Archive | January, 2011

Eight Steps to Limit Your Trading Tuition

Learning to trade is going to cost you in one fashion or another (and remember that your time has value). There are ways, however, that you can minimize that cost. 1. Start with a foundational book like The Essentials of Trading. This will make sure you’ve hit on and thought about the basic elements of […]

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Which came first–Leadership or Entrepreneurship?

I participated in a leadership course for youth this last weekend and walked away thinking about how every entrepreneur I know is a leader, and I usually find a correlation between each entrepreneur’s leadership skills and their relative success. So, which comes first? Do you have to be a leader before you can be an […]

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Big Changes for the Tax Preparation Business

There is a new world coming, at least in the world of tax preparation. The last 16 months have shaken up the field with major changes unseen since e-filing was begun. Tax forums, blogs, and boards have filled with discussion of the changes and speculation of how the new world will work and how it […]

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RETHINK EVERYTHING – THEN MAKE CHANGES

My favorite topic, again.  I promise to keep talking about the importance of constant change inside CPA firms. Some things for you to consider: Quote about trying to change things inside an organization – “the role of big companies is to turn great people into mediocre organizations.” Quote describing people trying to lead change:  “We […]

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Top Eleven 2011 Trends for Entrepreneurs

As we launch into the new year, here are the top 11 trends that entrepreneurs need to be aware of, think about, and for which we should all prepare: 1.  Economy will still Struggle: This is the biggest question on everyone’s mind. If experts in public relations and marketing were coaching me to write this […]

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MANAGING PARTNERS SHOULD TWEET

When I meet and talk with CPA groups, especially partners, I ask them if they have a Twitter account. In small groups, I rarely get an affirmative answer.  In larger groups, one or two hands might go up.  Many admit that they really don’t know exactly what it is or what could possibly be the […]

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