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Deloitte’s Unique Family Leave Program Supplies Inclusive Umbrella

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Deloitte has taken the lead when it comes to compassionate, inclusive family leave by offering a program that includes professionals seeking to look after a spouse or significant other, aging parent or celebrate the arrival of a new addition by factoring in short-term disability for childbirth.

Aptly named, The Deloitte Family Leave Program, it’s the first […]


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Panhandling with technology in today’s digital Gold Rush

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Think the current rush to everything digital is unparalleled in the history of business? Are you sitting in that corner office or in the basement as a sole proprietor and wondering if anyone has ever seen anything like this cresting wave of technology before?

Don’t panic. Innovation has always been the fuel for America’s business engine […]


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Prop 64: Millennials Take Up The Hippie Cause

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

California has always been a state that leads the way in innovation for social causes. In 1967, environmentally conscious folks there started the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to clean up pollutants and standardize emission controls. CARB has been one of the foundations that helped to build the automotive emission controls we have in place […]


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New Accenture Lead in Cybersecurity Gets Tough On Soft/Chewy Data

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Citing the desire to build  a “ new and highly different type of  cyber practice,” one of the industry leaders that spent a 28-year career keeping this country’s institutions and citizens safe from the ever-expanding storm of cyber threats has joined Accenture. Ira “Gus” Hunt , the former chief technology officer for the CIA, recently […]


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What’s Old Is New Again: Book Explains Trump’s Success

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Ask anyone in business and they’ll tell you not to fix what isn’t broken. That template blends well with politics and helps to shed some new light on one of the players in the race for the White House. The Trump Presidential Playbook: A Wizard’s Path to the White House by a former Goldman […]


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The 6 premises for every business case for partnership

In this blog post Heather Townsend shares an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ (Click here for a free sample chapter) and explains the 3 step process to building a cast-iron business case as well as the six premises that every business case is based on.

Creating a cast-iron […]


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Will Cannabinoids Be As Disruptive As The Cloud?

California’s Proposition 64 Could Signal Next Leg Of National Medical Marijuana Journey

From the perspective of the Big Four accounting/consulting firms, there is always a disruptive technology making headlines and creating the pathway to new profits. Considering recent examples like the cloud, data analytics and even emerging AI capabilities makes even the most hardened CEO open to new possibilities.

However, the […]


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Deloitte Global CEO Punit Renjen Answers Some Global Revenue Questions

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Deloitte’s recently released  2015 Global Revenue Announcement highlighted  six consecutive years of growth with $35.2 billion in revenue. This year alone, the company hired 62,000 professionals and invested over $200 million in community and societal impact initiatives worldwide.  The firm’s  2015 Global Report showcased how the company continues to make an impact that […]


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5 simple ways to stay in touch with your clients until they are ready to buy

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You do the work and generate a warm hot lead. It was all going so well until the client stalled. In this blog post Heather Townsend shares an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ (Click here for a free sample chapter) and details why your clients may stall […]


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The changing face of the modern entrepreneur

By Rob Starr,Big4.com Content Manager

Being an entrepreneur can be hard enough. It can be especially tough when the industry that you’ve decided to launch in carries an unwarranted stigma although a segment of the population will live better lives with less pain because of your work. Starting a business is always rough—even more so in an industry like the one […]


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Why Drug Testing Matters And How To Implement A Policy

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

The issues created by employees that abuse alcohol and drugs are staggering. Reduced productivity, increased time absent from work, and higher medical and workers’ compensation costs are just some of the downfalls depending on the industry you’re in. That’s to say nothing of the premature deaths and fatal accidents that can be the result of […]


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What Works in Real Estate Tech. What Doesn’t

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Alvin Toffler was a writer popular in the bygone days of newspapers and television who surmised that our world has been riding a post-industrial wave since the 1950s as slowly and inevitably as if it were floating along atop a melting glacier. That’s pretty heady stuff you might think doesn’t even apply to realtors until […]


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How to keep yourself constructively busy and motivated when work is light

Messy office table with notepad, computer, reading glasses and coffee cup. View from above with copy space

Long hours in a Big 4 and other large firms are often seen as the norm. But what happens if you find yourself on the bench and scratching around for something to do. In this blog post Heather Townsend shares an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ (Click […]


How to make your accounting website an effective online business card

By Rob Starr, Big4.com  Content Manager

Once you get used to the idea that your business card has jumped from your wallet into cyberspace, you’ll be ready to look at the website that’s taken its place in a new light.

If you’re new to the internet marketing game, you need to be aware that the game itself has changed and having a […]


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Incoming U.S. Chairman at PwC steers into deeper diversity water

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

When you talk with new incoming U.S. Chairman at PwC, Tim Ryan, about his plans when he takes the helm July 1st it’s immediately clear his vision will steer the organization from the well chartered shallows of inclusive waters  and out into the deeper perspective of open diversity oceans.

His new team will not just be […]


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