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How do you judge innovation? Experts offer their guidance [MNCPA]
Innovation is much sought after, but hard to define. This checklist can help set your vision apart.

Maximizing your technology while minimizing your expenses [MNCPA]
Challenging business climates demand that we keep a sharp eye on expenses without sacrificing the quality of our services or the goods we produce.

5 smart strategies to grow your business [MNCPA]
MNCPA partner, CPACharge, shares tips to increase revenue and enhance your client experience.

Tax implications of remote workers [MNCPA]
Adopting a co-employer model is one way to manage the tax compliance and HR requirements associated with remote workers.

Technology is key to relationships, our work [MNCPA]
Find out about key issues the MNCPA is monitoring at the Capitol. Stay current on legislative news and events with stories, tips and grassroots involvement.

5 ways empathetic leadership can make digital transformation real [MNCPA]
Being more empathetic will not only help companies rebound from the last two years, it will also enable them to find their authentic voice and become an unstoppable force in technology and business.

Communication drives everything [MNCPA]
Adapt your communication style to meet others where they are.

Why CPAs should pay attention to 'Patch Tuesday' from Microsoft
Microsoft unveils a list of vulnerabilities targeting its products on the second Tuesday of each month, as well as a round of patches to secure flaws being actively exploited by cybercriminals.

5 critical technologies for 2022 [MNCPA]
With so many new and emerging technologies available, it can be challenging to identify those that can have an immediate, positive impact on your bottom line.

Best practices for digital ad campaigns
You can’t control how people search for your services, but using digital ads regularly can help you build brand awareness and a more detailed profile of qualified leads.

What tax practitioners need to know about cybersecurity [MNCPA]
While leaders and security experts continue to evolve protective measures to lessen the threat of tax identity theft, tax preparers must take precautions to shield themselves and their clients.

How to leverage Microsoft’s Power BI [MNCPA]
For accountants, this means you now have the power at your fingertips to perform advanced data analytics.

How to leverage referrals in this virtual world
Thankfully, there are options that exist to bring in new business from behind your desk.

As organizations move back to work, what does ‘the new normal’ look like? [MNCPA]
The pandemic required employers to rethink office and work arrangements. Employers are also were faced with demographic, economic, cultural and technological changes.

Business Perspective: CPACharge [MNCPA]
CPAs and accountants are all too familiar with the fact that it costs money to move money within our financial systems. Credit cards are no exception to this rule.

Can we have the best of both worlds? [MNCPA]
Hybrid work may be a win-win for employees and employers.

Business Perspective: Dell Technologies [MNCPA]
In the world of small business, many teams consider data to be their most valuable asset, but the reality is that it can also be among the most vulnerable.

The three C’s of a quality cloud audit [MNCPA]
Internal auditors need to validate that the appropriate alert mechanisms are in place and working, and that appropriate personnel are being notified to take corrective action.

We can never go back to before [MNCPA]
Now is the time to start thinking about a different normal in the workplace. The future of retaining — and recruiting — staff may depend on it.

Are the details killing your company?
What are you doing to ensure that every member of your team pays attention to the little details that send big messages about your organization?

Acknowledging the good in challenging times [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Emerging trends in data governance and privacy [MNCPA]
Business professionals have an absolute need to understand critical emerging trends in data governance and privacy.

Upheaval and resilience: The path to accounting amid COVID-19 [MNCPA]
The COVID-19 pandemic will cast a long shadow on our world in ways that even the best futurists have failed to consider. We just don’t know what we don’t know.

IRS launches Operation Hidden Treasure targeting unreported crypto for criminal, civil prosecution
Operation Hidden Treasure is the most recent and, by far, the most important for the IRS with their top priority on cryptocurrency tax and nonreporting by taxpayers.

3 ways to improve digital marketing campaigns
Now that more firms are exploring and launching digital marketing activities, let’s look at three ways to help CPAs get real digital leads.

Flexibility and the workplace of the future: What does that mean? [MNCPA]
Here’s the bottom line as you prepare to lead the workplace of the future: Creating flexibility by design gives your organization a better chance of success than allowing flexibility with ambiguity.

How to overcome screen fatigue [MNCPA]
We are faced with a behemoth of challenges as we face this “new normal.” Yes, we’re talking screen fatigue, perhaps better known as Zoom fatigue.

Maintaining and enhancing client engagement now and in the future [MNCPA]
Thankfully, there are several actions you can take (that don’t require you to log into Zoom) to maintain a high level of client service from afar.

Accounting and auditing in the age of digital assets [MNCPA]
The digital asset ecosystem is changing and expanding rapidly. So, how is the accounting profession responding to the changes being brought by digital assets?

Business Perspective: CPACHARGE [MNCPA]
While many have taken to remote work like ducks to water, others are a bit more hesitant. We’ve put together a few of our best practices for successfully working from home.

Outdated routers: Why every remote worker should update or upgrade
Is your router sitting on the shelf blinking away like a ticking time bomb? You may need to update or replace it.

Critical considerations for selecting and implementing an ERP platform [MNCPA]
As organizations seek to improve operations and increase efficiency, many are considering implementing or replacing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system — and for good reasons.

Hands-on collaboration still key in a virtual year [MNCPA]
Find out about key issues the MNCPA is monitoring at the Capitol. Stay current on legislative news and events with stories, tips and grassroots involvement.

Tax reform and the role of tech, two years in [MNCPA]
Following the TCJA, tax technology is evolving to help companies meet new requirements in such areas as data management and analytics, calculations and reporting.

Dealing with return-to-work stress
As more workers transition back to the office, what can organizations do to plan for a safe, comfortable transition?

Business Perspective: Dell [MNCPA]
As a modern worker, you need the agility and flexibility in your technology solutions to keep up with your busy, bustling schedule — and Dell has those exact solutions to make that happen.

Keep your pipeline alive now so you can thrive later [MNCPA]
With much of the world in disarray and businesses feeling like they are in limbo because of COVID-19, it may seem like the wrong time to focus attention on business development at your firm. It's not.

Securing your technology while on the go [MNCPA]
Whether working from a coffee shop or in an airport, you must be vigilant to protect your devices and all the information they contain.

Using Excel to budget faster, easier
Use this Excel technique to streamline your process.

COVID-19, disaster planning guidance for employers [MNCPA]
Whether for the COVID-19 pandemic or a future disaster, make sure your office has a plan in place to keep operations going.

Adapting your firm in a time of a pandemic
Here are 10 actions your firm can take in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Responding to COVID-19 with remote access? Pay attention to security!
Unfortunately, not everyone has thoughtfully considered the security ramifications of encouraging team members to work remotely. Consequently, many of these new remote workers may potentially and unknowingly compromise sensitive information.

Making teleworking work in a time of crisis
With the spread of COVID-19, which is the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, many employers who have not previously implemented telecommuting/work from home (WFH) arrangements, are being forced to offer WFH arrangements.

5 easy ways to increase new business during busy season
Your clients are right in front of you during busy season and at various times throughout the year. You can build marketing and business development into those conversations for cross-servicing and referrals.

Are you ready for this new crypto question on Schedule 1? [MNCPA]
If you or any of your clients had any cryptocurrency transactions during 2019, a crypto tax software is an essential tool to calculate your cryptocurrency gains and losses.

Digital skimming — an evolving and adaptive threat [MNCPA]
In common language, digital skimming is the theft of information during an online interaction. Are you protecting yourself and others?

What Auditchain and DCARPE Alliance means for the future [MNCPA]
It appears the accounting, audit and financial reporting profession is due for a major long-term upgrade cycle.

Build a virtual CPA firm in 5 steps
Follow these steps to build your firm with technology.

Business Perspective: Dell [MNCPA]
How to maximize the productivity of your CPA firm using Dell displays

Giving thanks in trying times [MNCPA]
Get insight and news from MNCPA leadership about the organization and professional issues.

Harness the power of your mobile devices [MNCPA]
Consider downloading these apps to maximize the power of mobile devices in today’s climate.

MNCPA Perspectives blog posts

Employee and employer: Shaping the future of work
Let me share something that you’ve either heard or, more likely, have experienced: Today’s workers are not the same ones who went home in March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Lean into the Fourth Industrial Revolution
We no longer simply live in a world of gadgets and doodads. Welcome to Tomorrowland. Are you prepared?

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