Is there anything worse in corporate life than a day full of meetings? I can’t think of many.
Back in the early days of business, meetings had to occur in face-to-face settings. People would travel the country to attend such meetings.
Now, in the internet age, we do more electronically than we do face-to-face. In some respects, that’s a good thing. It definitely creates efficiency. In other respects, we’ve lost the personal touch that business used to be built on.
While meetings still happen (and some days even one is too many if it’s not facilitated correctly), many of them are now held as conference calls.
“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.
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 important factors Google uses in it’s algorithm to determine which sites are listed high in search results. The bounce rate for this site has been over 80% since I first started.
In the simplest terms, that means that 80% of the visitors to the site left the site without going to another page. They didn’t click on any links or do anything except read the page they landed on.
Well, my bounce rate went from a lifetime bounce rate of 80% to 4.55%. How is that possible? That is such a big difference. Can it be right?
Even though I took a double take, I knew right away what caused the change. I made a few small changes to the site the night before and one of those small changes was the cause.
What small change did I make?