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  • Use it or lose it: Protecting IP during a public health crisis

    August / September 2020
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 383

    Abstract: Owners of intellectual property (IP) — whether it’s a patent, trademark, copyright or something else — need to protect and enforce their rights, even during tumultuous times like the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the crisis forced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), the U.S. Copyright Office and some courts to close to the public, this short article reminds IP owners that their rights must always be protected.

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  • Hoping to grow your business? Start with the financing

    Winter 2016
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 383

    Abstract: Many businesses draft strategic growth plans that discuss in detail the new products or services they intend to offer, and the new markets they hope to conquer. But a strategic plan that neglects to specify the funding for these initiatives is likely doomed to fail. This article discusses some of the issues involved in using equity and debt to finance business growth.

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  • Hoping to grow your business? Start with the financing

    January 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 383

    Abstract: Many businesses draft strategic growth plans that discuss in detail the new products or services they intend to offer, and the new markets they hope to conquer. But a strategic plan that neglects to specify the funding for these initiatives is likely doomed to fail. This article discusses some of the issues involved in using equity and debt to finance business growth.

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  • New financial reporting option is available — but not right for everyone

    Winter 2014
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 383

    Abstract: Recently, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants introduced an “other comprehensive basis of accounting” called the “Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities” (FRF for SMEs). Designed to provide a simpler, cost-effective reporting solution for businesses that aren’t required to use Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, it blends traditional and accrual income tax accounting methods. This article explains how the FRF for SMEs works, along with the mixed reviews it’s received.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Encouraging unconventional gifts

    Year End 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 383

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” offers unique ideas for giving that people can incorporate into their everyday lives and that may not cost a lot of money. It discusses the final set of IRS rules regarding Form 990 changes, and describes a gradually improving environment for charitable giving.

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  • Confirmation letters provide extra assurance

    May / June 2008
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 383

    Abstract: Sending confirmation letters to third parties is an effective way to verify borrowers’ financial statement balances, as well as unusual contractual terms and transactions. An updated AICPA bulletin can help lenders understand how and when to use confirmation letters to minimize default risk. (Updated 9/27/12)

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