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  • Construction Success Story – Contractor divides company into multiple entities

    May / June 2011
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: This issue’s “Construction Success Story” looks at a general contractor who was interested in taking on some state and federal projects. But he knew such jobs could be tricky and worried about his company’s lack of experience. His financial advisor showed him how multiple business entities could provide one way to safeguard his established company’s reputation while offering potential legal and tax benefits as well.

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  • ACFE report identifies a variety of red flags

    Spring 2011
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) releases its Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse every other year, and the results are never pretty. For example, in the 2010 version, survey participants estimated that the typical business worldwide loses 5% of its annual revenues to occupational fraud. Fortunately, the report also identifies a variety of red flags to look out for. This article discusses red flags that are common according to a perpetrator’s position and the type of scheme.

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  • More and more contractors turn to lead services

    May / June 2010
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: In this tough economy, more and more contractors are turning to lead services to get the jump on competitors. There are three primary choices: a subscription-based service, a pay-per-lead service, or a database service. The first two are more economical. Yet those who are serious about using a lead service, and can afford to do so, might want to take a calculated risk and sign up for a database in order to quickly achieve more precise results. But due diligence is important.

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  • Model behavior – Is your ALM model capturing your bank’s risks?

    Spring 2010
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: Asset-liability management (ALM) is a critical activity for banks — not just for meeting regulators’ expectations, but also as a strategic tool for controlling risk and enhancing performance. In today’s high-risk environment, it’s critical for a bank’s board of directors or asset and liability committee to take a proactive approach to ALM. There are a variety of ALM modeling software programs available, but the type of model and level of sophistication that’s right for a particular bank depends on the bank’s size, complexity, business model, risk profile and other characteristics.

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  • Ask the Advisor – How can I know if a foreclosed property is a good investment?

    September / October 2009
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: Although the sheer number of foreclosures has tempted many people to become foreclosure investors, it’s not as easy to make a buck in this market as it may seem. Investors should be prepared to dole out plenty of cash to improve property and remove liens; to know where to look for deals; to scrutinize tenant data to determine a commercial property’s revenue-generating potential; and to perform due diligence for both the specific property and the area.

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  • Market Niche Insider – The retail wrap-up

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: With a troubled economy that includes higher energy and food costs, consumers have less disposable income — so they’re more practical, selective and cost conscious. Among those retailers hardest hit to date have been auto dealers, furniture retailers and home improvement stores. This article looks at some of the hottest retail trends.

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