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  • Industry trends: Megaprojects are on the rise

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: They’re big, and they’re big business. Megaprojects, large-scale and often high-profile construction projects that cost $1 billion or more, are taking the industry by storm. This article provides some stunning statistics on the trend and suggests questions a contractor should ask before submitting a bid.

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  • Industry trends: Megaprojects are on the rise

    March / April 2020
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: They’re big, and they’re big business. Megaprojects, large-scale and often high-profile construction projects that cost $1 billion or more, are taking the industry by storm. This article provides some stunning statistics on the trend and suggests questions a contractor should ask before submitting a bid.

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  • Your business’s real estate: Avoiding a costly mistake

    Winter 2019
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: Many businesses choose to separate ownership of the building and real estate from the business itself. The strategy shields these assets from claims by creditors if the company ever files for bankruptcy. And the property is better protected against claims that may arise if a customer is injured on the property and sues the business. This article briefly discusses the tax angle of such a move and its implementation. The challenges of family owned businesses are also discussed.

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  • Protect your volunteers from liabilities

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: For many nonprofits, their volunteers rank among their most valuable assets. These individuals contribute critical services, freeing up employees to work on other vital matters or, in some cases, essentially serving as an organization’s staff. This article discusses the steps necessary to minimize their risk of tax or legal liabilities that could be associated with their volunteer work.

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  • 4 questions to ask before hiring household help

    July 2018
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: When someone hires household help — such as an in-home caregiver, gardener or personal chef — that individual may become an employer. With employer status comes a variety of specific tax obligations. This article explores four questions that everyone should ask before saying, “You’re hired.”

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  • 4 questions to ask before hiring household help

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: When someone hires household help — such as an in-home caregiver, gardener or personal chef — that individual may become an employer. With employer status comes a variety of specific tax obligations. This article explores four questions that everyone should ask before saying, “You’re hired.”

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  • Beyond theft: The human side of jobsite security

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: When the topic of security on a construction site comes up, the discussion usually revolves around one word: theft. But there’s another aspect of the topic that tends to get relatively little attention: the human side. This article warns of the dangers of on-the-job personal conflicts and suggests ways contractors can resolve disputes before they become real and even dangerous problems.

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  • Advise DB plan participants carefully on lump sum window opportunities

    August / September 2016
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: There are sound reasons why defined benefit plan sponsors may offer participants lump sum payout windows. Principal among them: lowering the plan’s financial exposure, thereby providing greater long-term financial security to participants who elect to stay in the plan. However, the consequences of accepting a lump sum payout can be good or bad for participants. This article looks at the pros and cons of these windows.

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  • Road rules: Deducting business travel expenses

    Winter 2016
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: Those who travel for business want to ensure that the expenses they incur while doing so are tax deductible. IRS rules are strict, and improperly substantiated deductions can be costly. This article explains the “away from home” rule, which expenses may qualify for a deduction and how an employer-offered accountable plan generally works.

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  • Road rules: Deducting business travel expenses

    January 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: Those who travel for business want to ensure that the expenses they incur while doing so are tax deductible. IRS rules are strict, and improperly substantiated deductions can be costly. This article explains the “away from home” rule, which expenses may qualify for a deduction and how an employer-offered accountable plan generally works.

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  • Industry forecast: Blue skies ahead

    January / February 2015
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: The clouds are finally starting to lift on the U.S. construction industry. Or so say economists from three large U.S. construction and building trade associations during a joint meeting this past August. This article reveals their findings, which foresee a vibrant environment for nonresidential construction spending and more moderate growth for the residential market.

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  • 4 easy ways to retain borrowers

    June / July 2013
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: In today’s competitive lending market, financial institutions risk losing borrowers to more assertive lenders who promise lower interest rates, higher credit lines and faster closing dates. And high customer turnover can cause a loan officer to look bad to senior bank executives. This article describes four ways that lenders can improve their relationships with customers.

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  • Hiring time – Options for owners who need a hand

    Spring 2012
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: Although many business owners remain uncertain about the economy’s recovery, some have decided to bring new staff on board to take advantage of any potential economic upswing. As this article explains, owners need to consider their current productivity and revenue — as well as projected growth. They also must weigh the cost of lost opportunities against the cost of hiring a full-time employee or temp.

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  • The quest to be the best – Use benchmarking as a strategic weapon

    September / October 2009
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: As consolidation continues to shake the industry, benchmarking is a weapon that dealerships can wield to fight off mediocre performance and strengthen their competitiveness. Almost anything can be benchmarked, but it’s wise to start with areas that have the most effect. The article discusses what information may be best and how to obtain it, while a sidebar lists suggestions for acting on the results.

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  • Looking for well-qualified employees? Don’t overlook your competitors

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: Finding employees who understand a company’s product, industry and customer base can be difficult. But there are several good sources business owners can tap into: their suppliers, customers and, yes, even their competitors. This article takes a close look at the pros and cons of luring employees away from rivals. One example of a “pro” is that hiring experienced employees from competitors can cut the cost and time a company invests in their training. On the other hand, because they have such knowledge and experience, these hires may not be open to new direction and supervision. (Updated 5/30/12)

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