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  • Could the critical path method improve your scheduling?

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    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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  • Estimating lost profits using the before-and-after method

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: In Memorial Hermann Health System v. Gomez, a Texas appellate court upheld a compensatory and punitive damages award to a cardiovascular surgeon. The doctor’s employer raised several issues on appeal, including an argument that evidence of lost profits was legally insufficient. This article explains why the appellate court disagreed. Memorial Hermann Health System v. Gomez, 584 S.W. 3d 590 (Tex. App. 2019)

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  • Estimating lost profits using the before-and-after method

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: In Memorial Hermann Health System v. Gomez, a Texas appellate court upheld a compensatory and punitive damages award to a cardiovascular surgeon. The doctor’s employer raised several issues on appeal, including an argument that evidence of lost profits was legally insufficient. This article explains why the appellate court disagreed. Memorial Hermann Health System v. Gomez, 584 S.W. 3d 590 (Tex. App. 2019)

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  • Moving your business to the cloud

    Winter 2019
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: Cloud computing is the wave of the future. Some manufacturers and distributors haven’t yet moved to the cloud, possibly because their staff resources and IT expertise are limited. Others have moved to the cloud, but they’re dissatisfied with their current service provider. This article highlights the advantages of cloud computing, along with some key considerations to help evaluate prospective cloud computing service providers.

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  • What now? Responding to the improved economy

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: After a long recession and slow recovery, the economy seems to be headed back to more stable ground. Just as the weak economy required law firms to make some changes in strategy, so, too, does the improved situation. This article highlights three steps that can position firms to make the most of the upturn.

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  • Construction Success Story – Demolishing paper piles with document control software

    July / August 2018
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: This issue’s “Construction Success Story” features a demolition contractor who had become overwhelmed by the myriad of documents involved with even his most modest projects. He realized he needed to buy a comprehensive electronic system to assist him. For help, he visited his CPA, who advised him on some key criteria for making a smart purchase.

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  • Brush up on the tax rules for rental property owners

    May / June 2018
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: With the favorable new tax provisions for real estate businesses, it’s likely that the number of people investing in rental property will grow in the next few years. Real estate investors thinking about making the leap need to understand the basic federal income tax rules for rental income and expenses. This article covers the definition of rental income and the limits of deductible income.

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  • How to control overhead costs

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: Many medical practices don’t have enough specificity in their budgets to determine what’s really going on — let alone where to start making cuts if needed. This article suggests some steps medical practices can take that will help them control their overhead costs, such as breaking down costs into detailed categories, negotiating better malpractice insurance, and evaluating inventory to make sure it’s sufficient — and efficient.

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  • How to limit risk when personally guaranteeing a business loan

    February / March 2017
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: What happens when a business requires money, but the financial institution requires a personal guarantee before it will lend any? Signing a personal guarantee isn’t a step to take lightly — it may allow the lender to go after personal assets if the business goes south. This article looks at some steps owners can take to mitigate the risk, including negotiating a guarantee that’s for some percentage of the loan amount and asking that the amount guaranteed drop as timely repayments are made.

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  • In the News – What the new DOL rules could mean for your borrowers

    October / November 2016
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: The Department of Labor issued new final overtime rules that update the thresholds for classifying workers as nonexempt and highly compensated. This article outlines changes that will go into effect on December 1 and legitimate ways to minimize the adverse effects.

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  • The importance of using qualified employee benefit plan auditors

    Summer 2016
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: Companies that provide an employee benefit plan that has 100 or more participants generally are required to have the plan’s annual report audited under ERISA. This article provides information about the surprising prevalence of audit deficiencies, key selection criteria for auditors and questions aimed at improving audit quality.

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  • Survey says – Poll highlights what participants think they know

    October / November 2015
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: It’s no secret that a large percentage of Americans don’t fully comprehend basic financial topics. The results of the Retirement Income Literacy Survey conducted online last year for the American College weren’t heartening. This article reviews the findings.

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  • Health care act may make HSAs more attractive

    August / September 2013
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) allow a tax-advantaged way to fund health care costs. And the 2010 health care act may make HSAs even more attractive. Why? Because the act sets a higher threshold for deducting medical expenses. This article discusses the threshold, and explains how an HSA can allow a person to save taxes on medical expenses without meeting any threshold and regardless of his or her income level. A chart lists monetary limits for both an HSA and the associated high-deductible health plan (HDHP).

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  • The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act — PBGC premiums increased and pension plan funding stabilized

    Year End 2012
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: In July, President Obama signed into law the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The act significantly affects pension plans through the stabilization of pension funding and by increasing Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premiums substantially through 2015. This article reviews what pension plan sponsors need to know.

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  • Price adjustment clauses can help curtail unforeseen costs

    September / October 2010
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: Construction materials prices are erratic and largely unpredictable, but price adjustment clauses in a contract are one way to prevent, or at least mitigate, such sticky situations. These clauses identify specific materials at risk for price increases and set an effective date from which to measure price changes that trigger an adjustment to the contract amount for materials. This article explains how they can help both contractors and owners save time, money and risk.

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  • Construction Success Story – Contractor considers supplementary certification

    March / April 2010
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 449

    Abstract: For the owner of a general contracting business in a mostly urban rehab/high-rise market, times were tough. With the economy in gradual recovery mode, work was slowing down and competition was stiff. So, during a visit to his financial advisor, the owner asked for ideas on gaining an edge. She had one that he found quite surprising: supplementary certification. Contractors who seek certification beyond what’s required for licensure, she explained, are in a better position to compete for business and broaden their horizons in areas they wouldn’t normally explore. She mentioned several well-known organizations where he might go for continuing education and certification courses.

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