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  • Could the critical path method improve your scheduling?

    July / August 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: Contractors must deliver projects on schedule and within budget — or risk taking a loss. To rise to the challenge, many of today’s project managers apply an approach that has been widely used by larger construction companies: the critical path method (CPM). This article explains what CPM is and how software can boost its benefits.

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  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit extended through 2020

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: 2020 may be a good year for hiring, especially after the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) through 2020. This federal income tax credit is available to businesses that hire members of certain “targeted” groups. This brief article examines how the credit can benefit manufacturing businesses.

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  • Your contractor’s license: Don’t leave home without it

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: The notion of starting work on a project without a license may seem unthinkable. But many contractors have run afoul of licensing issues. This article explains how it can happen, including a summary of an actual court case related to construction licensing. Snider v. Dickinson Elks Building, LLC, 907 N.W.2d 397 (ND 2018)

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  • Construction Success Story – Preparing for a project owner’s audit

    November / December 2018
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: This issue’s “Construction Success Story” features an asphalt contractor who was looking to expand from smaller privately funded projects to larger public jobs. One of his many concerns was the prospect of a project owner auditing a job and his company. So, he consulted with his CPA, who explained to him what such audits might entail and how to best prepare for them.

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  • New rules affect disability benefit claim denials in retirement plans

    August / September 2018
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: Retirement plans (or other ERISA-regulated benefits, including nonqualified “top hat” plans) containing a disability benefit are affected by the new DOL rules that took effect in April 2018. The new regulations, in the works since 2015, pertain to disability claims and the processes governing appeals of a denial of disability benefits. This article reminds sponsors of 401(k) plans and defined benefit pension plans with disability benefits that they have until the end of this year to amend their plans to reflect the new rules.

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  • Tax benefits for organizations that accommodate individuals with disabilities

    Year End 2017
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: By accommodating individuals with disabilities, a business may qualify for several tax credits and deductions. This brief article lists several, among them the disabled access credit, the barrier removal tax deduction and the Work Opportunity tax credit. In this instance, doing what’s right also can be financially beneficial to a business.

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  • Understanding and reducing cyberrisks

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: Data breaches can cause safety issues, negative publicity, lost productivity, and compromised personal and corporate data. This article explains the cost of data breach and outlines ways to help prevent attacks from inside and outside an organization.

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  • Should you consider hiring a joint business valuation expert?

    September / October 2017
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: The use of a joint valuation expert can often save resources — if the parties will openly share information and trust each other. This article outlines the benefits of using a joint expert. But it acknowledges that joint experts might not be realistic in all situations, including contentious divorces and shareholder disputes.

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  • Go, save green with sustainable tax breaks

    April 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: Many people want to do something, however small, to contribute to a healthier environment. With the passage of the PATH Act late last year, a couple of specific ways to go green and claim a tax break have been made permanent or extended. This article takes a closer look at each.

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  • Go, save green with sustainable tax breaks

    Spring 2016
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: Many people want to do something, however small, to contribute to a healthier environment. With the passage of the PATH Act late last year, a couple of specific ways to go green and claim a tax break have been made permanent or extended. This article takes a closer look at each.

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  • Practical Perspectives: Key financial issues for you and your family – Couple studies up on allowable medical deductions

    February / March 2016
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: This month’s “Practical Perspectives” introduces Laurie and Tim, a married couple who have been fortunate enough to live relatively healthy lives thus far. But, as both turned 40, the medical expenses began to pile up. So they visited their tax advisor, who explained that it’s important to know which health care costs are tax-deductible.

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  • Etiquette study points to bottom-line problems

    Summer 2014
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: As outcome-based reimbursement becomes more prevalent, patient satisfaction will have a greater effect on a hospital’s finances. However, a recent study points to potential patient dissatisfaction based on doctors’ lack of etiquette practices. It reveals that, while interns thought they were performing adequately on five measures of etiquette when dealing with patients, recorded observations indicated otherwise. This article explains the consequences of poor etiquette.

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  • 3 trends in hospital benefit plans

    Fall 2013
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: Hospitals employ hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people, making employee benefits a significant piece of a hospital’s budget. That’s why many facilities are reconsidering their benefit plans in an attempt to remain competitive yet keep a lid on costs. This article describes three ways hospitals are doing just that. They involve domestic providers, defined contribution retirement plans, and paid time off programs.

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  • Construction Success Story – Contractor spots market trend and makes his move

    September / October 2013
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: This issue’s “Construction Success Story” discusses a contractor who knew that, when the health care act was finally passed, it likely would mean an explosion in demand for health care facilities. He saw this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but he and his employees didn’t have required specialized certification and training — and the tepid economy at the time and a light backlog were limiting his funds. His financial advisor identified tax incentives for employee training and devised a plan for leveraging the contractor’s personal property and investments to create additional cash flow.

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  • Why your board needs IT expertise

    October / November 2012
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: These days, information technology (IT) is a critical component of most companies’ business strategies. Increasingly, companies are addressing IT issues by ensuring that their boards have some IT oversight expertise. This article notes the benefits of board-level IT oversight and how it might be implemented.

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  • Ask the Advisor – Will conserving water really help me save money?

    July / August 2010
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 447

    Abstract: Some green measures can not only help the environment, but can also help one’s bottom line by reducing utility bills. Water conservation is a good example. The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) offers a number of simple and inexpensive steps that owners can take to achieve big savings on their water usage.

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