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  • DEERFIELD -- Ruzicka & Associates, Ltd. of Northbrook merged with and become a part of Kessler Orlean Silver & Co., the accounting firms announced. 
  • Monitoring can help prevent theft losses
    Hardly a day goes by where we don’t see news reports about employee theft, fraud or embezzlement, whether in a public or private company, government agency or local municipality. Often the illegal acts go unnoticed for months or even years. And if small and mid-size employers believe they’re only isolated incidents in large public companies, think again. 
  • ELK GROVE VILLAGE — Accounting and consulting firm Porte Brown LLC, said it will merge with Brown, Kaplan + Liss (BKL), an Evanston-based public accounting firm that is among the largest along the north suburbs. 
  • Want to make smarter business decisions? Start with your data

    Do you ever stare at mind-numbing rows of historical financial data in Excel trying to identify the source of a business problem? Do you ever wish you could retrieve accurate, up-to-the-minute information, instantly – and use it to ‘wow’ your customers and blow away your competitors? If so, it’s time to consider business intelligence (BI).

     
  • To be, or not to be, in the cloud
    Organizations make daily decisions that better adapt their organizations to a changing external environment. These decisions revolve around four factors: people, processes, technology and records. Leaders of the 21st Century argue that the most salient of these factors is technology. 
  • The key drivers to develop business value

    It’s easy to get bogged down by the day to day busyness of running your business. When was the last time you thought about what your business was really worth? The value of a privately-owned business is not easy to ascertain, and as a result many business owners overlook this important aspect of running their business.

     
  • What business owners need to know (and do)
    Every day our team at Dale Carnegie meets with business owners and discusses where they want to go, where they are at, and what is in the way. It’s energizing work because while each client and conversation is unique, we see common trends that businesses of all sizes share. The following are some of the current trends that we see in the workplace. These are the areas that every business owner should have on their radar 
  • Pitfalls of accounting for family-held enterprises
    Proper accounting is essential for the growth and security of any business, but the dynamics of a family-held enterprise often present unique challenges. Gain control of your accounting - and the future of your business -  by avoiding these common pitfalls. 
  • Six ways to sail  through tax season
    Tax season will be here before you know it. While few people look forward to their annual date with the IRS, having some procedures in place to help organize yourself can make a big difference in reducing the time required for tax preparation. Here are a few things that you can do now to make tax time more pleasant. 
  • ELK GROVE VILLAGE — Accounting firm Porte Brown LLC, received the highest rating possible following an independent peer review of its Financial Statement Audit and Review practices. 
  • DEERFIELD -- Rosenfeld Zweig & Donenberg Ltd. will merge with certified public accountant and consultant firm Warady & Davis LLP effective Nov. 1. 
  • OAKBROOK TERRACE– Wolf & Company will join forces with national CPA and advisory firm BKD LLP are joining forces on Nov. 1. 
  • CPA by day; drag racer after work
    Drag racing, says Bruce Jones, is like being shot out of a cannon. Jones, a CPA whose day job is a managing partner at Porte Brown in Elk Grove Village, says it's all about the adrenaline. 
  • NAPERVILLE — Microsoft named Sikich LLP to the 2014 Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle, an exclusive group that comprises the top 1 percent of the 5,000 Microsoft Business Systems Dynamics partners from around the world. 
  • GLENVIEW — Small business owners need to ensure their tax situation is in order as they reach the halfway point of 2014, whether that means taking advantage of credits or avoiding costly mistakes. 
 
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