Small Business


The Small Business Administration (SBA) issued two rules to help companies in the information technology (IT) and testing laboratory industries qualify for contracting opportunities and federal assistance ( www.sba.gov/news/04-03.pdf ). The SBA expects the changes, which affect limitations on revenue and number of employees, to benefit more than 1,700 small IT businesses and 120 testing laboratories that previously were ineligible for SBA help.

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Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.

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What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes

A new model proposed by NASBA and the AICPA is designed with an eye on the future for newly licensed CPAs. The AICPA's Carl Mayes, CPA, provides background on the project and a look ahead to 2020.