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Most small business owners lack necessary accounting skills http://www.mainstreet.com/article/small-business/most-small-business-owners-lack-necessary-accounting-skills The accounting profession needs more female leaders http://blog.aicpa.org/2014/01/women-and-leadership-the-path-not-yet-taken.html#sthash.ftaBKrvh.H2r3pDex.dpbs

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How to Explain to Clients Why Their Tax Bill Is So HIgh http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonynitti/2013/12/30/how-to-explain-to-wealthy-clients-why-their-tax-bill-is-so-high-in-six-easy-steps/ Getting good at analytics = success http://www.wired.com/insights/2013/12/analytics-eats-world-2014/

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Ellen Calls H&R Block http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B8zDBAYemA Tech Gadget Gift Ideas http://www.cpa2biz.com/Content/media/PRODUCER_CONTENT/Newsletters/Articles_2013 When It Pays to Be Polite http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25347423

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The World Beyond Compliance

Here’s a question:  What portion of your revenues are derived from compliance work – e.g., tax preparation and IRS representation; bookkeeping; QuickBooks setup, clean-up, and training; payroll; and audit work – versus value-added work – e.g., revenue improvement, business consulting, profit margin analysis, and workflow improvement projects?

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Celebrating How Far You’ve Come

Think back to December 4, 2012 for just a minute.  Where were you in your business?  What were your revenues, salary, and profits at that time?  What were your clients like?  What were your biggest issues? If we don’t occasionally look back to take a snapshot at

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10 Ways Women Can Dare To Grow Their Businesses Big http://www.forbes.com/sites/geristengel/2013/11/06/10-ways-women-can-dare-to-grow-their-businesses-big/ CPAs say working with a business coach gives them a cutting edge http://www.accountingweb.com/article/cpas-say-working-business-coach-gives-them-cutting-edge/222684?source=education Hot topics to consider as busy season approaches http://www.aicpa.org/InterestAreas/PrivateCompaniesPracticeSection/NewsAndPublications/SmallFirmSolutions/Pages/Hot-Topics.aspx How and When to Raise Your Fees http://www.accountingweb.com/article/how-and-when-raise-your-accounting-firms-prices/222699 Xero adds more new features http://www.accountingtoday.com/accounting-technology/news/Xero-Adds-Data-and-Document-Management-Features68712-1.html

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