by Terri Eyden on Jul 31, 2013
Despite increasing stakeholder and regulatory pressure to improve governance, risk management, and compliance, organizations are significantly hindered from performing the task effectively.
by David Ringstrom on Jul 26, 2013
Some time ago, I explained how to use Excel's Text to Columns Wizard for separating text within a spreadsheet into columns. Although this approach is helpful for data that's in a spreadsheet, in other cases, you may wish to link spreadsheets to text files that change periodically.
by Terri Eyden on Jul 26, 2013
If your website is in ill health, or if your online presence is fading fast, a "health check" might be just what you need to revive your site. A health check opens up your website and looks at just how healthy it really is and what you can do to improve its prognosis.
by Terri Eyden on Jul 19, 2013
PracticeWEB Marketing Manager Elizabeth McMahon has provided the following structured framework that can help your firm get the most out of social media tools.
by Terri Eyden on Jul 17, 2013
In this ever-changing world of technology and solutions in the small business accounting world, it's natural for consultants to be overwhelmed by all the vendors in the market who claim to have the best solution in their market space.
by Terri Eyden on Jul 12, 2013
In an effort to address the increased demand for comprehensive and intensive training on XBRL, the AICPA and XBRL US Inc., the not-for-profit consortium for business reporting standards, launched the XBRL US GAAP Certificate Program.
by Terri Eyden on Jul 12, 2013
Whenever column headings within a worksheet span two or more rows, a cascade of issues can occur. Fortunately, a simple technique can help you avoid frustration and save time when working in Microsoft Excel.
by Terri Eyden on Jul 11, 2013
Google Authorship is helping small- to midsize business owners improve SEO, develop a personal brand tied to their business, improve click-throughs, and increase lead generation from the Internet.
by Terri Eyden on Jul 10, 2013
The "State of the Outsourcing Industry 2013" survey, which was released on July 8, found that client expectations of outsourcing are evolving to be more value-focused, with IT and F&A BPO dominating future outsourcing plans.
by David Ringstrom on Jun 28, 2013
Periodically, you may encounter numbers in Excel that you can't sum or use arithmetically. A common cause for this is numbers formatted as text. David Ringstrom describes three ways you can convert numbers that appear trapped under glass into a usable format.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 28, 2013
Is Facebook an effective marketing tool or a time-consuming burden? Experts say it could be either, depending on your firm's approach. So how do you build a profitable Facebook strategy? Our experts offer five tips.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 28, 2013
LinkedIn has made several changes in recent months, including beefing up its contact features, profile options, and online content.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 21, 2013
In the final segment of Mark Lee's LinkedIn series, he covers what's probably of most interest to accountants – how to use LinkedIn to find prospective clients.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 21, 2013
Building on the findings from last year's Innovation Survey, Plante Moran is back for a third year asking organizations throughout the Midwest what fuels innovation in their organizations.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 20, 2013
Working in an Excel spreadsheet can be somewhat like the Wild West – unless other provisions are made, users can enter any value in any cell. One way you can restrict users to a predefined set of values is by way of Excel's Data Validation feature.

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