Crafting a killer value proposition statement

May 8th, 2017  // News

A concise explanation of the value a product, service or innovation provides to customers can help a company develop an intent focus that can drive growth. Read more

How to use strategic relationships to spark innovation

May 5th, 2017  // News

Strategic relationships are key to innovation and growth, whether they are among companies or between a company and its employees. Here's a look at how high-profile businesses add value through these types of relationships. Read more

5 silent killers of a financial plan

May 4th, 2017  // News

CPA financial planners are in the business of helping clients lead their best lives now and in the future, but getting there requires thoughtfulness and reflection. Ignoring common planning and implementation missteps may diminish the value of the process and the realization of the plan. Read more

Using a consulting gig as a steppingstone to retirement

May 3rd, 2017  // News

Transitioning into a consulting role or similar type of part-time work can be a good way to ease into retirement. But it's important for people who pursue this path to understand they no longer have formal authority and to avoid undermining their successors. Read more

Conference attendance tips for introverts

May 3rd, 2017  // News

Conferences are a great way to hone your skills and learn more about the CPA profession. But they also can be intimidating, especially if you get uncomfortable walking into a room full of people you've never met before. Try this podcast for practical tips that can help introverts -- including everything from how to remember other attendees' names to the best practices for handing out business cards. Read more

5 hallmarks of a great leader

May 2nd, 2017  // News

Some of the best managers follow a servant leadership style that involves focusing the attention on their team rather than claiming it for themselves. This article looks at five characteristics of these leaders. Read more

Lawmakers strike deal to head off US government shutdown

May 1st, 2017  // News

Lawmakers reached agreement on a stopgap funding deal that will keep the federal government open for business through September. The measure is expected to come up for a vote in Congress this week. Read more

Ask these questions to get better at executing a strategic plan

April 28th, 2017  // News

Once you have a strategic plan in place, the next step is successful execution. This article offers a series of questions to make sure your organization will excel at carrying out its plans. Read more

8 tips for leaving your job on good terms

April 27th, 2017  // News

Avoiding missteps when you change jobs helps you maintain a good reputation, which will help you later in your career. Read more

A new cybersecurity risk management reporting framework for management and CPAs

April 27th, 2017  // News

The AICPA issued a new framework for cybersecurity risk management reporting Wednesday. The framework gives an organization's management criteria for explaining its cybersecurity risk management program and provides CPAs with guidance to be used in engagements to report on clients' cybersecurity controls. Read more

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