Winter

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  • Millennial matters: Understanding your younger attorneys

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 452

    Abstract: Millennials — generally defined as people born between 1981 and 1996 — make up the largest segment of today’s workforce, as well as the legal industry’s. With Baby Boomers increasingly leaving their practices and the overall job market tight, law firms must focus on recruiting and retaining younger attorneys to ensure long-term viability. This article highlights a recent survey of more than 1,200 Millennial attorneys and why keeping them engaged and committed should rank as a top priority.

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  • What’s your firm worth? Understanding law firm valuations

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 566

    Abstract: Attorneys who routinely retain appraisers to value businesses as part of their practice may believe they know what’s involved when their own firms must be appraised. And those who don’t regularly work with valuators might think it’s simply a matter of a “plug-and-play” mathematical formula. Both notions, however, are mistaken. This article reviews how law firm valuations are different from — and sometimes more complicated than — typical business appraisals in some significant ways.

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  • How focusing on quality can allow you to raise rates

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 639

    Abstract: When was the last time your firm raised its rates? Are you afraid to do so, believing it will provide clients with an incentive to shop around for lower-cost legal representation? While raising rates can be a risky proposition in a competitive legal market, this article examines how clear communications to your clients about your quality of services is a safe bet when raising rates.

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  • What you should know about cloud computing – ABA survey breaks down the numbers

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 740

    Abstract: According to the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) 2019 Legal Technology Survey, the majority of law firms (58%) have taken the leap into cloud computing. They’re drawn in by cloud technologies’ 24/7 access, low cost of entry, predictable monthly expenses and robust data backup. This article reviews the ABA’s numbers and highlights some security steps firms can take. A short sidebar discusses hybrid and multi-cloud computing.

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  • The potential of robotic process automation

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: Robotic process automation (RPA) refers to software tools that automate repetitive, rule-based human tasks. Examples include creating invoices, managing documents and performing certain HR tasks. This article looks into potential uses of RPA for construction companies.

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  • 7 tips for avoiding construction disputes

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: A single construction dispute can turn a profitable job into a loss; multiple ones can put a contractor out of business. This article describes seven strategies for avoiding them, including careful drafting of contracts, adhering to accurate scheduling and considering alternative delivery approaches.

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  • Respond quickly to succession plan troubles

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 664

    Abstract: Family-owned construction businesses often face distinctive challenges when it comes to succession planning. Emotions can run high, and the business owner’s lifelong working legacy may be at stake. This article discusses various ways to address succession planning concerns and conflicts.

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  • New accounting standard – Are there leases hiding in your contracts?

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 892

    Abstract: Construction businesses with a calendar year end have until 2021 to implement Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 842, Leases, to stay in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This article explores one of the biggest new challenges: embedded leases. A sidebar provides a brief recap of the overall rule changes under ASC 842.

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  • What do Millennials want from their medical care?

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 459

    Abstract: As both patients and consumers, Millennials need to be reckoned with on their own terms. It’s a given that they grew up with the Internet, social media, instant messaging and mobile devices, which has had a significant effect on how they operate in regard to health care. This article offers some tips to understanding the needs of this group of patients. To meet those needs, practices may want to improve digital access and cost transparency, among other things.

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  • Help your bottom line – Don’t lose sight of revenue

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 630

    Abstract: Secure and consistent revenue is integral to any successful medical practice’s bottom line. To ensure profitability stays strong, it’s important for physicians to not lose track of what’s actually going on in their business operations. There are several ways physicians can stay on top of the practice’s business processes, including meeting regularly with staff to review reports, having financial benchmarks and getting a sense of what’s normal in other practices. This article explains that understanding the financial ins and outs will free physicians to focus on what they do best — providing the best possible care to patients.

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  • Overcome obstacles to increased efficiency

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 663

    Abstract: To improve a medical practice’s efficiency, it’s important to identify its most problematic areas. This article points out some common inefficiencies found within medical practices, which fall under three broad areas: front office, back office and physician care. The article notes that, while many other areas of inefficiencies can exist in any medical practice, these are the most common ones.

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  • Staying solvent in a consumer-driven culture

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 744

    Abstract: Consumerism in health care can be defined in several different ways, but primarily involves people treating health care as if it were a retail business. One implication of this phenomenon is that patients who don’t find what they want in a practice may be quick to shop around for an alternative physician or practice. This article takes a look at how to cope, and thrive, in an increasingly consumer-driven health care environment. A sidebar notes some ways to improve a physician’s bedside manner by adopting the HEART method.

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  • South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. – What this sales tax case means for nonprofits

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 769

    Abstract: A 2018 landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court dramatically expanded the ability of states to impose sales tax collection obligations on out-of-state organizations that sell goods and services within their boundaries. Since then, state legislatures and municipalities have scrambled to pass laws targeting organizations that lack a physical presence in their jurisdictions. This article discusses how these laws could ensnare nonprofits that make taxable sales to those states — even if similar sales aren’t taxable in their home states.

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  • Collective impact initiatives rely on harmony

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 693

    Abstract: Collective impact, an approach that’s growing among nonprofits, is more than just collaboration. Its originators describe the phrase as the commitment of a group of important players from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem. That includes the not-for-profits themselves, government, businesses and constituent communities. This article discusses five prerequisites for successful initiatives and how to evaluate outcomes.

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  • Writing donation acknowledgment letters

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 233

    Abstract: Sending thank-yous to donors doesn’t just make sense in terms of building and maintaining relationships. The IRS mandates that taxpayers substantiate single contributions of $250 or more with contemporaneous written acknowledgments. This article reviews what not-for-profits should include in those acknowledgments.

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  • Protect your exempt status in Election 2020

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 839

    Abstract: Nonprofits that are tax-exempt as 501(c)(3) organizations, including charities and churches, are barred from participating or intervening in any political campaign for or against a candidate for public office. Organizations that violate the prohibition risk losing their tax-exempt status and could find themselves on the hook for an excise tax. This article discusses the rules governing elections and some politics-related activities and expenses that may be permissible depending on the facts and circumstances. A sidebar explains how “substantial” lobbying is not permissible either.

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