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  • 5 steps to “recession-proof” your business

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: The manufacturing industry has enjoyed several years of prosperity. But no business is recession-proof. This article highlights five possible steps proactive owners can take today to prepare for downturns in financial performance that may be on the horizon.

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  • The Contractor’s Corner – How can we get more from online marketing?

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: This issue’s “Contractor’s Corner” addresses the concern of a construction business owner who believes his competitors are doing a better job of reeling in customers via the Internet. As this article explains, online marketing efforts should start with the basics and build toward finding the most lucrative avenue for reaching customers.

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  • Preventive strategies: Cybersecurity guidelines for businesses

    February / March 2018
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: Cybercrime — criminal activity that occurs through computer technology or the Internet — often involves theft of sensitive data such as intellectual property or financial information. Most security experts agree it’s impossible to eradicate all risk. But organizations can reduce the chances of being victimized. This article suggests some steps companies can take to limit cybercrime damage, such as knowing and protecting their networks, practicing safe online banking habits and fostering a culture of security.

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  • Smart factories and blockchain: How to stay on the cutting edge of technology

    Winter 2018
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: Just-in-time production, continuous improvement initiatives and other classic business management tools won’t be enough to stay competitive in a technology-driven marketplace. This article explains two types of emerging technologies — smart factories and blockchain — that are expected to revolutionize the manufacturing industry in the 21st century.

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  • Coding error: Court rejects software patent

    October / November 2017
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected yet another software patent. The court, which hears all appeals involving patents, found that the patent was for a patent-ineligible invention. This brief article discusses why software patents face such hurdles to securing protection. RecogniCorp, LLC v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., No. 16-1499, April 28, 2017 (Fed. Cir.)

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  • How to reduce waste

    Spring 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: Scrap materials sometimes pile up on the shop floor, leading to safety issues and cleanup costs. But waste extends beyond trash in a manufacturing context. This article explores the concept of waste and provides creative solutions for reducing it with preventive maintenance, routine physical inspections and effective quality control.

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  • Tax Tips – Late rollover relief just got easier

    January / February 2017
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: These brief tips cover how the IRS has made it easier for taxpayers to obtain an extension for retirement plan rollovers, ways to protect taxpayers from charity scams and how to make a partial disposition election for disposed property.

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  • Construction Success Story – UAV technology puts one contractor’s eyes in the sky

    January / February 2016
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: In this issue’s “Construction Success Story,” a concrete contractor finds that his thoughtful wife has bought him an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as a gift. After enjoying his new “toy” for a while, it dawned on him that he might be able to use the UAV at work. He mentioned the idea to his financial advisor, who discussed with him the benefits, costs and legal risks of this emerging technology.

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  • Why smart manufacturers review their contracts

    Fall 2015
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: Manufacturers and distributors may enter into various types of long-term contracts, including property and equipment leasing, raw materials, confidentiality, exclusivity and joint venture agreements. This article explains why these contracts should be reviewed regularly to ensure that they remain enforceable, compliant and financially advantageous. It also introduces another reason to check up on long-term contracts: ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. Although the FASB has postponed implementation of the updated guidance for an additional year, proactive companies will start tracking the effects of the changes as soon as possible to meet the FASB’s retrospective application requirements.

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  • Ask the Advisor – How should rent escalation clauses address CPI?

    September / October 2015
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: Rent escalation clauses are a common part of commercial property leases. One particularly popular method for calculating the escalation amount bases the rent increase on changes in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI approach isn’t as straightforward as it might seem, though. This article explains some of the different types of CPIs.

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  • Spotlight on financing alternatives

    Summer 2015
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: Private manufacturers and distributors can select from a wide menu of loan options from financial institutions. Popular choices include lines of credit, term loans, leases, mortgages and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. This article helps owners and managers decide which option makes the most sense in today’s low-interest, tight-credit lending environment.

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  • Contractor’s Toolbox – Taking GPS in new directions

    Summer 2014
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: GPS isn’t just for navigation anymore. For construction companies, it can be an invaluable tool for monitoring and managing equipment, vehicles and other valuable assets. This issue’s “Contractor’s Toolbox” discusses several ways contractors are using these systems today, including enforcing safety rules, complying with local laws, and assisting in accounting and tax reporting.

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  • Use E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility

    Winter 2014
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: Federal law requires employers to hire only U.S. citizens or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization to work in the United States. Employers normally verify employment status with Form I-9, “Employment Eligibility Verification.” But how does a company know a new employee isn’t lying or providing counterfeit documents? This article discusses the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify system, which helps employers validate whether employees are truly eligible to work in the United States.

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  • Back to school: Tax tips for higher education costs

    Fall 2013
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: College tuition payments and other fees are a heavy burden for most people, but there are a variety of ways to handle these expenses in a tax-savvy manner. This article explores the American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning tax credits, along with deductions that are available for some college-related expenses.

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  • Dealer Digest – Tax break still in play for improvements

    July / August 2013
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: This issue’s “Dealer Digest” looks at a tax break that extends accelerated depreciation for qualified leasehold retail-improvement property. It cites a forecast regarding dealership and sales growth in the years ahead, and discusses the effect on dealerships of recent changes to ordinary-income tax rates for individuals.

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  • 4 myths about managing your debt

    Spring 2013
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: No matter where one stands in the income-earning hierarchy, debt management is vital. Underestimating or ignoring obligations can delay or even prevent a person from accomplishing many financial goals. This article discusses four myths about managing debt, involving credit reports, closing out credit cards, paying off debt with other funds, and filing for bankruptcy.

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