Resource Guide - Issue 143

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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Dream of Fleeing the Taxman? Get Real
  2. Family-Friendly Cutbacks Affecting Employee Choices
  3. Rising Wages, High Turnover in India Create Scramble for Workers
  4. BBB Ranks Top Business Inquiries and Complaints During 2003
  5. Some Small Businesses Suffer, Others Profit from Outsourcing
  6. Values Statements Seen as “Window Dressing” According to Survey
  7. IRS Issues Guidance on Capital Gain Dividends
  8. A Call for Better Fund Governance and Nine Emerging Issues to Watch
  9. IRS Approves Automatic 401(k) Enrollment
  10. Treasury Issues Final Regulations on Student Loan Interest Deduction
  11. Book Recommendation: 22 Keys to Sales Success: How to Make It Big in Financial Services

PREMIUM SUBSCRIBER CONTENT
  1. How to Handle Difficult People
  2. Employer-Employee Rules for Successfully Running a Small Business
  3. How to Improve Your Self-Management Skills
  4. The Focus of Firm Management
  5. Four Basic Rules for Growing Your CPA Firm
  6. Top Strategies for Client Retention
  7. Niche-Building in Professional Services Firms

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  1. Dream of Fleeing the Taxman? Get Real

Another April 15 has come and gone and if, like many Americans, you are still feeling bitter about the bite the taxman took out of your wallet, it’s still safe to indulge in a little fantasizing about skipping off to a tax haven like the Cayman Islands. As long as it’s just a fantasy...

  1. Family-Friendly Cutbacks Affecting Employee Choices

Back in the roaring 90s, companies in need of good employees instituted a number of family-friendly programs designed to attract working parents. With the boom over, some companies are now cutting back on family-friendly programs, forcing parents to make tough choices.

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- We are pleased to provide you with THE guide to transitioning into and managing a paperless CPA firm. This seven-step guide is easy-to-follow and will provide you with the information you need to be a paperless CPA firm. This downloadable e-book is an excellent resource for all who are considering becoming a paperless firm. Only $49.00. Find out more today.

  1. Rising Wages, High Turnover in India Create Scramble for Workers

India may become a victim of its own success as a center for outsourcing. As U.S. companies continue to rush business offshore, the competition for labor is getting fierce — so fierce that a typical business-processing center can expect to lose 15 to 20 percent of their workforce every year.

  1. BBB Ranks Top Business Inquiries and Complaints During 2003

The nation's Better Business Bureaus (BBBs) recently reported that services provided to consumers and businesses in 2003 surged to 52.9 million, up 27 percent from the 41.5 million instances of service provided in 2002.

  1. Some Small Businesses Suffer, Others Profit from Outsourcing

As outsourcing accelerates, it can be the best of times or the worst of times for U.S. small businesses.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. Values Statements Seen as “Window Dressing” According to Survey
  2. IRS Issues Guidance on Capital Gain Dividends
  3. A Call for Better Fund Governance and Nine Emerging Issues to Watch
  4. IRS Approves Automatic 401(k) Enrollment
  5. Treasury Issues Final Regulations on Student Loan Interest Deduction
  6. Book Recommendation: 22 Keys to Sales Success: How to Make It Big in Financial Services, by James M. Benson, Paul Karasik

With skeptical, bear-market bruised consumers demanding more for less, a solid, practical guidebook for selling financial products and services is needed for both new and experienced salespeople to follow. 22 Keys to Success for Selling Financial Products and Services is the answer to this need. Each chapter addresses a fundamental issue in selling, representing the best practices of high-producing financial advisers and insurance professionals in the industry.

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  1. How to Handle Difficult People

Difficult situations are part of everyone’s life. Employers and employees can’t get along. Partners clash over money. Spouses cannot resolve disagreements. If you ignore these situations, they always get worse. Employees get fired, partnerships and marriages break up, everyone is miserable. The best solution is to confront and handle people.

  1. Employer-Employee Rules for Successfully Running a Small Business

The information in this article, if put into practice, will reduce your stress, increase your business' productivity, and give you the vacation you so richly deserve. Here's are some things you can do to make your small business run as smoothly as possible.

  1. How to Improve Your Self-Management Skills

You are responsible for everything that happens in your life. Learn to accept total responsibility for yourself. If you do not manage yourself, then you are letting others have control of your life. These tips will help you manage "you."

  1. The Focus of Firm Management

While there are seminars and on-the-job training for managing partners, there is no book or school on how to manage an accounting firm. Too often managing partners get strapped with administrative duties and fail to lead the firm toward strategic objectives. The following is a list of high priority strategies that firms should focus on if they desire to succeed during a period of transformation.

  1. Four Basic Rules for Growing Your CPA Firm
  2. Top Strategies for Client Retention
  3. Niche-Building in Professional Services Firms

HOT TOPICS

  1. IRS Issues Guidance on Business Meal & Entertainment Expenses
  2. House Passes Temporary Alternative Minimum Tax Relief
  3. Survey Indicates Vacations Improve Staff Productivity
  4. IRS Warns of Identity Theft Scheme Involving Bogus E-mail, Website
  5. KPMG Ordered to Hand over Tax Shelter Client Names

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