Women Business Owners a New Breed of Consumer

The National Foundation for Women Business Owners says that since 1987 the number of women-owned firms has doubled and revenue has quintupled. And, as their businesses grow, women business owners also are transforming the consumer marketplace with spending habits notably different from those of other working women.
Shopping Needn’t Be Done in Person

Although women business owners generally prefer shopping in a mall to shopping by catalog, they still are more likely than other working women to let their fingers do the walking.

Not Wed to Cash

When it comes to consumer purchases, women business owners find that checks and credit cards work best for them, while other working women prefer to use checks and cash.

Online Shopping Habits

Among women who use the Internet, women business owners are more likely than other working women to make purchases online.

Source: National Foundation for Women Business Owners ( www.nfwbo.org ), Washington, D.C., 1999.


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.


Tips for first-year auditors

For a new auditor, the first busy season can be an exciting time and a fantastic opportunity for professional growth. Here are suggestions for new auditors and those who nurture their development.