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  • Adding value with life-cycle cost analysis

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 433

    Abstract: Life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) seeks to estimate a construction project’s overall cost of ownership over its “useful life cycle.” It then strives to identify design or construction alternatives that will minimize costs over that life cycle. This article explains how contractors can play a role in LCCA and, in doing so, give themselves a competitive edge.

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  • 7 coping strategies for volatile steel prices

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted steel supply and demand throughout the world, leading to widespread price increases. This article suggests seven strategies that contractors can use to cope with the price volatility, including adjusting bidding approaches and adding price escalation clauses to contracts.

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  • Is the research credit within your reach?

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: Many construction company owners might assume that a tax credit related to research and development is out of their reach. Au contraire: Contractors can and have claimed the research credit for improving construction techniques or developing industry-related software. This article provides a refresher on this potentially valuable tax break.

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  • Put some PEP in your step – A new retirement plan option to consider

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 931

    Abstract: A generous benefits package that includes a robust retirement plan can be a powerful recruiting tool for construction companies. But providing cost-effective, high-quality benefits isn’t easy. This article takes an in-depth look at a new retirement plan option: pooled employer plans (PEPs). A sidebar warns that, though PEPs relieve employers of many benefits-related risks, some fiduciary responsibilities remain.

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  • Newsbytes – States move to block donor disclosure requirements

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbytes” spotlights a recent U.S. Supreme Court case striking down a California law requiring nonprofits to file a list of their large donors with the state and other states’ attempts to limit donor disclosure requirements. It reviews Amazon’s 2021 AWS Imagine Grant program to help nonprofits access its tools and explains how Charity Navigator’s website allows visitors to locate volunteer opportunities in their communities.

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  • Board designations – 3 questions to consider

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 540

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis have provided harsh reminders of how precarious a nonprofit’s financial stability can be. Uncertainty about the future is prompting some organizations to consider the wisdom of making board designations of unrestricted assets. This article highlights a few questions organizations might want to consider including whether the assets are unrestricted, financial reporting implications and managing board-designated assets.

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  • Watching costs is always a smart investment

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 618

    Abstract: Both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations are looking for ways to conserve costs in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting nationwide economic crisis. Nonprofits looking for a path forward out of the pandemic economy have had to strategically cut costs to contain expenses. This article provides some suggestions to help guide nonprofits in the quest to reduce costs.

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  • Tainted donor, tainted money? How to handle controversial contributions

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 863

    Abstract: In 2019, as waves of lawsuits accused Purdue Pharma of knowingly contributing to the opioid crisis, numerous nonprofits announced they would no longer accept gifts from the Sackler family, several members of which owned the company. Situations like this put nonprofits in a tough position. They may desperately need funds, but accepting such gifts may result in negative attention. This article examines what nonprofits should do if a donation turns out to be “tainted.” A brief sidebar discusses due diligence on those offering substantial donations.

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  • Financial performance – How top “pandemic performer” law firms thrived

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: A recent report from the Thomson Reuters Institute examines the factors that have contributed to the high performance of law firms that fared best financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief article summarizes why understanding these factors can help other firms better position themselves for future disruptions.

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  • Document review goes remote

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 550

    Abstract: Every attorney knows that document review is a critical component of discovery. Most clients know this, too, but they might not know that a large portion of document review during the pandemic was done remotely. Remote document review may join the ranks of pandemic-induced changes to the legal industry that are hard to put back in the bottle. This article reviews how attorneys can help guide clients through the transition.

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  • Are you using paralegals effectively?

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 573

    Abstract: Sometimes, attorneys do work that’s better left to paralegals. This can undermine the firm’s profitability and create a ripple effect of staff members performing tasks for which they’re overqualified. This article highlights some ways to minimize such problems.

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  • 3 challenges to tackle for a successful hybrid work environment

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 815

    Abstract: The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020 forced many law firms to have lawyers and staff work remotely. Some firm leaders had previously been adamantly opposed to this setup. But many ultimately learned how effective this switch in modes can be. This article highlights the pros and cons firms should weigh before making a so-called “hybrid” work environment part of their firm’s new normal.

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  • Using VINs and AI to improve online marketing

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 439

    Abstract: A vehicle identification number (VIN) provides access to almost everything anyone might want to know about a vehicle. This article discusses some dealerships’ use of VINs to more precisely target online marketing of their vehicles and better allocate their marketing dollars.

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  • Why LIFO accounting might be attractive right now

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 510

    Abstract: Both new and used car prices have risen sharply this year, due mainly to a combination of high demand and tight inventories. This article notes that this rising-price environment might make now a good time for dealerships to consider the benefits of switching to last-in, first-out (LIFO) inventory accounting, which has the potential to lower income taxes and create other financial benefits for dealerships.

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  • Buying or selling a dealership? An earnout provision may help close the deal

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 671

    Abstract: In a volatile economy, dealership mergers, acquisitions or sales can be difficult to close. This article suggests that when a purchase, or sale, of a dealership is held up because the parties can’t agree on the financial terms, an earnout provision can bridge the gap.

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  • How to position your dealership for the future

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 787

    Abstract: With the rapid shift to online car buying caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the rise of online retailers like Carvana and TrueCar, the automobile industry may be on the cusp of a major change in how people buy their cars. This article explains that positioning a dealership for the future starts with understanding customer expectations when it comes to car buying. A sidebar points out the importance of strategizing how to sell vehicles to Millennials to improve future sales.

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