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  1. 2003 Filing Season Begins With New IRS Resources
  2. CFO Magazine: Ten Reasons NOT to Accept That Job
  3. International Auditing Standards Available For Free
  4. Preparing For Performance Appraisals - Free Download
  5. Summary of 2002 Tax Law Changes For Businesses
  6. Deloitte's Practical Guide to Better Financial Reporting
  7. AccountingWEB Interviews: Gary Bolinger - Indiana CPA Society
  8. Resources For Military Reservists And The Business That Employ Them
  9. CPA Firms Among Fortune's "100 Best Companies"
  10. Book Recommendation: The Power of Ethical Management

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  1. 20 Reasons to Put Your Business on The Web
  2. Avoidance Versus Confronting - Stop Procrastination Today!
  3. Managing Technology - 10 Cost Saving Tips
  4. What Makes a Client Change Accountants/Firms?
  5. Network Security 101 - What's The Big Deal?
  6. Ten Steps to Branding Your Firm

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1. 2003 Filing Season Begins With New IRS Resources

The IRS wants to make sure that you have all the information you need to file your taxes, so they have added a few resources to assist the process.

2. CFO Magazine: Ten Reasons NOT to Accept That Job

Rising unemployment, eager job candidates, and not-always-above-board business practices sometimes conflict with each other causing confusion and hesitation on the part of job seekers looking to accept new job positions.

The Corporate Minutes Book:
A Legal Guide to Taking Care of Corporate Business

This hefty guide addresses small business owners who have formed a corporation and want to make sure it's treated that way. It offers them the answers, advice and forms they need to maintain the legal validity of their corporation before the courts and the IRS. The book emphasizes when and how to prepare minutes of meetings, tackle formal record keeping and fill out a Corporate Records book. More than 80 resolutions forms included. Download today for just $69.99!

3. International Auditing Standards Available For Free

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has provided the accounting world with a New Year's gift. Beginning this week, all documents issued by IFAC and the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) are now available for immediate download at no charge. Visitors must simply fill out a one-time registration to gain access to the documents.

4. Preparing For Performance Appraisals - Free Download

This free report provides a step-by-step guide for conducting appraisal interviews successfully and legally, plus includes a free form you can use to rate your Performance Appraisal interview techniques.

The Partnership Book - A How To Guide

What's involved in forming a partnership? How does one write a partnership agreement? This helpful book covers all the important partnership issues such as cash and property contributions, profit sharing, tax liability and buy-outs. Readers can take advantage of the standard partnership clauses provided or create their own customized agreement. All the forms for creating a partnership agreement are provided as tear-outs. Download this document today for just $ 39.99.

5. Summary of 2002 Tax Law Changes For Businesses

There are some changes to the tax laws effective for 2002 income tax returns that work to the benefit of business taxpayers. Tax accountants will want to make sure their clients are aware of these changes that will save their clients tax dollars on their 2002 tax returns and in years to come.

6. Deloitte's Practical Guide to Better Financial Reporting

After the corporate scandals of 2002, there has been no shortage of suggested accounting reforms. Deloitte's latest paper on Integrity and Quality provides practical tools that light a realistic way forward to better reporting.

"Tax Savvy For Small Business"

It is possible to run a profitable, honest business while minimizing taxes and staying out of legal trouble. How? This bestseller points the way, detailing year-round tax-saving strategies to help business owners: claim all legitimate deductions; maximize fringe benefits; keep accurate records; document expenses; survive an audit and more. Download for just $49.95!

7. AccountingWEB Interviews: Gary Bolinger - Indiana CPA Society

As part of a series of interviews with prominent members of the profession, AccountingWEB sits down with Gary Bolinger,
President and CEO of the Indiana CPA Society, to get his
perspective on what's happening in the profession.

8. Resources For Military Reservists And The Business That Employ Them

The U.S. Small Business Administration has set up a Web site to assist small businesses with the information and tools they need to plan for the possibility of employees being called into active military duty.

9. CPA Firms Among Fortune's "100 Best Companies"

Fortune magazine has once again published its annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, and a number of CPA firms, banks and financial services companies are on the list.

10. Book Recommendation: The Power of Ethical Management, by Norman Vincent Peale, Kenneth H. Blanchard

Ethics in business is the most urgent problem facing America today. Now two best-selling authors, Kenneth Blanchard and Norman Vincent Peale, join forces to meet this crisis head-on in this vitally important new book. The Power of Ethical Management proves you don't have to cheat to win. It shows today's managers how to bring integrity back to the workplace. It gives hard-hitting, practical, ethical strategies that build profits, productivity, and long-term success. Order Your Office Copy Today!

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AccountingWEB's Industry Profiles, developed by First Research, Inc., will assist you in developing and keeping up-to-date in industry niches. Reports are just $99.00 each and are invaluable in your arsenal of knowledge. Check out over 130 specific industries to order from.

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1. 20 Reasons to Put Your Business on The Web

Approximately 790 million people worldwide have access to the World Wide Web. No matter what your business is, you can't ignore 790 million people. To be a part of that community and show that you are interested in serving them, you need to be on the Web for them. You know your competitors will.

2. Avoidance Versus Confronting - Stop Procrastination Today!

The person who studiously avoids work usually works far longer and far harder than the man who pleasantly confronts it and does it. What do you avoid? What projects never get done? What situations do you hate? Find out how to stop procrastinating today! Read it now!

3. Managing Technology - 10 Cost Saving Tips

With uncertain economic times ahead, the first call from many partners is to look for ways to cut overhead. But the firms that are winning with technology are those who view technology as a strategic asset rather than as overhead.

4. What Makes a Client Change Accountants/Firms?

It's a big decision, changing accountants, one that is not
taken lightly by business people. A committee of professional services marketing groups was commissioned to conduct a research study into why people changed accountants. The results were interesting.

5. Network Security 101 - What's The Big Deal?

According to the 2002 Computer Crime and Security Survey
performed by the Computer Security Institute (CSI) and the FBI, ninety percent of respondents detected security breeches within the last twelve months. What is network security and why is it important? Find out more today!

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Premium Members, visit the AccountingWEB tips and tricks page for tips on Business Communication, Business Etiquette, Internet, Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and more.

6. Ten Steps to Branding Your Firm

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, it becomes important for accounting firms to know what they stand for, how clients, referral sources and the business community perceive the firm. Here are 10 steps you can take to identify your firm's existing brand and map out your firm's differentiators to begin your branding efforts.

Industry Profiles - Just $99

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