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Blogging can be an effective marketing strategy, but are you doing it right? Here are six common mistakes that small-business owners make with their blogs — and how to fix them.
Do you expect a right to privacy? Do your clients? The truth of the matter is that the right to privacy is an ever-changing, ever expanding concept that continually needs to be redefined...
Third in a series: Numerous factors demand consideration when a CPA firm is looking to replace a departing partner.
How to successfully value, acquire and integrate another CPA firm
Accounting firms are turning their hands to all kinds of marketing and client communication, from social media to more traditional email bulletins.
Social media can be a scary place for CPAs, but these suggestions will have you tweeting and linking in like a pro in no time.
Despite their differences, all social media products are the same mechanism - a tool from which to broadcast to a large audience. This guide has been created to help you make the most of this valuable channel.
You can waste hours of valuable time surfing and socializing on the Web, or use that time to make yourself a smarter business owner.
You walk into your office on a Saturday morning during tax season to find a staff member waiting for you with sweaty palms and a look of terror on her face. She takes a while to get the words out, but you soon learn that she backed up some client files to an unencrypted flash drive and dropped it in her purse before going to a “happy hour” the night before. Upon returning to her table from the restroom, she discovered her purse was nowhere to be found. She had been preparing payroll tax returns for several clients with multistate locations, and the flash drive contained payroll data such as names, Social Security numbers, addresses, salaries, and wages.
The accounting profession first became a lucrative target for plaintiffs' lawyers after the savings and loan industry collapsed in the mid-1980s, and little has changed since then. Accountants continue to be seen as deep pockets whenever financial transactions go sour, and regulatory scrutiny of the profession has increased.