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  1. 2003 "MAP" Survey Now Available Online
  2. Microsoft Adds Legal Teeth in Efforts to Fight Spam
  3. This Synergy Will Incentivize Your Company's Paradigm Say What?
  4. How to Control Time Sheet Manipulation and Check Fraud
  5. Conference Board Finds Ethical Training Lacking
  6. SBA Launches New Site With Resources For Small Business Owners
  7. House Passes New April 30 Tax Filing Deadline
  8. Long-Term Care Insurance Becoming Popular Benefit
  9. Corporate Failures Lead to "Feeding Frenzy" For Professionals
  10. Book Recommendation: Family Wealth Counseling: Getting to the Heart of the Matter

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  1. Effective Employee Incentive Programs - Bring Out The Best
  2. Share Spreadsheets on The Web - Excel Tip
  3. Brainstorming Techniques For Business Success
  4. Tips on How to Protect Your Identity
  5. A Real-World Password Policy For Your Firm

Check out the Q&A Forum, our Communication Tip and the Five Part Series, "Making Ethical Decisions" - all this and more in this week's Resource Guide!

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1. 2003 "MAP" Survey Now Available Online

The 2003 National Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) Survey is now available online. The MAP survey provides benchmark information for small and mid-size accounting practices.

2. Microsoft Adds Legal Teeth in Efforts to Fight Spam

Microsoft has made its boldest move to date in the war against spam by issuing fifteen legal complaints against alleged e-mail spammers in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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3. This Synergy Will Incentivize Your Company's Paradigm - Say What?

Tired of modern buzzwords that crop up in business reports? So are the folks at Deloitte Consulting. In fact, they're so tired of reading indecipherable buzzwords that they decided to do something about it. Find out what they have created to battle the buzzword frenzy!

4. How to Control Time Sheet Manipulation and Check Fraud

Large amounts of money flow through your company's payroll
account. The potential for fraud is significant, and the consequences can be devastating. Today's technology requires payroll professionals to be diligent in finding the red flags of fraud and instituting internal controls to stamp it out.

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5. Conference Board Finds Ethical Training Lacking

6. SBA Launches New Site With Resources For Small Business Owners

7. House Passes New April 30 Tax Filing Deadline

8. Long-Term Care Insurance Becoming Popular Benefit

9. Corporate Failures Lead to "Feeding Frenzy" For Professionals

10. Book Recommendation: Family Wealth Counseling: Getting to the Heart of the Matter, by Jay Link

With eighty percent of today's millionaires being first generation, it is of paramount importance that we learn how to pass our wealth on to our children and our local and global communities in ways that will enhance all of our lives. Most people of wealth make several false starts with comprehensive income and estate planning. This book describes a method that first determines your life purpose and goals with an extensive interview process, after which the technical aspects of planning can effectively be addressed. Order your copy today!

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1. Effective Employee Incentive Programs - Bring Out The Best

In a firm-wide marketing survey, employees were asked what would motivate them to market their firm's services. Not urprisingly, the top two answers were "incentive compensation" and "recognition" for their efforts.

2. Share Spreadsheets on The Web - Excel Tip

If you use Excel 2000 or later, it's relatively easy to save a workbook in HTML as a web document. In fact, Excel supports two types: static documents and interactive documents.

3. Brainstorming Techniques For Business Success

We experience creativity every time a fresh idea pops into our minds. We recognize creative imagination in everything from a pastel painting to a business plan. By trying these ten tips, you will discover some amazing creative abilities that may surprise you.

4. Tips on How to Protect Your Identity

Despite all of the modern technologies, stealing someone's
identity may be easier than you ever imagined. Using a stolen check or deposit slip (blank or filled out), a stolen credit card or social security number, may be all a criminal needs to steal your identity.

5. A Real-World Password Policy For Your Firm

Security is the prevailing concern in the world of technology today. Every organization needs to adapt a password policy to ensure that passwords are kept secure and confidential. Here is an example of such a policy.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Making Ethical Decisions - The Five Part Series

Part One - Making Sense of Ethics...

Part Two - Six Pillars of Character...

Part Three - Groundwork For Making Effective Decisions...

Part Four - The Seven-Step Path to Better Decisions...

Part Five - Obstacles to Ethical Decision Making...

COMMUNICATION TIP

Change your voice-mail message every day that you plan to be out of office. Your clients and staff will appreciate knowing your accessibility, and this small gesture may help avoid the dreaded phone tag game!

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