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  • Client surveys: Ask not what your clients can do for you …

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 455

    Abstract: With 2020 slowly dawning on the horizon, law firms should think now about sending year-end surveys to their clients. Done right, surveys provide a great tool for getting a read on clients’ satisfaction levels, as well as increasing firms’ books of business. This article discusses survey methods and what information firms can gather.

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  • Going green can pay off for law firms

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 567

    Abstract: Adopting green practices is no longer just about protecting the environment – both clients and job candidates increasingly are considering law firms’ sustainability efforts these days. This article looks at how, focusing on areas such as paper use, energy conservation, smart design and procurement, law firms make themselves more appealing to these potential stakeholders.

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  • How much capital is enough? How to assess your firm’s need for capital

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 684

    Abstract: Having a sufficient amount of capital to support daily operations is something all law firms must determine. To offset gaps in cash flow due to expenses, law firm billing and collections, law firms may require larger partner capital contributions. This article reviews why having a capital plan in place will help with the uncertainty and provide partners and other stakeholders with a sense of stability.

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  • 5 tips for managing and improving your firm’s cash flow

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 782

    Abstract: While many law firms focus on profitability, some firms can overlook the critical role that cash flow plays in both day-to-day operations and long-term sustainability. After all, law firms can’t generate revenue if they don’t have sufficient cash to keep the doors open. This article examines five practices that can help position firms for success and growth.

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  • Risky business: Valuation rules of thumb

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: Determining the market value of a construction company may be necessary or desirable for many reasons, including a business sale or for succession planning. Some contractors may use valuation rules of thumb to do so, but that’s risky business. This article explains why, providing examples of how countless factors affect a business valuation.

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  • Would you recognize an indirect cost if you saw one?

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 549

    Abstract: Indirect costs can have a substantial impact on a construction company’s financial picture and bottom line. But they’re not always the easiest things to “see.” This article brings indirect costs into focus by defining them, distinguishing the costs from overhead and explaining how to use a “cost driver” to allocate them.

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  • Outsourcing employment tasks to a PEO

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 661

    Abstract: After reaching a certain level of success, many construction companies struggle to keep up with employment and human resources tasks. One solution may be to outsource these functions to a professional employer organization (PEO). This article explores the benefits and risks of PEOs.

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  • Year-end tax planning – Tax benefits available to small businesses

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 923

    Abstract: Companies that qualify as “small businesses” enjoy several tax benefits. Whether a company qualifies depends on a gross receipts threshold that was recently increased under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This article explains the advantages of small business status and how to calculate the gross receipts test. A sidebar looks at the perhaps surprising definition of a “tax shelter.”

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  • 4 ways your practice can stay ahead of the curve

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 459

    Abstract: This article offers four ways to help medical practices adapt to a rapidly changing environment — whether in terms of technology, payment and reimbursement, or patient care. The article suggests that taking steps such as budgeting and scheduling time for conferences and using multiple channels of communication can help medical practices decrease staff stress and improve efficiency.

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  • Keep a close eye on your staffing to avoid shortages

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 585

    Abstract: Over the length of a practice’s life span, it will likely face a staffing shortage at least once — if not several times. How practice managers deal with lack of staff can have a big effect on revenue, workloads, staff morale and quality of patient care. This article offers four strategies, such as cross-training employees and seeking temporary staffing, for dealing with staffing shortages while maintaining high-level patient care.

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  • How’s your revenue cycle?

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: To stay financially healthy, a medical practice needs to make sure it’s operating in a way that will maximize revenue and minimize waste. The article notes that, at least once a year, it’s important to assess a practice’s strengths and weaknesses in a variety of revenue cycle functional areas. This assessment will help determine what areas could be streamlined or improved to help the practice operate at an optimal level.

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  • Just say no to no-shows – Practices can develop various ways to tackle the problem

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 897

    Abstract: Every medical practice has unreliable patients who don’t show up for appointments. So every practice should develop ways to reduce the number of people who fail to keep them. This article offers some strategies to help improve patient no-show rates, including tracking no-shows and using automated reminder messages. A sidebar discusses some problematic approaches to dealing with no-shows.

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  • The Contractor’s Corner – Is risk management software a worthy investment?

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 451

    Abstract: This issue’s “Contractor’s Corner” features a question from a contractor who recently endured an OSHA safety audit. A major finding was that his company’s safety and insurance documentation was inadequately organized. Could the right software help alleviate the situation? As this article explains, risk management information systems do offer significant capabilities for storing and sharing safety and insurance data.

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  • Evaluate the risks of joint ventures carefully

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 526

    Abstract: Joint ventures enable two construction companies to partner up to distribute risk, apportion resources and, one hopes, share profits. The arrangements can be a good fit for large or complex jobs. This article examines some of the many risks involved, including finding the ideal partner and covering the financial details.

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  • Construction innovators can still claim the research tax credit

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 680

    Abstract: The word “innovation” is often associated with the tech industry. But there are construction innovators as well, and these companies may be able to claim the research tax credit. This article explains the eligibility criteria for, and potential rewards of, this tax break. Harper v. U.S., No. 18cv2110 DMS (LL), April 25, 2019 (U.S. Southern Dist. of Calif.)

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  • No accident – Identifying the five biggest safety risks to your workers

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 989

    Abstract: Forgive the pun, but a culture of safety doesn’t happen by accident. Planning is key to minimizing the hazards and practices that lead to mishaps and disasters. This article covers five of the most widely occurring — and lethal — risks on any construction site. A sidebar displays ideas on how to lower workers’ compensation costs.

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