmen/women, the parking garage attendant and even the maintenance man - all of these people deserve your thanks, but how much should you give them as a present?The decision is your own, of course, and totals depend on how close you are to each one of these people.

The Importance of Advanced Degrees

The Importance of Advanced DegreesAccountingWEB Workshop Presented by: Rob Chabot, M.Acc., Academic Program Coordinator, Master of Accounting program, The Max M. Fisher College of Business, Ohio State UniversityOn Wednesday, November 29, Rob Chabot presented an interactive workshop on advanced degrees in accounting. Workshop topics included: The vast majority of states in the U.S.

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