Prosper where you are planted

Prosper where you are planted

Prosper where you are planted

Do you want a better or different job? Would you rather live in a different city, state or even country? Would you simply just like to be in a different station in life?

Unfortunately, more than 70 percent of Americans dislike their jobs. People living in the North want to move South for the winter (I’m one of them by the way) to escape the cold and snow. People living in the South want to move North for the summer to escape the heat.

If we all would be happier with different lives, why don’t we just make that happen? Why don’t we quit our jobs and move to a different location? You can do it.

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The 5 keys to planning an audit

Planning an audit

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“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” – Ben Franklin

“Failures don’t plan to fail; they fail to plan.” – Harvey McKay

Both Franklin and McKay were on to something with those statements. Everything becomes easier, less stressful and more successful if you plan appropriately.

In this article, we will be discussing how to be successful planning an audit. Being in the public accounting career and working with community banks (primarily), I’ve been involved with planning hundreds of engagements, both internal and external audits.

Regardless of the service your firm is providing, there are five keys to planning an audit to make it successful.

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45 small changes that will make a huge difference today

Small changes make big differences

I woke up to a huge surprise this morning. The surprise was so shocking I literally had to do a double take. "What was so surprising," you might ask. Since you're probably not a blogger like me, I'll explain. The "bounce rate" is one of the … [Continue reading]

How to hold a brainstorming session to get valuable ideas

How to hold a brainstorming session

"Hey Bert, let's sit down and brainstorm about what we can do to improve our client service." "Sure, I'd love to brainstorm. I'm willing to do whatever we can to make sure we provide the most value possible to our clients." You've likely been asked … [Continue reading]

Job or a career: Why you should treat work as a career

job or a career

After four or five years of college, studying for a ridiculously hard certification exam and going through countless interviews, you've finally landed that dream job. You've worked so hard to get what you wanted. Everything from here on out will be … [Continue reading]

7 ways great leaders demonstrate leadership skills

leadership skills of great leaders

Good leaders are hard to find. Great leaders are even harder. Many people are thrust into leadership roles but are not leaders. They demonstrate their lack of leadership skills by the way they act, talk and think. Great leaders, however, … [Continue reading]

Why you should stop being a workaholic

Stop being a workaholic

Is it ironic that it is Labor Day in the United States and I'm writing about how to stop being a workaholic? Even though Labor Day has been an official holiday in the United States since Congress implemented it in 1894 to end a labor dispute, this … [Continue reading]

4 simple steps to get things done each day

simple steps to get things done

Does your to-do list grow longer each day? Do you feel lucky if you get just one thing done from your to-do list? Do you have so much to do that you don't even know where to start to get things done? We've all been there. You want to get things … [Continue reading]

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