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  • 04.11.2014 - Listen to BlumShapiro's New Radio Spot!
    Listen to BlumShapiro's new radio spot that will be running this spring on various CT Channels.
  • 04.09.2014 - HBJ: Local author demystifies successful executive business strategies
    Q&A talks with business author and consultant James M. Kerr, who recently joined West Hartford accounting and consulting firm BlumShapiro and published a new book called The Executive Checklist.
  • 04.08.2014 - BlumShapiro Ranks #55 in Accounting Today’s 2014 Top 100 Firms
    BlumShapiro, the largest regional accounting, consulting and tax firm in New England, announced today it is now ranked as the 55th largest accounting firm in the nation in Accounting Today’s 2014 Top 100 Firms. This 2014 ranking elevated the firm’s standing 11 places higher than the 2013 ranking by the industry publication.
  • 04.08.2014 - Should you turn your company upside down?
    Many companies focus on keeping senior executives happy, but that's a dangerous strategy that jeopardizes the organization's long-term health, writes James Kerr. Instead, leaders should focus on supporting and rewarding the people who really matter -- the front-line personnel who define customers' experiences. "If the game doesn't change, many more U.S. business institutions are likely to flail and falter. It is time to flip the pyramid," Kerr argues.
  • 04.07.2014 - 10 Tax Audit Red Flags
    With the tax deadline quickly approaching, here are 10 tax audit red flags - from being too charitable to claiming the home office deduction - for you to be aware of as you prepare your taxes.
  • 04.07.2014 - Interview with James M. Kerr on New Book - The Executive Checklist
    Listen to BlumShapiro Partner, James Kerr's, interview with Peter Clayton on TotalPicture Radio. Peter discusses Jim's new book, The Executive Checklist.
  • 04.04.2014 - How to Avoid (or Survive) a Plan Audit
    Read quotes from BlumShapiro Partner, Janet Nahorney, along with a panel of other legal and audit experts as they shared best practices for avoiding and surviving plan audits at the National Association of Plan Advisors Conference in New Orleans.
  • 04.03.2014 - 6 Steps to Build a Powerhouse Organization
    Read post from BlumShapiro Partner, Jim Kerr, answering the question “How does a business leader build a perennial powerhouse like some of those NCAA basketball teams do every year?” Jim stresses how chemistry is the secret to success.
  • 03.26.2014 - Carl Johnson, BlumShapiro: Are You A Boss, Or A Leader?
    Listen to the Bean Counter Podcast to hear the interview with BlumShapiro Firm Managing Partner, Carl Johnson. Carl discusses his growth as an individual and the growth and success of the firm as a whole.
  • 03.24.2014 - The Executive Checklist-Guide for Setting Direction & Managing Change
    There are literally hundreds of business books that bring a singular focus to one segment of a business or another. Many deliver an in depth approach to tackling those segmented problems, issues and strategies, but what can be the most useful are those that offer up action steps that are easy to put into play. Author and management consultant James Kerr brings a broad base of experience in a variety of industry sectors. He applies that broad base of knowledge to a variety of business approaches to change management in his new book The Executive Checklist – A Guide for Setting Direction and Managing Change.
  • 03.19.2014 - BlumShapiro Announces Partner Peter Lang
    BlumShapiro announces the addition of Peter Lang as a partner in its consulting practice. Lang comes to BlumShapiro with significant experience in manufacturing operations, information systems and technology deployment, performance management, business transformation and organizational change, among other areas. He will be based in BlumShapiro’s Newton, Massachusetts office.
  • 03.19.2014 - BlumShapiro Adds Christopher C. Della Valle as Tax Director in Newton
    BlumShapiro announces the addition of Christopher C. Della Valle to its tax practice. Mr. Della Valle will serve as a director in BlumShapiro’s Newton office, specializing in tax compliance and tax planning services for both corporations and high net worth individuals.
  • 03.10.2014 - Reported on Westfair Online: BlumShapiro-"Accounting themselves well"
    Registration is open for the BlumShapiro 5K for Camp Courant at the Travelers Championship. In its sixth year, the BlumShapiro 5K signals the kickoff to the Travelers Championship golf series. The event welcomes hundreds of runners and walkers of all ability levels along the roads that line the fairways, greens and practice facility at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. The 2014 race, plus Kids Fun Run and other family activities, is Saturday, May 3, at TPC River Highlands on Golf Club Road in Cromwell. Registration is online at Registration fees vary.
  • 03.10.2014 - PR Web: Author/Consultant James Kerr Joins BlumShapiro
    Connecticut author and noted business consultant, James Kerr, has joined BlumShapiro as a partner. Kerr is a management consultant and the author of four business strategy books, including his new book, The Executive Checklist.
  • 03.07.2014 - BlumShapiro Named One of the 100 Largest Accounting Firms in the U.S.
    The 100 largest accounting firms in the United States reported average revenue growth of 7.81 percent for 2013, according to Accounting Today’s new Top 100 Firms list. The Top 100 Firms and Regional Leaders report noted that this was the third year with similar levels of growth since the low points of 2009 and 2010. BlumShapiro jumped 11 spots on this list.
  • 03.04.2014 - CT Author and Consultant James Kerr Joins BlumShapiro as Partner
    Connecticut author and noted business consultant has joined BlumShapiro as a partner. BlumShapiro is the largest regional accounting, tax and business consulting firm based in New England, with nearly 400 professionals and staff at their offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Kerr will work out of their West Hartford office.
  • 03.03.2014 - Hartford Courant: Registration Open - BlumShapiro 5K for Camp Courant
    BlumShapiro announced that registration is open for the BlumShapiro 5K For Camp Courant at the Travelers Championship. The 2014 run and walk race, Kids Fun Run and other family activities will be held on Saturday, May 3, at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. Interested parties can register online at Registration fees vary.
  • 02.27.2014 - Feb. 27 Webinar: Next-Generation Consolidation & Reporting Solution
    Finance professionals can get straightforward advice about evaluating enterprise performance management systems in the webinar, “The Next-Generation Approach to Consolidation and Reporting,” today, February 27, from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. EST. The webinar presenter is James Clarkson, a consulting partner for BlumShapiro, the largest accounting, tax, and business consulting firm based in New England. The webinar is hosted by Tagetik, a global provider of enterprise software solutions for Performance Management, Disclosure Management, Financial Governance and Business Intelligence.
  • 02.25.2014 - Auto Recovery Interview with Rick Parmelee of BlumShapiro
    Watch BlumShapiro partner Rick Parmelee discuss the state of the auto industry in New England with Laurie Perez of Fox CT!
  • 02.24.2014 - BlumShapiro 5K For Camp Courant at the Travelers Championship May 3
    BlumShapiro announced that registration is open for the BlumShapiro 5K For Camp Courant at the Travelers Championship. The 2014 run and walk race, Kids Fun Run and other family activities will be held on Saturday, May 3, at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT.
  • 02.24.2014 - BlumShapiro's James Kerr to Hold Book Signing at Barnes & Noble on 3/6
    Connecticut author and BlumShapiro Partner James M. Kerr will discuss and sign copies of his new book The Executive Checklist on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 5:00pm - 7:00 pm at Barnes & Noble in West Hartford. Kerr’s new book, the fourth he has written, helps C-level executives improve the way they drive change in their organizations. According to Kerr, The Executive Checklist is easy to read and offers real-life examples of businesses that have successfully implemented these tools, including PIXAR, Whole Foods and Zappos.
  • 02.19.2014 - ProjectsAtWork - Review: The Executive Checklist
    A new book, written by organizational behaviorist and management consultant James Kerr, serves as a primer for setting direction and managing change, including examples of how organizations are re-imagining their operational structures, enhancing their product and service offerings, and leveraging emerging technological capabilities.
  • 02.17.2014 - How We Love to Resist…And, What Leaders Can Do About It!
    People love to resist change. There are many reasons for this behavior. But, most resistance to change stems from fear of the unfamiliar and an individual’s insecurities about their ability to flourish when their current situation, in fact, changes. Resistors to change within an organization use some combination of five deceptive strategies to win-over converts to their cause – intending to stall or kill a change initiative.
  • 02.14.2014 - 10 Building Blocks for Today's Leadership
    The old school system of management has gone the way of the 9 to 5 workday. Today's top organizations recognize that the rules of leadership are changing to address the ever-expanding challenges caused by disruptive technologies and market forces. The new book by James M. Kerr, The Executive Checklist: A Guide for Setting Direction and Managing Change (Palgrave Macmillan), helps frame these dynamics for CIOs and other top executives through the following, highly adaptable checklist action steps.
  • 02.13.2014 - Auto Dealers Upbeat But Face Pressure As President’s Day Nears
    The region’s auto sales industry heads into the crucial President’s Day push with hopes of approaching an all-time sales record in 2014, but with pressures that are squeezing profits. That was the assessment Monday by three industry executives in Connecticut and Massachusetts, who spoke with media outlets about the recession that wracked the auto industry and the recovery since.
  • 02.10.2014 - Auto Team America Releases Vision Paper at 2014 NADA Convention
    AutoTeam America (ATA) released its white paper “2025 Dealership Vision: What Lies Ahead!” at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention in New Orleans. The ATA paper presents key findings from an opinion survey of automotive dealers throughout the US as well as brainstorming sessions with dealers, ATA members and other industry specialists on the strategic vision of dealerships for the year 2025.
  • 02.07.2014 - Fairfield County Business Journal: Words to the wise
    A recent interview with John A. Zinno Jr., office managing partner, and Thomas A. DeVitto, chief marketing officer, in Blum Shapiro & Co. P.C.’s 70-person Shelton office touched on the firm’s growth and regional leader position in accounting, tax and business consulting. Ten-thousand clients count on Blum Shapiro for advice.
  • 02.04.2014 - 8 Essential Ways to Reinstate Confidence within Your Workforce
    For a multitude of reasons, from the Great Recession to the bank bailout, trust has dipped to an all-time low within Corporate America. This is quite a problem. After all, productivity drops, service delivery degrades and the bottom-line deteriorates in firms where trust is the lowest.
  • 02.04.2014 - Managing for the Unexpected–Understanding Emergence Theory In Business
    Driving the types of significant changes that truly transform an organization is tricky business. Contrary to popular belief, if you’re too conservative, you can end up with some unexpected consequences – that’s the theory of emergence at work.
  • 02.04.2014 - Business Success Requires More Than Good Checklists
    A common request I get while mentoring entrepreneurs is for a copy of the startup checklist they need to follow, in order to build a successful new business. I wish it was that easy. The challenge is that every new business needs to be innovative and different, in order to rise above the crowd, bring real change to the world, and give you the satisfaction you seek.
  • 01.31.2014 - BlumShapiro Serves as Advisors to Fairfield Univ. Business Competition
    Nearly 50 students at Fairfield University have spent most of the 2013-2014 academic year preparing to compete in the institution’s annual business plan competition. As they enter the final stages of forming and presenting their new business ideas, they will rely on the advice of faculty members and business experts to help them, including BlumShapiro Partner Tom Walsh and Manager Patrick Dunleavey.
  • 01.17.2014 - BlumShapiro Announces Massachusetts Long-Term Care Benchmarking Tool
    BlumShapiro has obtained the Massachusetts long-term care facilities cost report data from the Center for Health Information and Analysis (2011 is the most recent period of data currently available from the Center) which has information for over 400 Massachusetts long-term care facilities. Using this data, BlumShapiro has created a data benchmarking tool that calculates several statistics for Massachusetts long-term care facilities.
  • 01.13.2014 - Nursing home labor costs rise on care for sickest
    Rhode Island nursing home labor costs rose 13 percent from 2009 to 2012, according to a recent report, as the cost of skilled care for the oldest residents keeps rising.
  • 01.06.2014 - Hartford Courant: BlumShapiro Merger Expands Footprint In Boston
    Regional accounting and consulting firm BlumShapiro announced Friday it has merged with a firm in Newton, Mass., expanding the company's footprint in Massachusetts, particularly the Boston area.
  • 01.01.2014 - BlumShapiro Announces Merger with Friedman, Suvalle & Salomon
    BlumShapiro - the largest New England-based regional accounting, tax and business consulting firm - today announced a merger with Friedman, Suvalle & Salomon PC, located in Newton, MA. The merger, which becameofficial on January 1, 2014, greatly expands and strengthens the company’s position as the leading firm in the region.

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