More Preparation Needed for Accounting’s Perfect Storm

Do Not Let Habitual Complacency Reduce Your Readiness By William F. O’Brien, MBA, CPA Executive Education, Inc. According to Wikipedia, a perfect storm is a rare combination of circumstances that drastically aggravates a situation.  While the storm’s intensity has somewhat abated, the accounting profession still is facing a storm which could significantly alter many company’s … Continue reading

How to Get More From Your Events

Events have long been an important part of many CPA firm marketing plans. They offer a great opportunity to meet and connect with prospects as well as to nurture existing client relationships. Here are 6 tips for getting more out of your events. Promote, Promote, Promote– I work with a lot of firms who are … Continue reading

Keeping Client Data Safe in an Increasingly Mobile World

By Michael Webb, Chief Technology Officer, SmartVault Mobile has become a way of life, and with the proliferation of advanced devices, it’s easier than ever to work on the go. SaaS-based applications in combination with mobile technologies enable you to deliver client documents while sitting at the airport, process a client’s payroll from home, and … Continue reading

Aging Population Translates to Practice Development

The needs of aging baby boomers represent big opportunities for CPAs. There are 10,000 boomers hitting retirement age each day, and they need help in a lot of areas, which translates to practice development opportunities. Over 13% of the U.S. population will be 65 by 2020, and more than 16% will be over 65. By … Continue reading

3 Tips to Reach Your Audience with Email Marketing

Email is still one of the most effective marketing tools because it’s the only tool that allows you to push your message directly in front of the people who have asked for it. Once you’ve worked on building your permission-based email marketing lists, you’re ready to start delivering interesting and relevant email content to your … Continue reading

The Dollars and Sense Behind CPA Mobile Websites

By: Madison Miner As a CPA in Colorado you’ve probably noticed how attached your clients are to their mobile phones. Busy consumer and business clients rely on their phones to communicate and search for local businesses any spare moment they can find. Mobile phones are ingrained into our daily lives. And the rise in mobile … Continue reading

The Art of Balancing a Heavy Workload

Workload shifts and moves many different directions throughout a year. How do you handle those ups and downs that could be the differentiator between establishing yourself to go to the next level and drowning in your own to-dos? It you can start to envision the balance between you and your work, it may allow you … Continue reading

Attention Newly Licensed CPAs

Newly licensed Colorado CPAs must complete a two-hour Colorado Rules & Regulations (CR&R) course within six months before or after initial of licensure. If you need to take this course, the CSCPA offers it online. (http://www.cocpa.org/continuing-education/OnlineSelfStudyPortal.html)

Amendment 54 Ruled Unconstitutional

From the Denver Post A voter-approved Constitutional amendment barring campaign contributions from unions and some state contractors was  ruled unconstitutional by the state Supreme Court. The 4-1 decision affirms a lower court ruling and potentially wraps up a 16-month-long fight over the constitutionality of a law that opponents said curbed free speech rights and which … Continue reading

Request for Comments on Emergency Regulations Covering Elimination of Certain Sales/Use Tax Exemptions

The Colorado Department of Revenue will issue emergency regulations regarding the following topics: Sales tax exemption eliminated for sales of energy used in manufacturing, processing, and the other enumerated uses occurring on or after March 1, 2010 and before July 1, 2012 Sales and use tax exemptions eliminated for nonessential articles and containers for food … Continue reading