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  1. PCAOB Sets Firm Registration Deadline and Fees
  2. Internet Taxes on The Road to Extinction
  3. AICPA Launches Audit Committee Matching System
  4. Sharp Increase in SBA-Backed Loans Fuels Small Business Growth
  5. Computerized Uniform CPA Examination Tutorial Available
  6. Survey Finds Disaster Recovery Disconnect Between CEOs and CIOs
  7. Study Shows States Lose Tax Dollars Through Corporate Shelters
  8. In Spite of Terrorist Threats, Spending on Security Lagging
  9. IRS Issues Temporary Regulations on S Corporation ESOPS
  10. Book Recommendation: The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk

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  4. Resolving Personality Conflicts at Work
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1. PCAOB Sets Firm Registration Deadline and Fees

Accounting firms that audit publicly held U.S. companies knew it was coming. Now they have a date and a fee structure. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the deadline date last Wednesday, paving the way for the PCAOB to require all accounting firms that audit public companies to register.

2. Internet Taxes on The Road to Extinction

The House Judiciary Committee voted to approve legislation that would permanently extend the moratorium on Internet access taxes. The bill must now be approved by the full House before it proceeds to the Senate.

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3. AICPA Launches Audit Committee Matching System

In an effort to support and promote effective audit committees for organizations across the spectrum of the American economy, the AICPA has created the Audit Committee Matching System, part of their Center for Audit Committee Effectiveness, which will be launched later this year.

4. Sharp Increase in SBA-Backed Loans Fuels Small Business Growth

The number of small businesses receiving loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration in the first three quarters of FY 2003 is up by almost 36 percent over the same date a year ago, with sharp increases in loans to minorities, women and veterans.

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5. Computerized Uniform CPA Examination Tutorial Available

6. Survey Finds Disaster Recovery Disconnect Between CEOs and CIOs

7. Study Shows States Lose Tax Dollars Through Corporate Shelters

8. In Spite of Terrorist Threats, Spending on Security Lagging

9. IRS Issues Temporary Regulations on S Corporation ESOPS

10. Book Recommendation: The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk, by Al Ries

This book is meant to eliminate myths and misconceptions someone might have about the marketing process. There are 22 rules in total, applicable to every field; rules that will make you understand why things are the way they are. The book helps readers analyze past experience and decide what was wrong and right in order to avoid repeating the same mistakes. The authors give a clear picture of what is happening in the marketplace by illustrating case-in-points with plenty of examples from actual companies. Order your copy today!

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1. How to Build Unique Referrals

To get better business leads - and more of them, network with clients with whom you already have a relationship. Here are some ideas that can help you build a better referral network.

2. How to Deal Effectively With Difficult Clients

We have all experienced working with a difficult client. Don't assume the problem is always on their end. These helpful ideas can assist you with problems that may arise within your own organization.

3. Getting Beyond The Screener and Into The Interview

Here are some helpful steps that you can take to make certain your resume is seriously considered when applying for a position outside of your industry, or for which you maybe overqualified.

4. Resolving Personality Conflicts at Work

Maintaining relationships is key to resolving conflict. If a situation is thought to be "unfixable", the best advice given by experts is to figure out a way to "remix" the situation so the two parties look at the situation differently. Here are a few ideas for your consideration.

5. How to Differentiate Your Services

When potential clients are shopping around, how can your
services stand out? Try these ten tips to increase your sales.

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2. Expense or Capital? I have a project that I am working on. It is an capital modification project. Does the cost for demo of old equipment have to be expensed or can it be capitalized as part of the project.

3. Accounting for Real Estate Air Rights. I have a client who has commercial real estate in the Bronx. She has just sold a portion of the air rights on one of her properties. I need to understand how to account for these monies. Any help would be appreciated.

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