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8 Factors to Consider as You Prepare for Your CPA Exam

Women on Business

Brought to you by Wiley: Many aspiring accounting professionals wishing to advance their careers consider sitting and passing the CPA exams. And while passing the CPA exams has various benefits for accountants, the harsh truth is passing the CPA test is no easy feat.

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On the Hunt for the Best CPA Review Course out There? 6 Questions You Need to Ask Before Making the Decision

Strategy Driven

If you are planning to take the CPA exam, you are probably very aware of exam courses. That’s why taking a CPA prep course, whether in-person or online, is so important. Are there any virtual CPA exam review classes ? CPA exam review courses aren’t cheap.

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8 Factors to Consider as You Prepare for Your CPA Exam

Women on Business

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Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Jim Dewald is the dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and an associate professor in the strategy and entrepreneurship. A business leader who can provide an effective bridge between strategy theory and on-the-ground practice, his research interests are related to the micro-foundations of strategy formulation and implementation. Specifically, his… Read More Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris.

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Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Jim Dewald is the dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and an associate professor in the strategy and entrepreneurship. A business leader who can provide an effective bridge between strategy theory and on-the-ground practice, his research interests are related to the micro-foundations of strategy formulation and implementation. Specifically, his… Read More Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris.

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Alex Malley on “The Four States of Warren Buffett”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries "success" comes with passion and focus [comma] not from a quick trade Alex Malley on "The Four States of Warren Buffett" Alice Schroeder Berkshire HathawayCenturyLink Center the four states of Warren Buffett Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Buffett and Authenticity Buffett and Community Carol Loomis CPA Australia ett is giving back to the community iStockphoto Lawrence A. Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Alex Malley for LinkedIn Pulse.

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The Undeniable Value of Professional Skepticism

Terry Starbucker

Fortunately, I started my career as a CPA and auditor, and I learned about this thing called “ Professional Skepticism “ If you look that up in the accounting standards book , it will tell you that “(auditors) need to overcome some natural tendencies—such as overreliance on client representations—and biases and approach the audit with a skeptical attitude and questioning mind.

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Understanding How Organizations Can Measure Digital Success

Tanveer Naseer

The Cost Per Acquisition – CPA measurement is a ROI measurement used in digital marketing. CPA is a measure of the total digital media or channel cost divided by the number of completed actions. It’s relatively straightforward to generate a CPA model for a paid online advertising program, and for your SEO initiatives. CPA can measure customer activation. If your page content is ‘call to action oriented’ you can use CPA to measure it.

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How Outsourced Accounting Can Help your Business

Strategy Driven

For many businesses, taking advantage of local CPA & accounting services can be a great option. These services, such as Gelinas & Pratte CPA Tax And Quickbook Accounting , can offer a variety of benefits to any organization.

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The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes: And How to Avoid Them

Leading Blog

Lawyer, CPA, and serial entrepreneur, Patrick Burke, says he has made most of these big mistakes and has (barely) lived to tell about it. I F YOU CAN LEARN from other’s mistakes, you have a better shot at success.

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Guest Blogger: Duane M. DesParte on Building to Success #NoCapeNeeded

leaderCommunicator

As a CPA, my initial career success depended on my technical expertise and analytical capabilities. In the coming weeks before the launch of my next book, “No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate by Leaps and Bounds,” we will publish a few leadership advice pieces that are featured throughout the book.

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Fish Heads and The Value of Great Leadership: An Unforgettable Lesson

Terry Starbucker

After all, I just came from the public accounting arena as a CPA, which was all about debit and credits, numbers and figures, and processes and controls. “Terry, don’t you see? A fish stinks from its head down”. It was three months into my maiden voyage as a cable TV executive, at age 27. I was in the middle of going over a laundry list of problems with my boss that had been vexing me for weeks.

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Three Things Every Legal Firm Should Outsource

Strategy Driven

Hiring the assistance of a certified public accountant (CPA) can save you a lot of time in the long run but might also make your business more profitable as well.

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Just for Entrepreneurs: How to Choose the Right Financial Adviser

Strategy Driven

To help entrepreneurs succeed financially at work and in life, they need both a great CPA and a trustworthy financial adviser. While most entrepreneurs know their industries well, many are not experts when it comes to money.

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Ways Financial Experts Can Assist Small Business Owners

Strategy Driven

But make sure the service provider has a CPA license and certification to offer these services. Businesses need money to function and grow. But not all business owners have the financial expertise to make sound decisions about allocating their resources.

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The New World Of Enterprise Sales

Strategy Driven

He is also a CPA and has experience in accounting, consulting, and as a graduate-level Economics instructor. A few days ago, a friend asked me what has changed in enterprise sales in the last few years. My answer was: “Everything. And nothing.” Let me explain.

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The real power in your network is in the ASK

CO2

Ask a colleague or network connection if you can introduce them to somebody in your network that may be of assistance to them: a CPA, attorney, plumber, car mechanic, hair stylist, lawn service. Are you looking for a particular service: a CPA, attorney, plumber, car mechanic, hair stylist, lawn service? The Power of the ASK. We have covered a lot of ground regarding your network (see Related Links below). Now we need to put the power of your network into action.

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Stop The Roller Coaster Of Having Money and Then Not Having Money!

Women on Business

Rule #2 Get a good CPA. We use CPA Moms. Here’s why you need a good CPA! Big subject here! Are you in a roller coaster of having money then not having it? The good news is that I’ve been there and I can help you. After many years of struggling financially. Landing the good job, having a great month, and then not having two pennies to rub together at the end of the year is all too familiar to me.

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Leaders Should Be (More) Human Too: In Praise of Touchy-Feely

Terry Starbucker

He liked hiring young accountants (I happened to be a CPA at a large firm at the time) because of their bottom-line savvy and buttoned-down approach to looking at a business. This is the last in a series of my 3 favorite posts over the past 9+ years, in anticipation of my 1,000th (!) post coming up next Sunday, on August 23rd.

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How To Maximize LinkedIn Ads

Strategy Driven

You can monitor other factors to increase ads performance, including checking if the CPA is within target, identifying top-performing campaigns, and checking if you are targeting users in the right industry. LinkedIn is the most organic social network for B2B businesses.

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Maximize Tax Savings Using This One Simple Trick

Strategy Driven

Having practiced as a CPA for a “Big 8” (now “Big 4”) firm, as well as teaching tax, law and accounting in law school, graduate school and university, Steve has served as a legal analyst for top media outlets, where he appears daily on the radio.

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Never Trust, Always Verify

Leading with Trust

He’s not a CPA. Never trust, always verify. I saw this tagline recently in an advertisement for a digital security product. The company’s message was straight-forward and clear—when it comes to digital security, you should never, ever, ever trust anyone or anything. Always verify. Sadly, this advertising tagline struck me as ringing true for the way many people treat relationships in this day and age.

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The Big Flaw in Corporate Sustainability Rankings

Harvard Business Review

To find out, we turned to political and business ethics research from the Center for Political Accountability (CPA) and the University of Pennsylvania's Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research. public companies — their CPA-Ziplin Index — to Newsweek's environmental transparency scores. Corporate social responsibility Politics Sustainability CPA

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The 2 Leadership Traits That Will Set You Apart (and Sustain You For The Long Haul)

Terry Starbucker

After all, I had earned it, having just finished a 28 year run as a CPA, cable company VP of Operations, football stadium project manager, VP of Development for another cable company, and finally, a cable company SVP of Operations. When I moved to Portland Oregon back in 2010, my intentions were to exist in a state of “semi-retirement” – that is, blending a little bit of work with a lot more down time.

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Who Rules the Web Now?

Harvard Business Review

Instead, each possesses a wealth of user information to target ads to individual consumers on a cost-per-click (CPC) or cost-per-action (CPA) basis. Communication Internet CPA CPC[For more, visit the Communication Insight Center.]. At the recent Online Publishers Association Member Summit, the two of us gave a keynote in which we presented some hypotheses about the future of online competition.

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So You Want To Be A Leader? How To Unlock Your Leadership Destiny

Terry Starbucker

I obtained my CPA certificate, rose quickly through the ranks and within 5 years I was a Manager on the fast track to partner. I remember the day I knew I really wanted to be a leader. Funny thing was, it was 5 years after I “accidentally” became one. I started my career as an accountant, right out of college. Then, I got a phone call that would change my life. It was a headhunter looking for someone to “run” a recently acquired cable company with over 400,000 customers.

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Creating More Fun Working Conditions

Strategy Driven

In fact, we work pretty much every Saturday from January through April 15th,” said an associate with Horovitz, Rudoy & Rogan, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania CPA firm. Any company can make the working conditions at their company an asset for their employees.

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(How I Discovered) The Incredible Power Of The Two Most Important Words

Terry Starbucker

I spent hours at my cubicle just studying up for the CPA exam, and serving as a “go-fer” for the higher ups in the office (lets just say I knew my way around the copy and storage rooms). It was the fall of 1982. I was 3 months out of college, working for an accounting firm in San Antonio. Up to that point it had been an uneventful start to my career, since the summer is a slow time for most accounting groups.

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The Secret Life Of Terry Starbucker

Terry Starbucker

He started his career back in 1982 with the accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney in San Antonio, Texas (yes, the secret Terry was a CPA). It’s time. It’s time to merge two worlds together. The world of “Terry Starbucker&# the blogger, Social Media, and SOBCon person, and the world of the other Terry – the one who came up with Terry Starbucker in the first place.

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Not Sure Who to Trust? Start by Asking These 4 Questions

Leading with Trust

It would make sense to trust your CPA to prepare your tax returns but not to diagnose and treat an illness. It can be difficult knowing who to trust.

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Calibrated Trust: The Undeniable Value of Professional Skepticism

Terry Starbucker

Fortunately, (way, way back in 1982) I started my career as a CPA and auditor, and I learned about this thing called “ Professional Skepticism “. I have this natural tendency to want to trust everybody. I know that’s not good, so I have to fight that tendency, especially as a leader in the business world.

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Maximize Tax Savings Using This One Simple Trick

Strategy Driven

Having practiced as a CPA for a “Big 8” (now “Big 4”) firm, as well as teaching tax, law and accounting in law school, graduate school and university, Steve has served as a legal analyst for top media outlets, where he appears daily on the radio. The San Francisco-based tax law firm of Moskowitz LLP explains how to save big using the new aggregation rules of Section 199A. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) instituted last year could mean substantial tax savings for many American businesses.

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Improving Your Company Starts with You

Strategy Driven

And while it might sound like overkill, it can actually be relatively straightforward to prepare for CPA exam on the side, and obtain many useful skills that you can immediately apply to your organization in its current state. Many leaders wrongly attempt to improve their companies with a bottom-up approach, focusing on the smallest issues and hoping to work their way up.

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The Most Popular Master’s Degrees for Women in Business

Women on Business

Obtaining your CPA can open many doors and opportunities in the business world. Guest Post By Mary Madsen, writer for Bellevue University (Learn more about Mary at the end of this post). The number of female students graduating from college recently surpassed the number of men graduating from college. The number of college graduates continuing their education for post graduate degrees is also increasing and women make up a large percentage of these graduate students.

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How the best differ from the rest PART II

Six Disciplines

One example from our research indicated that high-performing organizations rate their satisfaction with the business advice they get from their external CPA much higher than low-performing organizations. Disciplined Approach to Business. For some people, the old-fashioned idea of being “disciplined” is a turn-off. But that’s not so for the top performers. They’re rated 114 % stronger than the lowest performers when it comes to taking a disciplined approach to business.

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Goldilocks, The Three Bears, And Effective Goal Setting

Terry Starbucker

I started as a CPA back in 1982, and was always pretty handy around a spreadsheet (even when they were just 12-column green pads). Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Goldilocks…… I’ve done a lot of budgeting, planning, and goal setting over the course of my career. There is certainly a science to looking into the future, and trying to predict where a business is going to go.

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How 25 Years of the Internet Has Changed the World of Business

Strategy Driven

There is no estimation of how many additional queries are made on travel sites for where to go on vacation, shopping databases to compare different items or other areas such as the United CPA Association for information on help in a business matter, but it must be upward of six to nine trillion or more.

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August Issue of the Strategy Execution Newsletter

Six Disciplines

Their Six Disciplines business coach very quickly becomes a trusted advisor relationship that last s - very similar to the relationships you already have with your CPA, your attorney, or your banker. Welcome to the August issue of the Strategy Execution Newsletter from Six Disciplines. In this month's issue, we're focusing on why there is such tremendous interest in business coaching, what the benefits are, and how coaching can take your organization to the next level.

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Competition: What Competition?

Strategy Driven

Things such as ROI or ACV and CPA are the sections which need monitoring. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy via Wikimedia and flickr. A business has to deal with a lot, but the competition is the main opponent. With one stroke, your competitors can make or break your success, which is scary. To end up the victor, you have to ensure that the firm is always one step ahead of the game. That way, they will chase you and not the other way around.

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August Issue of the Strategy Execution Newsletter

Six Disciplines

Their Six Disciplines business coach very quickly becomes a trusted advisor relationship that last s - very similar to the relationships you already have with your CPA, your attorney, or your banker. Welcome to the August issue of the Strategy Execution Newsletter from Six Disciplines. In this month's issue, we're focusing on why there is such tremendous interest in business coaching, what the benefits are, and how coaching can take your organization to the next level.

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10 Tips on How to Deliver a Great Concurrent Session

Great Leadership By Dan

If I’m doing a session on succession planning for CPA firms, then I’m at least going to take the time to interview a few CPAs and look up some good accountant jokes. Conferences are a great way to learn some new best practices, expand your network, and hopefully come away energized with lots of new ideas to implement back on the job. There are usually two types of sessions at a conference – general sessions and concurrent sessions.

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Making The Hard Decision To Stay Or To Let Things Go!

Women on Business

Or perhaps you will give up the accounting role and have a CPA be responsible for managing the daily routine. We are talking today about when you are scared to move forward but you know that you have to make a choice to stay or to leave! Do you believe that sometimes things just aren’t meant to be? It’s a hard truth to accept, especially when you love somebody or something. It can make it harder to hold when the humane thing is to let go.

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Recommended Resource – Finance Without Fear

Strategy Driven

Benefits of Using this Reference StrategyDriven Contributors like Finance Without Fear because it imparts the appropriate level of financial report understanding needed to be a successful executive or manager while not requiring the reader to be a CPA. Finance Without Fear : A Guide to Creating and Managing a Profitable Business by William S. Hettinger and John Dolan-Heitlinger About the Reference Finance Without Fear : A Guide to Creating and Managing a Profitable Business by William S.

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