Plus, find out which scams made the IRS's "Dirty Dozen" list
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Here's how to establish healthy stress habits before it's too late
Fast Company
Healthy and stress are two words that aren't typically considered synonymous. But what if you could embrace the power of stress?
Exclusive MNCPA content
How accounting firms might be in 2023 and how to get there
Jim Stelten, CPA, BerganKDV
Blockchain, bitcoin, artificial intelligence. The list of disruptive technologies affecting the profession continues to grow at a rapid pace. What might accounting firms look like in five years?
3 ways to lead a pack of complainers
Leadership Freak
Hopefully this doesn't describe your team, but if it does, all isn't lost. See how you can lead them from complaints to solutions.
IRS's "Dirty Dozen" scam list
IRS
From phones and phishing, to false refunds and fake charities, see which scams made the infamous “Dirty Dozen” list.
Best Excel updates
In The Black
PivotTables, Slicers and Power Query are powerful Excel tools, but do you know all the updates and additions that Microsoft has added to these functions?
Stop making new goals -- create habits instead
Psychology Today
How are your New Year's resolutions going? If you aren't reaching your goals and resolutions the good old-fashion way, try this instead.
12 signs your firm is not acquisition ready
The Rosenberg Associates
If a merger or acquisition is a future possibility for your firm, start preparing now. The market is shifting to the buyer's favor, but there are ways you can stand out from the competition.
Why traditional financial statements aren't enough for nontraditional companies
Harvard Business Review
With the influx of digital companies, traditional financial statements may not be enough. See where balance sheets and financial statements fall short for online businesses.
Microsoft Word: Developing checklists in Word
Journal of Accountancy
Workflow processes and checklists are necessities, but they can create a nightmarish paperwork pile. Here's how you can create checklists in Word while cutting out the paper and receiving faster results.
Research shows that eating chocolate cake for breakfast is good for the brain and the waistline
Shared.com
It's another early tax season morning, and your breakfast stash is depleted. But there's leftover chocolate cake from late last night. Research says you should eat it -- your brain and waistline will thank you.
Small Firm Roundtable
Join the Small Firm Roundtable on May 2
May 2  |  11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  MNCPA Bloomington

Are you looking for some insights into business development? Art Kuesel will be discussing this and more over lunch. RSVP to Alicia Pack at apack@mncpa.org to join the group and sign up to attend.
2018 Appreciation Breakfast
Firm administrators appreciation breakfast
May 1  |  7:30 - 9 a.m.  |  Golden Valley Country Club, Golden Valley

Your firm administrators are marvelous and magnificent, and we appreciate all that they do for the profession. Now let us treat them to a much-deserved breakfast in their honor. Be on the lookout for invitations.
MNCPA Academies
MNCPA Academies
You want your firm to thrive, and these intensive programs will help you make that happen. See what the new Leadership Academy and the Business Development Academy can do for your firm.
Did You Know?
31.9%
Percentage of the adult population living in a shared household where there is at least one extra adult
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Volunteer Opportunities
Board member for nonprofit memory care
Rakhma Homes Inc. has two openings on its board of directors.
Do you have an open position? A firm for sale? A volunteer opportunity?
Submit a classified ad to the MNCPA.
Photo Reel: CPA Day at the Capitol
Thank you to the nearly 70 MNCPA members who made CPA Day at the Capitol a priority. Lawmakers recognize your expertise and value your opinions now more than ever.
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CPE for Public Practitioners
APR
20
Ex-CPA Ex-Con Sam Antar Shows You How He Committed the Crazy Eddie Fraud
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
APR
27
The Latest Smaller Entity Internal Control Scoop: Practical Insights Into Mitigating Financial Reporting and Other Risks
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
MAY
14-15
MNCPA Technology Conference
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 16 CPE
The 2018 CPE catalog is online! Search it now and plan your CPE for the year. A printed CPE Planner hits your mailbox soon.
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