Guest Blogger

Improved Communication Goes a Long Way With Young Professionals

This guest blog features Chris Camara, managing editor of the monthly INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) newsletter. We’ve greatly enjoyed working with Chris and the IPA team on developing “The Road to Retention: Motivators and Drivers for Young Public Accounting Professionals.” In this week’s post, Chris explores the growing recruiting and retention paradigm firms are facing. […]
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What You Think About Your Younger Staff May Not Be True

This guest blog features Chris Camara, managing editor of the monthly INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) newsletter. We’ve greatly enjoyed working with Chris and the IPA team on developing “The Road to Retention: Motivators and Drivers for Young Public Accounting Professionals.” In this week’s post, Chris explores common misconceptions about young professionals The stereotypes aren’t pretty. […]
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Six Ideas To Ensure Technology Impacts Profitability

Marc Rosenberg, President of The Rosenberg Associates, is a nationally known consultant, author and speaker on CPA firm management, strategy and partner issues. We are happy to have him as this week’s guest blogger. For more information, visit www.rosenbergassoc.com. Managing Partners have many critical management duties. One is to ensure that the firm uses technology […]
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Sales Tax: The Next Generation

Our strategic partner, Avalara, takes a look at the changes we’ve seen in the growth and use of technology and the way it’s affected sales tax management. When you were a kid, could you have imagined using the technology that we have at our fingertips today? Here’s another question: could you imagine going back to […]
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Don’t Deduct Your Health During Busy Season! ― Part 1

This week’s blog is part one of a two-part series from guest blogger Irene Marth. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and a lifestyle and wellness coach. Irene works to improve the overall quality of life for those she trains and coaches by adapting physical and mental behavior to work with and achieve their lifestyle […]
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The Marketplace Fairness Act: Understanding Remote Sales

The Marketplace Fairness Act has made some headlines recently. If passed into law, the proposed federal solution is a game changer for U.S. retailers who sell across state lines, but not many understand the Act’s implications. In this blog, we’ll share our understanding of the Act and how it might affect you and/or your clients. […]
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Stop Struggling to Find Your Firm’s Social Media ROI

We all want to measure social media’s return on investment (ROI); but, because it is rarely the last marketing touch point before a conversion (sale), it may be hard to accurately track its direct impact on your marketing efforts. In measuring your firm’s social media marketing ROI, assumptions may be made because there is often […]
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Leadership Spotlight: Donny Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA

Leadership Spotlight: Donny Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA In our continued effort to bring you ideas, techniques and strategies to strengthen your leadership abilities, we have initiated a monthly “Leadership Spotlight” blog post. You can look forward to hearing about the experiences and insights of CPA profession leaders each month.  And, if you know a powerful leader […]
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Helping People Get Their Work Done

HELPING PEOPLE GET THEIR WORK DONE How many interruptions do you get each day?  Some CPA firm leaders tell me that there is often a line of people outside their door awaiting an audience.  Or, more likely, they want you to put out a fire. More importantly, how many times do your team members – […]
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Implementation

IMPLEMENTATION:  THE TRUE TALENT Implementation and/or execution – a couple of my favorite topics. You (a CPA firm leader), often go to a conference to gather new ideas and learn about current trends in the CPA profession.  While at the conference, you begin to actually get excited about some of the ideas and begin to […]
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Work Life Balance; Possible? Do Organizations Have a Role to Play?

Work Life Balance; Possible? Do Organizations Have a Role to Play? By: Mary L Bennett, CIA, CEC, MBA MLBennett Consulting.com The art of integrating life and career is commonly called work-life balance and often equated with part time work schedules.  Successful integration of career and life is much broader then adjusting work schedules. Forward-facing organizations […]
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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Occasionally we will welcome guest authors who have relevant and inspiring ideas to share. This week we are proud to bring    you a post written by Patrick Spear, husband of our Sales and Marketing coordinator Lisa Spear. Patrick has over two decades  of sales and marketing experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, […]
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