September 5, 2018
We were fortunate and pleased to have Mark Koziel, Executive Vice President of Firm Services for the American Institute of CPAs here to address our team at an all staff outing held at Shadow Lake on August 3.
January 5, 2018
Our firm’s management team participated in a Strategic Planning meeting this fall led by Dave Fechtman, CEO and Dan Silvert, President of the Velocity Group. They are leadership coaches, and behavioral style experts who took us through several exercises of learning about ourselves, and learning about one another. This included the fascinating four quadrants of the DISC assessment tool, to better understand our blended personalities.
October 17, 2017
You are reading part one, of a four part blog series I will be doing to explain the steps our firm’s Executive Committee took to speak to the millennial generation. Also known as Generation Y, Millennials are defined by researchers as those who vary in age, having birth years ranging from early 1980’s to the early 2000’s, Millennials represent more than 75 million people today and are making their mark on the business world as avid entrepreneurs and savvy professionals. They’re confident, creative and extremely comfortable with technology, and now we are learning to leverage their talents.
February 15, 2017
The mere thought of the CPA exam can be stressful, and now to shake things up even further, the exam is going through a metamorphism in 2017. A metamorphism that is said to make the exam more difficult and will test candidates at a higher level of knowledge. The changes in the exam stem from the thought that as the business environment changes so does the work that newly licensed CPAs perform. Gone are the days of solely remembering and understanding information, CPAs need to analyze information, be able to think critically, and problem solve in their day-to-day jobs.
January 3, 2017
“The purpose of Life is to be Useful, Honorable, and Compassionate; and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived Well.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
November 14, 2016
This morning, for reasons associated primarily with the time change that occurred this weekend, it was lighter outside my window as my second alarm rang to get me going. After all, it was Monday morning and I needed to be heading off to work. It helped that the sun was shining on the bright leaves still clinging to the trees, and the frosty ground crisp and white would soon warm up to the 60 degree weather that has been promised to us this coming week.
May 23, 2016
Are you hiring someone to join your business team? A successful new hire is one who meets the necessary requirements, fits in well with other team members and brings value to the business. Quite often, we are asked to consult on hiring for key positions for our client companies. After all, we know their business, their systems and their needs and hopefully know their future growth plans. When interviewing candidates, take time to consider the following key areas and get the most out of your advertising dollars.
How to Empower Your Employees – Allow your workers to succeed; by building confidence and passion in your workplaceApril 12, 2016
If you are a small-business owner, you have probably learned several important lessons over time, including the fact that you simply cannot do everything yourself. It is not easy letting go and empowering employees to do meaningful work in your stead. It requires a high level of trust on both ends of the relationship.
April 5, 2016
As we near the end of busy season, for many it’s a time to a take a break and get a much needed rest with time off for vacation with family and friends. Others will be planning ahead to attend professional continuing education programs (CPE) to gain specialized industry training and skills.
March 25, 2016
March Madness may have a different meaning in the accounting world. There are tight deadlines to meet, clients to call back, and 4/15 is staring us down. However, at TeamDKB we try to embrace the spirit of March Madness. Deadlines to meet and clients to call back means we are busy and have the opportunity to continue providing great client service, which is always positive! We also try to have a little fun along the way!