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5 criteria to be the right kind of practice in today’s market

Posted By: Ira Rosenbloom on September 02, 2015 in Business Strategy&Leadership / Management
Today, much like in the past, being appealing to the right kind of clients and staff is vital to the continued success of an accounting practice. However, the elements that will foster your appeal and heighten it continue to change and will further evolve, as they have in the past. To be effective today and in the near term, here are five hot buttons to be paying attention to: 1. Upgrade engagement profitability: The better your margins, the more you will be able to reward yourself, your staff and...
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Don’t panic: How I learned to stop worrying and love the stock market

Wall Street is hypnotic these days, isn’t it? It’s up, then it’s down, then it’s WAY down, then it’s up, then it’s down, then it’s way, WAY down. Over the past five days, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has lost 163 points, 358 points, 531 points, 588 points, and 205 points. Dizzying, isn’t it? It’s enough to drive someone insane. So quit watching. Seriously. If you’ve got cash in the stock market, quit paying attention. This isn’t...
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New learning system teaches CPAs how to anticipate future trends

Posted By: Bill Sheridan on August 15, 2015 in Business Strategy&Leadership / Management
The most important competency in the business world today – the ability to anticipate future trends and position our organizations to take advantage of them – is a mystery to most of the accounting and finance profession. Daniel Burrus, the Maryland Association of CPAs, and the Business Learning Institute want to change that. Burrus, a world-renowned technology forecaster, innovation expert and New York Times best-selling author, has joined forces with the MACPA and the BLI to launch...
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Demand for accounting graduates hits all-time high

Posted By: Tom Hood on August 12, 2015 in Accounting & Auditing
The AICPA just released its  2015 trends in the Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and Demand for Public Accounting Recruits report, which indicates a 7 percent increase in demand for accounting jobs and record enrollments in undergraduate and graduate accounting programs of 250,000 students for the first time. “The data in the Trends report is very positive overall, and the outlook for accounting students entering the profession is bright,” said AICPA...
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Sage helps transform CPAs one by one

Posted By: Tom Hood on July 09, 2015 in Business Strategy
This past weekend we finished up the spring Sage Vision to Strategy Workshops with our session at the MACPA Beach Retreat in Ocean City, Maryland. We were joined by Ed Kless, Sage's Senior Director, Partner Development and Strategy (pictured kneeling in center). Ed is also one of our favorite thought leaders and author of a new book, The Soul of Enterprise, Dialogues on Business in the Knowledge Economy. The Vision to Strategy Workshop (sponsored by Sage) and Ed's session clearly made an impact on...

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