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2008 Tax Season Survival Guide

Articles & Tips from Pros to Help You Succeed

2008 Tax Season Survival Guide

From the January 2008 Issue

The rush will soon be on, so take these last few comparatively calm weeks to
prepare for the impending tax season. With advice on business communication
tools, security and adding multiple monitors to your display, several experts
offer advice to help you be more productive this tax season.

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The Season Offers Challenges,
But Also Big Rewards
Tax Season: It will get busy and it will probably
get hectic. You will work late and may see less of your family for the
next few months. But you’re working for a successful practice that helps
individuals and business owners, and that helps you enjoy your life away
from work with family and friends. The technology you use during the year,
both to directly provide service to clients and to manage your practice,
is essential to your productivity.
BEST PRACTICES: Encryption Keys
& Tools
Now that we are in an era where private information
is routinely transmitted via e-mail and the Internet across public networks,
how can we be confident in the security of that information while it is
in transit and when it is stored digitally? This article explores and
explains how to keep critical information safe.

BEST PRACTICES: Implementing Dual Monitors
The multi-screen monitor movement is in full-swing,
and there’s good reason: Firms using multiple monitor displays report
dramatically increased productivity by their employees. Is a dual or triple
screen monitor right for your desk and your practice? This article can
help you figure this out and tell you the easy steps to installing additional
Branding, Marketing & Business
Development for Your Firm
Today’s contemporary firms manage their practice
with a different focus and vision than the accounting profession deployed
in the past. Traditionally, firms used to rely on quality service and
referrals as almost their exclusive method of winning new business. Now,
a large number of firms use “old school” marketing and sales
techniques and nurture business development strategies as well as advertising
to attract new clients.