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  • Could the critical path method improve your scheduling?

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: Contractors must deliver projects on schedule and within budget — or risk taking a loss. To rise to the challenge, many of today’s project managers apply an approach that has been widely used by larger construction companies: the critical path method (CPM). This article explains what CPM is and how software can boost its benefits.

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  • Risk management 2.0 for construction companies

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 530

    Abstract: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to the construction industry. Contractors have learned valuable lessons about risk management during the pandemic — call it “risk management 2.0.” This article offers a variety of tips on how to structure contracts and tackle projects more safely.

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  • Remember the CARES Act as the year goes on

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 693

    Abstract: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act may seem like old news. But its tax provisions remain in effect as the year goes on and, in some cases, beyond 2020 (unless subsequent legislation changes them). This article reviews three key issues for contractors: operating losses, qualified improvement property projects and the payroll tax credit.

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  • Succession planning – Planned liquidations have varying tax consequences

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 952

    Abstract: Under some circumstances, the most expedient and beneficial way to end the existence of a company is through a planned liquidation. This article explains how the tax consequences of such a move vary depending on business structure. A sidebar discusses the fact that many other entities besides the IRS may need to be informed about a planned liquidation.

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  • 5 construction tech strategies for the new normal

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: Even before the COVID-19 crisis, technology was transforming the way construction companies go about their business. The pandemic will likely accelerate the technological (r)evolution as contractors look for ways to work more safely and communicate more rapidly. This article covers five tech strategies, including going paperless and using robotic process automation.

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  • Apply the lessons of crisis and prepare for the future

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 547

    Abstract: It’s critical for contractors to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic and apply those lessons to preparing for the inevitable disasters and economic downturns of the future. This article offers five ways to do so, including reviewing jobs and backlog, as well as implementing best safety practices.

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  • Managing project scope: It’s a full-time job

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 640

    Abstract: Many contractors don’t think about project scope until something gets really out of whack. The truth is, it’s a full-time job that should begin before a bid is even submitted. This article discusses best practices in scope management from preproject planning through completion.

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  • Tax planning – CARES Act provisions may boost cash flow

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 867

    Abstract: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes several provisions that can help construction companies reduce their tax bills and, thereby, boost their cash flows. This article discusses a couple of such opportunities involving excess business losses and business interest expense. A sidebar looks at the PPP Flexibility Act.

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  • Law firm planning in a time of uncertainty

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 403

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic uncertainty, as well as social unrest, have created an economic tidal wave for which some law firms have found themselves unprepared. The resulting uncertainty makes it difficult, but not impossible, to plan. This brief article looks at some steps law firms can consider.

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  • Making remote work … work

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 568

    Abstract: This year saw many law firms temporarily shutter their offices and allow staff to work from home. Although most professional services businesses have reopened to some extent and recalled employees, COVID-19 infection rates potentially could rise to spring levels again this fall. Now is the time to prepare for another possible round of the remote work that will be critical for business continuity. This article highlights several issues in particular that warrant attention.

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  • Don’t put payroll management on autopilot

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 668

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the economy for a loop. Many law firms have had to trim expenses and furlough employees. Laying off or decreasing pay for support staff, associates and partners can add payroll tasks to your workload. If your firm is reducing people on the payroll or outsourcing work to independent contractors, there are several issues management should review carefully. This article covers what you need to know about payroll management during this uncertain time.

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  • Cost cutting for sustainability: 3 areas to target

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 829

    Abstract: U.S. law firms — of all sizes and practice areas — have had their financial foundations shaken as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Firms that were flying high less than a year ago now find themselves scrambling to survive the economic fallout. One obvious place to begin is cost-cutting. This article reviews several areas that make likely candidates for cost reductions, while a short sidebar discusses the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ recent findings.

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  • CARES Act: Don’t overlook 2 valuable provisions

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 328

    Abstract: The CARES Act includes two significant, though sometimes overlooked, provisions that could aid struggling organizations. This article highlights the refundable credit against payroll tax and the deferral of the payment of the employer share of the Social Security payroll tax.

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  • Making long-term decisions about working from home

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 633

    Abstract: It can be a tough scenario to confront: First the nonprofit sends their employees home to work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now they want to stay there permanently. This article explores whether an organization should allow its employees to work from home more than they have in the past. Advantages for the employees and the employer are discussed, as are trial runs.

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  • What your donors need to know about taxes and contributions

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 751

    Abstract: The heightened fundraising needs many nonprofits are currently feeling make it important that potential donors understand the tax benefits they stand to reap. This article covers some of the advantages that should be conveyed to encourage their support.

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  • 5 steps for surviving tough economic times

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 865

    Abstract: Lessons from past economic downturns give nonprofits a roadmap for surviving a recession or depression. This article discusses steps to take, including evaluating one’s financial position promptly, communicating needs clearly with those who can help, and considering alternative funding sources. A sidebar discusses the considerations involved in determining the right staffing decisions.

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