Women Entrepreneurs Get Know-How Their Own Way

A survey of nearly 1,200 business owners highlighted the different paths
men and women take to successfully starting their own companies.

Few owners had a mentor when they founded their businesses.

Very successful women entrepreneurs also had followed a more varied career path than their male counterparts.

Women sought outside advice more than men did.

Note: Survey respondents included 602 women and 592 men.

Source: National Foundation for Women Business Owners, Washington, D.C., 2000.


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.