Technology

Practice

Defining Your Niche to Grow Your Business

The process for marketing an accounting firm includes establishing a niche – industry expertise that differentiates you from other accountants – and marketing your niche in a variety of ways, including a having a specific website for each niche.
Technology

Establish Your Business Presence Using the Web

Internet-based tools have become so varied and easy to use that almost all firms can take advantage of them to build a professional presence using their websites, e-mail, social media, blogs, videos, and SEO.
Technology

Hide and Unhide Multiple Excel Worksheets with Ease

It's easy to hide worksheets in Excel, but unhiding multiple worksheets within a given workbook can be a tedious exercise. Users who don't know otherwise are relegated to unhiding worksheets one at a time.
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AccountingWEB's 2012 Most-Read Articles

We thought it might be fun to share with you a list of our top ten, most-read articles of 2012. Overall, it looks like technology topics are of the most interest to you and your colleagues, followed by career and tax-related stories. Enjoy!
Technology

"Big Data" for Small Businesses and Consumers

Small business owners and consumers – users of mobile devices and social media – have the potential to revolutionize economic activity and will soon become the drivers of "big data" science.
Practice

Business Etiquette When E-mailing Clients

Take great care in sending a client an e-mail: the subject line should be brief, the greeting professional, and the message succinct. Your e-mail signature leaves the last impression, so it should look as professional as your business card.
Tax

Modern Problems: IRS Computers Show Flaws

In a new report, TIGTA said that the IRS has made strides in developing and implementing significant IT capabilities during the past year, but still needs to make improvements.
Technology

Utilizing Excel's COUNTIF Function to Break Ties

If two items on a list share the same value, MATCH/INDEX will return the same name for both items. Excel expert David Ringstrom describes how to use the COUNTIF function to create a tiebreaker in such situations.
Practice

How Baker Tilly Successfully Approached Social Media

Baker Tilly tailors accounting and advisory services to more than ten industries, so when the time came to develop its approach to social media, it was clear that a one-size-fits-all strategy wouldn't work.
Technology

Managing Protected View in Excel 2010/2013

Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, explains Protected View and how you can adjust this security measure to suit your needs.
Technology

Creating a Branded Signature in Microsoft Outlook

An e-mail should be handled with the same level of care as a message leaving your office on company letterhead - it should include a signature that's professional and branded to promote your business.
Technology

Microsoft Outlook: Disabling the Send without a Location Prompt

Outlook often tries to be helpful and alert you when you've left the Location field blank within a meeting request. David Ringstrom explains how you can eliminate getting a prompt.
Technology

Holiday Gadget Wish List 2012

Gifts and gadgets go hand in hand. What new items will suit the occasion - for productivity at work or play at home? I searched for the best new and interesting gifts from the tech world and compiled this Holiday Gadget Wish List 2012. Enjoy!
Practice

Market Your Firm by Improving Your Website

An accountant's website must be more than a glorified business brochure. Ongoing improvements to a website will keep it fresh for new prospects and continually interesting for existing clients.
Technology

Deloitte Announces 2012 Technology Fast 500 Rankings

Deloitte has announced the 2012 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology companies in North America.
Education & Careers

SYNERGY Conference Previews Technology, Business Models

A future with dramatically less paper, more collaboration, and ubiquitous mobile connectivity was the key vision outlined by Jon Baron during his opening keynote at the 2012 SYNERGY Users' Conference.
Practice

CCH User Conference: Collaboration Is the Name of the Game

The accountant is no longer merely a number cruncher. The opportunity, if you choose to accept it, is to be a collaborator with your clients, a partner in planning, a guiding light, a seer, if you will, who reads the future in the numbers.
Technology

Using Technology to Enhance Client Service

Cloud and mobile top the list of emerging technologies transforming the tax and accounting profession, according to the "2012 CCH Technology Survey - Technology in Accounting: Then, Now and Next."
Education & Careers

Wiley Launches PasstheTaxExam.com

John Wiley & Sons announced the launch of PasstheTaxExam.com, an online platform that will provide registered tax return preparer (RTRP) candidates with review guides, practice software, study tips, and exam resources.
Technology

Companies Struggle to Keep Pace with Information Security Solutions

Organizations need to fundamentally shift their approach to information security in order to meet the threats presented by existing and emerging technologies, according to recent research.

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