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ACPEN Brings You–Frontier Accountants!

You may now be scratching your head, wondering, “What in the world is a Frontier Accountant?” Turns out that somewhere out in the wild, wild west, there are ranchers and cattle herders who are just dreaming of becoming accountants. It’s like “City Slickers”–in reverse. But why listen to my explanation? A few of these rough and tough cowboys have put together a short video to more accurately express their yearning for a long career in accounting, and, of course, all of those ACPEN webcasts!

And in honor of all of the Frontier Accountants, we invite all of you out there living the dream to apply discount code: FRONTIERACCOUNTING to your next purchase to receive 25% off of your next ACPEN purchase. (Valid on future purchases made through September 30, 2016.)

Ride on, Frontier Accountants!

 

PS. A big round of applause for our cast!

And–CYBER MONDAY!

We’re all back in the office. (Boo!) And the end of the year is quickly approaching. But here’s the good news–it’s CYBER MONDAY! And ACPEN is joining the fun.

ACPEN Signature courses are on SALE! Purchase any of our ACPEN Signature offerings (8 hours of the highest quality CPE on the most relevant topics) and receive 35% off!

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Apply discount code: acpenCYBERMonday35 at checkout.

This offer is good for any ACPEN Signature course purchased between now and 11:59 p.m. on December 2, 2015! Spread the word. Share with colleagues and friends, and make sure that you don’t miss out on this amazing price for the best online CPE in the business!

 

Black Friday Fun!

It is hard to believe that Black Friday is upon us. We hope that you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! And, we hope that today–Black Friday–you spend your day doing whatever it is that makes you happy. For some, that may be heading out at 4 a.m. to find the perfect gifts (at an awesome price) for your loved ones. For others, (like me) that may be eating left overs and watching football with their favorite people (Sic ‘em Bears!).

However you like to spend your Black Friday, we hope you have a blast! And good news, we too will be offering a Black Friday special. Here’s what you need to do:

1. Visit the ACPEN Catalog!

2. Find the perfect course (or better yet, courses) for you. Remember–December is upon us. Do you have all of your CPE hours?

3. Apply discount code: BlackFridayFun2015 at check out to receive 25% off of your entire order. (valid for purchase on or before 11:59 p.m. on 11/29)

If you’re a Black Friday shopper, buy some discounted CPE. If you are a Black Friday football watcher, you can take advantage of this offer from the comfort of your couch. So have your cake, or pie as the case may be, and eat it too!

Happy shopping!

 

 

Who Says Accountants Don’t Have Any Fun?

In case you missed it, yesterday we produced the ACPEN Signature: 2015 Compilation and Review. If you’re familiar with our Signature line of programming, you’ll know that they are 8-hours of pure CPE gold. These courses are highly-produced in our Dallas studio. They employ an engaging and interactive, panel-discussion format featuring nationally acclaimed CPAs and Professionals. If you aren’t familiar with our Signature courses–why the heck not?? Do yourself a favor and check it out.

As you may also know, we produce our courses at our sister company–BPN Media. BPN Media is a magical place with the most experienced and professional production staff. And toys. Lots and lots of toys. Angry Birds, neon-colored Mystic ponies, Nerf Guns, GI Joes and so much more.

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Apparently our toys were too tempting for today’s panelists. We sat, unsuspectingly in the Green Room. Close up–Laura Billingsly. Close up–Jim Smith. Close up–Kurt Oestriecher. Wide shot:

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Well, this is awkward.

Who said Accountants don’t have any fun?

And that, my friends, is why we can’t have nice things…like disembodied hands.

That said, their message was clear:

ACPEN-The best online CPE on the market. Hands down.

(Apply discount code HandsDown2015 at checkout to receive a 15% discount off an ACPEN course. Good for purchase by August 31st!)

 

 

 

Warriors Win!!

We’ve had an exciting couple of sports days this week—first the Blackhawks, now the Warriors! Now, while a bunch of our staff (including our CEO) is from Chicago and were overjoyed with the sportsy goodness of the Blackhawk’s first Stanley Cup Title win at home since 1938–I’m not going to lie–we didn’t really have a dog in the NBA title hunt. But far be it from me to deny the joy of this vicdt.common.streams.StreamServer.clstory to any of our amazing customers!

So, Golden State Warrior fans–this one is for you! Use discount code: WarriorsWin2015 at checkout to receive 30% off of an ACPEN Signature Course. And because it will probably take you a few days to come down off of the sports high, you can have a few extra days. Can be used for a purchase by June 22nd.

Go Hawks! Go Warriors!

Blackhawks win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The hawks bring home the Stanley Cup! We want to celebrate! Use coupon code HawksWin2015 to get 30% any ACPEN Signature course! (Valid through this friday, 6/19/15)

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2015 Guide to Successfully Handling Tax Controversies is off to the races!

The 2015 Guide to Successfully Handling Tax Controversies, the first ACPEN Signature course of the year is happening now!

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Seen here, moments before going live, our panelists will help you be prepared for audit issues, deal with the IRS appeals office, stay IRS collection matters, and much more!

The twitter-ly inclined can follow us, and use #acpentaxcontroversies.

If you’re not on today, you can catch one of the replays. But I’d hurry up and purchase now if I were you. Today’s the last day for the kickoff discount.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year-CPE Season!

We are work, work, working away getting ready for tomorrow’s course: A Guide to Successfully Handling Tax Controversies.  Here is a little sneak peek at what we have in store for our participants in this 8-hour presentation.

From the description:

For many reasons, the IRS has become more aggressive in all areas. The slowly recovering economy, the pressure to enhance government funding, and their role in enforcing the Affordable Care Act has added extra urgency to the need to collect taxes and apply penalties as never before. This means that practitioners are going to have to be prepared, more than ever before, to defend their work and their clients. This ACPEN broadcast brings together a panel of experts who can take you through the process and help you respond to the IRS effectively, on behalf of your clients. Learn the ins and outs of practice before the Audit and Collections Divisions of the IRS. The panel will include IRS representatives sharing their perspectives. The panel will explore ways to effectively represent clients before the IRS.”

This CPE won’t produce itself, however, so we have all hands on deck–we’ve even put our tiny intern to work.

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As you can see, Jillian is sharing some crucial information. We are having a FIRE SALE! If you’d like to join us for tomorrow’s course, but just haven’t had the chance to register–have we got a deal for you!

Apply code:  2015CPEKICKOFF at check out to receive a 30% discount off of tomorrow’s Signature course.  8-hours of the highest quality online CPE by 6 highly qualified and experienced presenters–all for 30% off. I know all of you accountants like numbers–do the math. You’re officially out of excuses!

And, you’re welcome.

The brand new ACPEN.com is here!

The new acpen.comYou may have noticed that the ACPEN website conspicuously disappeared a couple weeks ago. Well…

Lo! And behold!

At long last, the new ACPEN.com is up and running!

From the press release:

Now, we are proud to unveil our new, and greatly improved, ACPEN website. The new acpen.com is attractive, easy to navigate, and more informative than ever before. Now, it will be even easier to browse, search, and purchase our impressive course offerings. We’ve incorporated additional information and videos to help you learn about ACPEN’s ever increasingly broad course offerings, and allow users make the best CPE selections for themselves and their firms. And, with an emphasis on mobile compatibility, the new site exhibits ACPEN’s flexibility; foreshadowing many more coming improvements.

Check it out! Now you can find all your ACPEN info, and general ACPEN goodness, even easier, in a sweet new site.

Have a look see, and let us know what you think!

The 2015 ACPEN Signature Series!

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ACPEN’s top of the line CPE programming, the ACPEN Signature series is back again! These panel discussion based courses offer eight CPE hours each, and lead by some of the finest presenters and practitioners in the business!

Celebrate the return of CPE season in style, with the courses below!

 A Guide to Successfully Handling Tax Controversies
5/20/15, 6/4/15, 11/12/15, 12/14/15, 1/11/16

Partnerships, S Corporations & LLCs Update
6/24/15, 7/9/15, 11/20/15, 12/15/15, 1/12/16

Governmental Accounting & Auditing Update
7/29/15, 8/13/15, 10/27/15, 12/16/15, 1/13/16

Compilation and Review Update
8/19/15, 9/3/15, 10/28/15, 12/17/15, 1/14/16

Understanding & Preventing Business Fraud
9/23/15, 10/8/15, 10/29/15, 11/18/15, 12/18/15, 1/15/16

Not-for-Profit Accounting, Auditing & Tax Update
10/21/15, 11/5/15, 12/21/15, 1/19/16

Accounting & Auditing Update
11/4/15, 11/19/15, 12/22/15, 1/20/16

Annual Tax Update
12/9/15, 12/23/15, 12/30/15, 1/8/16, 1/21/16