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November 4, 2013
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Busting some popular CPA pricing myths
By David W. Cottle, CPA
Don't let these myths prevent you from charging what you're worth.
How to boost business through referrals
By Lee Frederiksen, Ph.D.
Here's a three-step strategy to increase your base through referrals.
Take these steps to improve your presentations
By Libby Bierman
These tips will help you avoid common financial presentation pitfalls.
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AICPA  Q: What can an AICPA membership do for you if you're not a CPA?
IRS releases inflation adjustments for 2014
The personal exemption and the standard deduction are among the inflation-adjusted amounts that have increased.
Three new technologies that could change your life
Soon, you may never have to wait in line at the grocery store.
New AICPA chairman aims to promote mentoring
Bill Balhoff wants to improve mentoring, both for individuals and firms.
How to deal with a bad review on Yelp
Use the three R's—relax, respond, reroute—to turn a negative review around.
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  CPA Firm Mergers & Acquisitions: How to Buy a Firm, How to Sell a Firm, and How to Make the Best Deal
Arm yourself with the information you need to execute a win-win deal. This comprehensive resource from transition experts Joel Sinkin and Terrence Putney identifies the key elements involved in the successful purchase, sale, or merger of CPA firms. Written with both buyers and sellers in mind, the advice in this book aims to ensure that both parties achieve their goals.
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CPA News to Know
1 Strategic planning leads list of finance priorities
1 Guidance issued for U.S. foreign account law
1 PCAOB standard for auditing revenue may be on the horizon
1 CPAs wanted for lead role in sustainability
1 Collectibility threshold added in significant change to rev rec proposal
Upcoming AICPA Webcasts
  Nov. 6 Smart Data Management: Lifeblood of the Enterprise—Data Storage, Retrieval, and Analysis
  Nov. 6 Improving controls over Sustainability disclosures and other non-financial information
  Nov. 7 AICPA Real Estate Virtual Conference
  Nov. 7 Broker-Dealer and Broker-Dealer Auditor Update: SEC Rule 17 a-5
  Nov. 8 Form 990: A Comprehensive Approach to Accurate Preparation
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Robert Fowles, CPA, CGMA, CFO of Opus One Winery, offers advice on how to encourage innovation and become a go-to problem solver.

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