Plus, do you have enough of the right referral sources to grow?
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5 ways to build this essential superpower: Leading up
Jon Lokhorst, CPA, ACC, Lokhorst Consulting
Leading staff is one thing, but how effective are you at leading the leaders at your firm? MNCPA Leadership Academy instructor Jon Lokhorst explains how you can master the difficult, and coveted, skills to becoming an omnidirectional leader at any career level.

Looking for more leadership training? Have your staff join Jon Lokhorst at the Young Professionals Group Educational Breakfast: Leadership Learning Lab on May 3.
How to read less news but be more informed
Quartz
We're connected now more than ever, so it's tempting (and easy) to become lost in the news. But there are ways to cut the cord and still stay informed.
Do you have enough of the right referral sources to grow a practice?
Art Kuesel, Kuesel Consulting, Inc.
How much of your new business comes from referrals? Discover MNCPA Business Development Academy instructor Art Kuesel's tips on how you can grow that number to reach your target revenue goals.

On May 2, join the Small Firm Roundtable for lunch and to hear Art Kuesel discuss marketing your small firm in the age of tax reform.
Keeping up with SSARS changes
Jerome Reutzel, CPA, MBT
The profession has seen numerous widespread changes, and SSARS is no exception. Stay on top of the latest revisions.
Quiz: How much do you know about governmental auditing and single audits?
Journal of Accountancy
How many of these common single audit enforcement matters are you familiar with?
Engaging partners in the firm's future
Robert J. Leese and August J. Aquila
If partners and staff aren't as engaged in the firm as they could be, it's difficult to improve performance. Understanding why employees aren't engaged is the first step for firms to start effecting change.
CPA staff forum: Top talents talk
The Rosenberg Associates
If retaining young talent is on your radar, then knowing what young CPAs think about firms, their careers and the profession can go a long way towards keeping them. See what they had to say.
This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience
Barking Up the Wrong Tree
Ever wonder why you can survive the rigor and stress of tax season only to find that when summer rolls around, returning long emails becomes a huge challenge? Turns out, there's a reason for that.
Minneapolis Downtown Council explores pop-ups pilot for vacant retail space
StarTribune
There's a new business trend that the Downtown Council is exploring, and it may be a niche market for your business clients and a specialty for your firm.
2018 WalletHub Tax Survey
WalletHub
Now that the April 17, or April 18 thanks to a computer glitch, deadline has passed, find out how much taxpayers really dislike taxes and what bad things they'd rather do instead.
Peer Review Tip
Learn how to navigate PRIMA
If you're responsible for managing your firm's peer review, attend this free one-hour webinar to learn the ins and outs of navigating PRIMA.

Navigating Your Firm's Peer Review: PRIMA Tips and Tricks (Webinar)
May 8 | 10 - 11 a.m. | Free
This event does not qualify for CPE
B&I Member Award
Rock stars needed for Business & Industry Member Award
Do you have a corporate CPA client whose solo act deserves a standing ovation? Nominate them for the 2018 Business & Industry Member Award. It's a win for your client, and a win for your firm!
Nomination deadline: May 18
Nominate a CPA client today!
Small Firm Roundtable
Join the Small Firm Roundtable and Art Kuesel on May 2
May 2  |  11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  MNCPA Bloomington

Attend the roundtable with Art Kuesel to discuss tax season, how to market your small firm in the era of tax reform and more over lunch. RSVP to Alicia Pack at apack@mncpa.org to join the group and sign up to attend.
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?
35%
Would give up the right to vote in all elections for life for a 10-percent raise
Practices for Sale
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Business and individual clients with growing revenue. No audits.
Do you have an open position? A firm for sale? A volunteer opportunity?
Submit a classified ad to the MNCPA.
Spring Recognition Dinner
MNCPA Spring Recognition Dinner
May 24 | 5:30 p.m. | Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
Anyone who's taken the CPA exam and earned their certificate knows how much time and effort go into getting the CPA designation. Celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of Minnesota's newest CPAs with a night of colleagues, friends, fun and great food.
To purchase a firm table, contact Avery Cropp at 952-885-5534.

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CPE for Public Practitioners
MAY
14-15
MNCPA Technology Conference
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 16 CPE
MAY
17
Ethics Update and Case Studies (Webinar)
10 - 11:40 a.m. | Online | 2 CPE, 2 Ethics
MAY
22
Slash Taxes for Your Small-Business Clients: Corporations, Partnerships and LLCs
AICPA member discount
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
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