Plus, how to drink caffeine to boost productivity
Firm Administrator Bulletin
2018 CPE catalog is now online
From staff training and tax reform to lease accounting, new Academies and beyond, turn to the MNCPA to keep your whole firm up to date. View 2018 CPE options online now, and expect your first mailed CPE Planner in mid-March.
4 secrets to showing new hires they belong
Do you remember your first day? It was probably a flurry of names, acronyms and information overload. But first days don't have to be whirlwinds. See how a T-shirt, note and games can ease worry and foster loyalty from the start.
Take a timeout: 9 do's and don'ts for a good work break
When your CPAs are working hard during busy season, workday breaks might seem off the table. But short breaks can boost your brain's ability to solve complex problems. Read the tips to an industrious busy season break.
How your hiring process could predict unethical behavior
Strategy + Business
Personality tests have become an almost essential piece of the hiring puzzle, but most tests don't reveal moral character. Discover what questions to ask -- and what answers to listen for -- to predict unethical behavior.
How to let go of the need to be perfect
Psychology Today
Do you hold yourself to a higher level than you would anyone else? Are projects hard to complete because they can always be better? It's OK. Give yourself a moment to breath and read this article.
How to drink caffeine with strategy to boost your productivity
Here's everything you've ever needed to know about strategically drinking coffee to keep the jolt going all day, without feeling the burn later.
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Book of the Month

The Happiness Project:
Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

Author: Gretchen Rubin
Pages: 368

Did you know?
Writing a to-do list before bed each night
can help you fall asleep faster.
Upcoming Event
CPA Day at the Capitol
March 7 | 8 a.m. - noon | St. Paul | 3 CPE credits | Free for members

Capitol Drawing CPA Day at the Capitol is your firm's opportunity to carry a unified message to legislators and legislative leaders. Many issues will be debated that affect the CPA profession, including a proposal to tax professional services and federal conformity.

CPAs at your firm can help shape the discussion and debate by sharing perspectives and expertise. Register your firm's CPA members today!

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CPE for You
Surgent's How to Brand "Yourself" for Career and Business Success (Webinar)
noon - 2 p.m. | Online | 2 CPE
The Eight-Hour MBA: Key Concepts of Powerful Communication
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
PowerPoint Advanced: Take Presentations From Good to Great (Webinar)
noon - 2 p.m. | Online | 2 CPE
CPE for Your Staff
More Than Meets the Eye: Examining the New Lease Accounting Standard
1 - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 4 CPE
Fraud Update: Detecting and Preventing the Top 10 Fraud Schemes
AICPA member discount
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
Identity Theft: Prevention, Detection and Investigation
AICPA member discount
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
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