November / December

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  • How to navigate the online pricing tightrope

    November / December 2018
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 416

    Abstract: Car buyers who go online reportedly spend about 60% of their overall shopping time doing research there. This makes it critical for dealerships to have an effective online pricing strategy. This article gives tips on how to make difficult pricing decisions.

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  • Improve operational performance by improving your forecasting

    November / December 2018
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 622

    Abstract: Dealerships must make accurate forecasts of their sales, expenses, and gross and net profits to make wise decisions about allocating their resources. This article considers key ingredients of accurate forecasting, including current and seasonal trends and appropriate frequency.

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  • Are you a reliable guardian of customer information?

    November / December 2018
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 585

    Abstract: Given the large volume of personal data typically collected from customers, it’s critical that dealerships proactively secure the information they obtain and store. This article suggests several security measures that can reduce the chances of a data breach at a dealership operation.

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  • Vendor reviews: A valuable fraud prevention tool

    November / December 2018
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 865

    Abstract: Performing vendor reviews can help ensure that both an auto dealership and its vendors are still benefiting from the arrangements. In addition, it can uncover possible vendor fraud. This article highlights types of fraudulent schemes involving vendors and provides guidelines for a comprehensive vendor review. A sidebar provides key questions a dealership should ask during a vendor review.

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  • Construction Success Story – Preparing for a project owner’s audit

    November / December 2018
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: This issue’s “Construction Success Story” features an asphalt contractor who was looking to expand from smaller privately funded projects to larger public jobs. One of his many concerns was the prospect of a project owner auditing a job and his company. So, he consulted with his CPA, who explained to him what such audits might entail and how to best prepare for them.

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  • In construction, dispute resolution is a many-splendored thing

    November / December 2018
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 654

    Abstract: In the construction industry, disputes often arise between contractors and owners or with other parties. In such situations, construction companies may encounter a number of dispute resolution methods along with potential litigation. This article reviews these methods, providing key details about each.

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  • Don’t let your company become a cyber target

    November / December 2018
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 553

    Abstract: Hackers are only interested in organizations such as banks and retail chains that store the sensitive data of millions of customers, right? Not necessarily. As the construction process grows more reliant on the Internet, contractors can become cyber targets, too. This article discusses the why and how of cyberattacks and what construction companies can do to fight back.

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  • How sound are your financial statements? Don’t underestimate their inherent informative value

    November / December 2018
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 931

    Abstract: Many contractors may not fully realize how much important and useful information is in their financial statements ― information that is of special interest to lenders, sureties and investors. But what condition are those reports in? This article explains how to get the most from financial statements. A sidebar describes the role of these statements in strategic planning.

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  • For richer, for poorer – Factoring valuation into premarital agreements

    November / December 2018
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 445

    Abstract: Roughly half of U.S. marriages end in divorce. So, many people enter into premarital agreements before they tie the knot. This article describes why it can be risky for couples to cut corners on hiring a valuation expert to help draft the agreement, especially if one of the parties owns a business.

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  • Valuation matters when a company is liquidating

    November / December 2018
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 628

    Abstract: Even in a bull market, some businesses struggle to make ends meet. This article highlights how outside financial experts can help struggling owners make informed decisions about their company’s future and maximize liquidation proceeds. It also explains how experts can help potential buyers of financially distressed businesses determine the appropriate asking price and conduct acquisition due diligence.

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  • Data analytics roundup

    November / December 2018
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 565

    Abstract: When it comes to fraud detection, the amount of available data in the company’s paper and electronic records can seem staggering. This article explains how modern forensic accounting experts use analytical tools — such as association, outlier and cluster analyses — to unearth fraud in today’s data-driven world.

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  • What’s the fairest method of apportionment? Court rules on damages from breached lawnmower improvement

    November / December 2018
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 879

    Abstract: When patents covering multicomponent inventions are infringed, a key question is: How should damages be “apportioned” to adequately compensate the patentee for only losses due to infringement of a product improvement? This article summarizes a recent case where the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit specifically addressed whether apportionment should be based on the royalty base or the royalty rate. A sidebar explains how the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) have recently been updated to streamline the admissibility of digital evidence. Exmark Manufacturing Company Inc. v. Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC, No. 2016-2197, 879 F.3d 1332, January 12, 2018

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  • Public vs. private companies: Understand the key differences

    November / December 2017
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 448

    Abstract: Public company data often is used to value private businesses. But there are important differences in how public and private entities operate. This article explains what’s different and how experts adjust their valuation methodology to account for the differences.

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  • Bombardier Rec. Prods. v. Arctic Cat Inc. – Are draft reports discoverable?

    November / December 2017
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 570

    Abstract: Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, draft reports, expert notes and other expert-attorney communications generally aren’t subject to discovery. But there are some exceptions. This article summarizes a recent patent infringement case where an expert’s draft report was discoverable because it contained editorial comments from a different expert. It also provides insight on how to protect your expert’s draft reports from discovery. Bombardier Rec. Prods. v. Arctic Cat Inc., Case No. 12-cv-2706 (ADM/LIB), D. Minn., April 19, 2016

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  • Valuing franchises

    November / December 2017
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 616

    Abstract: Not all franchises are created equal. This article highlights special considerations when valuing franchises, such as evaluating the risk vs. return, analyzing the franchise agreement and searching for factors that add to or detract from value.

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  • Tax issues play a central role in divorce settlements

    November / December 2017
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 867

    Abstract: Divorcing spouses often hire financial experts to help brainstorm settlement options, particularly when the marital estate includes a private business interest. This article explains how a business valuation professional can help divorcing spouses understand the critical tax issues that come into play when determining support payments and divvying up assets. A sidebar discusses innocent spouse relief, which may come into play in divorce cases.

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