News & Events

  • Contact
  • Print

  • 02.27.2015 - Leading the Richard Branson Way
    Most of us know that Richard Branson co-founded Virgin Records in 1972 and through great vision, hard work and dedication, he transformed it into the huge, worldwide powerhouse known today as the Virgin Group. Its more than 400 companies provide lifestyle, media, money, music, environmental and travel-related products and services that delight and inspire. Because of this, Branson is widely recognized as a perceptive and inspirational leader that consistently "walked the talk" and took the responsibility for leading his company through all of its ups and downs.
  • 02.26.2015 - Registration Open for the BlumShapiro 5K for Camp Courant
    Registration is open for the BlumShapiro 5K for Camp Courant at the Travelers Championship. The 2015 run and walk race, Kids Fun Run and other family activities will be held on Saturday, May 2 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT from 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
  • 02.19.2015 - How to Optimize Your Accounts Payable Strategy
    In these challenging economic times, it is wise to reexamine even the most mundane activities that are routinely performed in your business to identify opportunities for improvement. Let's look at something as basic as Accounts Payable and determine whether a strategy is needed to leverage this activity.
  • 02.13.2015 - TV Interview With Pat Connolly re: fraudulent tax filings
    After a rise in tax filings being submitted using personal information acquired fraudulently during a variety of retail security breaches, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue announced on February 6 that it would review approximately 160,000 state tax returns before they are released to taxpayers. Quincy tax partner Pat Connolly shares his thoughts on the situation with WCVB’s Channel 5 reporter John Atwater.
  • 02.09.2015 - Win Big With Integrated Performance Management
    Would a dressmaker take a bride’s measurements after her wedding dress is already made? Of course not! Those critical dimensions are always gathered before the sewing begins. So why do so many businesses insist on measuring staff performance after the work is done? It would seem that a better approach would be to track performance as work is executed, so that there is ample time to make mid-course adjustments and provide the coaching and guidance needed to improve business outcomes.
  • 02.09.2015 - A Better Way to Measure Employee Success
    Today's Performance Measurement Systems often track the wrong things and serve to distract, rather than inform. Here are some ideas to refocus them so to be aligned with an organization's strategic direction.
  • 01.27.2015 - How Bill Belichick's 'Do Your Job' Mantra Applies to Leadership
    Even though much of NFL football fandom is still reveling at "Deflatgate," the accusation that the New England Patriots purposely under-inflated footballs in last week's game in order to score an advantage over their hapless opponents, the Indianapolis Colts, the Patriots are still an incredible football team. Undoubtedly, some of the credit for the team's success is due to its head coach, Bill Belichick. Regardless of what you may think of him, Belichick's "Do your job!" philosophy is worth learning more about because of what it can offer to leaders who are trying to establish a winning culture.
  • 01.27.2015 - CPA Assesses Economy’s Strengths, Weaknesses
    Looking ahead at 2015, Fairfield County businesses have a reason to continue to be cautiously optimistic. There are concrete signs that the progress made in 2014 seems poised to continue. This is borne out by the results of a statewide business survey late last year as well as information we have received from clients. More businesses are growing, fewer are contracting, investments are being made in technology and hiring is on the rise.
  • 01.27.2015 - Tim Barry Promoted to Partner at BlumShapiro
    BlumShapiro is proud to announce the promotion of Tim Barry to partner.
  • 01.22.2015 - Learn How to Reshape Your Business Strategies Through Technology
    Unquestionably, there is a fear among executive leadership of being unable to grasp seemingly sophisticated information technology topics. However, leaving it only to the IT professionals to figure out is just shirking your responsibility. Here are 5 top IT trends that you need to know.
  • 01.16.2015 - BlumShapiro Announces New Partner Nikoleta D. McTigue, CPA, MSA
    BlumShapiro, the largest regional accounting and business consulting firm based in New England with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has announced the election of a new partner, Nikoleta D. McTigue, CPA, MSA.
  • 01.14.2015 - The Three Words That Will Devastate Your Business
    The three words, "Not my job!", will wreak havoc within any business that allows the phrase to germinate. It is the antithesis of all that can be good in your business. The phrase implies a lack of pride in the company and translates into little accountability for the work at hand. If staff members are allowed to behave in a fashion that is consistent with this idiom, then the business will become a trash heap in no time--both literally and figuratively.
  • 01.14.2015 - Press Release: ‘BlumShapiro Challenge’ Raises More Than $5,000
    BlumShapiro helped raise more than $5,000 for the Amos House Financial Opportunities Center at the end of 2014. The Financial Opportunities Center helps educate Amos House clients on valuable skills related to – among other areas – financial literacy, savings strategy and retirement planning. The Center will use the donations to fund classes and create savings incentives.
  • 01.12.2015 - Mayor of Danbury Envisions the City of the Future
    The city of the future might have sensors perched like birds on every street corner to dim the lights when no one is around and send out alerts when a parking spot opens or a garbage can is full. Learn more about how the City of Danbury sees their City of the Future.
  • 01.08.2015 - 12 Differences Between Winning and Losing Leadership
    Great leaders drive great organizations and great organizations produce great results. On the other hand, less than stellar results are typically produced by organizations with less than stellar leadership, begging the question, “What are the differences between winning and losing leadership styles and traits?”
  • 01.07.2015 - 6 Keen Steps to Engage Our Gen Y Problem Children
    From an early age, they were told that they were the best, awarded trophies for just for showing up, and developed a false confidence that begets their frustration and doubt as they enter the workforce. Here's how to engage them.
  • 01.06.2015 - BlumShapiro Announces Merger with Schneider, Schneider & Associates
    BlumShapiro, the largest New England-based regional accounting, tax and business consulting firm - today announced a merger with Schneider, Schneider & Associates, P.C., located in Braintree, MA. The merger, which became official on January 1, 2015, greatly expands and strengthens the company’s position as the leading firm in the region.
  • 01.05.2015 - 12 Aspirations for Taking On 2015
    Jim Kerr shares twelve holiday wishes for those that lead, serve or work on a team.

Advisors | Auditors | Consultants | CPAs - Blum Shapiro is one of the premier public accounting firms in the northeast and a Top 100 CPA Firm in the U.S. Our professionals serve businesses, individuals and organizations in Boston (MA), Hartford (CT), Providence (RI), Shelton (CT) ,Quincy (MA) and Newton (MA) with audit, tax and business consulting services. Our firm has developed practice areas in automotive, construction, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, nonprofit organizations and professional service firms. New Haven CT, Fairfield CT, Norwalk CT, Waterbury CT.

Your Feedback is Appreciated.

Choose one: