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November 2021

Business Alert: Key Account Management


AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert

Many trends have accelerated off the back of the pandemic. In particular, we talk about technology and our human capital within the business. But what about our customers? How have future needs and desires evolved, and what are we doing to find out about it?

According to Bain & Co research, a 5% increase in customer retention rates increases account profitability between 25% and 95%. Imagine the impact if you can apply this effect to your biggest, best, and most lucrative clients – or more especially to those existing clients that have the potential to become the biggest, best and most lucrative.

This GBV highlights some of the challenging paradigms which can be barriers to getting KAM off the ground.

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November 2021
Suzanne Forbes Named One of Florida’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in 2021 by Florida Trend

 


Gainesville, FL (Nov. 2, 2021) – Suzanne Forbes, managing partner at James Moore & Co., P.L. (James Moore), has been named one of Florida’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in 2021 by Florida Trend.

Suzanne was cited by Florida trend for helping pave the way for a high level of female partnership at James Moore and the firm’s efforts in helping businesses survive through the COVID‐19 pandemic. You can read more about Suzanne’s inclusion on the Florida 500 website.

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October 2021

Business Alert: Canada - A Hotbed of Opportunity


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With a mightily impressive tech sector, a global oil reach and a stable political environment, Canada is a hotbed of opportunity for foreign businesses, but with caveats. Furthermore, many companies across all industries, including banking, airlines, transit and more, have announced mandatory Covid vaccination policies for their employees and clients. As of writing this, Canada's population has the highest fully vaccinated rate in the world!

This GBV alert digs a little deeper into the schemes and incentives attracting many international businesses set on accessing the larger North American markets.

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October 2021
The Tax and Accounting Division of Canopy 360 is Joining James Moore!

 


Gainesville, FL (Sept. 27, 2021) – The tax and accounting partners and employees of Canopy 360, an Ocala‐based firm, are joining James Moore & Co., P.L. (James Moore) effective Nov. 1, 2021. Canopy 360 was established in Ocala in 2005. The move to James Moore fits into the strategic growth plans  for  both  firms.  Canopy  360  was  seeking  a  firm  that  closely  matched  their  client  demographics,  culture and core values. James Moore sought to make headway in the Ocala market—a natural fit as the center of the firm’s geographic footprint.

 
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October 2021

Press Release: Dubai Firm Joins AGN Membership




AGN International – one of the world’s leading associations of independent certified public accounting and consulting firms, announces that AMAJ has joined its membership in the AP region.

AMAJlocated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was established in 2017 by Abdulmannan Al Janahi and JDNT & Associates, an AGN member firm based in India. AMAJ provides Audit, Taxation, Advisory Services, ERP consulting, Cyber security and other ITes services.

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October 2021

Press Release: Spanish Firm Joins AGN Membership




AGN International – one of the world’s leading associations of independent certified public accounting and consulting firms, announces that Busquet has joined its membership in the EMEA region.

Busquet - established in 1974, is located in Manresa and Barcelona and provides audit, accounting, tax and legal consultancy services. Busquet specialises in providing these services to non-profit organisations and distribution and manufacturing companies, among others.

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October 2021
Windham Brannon Proudly Announces Brandi Samuel as first Black Principal!

 


As the international tax practice co-leader, Samuel specializes in international taxation, tax implications of mergers and acquisitions, general tax compliance, not-for-profit tax compliance and individual taxation. She and her Windham Brannon tax team serve clients in more than 75 countries.

 
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September 2021
AGN NA member firm Hungerford Nichols Announces Two New Shareholders

 


Hungerford Nichols CPAs and Advisors announces the election of two new shareholders. Tessa Keena and Steven Triezenberg bring experience, keen leadership and a shared vision to the existing shareholder group. 

The firm continues to grow due to its constant focus on preparing its next generation of leaders for the future.
 
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September 2021

Making Sense of Cryptocurrencies: Part #5


AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert

Welcome to the final part of this GBV series seeking to demystify the world of the cryptocurrency – valuable fiscal tool or fantasy investment vehicle with no intrinsic value?  Since we conceived of this series a few months back, the market value of Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency had hit the heights of U$60,000 per coin, then halved to just over U$30,000 and is now gradually rising again –approaching the U$46,000 mark on 9 August 2021. Volatility is the hallmark of cryptocurrencies.

In this article we explore some of the views of the professionals within our own member firms.  It turns out that cryptocurrency experts are a pretty rare beast – although we suspect this is more to do with a reluctance to step into the spotlight on the topic rather than depth of capability.

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August 2021

Business Alert: Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) - Good Business, Or a Matter Of Survival?


AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert

What is a diversity & inclusion (D&I) policy and why is it good business? How do you set yourself up for success? What are some practical takeaways to action now?

A firm’s D&I policy is broader than pursuing equity by gender or ethnicity; it can also tackle sexual orientation, class, age, religious preference and physical or mental disability. A diverse workforce breeds creativity and innovation, useful for both client service and running your own board room! Businesses that don’t operate diverse and inclusive workplaces see higher turnover rates as there’s a greater risk of a more hostile work environment developing. A McKinsey report found that the companies that performed worst on diversity were almost 30% more likely to underperform on profitability.

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