Resource Guide - Issue 158

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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Investor Scam; Con Artists Snaring Victims Across the Country
  2. Tips on Spotting Bogus Mutual Fund Web Sites
  3. Cross-Selling Services: Companies Should Serve Well, Then Sell
  4. Equity Wins Out Over Liability in FASB Debate Over Options
  5. When an Employee Quits, Management's Responsibilities Don't
  6. Managers are Seeking a Different Kind of Labor Force
  7. MBA Students May Lose Tax Deduction
  8. CEOs Across the Globe have Different Concerns for Success
  9. Uniform Trust Code Sparks Privacy Concerns
  10. U.S. News Releases 2005 College and University Rankings
  11. Large U.S. Companies are Increasing Hiring & Investment Plans
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  13. Group Calls for IRS Investigation of Environmental Charities

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  2. Seven Ways to Avoid Becoming a Bad Boss
  3. Doing Well by Doing Good; Organizing a Giving Policy in Your Firm

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THIS WEEKS RESOURCES
  1. Investor Scam; Con Artists Snaring Victims Across the Country

Late last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)issued an investor alert designed to warn Americans about a new scam sweeping the country-answering machine "wrong number" stock touts.

  1. Tips on Spotting Bogus Mutual Fund Web Sites

Recently, Pax World Funds issued six "phishing tips" that mutual fund investors can use to spot and avoid fake mutual fund Web sites, including those that are promoted by what at first may appear to be legitimate e-mail messages.

  1. Cross-Selling Services: Companies Should Serve Well, Then Sell

Companies that want to sell more products and services through their staff should pay better attention to basic customer service if they want to succeed.

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  1. Equity Wins Out Over Liability in FASB Debate Over Options

The Financial Accounting Standards Board on Wednesday of last week ruled out the possibility that stock-option pay could be treated as a liability. The decision ends the debate between the liability advocates and those who believe stock-option pay should be classified as equity.

  1. When an Employee Quits, Management's Responsibilities Don't

No law says you must let employees work their entire notice period. You also don't have to pay employees their regular wages for the notice period if you ask them to leave immediately. There are some good reasons that you should consider, though, for allowing resigning employees to stay on for at least part of their notice period.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. Managers are Seeking a Different Kind of Labor Force
  2. MBA Students May Lose Tax Deduction
  3. CEOs Across the Globe Report Different Concerns for Success
  4. Uniform Trust Code Sparks Privacy Concerns
  5. U.S. News Releases 2005 College and University Rankings
  6. Large U.S. Companies Increasing Hiring & Investment Plans
  7. Group Calls for IRS Investigation of Environmental Charities
  8. Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service, by Ken Blanchard, Sheldon Bowles

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  1. The Firm of Tomorrow...Ready, Set...Grow!

Although smaller firms have greater potential to pursue larger, more sophisticated clients now, they may lack the needed large opportunity development skills. Here are some ideas to help you
grow your practice.

  1. Seven Ways to Avoid Becoming a Bad Boss

Handling the complex issues of motivating employees and solving job and people-related problems is very difficult. Few are capable of handling these responsibilities well. Insensitivity, failure to communicate, and a lack of fairness are the hallmarks of poor supervision. Find out how you can overcome these traps.

  1. Doing Well by Doing Good; Organizing a Giving Policy in Your Firm

Obviously, you your firm can' respond generously to everyone who solicits your help. Here, then are some suggested guidelines for allocation of firm time and funds for non-practice activities, such as donations and participation in community, charitable, professional, and client activities.

HOT TOPICS

  1. Ernst & Young's Survival Threatened by Equitable Life Case
  2. Auditor Turnover: SEC Seeks "The Rest of the Story"
  3. SEC May Give Companies a Break from New Accounting Rules
  4. MBA Students May Lose Tax Deduction
  5. Ex-IRS Agent Pleads Guilty to Tax Scheme

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