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PCPS—the AICPA Alliance for CPA Firms—and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants launched the 2004 Management of an Accounting Practice Survey. The Association for Accounting Administration and firms from 43 states are participating in the online survey. Information is available at http://map.pcps.org . The survey, which provides local and regional firms with benchmarking information on management policies and financial results, will continue until September 3, and results will be announced in October.

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Cybersecurity threats proliferating for midsize and smaller businesses

This report details how SMBs can properly protect private information from breaches, design and implement a cybersecurity policy, and create safeguards for training and education.

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Being responsive to clients

CPAs and their firms have daily pressures and hectic schedules, but being responsive is crucial to client satisfaction. Leaders in the profession offer advice for CPA firms that want to be responsive to clients.

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Test yourself on these often confused words

The spelling checker on your word processing program can do only so much to flag problems. Your best insurance is to learn the troublesome words that trip up writers and use them correctly by the standards of formal, written English.