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Bill Sheridan
St. Louis
I am the e-communications manager / editor for the Maryland Association of CPAs.
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Editor's note: This post was written by Andrew Rose, a BLI thought leader in social media. Andrew makes the phone ring for Naden/Lean, CPAs, a Maryland-based firm that specializes in dental accounting. ===== In a world where social media platforms... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at Business Learning Blog
Looking for someone to blame for the world's financial problems? The line forms to the left. Believe me, there's blame to spare. Mortgage lenders, regulators, de-regulators, banks, analysts, homebuilders, presidents, ex-presidents, international creditors, hedge fund managers, issuers of credit default... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2012 at CPA Success
Hey, accounting professors: Want to get your students really stoked about becoming CPAs? Kick 'em out of your classroom. Sure, there's a whole lot of fancy book-learnin' that comes with being a CPA. But some of life's best lessons aren't... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2012 at CPA Success
Preventing fraud is getting expensive. Or lucrative. It all depends on your point of view. If you have evidence of fraud at your company and you’re willing to speak up, the SEC will make it worth your while. The agency... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at CPA Success
I hate to kill your summer buzz, CPAs, but tax season will be here in no time. Seriously. It's almost Labor Day. Before you know it, we'll be handing out Halloween candy, eating turkey and decking our respective halls. After... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at CPA Success
Quick question, CPAs: How many of you think you're in sales? Since most of you like sales as much as you like botulism, I'm guessing almost none of you raised your hand. You wouldn't be alone. In his closing keynote... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2012 at CPA Success
We've heard the argument before, haven't we, iPad fans? "They're great for watching movies and playing games, but you can't do any real work on them." What a crock. You know why some folks can't do any real work on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2012 at CPA Success
Being a great place to work isn't rocket science. All it takes is an unwavering commitment to your employees' peace of mind. That's the word from Crystal Williams, Robert Waller Jr., and Phillip Jones. They lead organizations that have been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at CPA Success
Want to know why our Tax Code is so screwed up? Here you go, courtesy of the Washington Post: Did you know that U.S. athletes owe taxes any time they win a medal? Republican lawmakers — clearly seizing on Olympic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2012 at CPA Success
What do wannabe science geeks like me do in the middle of the night when the rest of the family is asleep? We grab our iPads and watch NASA rovers land on Mars. And man, what a cool experience that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at CPA Success
We've already covered some of the major changes to Maryland's state income tax law, enacted earlier this year by Maryland's General Assembly. Those changes will have significant impact on individual taxpayers and employers alike. Now, with the understanding that it's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at CPA Success
What does the future of accounting education look like? If the Pathways Commission has its way, it'll read like the 140-page report the panel released on July 31. The commission, known formally as the Pathways Commission on Accounting Higher Education,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2012 at CPA Success
Pop quiz: To take your reasonably successful business to the next level, you're pretty sure you have to fire half of your clients. Do you have the guts to do it? Michael Hsu wrestled with that question a couple of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at CPA Success
What does awesome customer service look like? It looks like this. And this. And this. What does vomitous, nauseating, infuriating, God-awful, crappy customer service look like? It looks a lot like the guy who came over to fix our AC... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at CPA Success
We interrupt this blog for the following public service announcement: OK, CPA firms -- you're getting one more chance to complete the nation's largest practice management benchmarking survey. The 2012 National MAP Survey has been live for a while now,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at CPA Success
Maryland CPAs have yet another weapon in their client-service arsenal. The Maryland Comptroller's Revenue Administration Division has launched pServices, a website that will let tax preparers "complete certain tasks on behalf of their clients." The site is being rolled out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at CPA Success
The SEC's most recent take on IFRS amounts to ... well, nothing, really. As Tom Hood reports, a long-awaited Commission report "fails to give any specifics or dates as to the timing of IFRS adoption." Yawn. The rest of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at CPA Success
You've heard about the positivity ratio, right? Dr. Barbara Fredrickson outlined it in her book "Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive." We've even referenced it in CPA Success a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at CPA Success
I moderated a social media panel discussion at the MACPA's recent Innovation Summit, and during the course of the conversation I asked the 100 or so CPAs in the crowd if they frequently use social media in either their personal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at CPA Success
I've been reading a lot lately about the Higgs boson, the so-called "God particle" that might be responsible for nothing less than the creation of the universe itself. I've been doing all that reading in the hopes that someone might... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at CPA Success
Show of hands: How many of you believe your clients are loyal? Wow. That's a lot of hands. That's not terribly surprising, though. We all want to believe our clients love us, right? I've got some bad news for you,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2012 at CPA Success
The Supreme Court has spoken and President Obama's 2010 health care law -- including its controversial individual mandate -- will stand. In a 5-4 vote, the high court ruled that the law -- known formally as the Patient Protection and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at CPA Success
Go ahead -- call this the Data Revolution. Our world is increasingly driven by data and, more specifically, our ability to get all the information we could possibly want, anytime, anywhere. And there are some truly remarkable applications out there... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2012 at CPA Success
Feeling stressed, tax pros? I'm not surprised. Consider: We're facing an annual tax gap of at least $450 billion. That's the different between what Americans owe and what they voluntarily pay in taxes each year. Voluntary tax compliance has hovered... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2012 at CPA Success