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The BlogNotions Finance Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by finance and accounting thought leaders. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest trends in the market, discussions of financial performance strategy, new ideas for communicating, raising capital, and controlling funds, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

It’s About Culture. How To Make Your Team Feel Special

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 It’s About Culture. How To Make Your Team Feel Special There are some firms that just “get it. For several years now I have admired how Lumsden McCormick, in Buffalo, appreciates their people and goes that extra step in developing a culture of inclusiveness and career advancement. Recently, I noticed this […]

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The Challenge of Launching New Services

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 The Challenge of Launching New Services My friend, Carrie Steffen, President of The Whetstone Group, recently shared some news with me about a new blog series The Whetstone Group is offering. It might be just the push you need to enhance client loyalty.  See below: Success Strategies for Launching New Services […]

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What Kind of Impression Do Your Emails Make?

Monday, September 26th, 2016 What Kind of Impression Do Your Emails Make? “Quality performance (and quality service) starts with a positive attitude.” – Jeffrey Gitomer It seems that EVERYONE uses texts to communicate now. However, that doesn’t apply so much to CPAs working in public accounting. Lots of business is conducted using email. I like […]

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I Wonder If I Could Write CPA Romance Novels

Sunday, September 25th, 2016 I Wonder If I Could Write CPA Romance Novels I can’t help it. This guy simply cracks me up. I just have to share another one of this school principal’s amusing videos. In this episode, he announces a book series he is writing – 50 Shades of Sharpies, a series of romance […]

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Rosenberg Annual Survey

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 Rosenberg Annual Survey It’s September and I just received my copy of the 2016 issue of The Rosenberg Survey. It is the 18th Annual Edition. The Rosenberg Survey is one of the most popular and widely respected national MAP surveys for the CPA profession. Comments and insights from many well-known CPA […]

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Redacted Version of the July 2016 FOMC Statement

June 2016 July 2016 Comments Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in April indicates that the pace of improvement in the labor market has slowed while growth in economic activity appears to have picked up. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that the labor market strengthened […]

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In Human Affairs “Never Say Never”

Picture Credit: Bloomberg =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Rates can go lower from here.  For as long as I can remember, I have been told by many experts that rates can’t go lower, or, that they must go up — there is no way they can go lower.  I have argued with that idea, as has Hoisington (Lacy Hunt), […]

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Brexit Boogeyman Bellows “Boo!”

Picture Credit: Peanuts Reloaded || Roughly: “Perhaps today Brexit; Monday an exit from Italy or Spain; [then] Europe dismantles” =-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- At a time like this, when the Brexit Boogeyman goes “Boo!” it’s time to take stock of the situation amid panic. Though the UK will face some political unrest as the Prime Minister resigns, and article 50 […]

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The Collapse of FOMC Expectations

When do you admit that you are wrong?  Do you do it publicly?  Do you hide it? Do you hide it plain sight? When I look at the graph for Fed funds for 2017 and later, I think the FOMC is admitting that they were wrong for a long time, and now hide that in […]

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Redacted Version of the June 2016 FOMC Statement

Photo Credit: Norman Maddeaux =-=-=-=- April 2016 June 2016 Comments Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that labor market conditions have improved further even as growth in economic activity appears to have slowed. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in April indicates that the pace of […]

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