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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Self-Employment up Sharply For Women, Blacks, And Latinos
  2. T. Rowe Price Launches Individual 401(k) Plan
  3. Infatuation with E-mail Dies, Companies Demand In-Person Contact
  4. Business Growth Continues to Fuel Demand for Accountants
  5. Holiday Parties Can Pose Legal Pitfalls for Businesses
  6. Big Four Accounting Firms Steering Clear of Risky Business
  7. Deloitte Outlines $50 Million Expansion Plan for India
  8. GASB Issues Exposure Draft: Accounting for Termination Benefits
  9. The Rehmann Groups Expands Reach with Upcoming Merger
  10. Grant Thornton Posts Rise in Fiscal 2004 Revenues
  11. Debit Cards and Plastic Give Edge over Paper
  12. 2005 Ford Escape Certified for Clean-Fuel Deduction

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  2. The Ten Commandments of Goal Setting
  3. Helping Your Employees See the Bigger Picture

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THIS WEEKS RESOURCES
  1. Self-Employment up Sharply For Women, Blacks, And Latinos

Self-employment rates for women, blacks, and Latinos have risen sharply since 1979, according to a study released this week by the Office of Advocacy of the US Small Business Administration.

  1. T. Rowe Price Launches Individual 401(k) Plan

T. Rowe Price now offers an Individual 401(k) Plan that potentially allows self employed individuals and small-business owners with no employees other than a spouse to save more for retirement than they could with other types of retirement plans.

  1. Infatuation with E-mail Dies, Companies Demand In-Person Contact

Some companies are quickly losing their love of e-mail and its promise of speedy communication, opting instead for old- fashioned, face-to-face conversation.

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  1. Business Growth Continues to Fuel Demand for Accountants

CFOs recently surveyed expect a net 5 percent increase in the hiring of accounting professionals in the first quarter of 2005, down one point from the previous quarter's forecast but three points above projections made this time last year.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. Holiday Parties Can Pose Legal Pitfalls for Businesses
  2. Big Four Accounting Firms Steering Clear of Risky Business
  3. Deloitte Outlines $50 Million Expansion Plan for India
  4. GASB Issues Exposure Draft; Accounting for Termination Benefits
  5. The Rehmann Groups Expands Reach with Upcoming Merger
  6. Grant Thornton Posts Rise in Fiscal 2004 Revenues
  7. Debit Cards and Plastic Give Edge over Paper
  8. 2005 Ford Escape Certified for Clean-Fuel Deduction

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  1. "Power Napping" and Relaxation Tips!

Some say that power napping is the key to success. More and more businesses are recognizing the tremendous payback to their employees when time is allowed for "Power Napping". You too can run and run like the Energizer Bunny!

  1. The Ten Commandments of Goal Setting

Here is a list of ten tips to help you and your staff set and achieve goals.

  1. Helping Your Employees See the Bigger Picture

In many ways, we're lucky to face the problems that we do--how to keep up with the IT explosion, how to find employees in a job market so tight you're sometimes lucky to find any applicants at all, how to keep qualified employees once you've found them...our problems are the easy kind, viewed from outside our daily lives.

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