Smart Stops On the Web


A Source for Outsourcing
The Technology Partners Web site provides links to the home pages of outsource suppliers as well as participating law firms experienced in negotiating outsourcing engagements. Users can search the directory of outsourcing providers or register themselves on the sites database. (See also the resource sidebar on page 31.)

Online Huckster
Cyber Submit offers a variety of modestly priced Web advertising packages that register sites with search engines. The basic packagesubmission to more than 25 Web search enginesis free. Equally valuable is an extensive list of Web site marketing and advertising resources.

Take a Tip
Practice Development Institute LLC, which provides marketing programs for the financial community, has posted free growth and profitability tips as well as useful practice development links on its Web site.


No Need to Be Quiet
The New York Public Librarys Science, Industry and Business Library is online with a collection of links to small business resources, market research information and patent and trademark help.

The Sweet Smell of Success
Edys Grand Ice Creams site presents slickly produced Web pages that neatly incorporate financial statements. The site is a good example of what the accounting and marketing departments can accomplish when they work together.

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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.