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4 rules for high-growth women entrepreneurs
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The New Age of high-growth women entrepreneurs is about to transform economies across the globe and create millions of jobs. If this sounds like a grand statement, it is not, according to Sharon Vosmek. As CEO of Astia, the premier venture accelerator for women-led high growth companies, Vosmek is passionate that women entrepreneurs will create the next high-growth firms, and pull the global economy out of the doldrums. Literally. Vosmek believes that to tap into high-growth, women entrepreneurs need to be exposed to "networks" (capital and expertise) and "opportunity" (leadership self-assessment and aspiration.) Vosmek laid out her "four rules" for women innovators on the road to success. More

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Education and networking opportunities at national conference
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Register now for the "2011 Annual Conference for Women in Accounting…Defining Value in All Areas of Accounting & Finance" (formerly JNC). Join us in Charlotte, N.C., for the premier accounting and finance conference. Take advantage of the numerous and improved opportunities to market to, recruit from and network with more than 400 decision-makers from the accounting and finance industries.

This year marks the American Society of Women Accountants and the American Woman's Society of CPAs' eighth annual conference and offers a myriad of opportunities to help you meet your continuing education goals, whether technical or "soft-skills" focused, as well as an opportunity to network with other women of similar backgrounds. Click here to view the full conference program and click here to register online.

Women in business face challenges
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More women are starting businesses, but few are seeing their businesses grow to $1 million annual revenues, a measure of sorts for business success. That is one of the challenges facing women today, according to Donna James, chairwoman of the National Women's Business Council. "Ninety-one percent of women-owned businesses are caught in the transition from a start-up to high-performer," she said. They are too big for business start-up assistance and too small to compete for many lucrative contracts. More

Asset-based financing basics
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Once considered financing of last resort, asset-based lending and factoring have become popular choices for companies that do not have the credit rating or track record to qualify for more traditional types of financing. In general terms, asset-based lending is any kind of borrowing secured by an asset of the company. This article will consider asset-based lending to mean loans to businesses that are secured by trade accounts receivable or inventory. More

Men don't necessarily take more risks than women
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In a new study, "Who Takes Risks When And Why?" Columbia Business School researchers found that both sexes are equally risk-prone — but just in different ways. Though the study did affirm some stereotypes: Men will take more risks in finances, but women will take more social risks — it's a bit more complicated than that. More

Are business schools the new voice for women in leadership?
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Research by the insurer Friends Life showed that 53 per cent of women think they will be still be struggling to secure senior roles by 2020. There are also reports that those women that do find themselves surpassing the "glass ceiling" and landing top management positions often feel like outsiders when they get there. One of the ways that business schools are helping with this scenario is by offering executive education programs specifically tailored to address issues faced by women in the workplace, thereby encouraging more to secure and sit confidently in executive roles. More

International accounting convergence will affect renewable companies
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Companies in emerging industries such as renewable energy probably believe they have enough to worry about without dealing with the convergence of U.S. and international accounting standards. However, as the financial system struggles to keep up with world events and technology, renewable firms need to keep up as well. More

Study: Glass ceiling far from shattered
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Ladies, we hate the ruin your day, but a new study finds that women still have a ways to go in the fight for equality. A new Georgetown University study says that women must obtain a doctoral degree to earn as much as a man with just a bachelor's degree. More

IRS revises actuarial tables
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The IRS issued final regulations relating to the use of actuarial tables for valuing annuities, interests for life or a term of years, or remainder or reversionary interests. The regulations (TD 9540) were necessary because IRC § 7520(c)(3) directs the IRS to update the actuarial tables to take into account the most recent mortality data available, no less often than once every 10 years. More

Study: Mean people earn more
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It may not pay to be nice in the workplace. A new study finds that agreeable workers earn significantly lower incomes than less agreeable ones. The researchers examined "agreeableness" using self-reported survey data and found that men who measured below average on agreeableness earned about 18 percent more — or $9,772 more annually in their sample — than nicer guys. Ruder women, meanwhile, earned about 5 percent or $1,828 more than their agreeable counterparts. More

The power of choice
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We all make choices every day. Some choices we make with purpose, and some we make by not taking action — simply by choosing to go with the status quo. One of the most difficult — and the most critical — choices we all make during our careers is moving to a new job or role, whether it's within the same organization/company or a completely new area/company. Here's the secret: You have the power to make your own choice. More

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