Smart Stops on the Web

Smart Stops on the Web

World Wide Web sites of interest to members in business and industry.
Net 101
Twenty reasons to put your business on the World Wide Web. Granted, the company that puts out this list offers various Internet services, so it has reasons for wanting you online. However, the 20 reasons - each with an explanatoryparagraph - do provide food for thought.
Currency Converter
Many U.S. banks post currency conversions between U.S. dollars and major worldwide currencies that day. This site allows you to convert between any two currencies in the world, in any ammount, on any date since January 1, 1990. The conversion process can take a few minutes, but that's a lot less time than you might otherwise have to spent on the phone to banks or poring over specialized pubblications. There are no fees or sign-up process for this service.
Cars-Old and New
Does your company own cars? Does it want to sell them? Does it want to buy new cars? Check out the Kelley Blue Book site. Fill out a detailed questionnaire to find out what your old car is worth and get prices and specifications for new cars, all for free.
Raising Money
Looking for venture capital? Price Waterhouse issues a quarterly study of venture capital investments. You can search the survey by key words, company names, company type and region.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.