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  • The perfect windstorm

    July / August 2009
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 364

    Abstract: The rising costs of energy, the falling price of wind turbines and the lure of federal and state tax credits are all converging into a perfect windstorm that may inspire more building owners to make wind power part of their energy mix. This short article discusses financial incentives, including tax benefits that are available as a result of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

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  • Construction Success Story – Contractor learns the ins of out-of-state projects

    July / August 2009
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 364

    Abstract: A contractor who had established a successful commercial electrical systems installation and repair business in his home state was considering bidding on jobs in neighboring states. At face value, it seemed like a great way to increase revenue and ultimately expand his business. Before venturing too far afield, however, the contractor ran the idea by his financial advisor, who explained that each state has its own laws and requirements for taxes, workers’ compensation, licenses, insurance and bonding.

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  • Grow your business in a slow economy? Yes!

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 364

    Abstract: The current slowdown actually provides opportunity for growth, especially with the spending provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). This brief article explains how ARRA will fund $30 billion for highway and bridge construction projects and $7.7 billion for federal buildings.

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  • Directors and officers: Put up your dukes

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 364

    Abstract: What would happen if a claim were filed against your organization? Would you have the proper insurance to handle it? Or would you be without a paddle up the proverbial creek? Should a lawsuit arise, directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance can help protect both the organization and its key individuals.

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  • Dateline 2008: Contractors need — and find — solutions to rising costs

    Spring 2008
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 364

    Abstract: Just as consumers are paying more for gasoline and groceries, contractors are feeling the pinch of escalating material and fuel costs. This article explores the forces that are causing today’s price escalations, including strong demand for construction materials overseas and higher energy costs stateside. But it also offers some practical solutions that you can employ to help keep your costs under control. A sidebar offers a reality check on whether it’s time to raise your rates.

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