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  • New ACFE study highlights the high cost of white-collar crime

    September / October 2020
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) recently published Report to the Nations: 2020 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse. This article highlights key findings from the study and explains how experts must factor fraud risks into the valuation equation.

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  • 7 tips for avoiding construction disputes

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: A single construction dispute can turn a profitable job into a loss; multiple ones can put a contractor out of business. This article describes seven strategies for avoiding them, including careful drafting of contracts, adhering to accurate scheduling and considering alternative delivery approaches.

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  • DB plan de-risking strategies in full swing

    August / September 2019
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: Private sector employers have been retreating from the defined benefit (DB) pension model for decades. This is largely motivated by a desire to “de-risk” the company from a financial obligation that’s as variable as financial market behavior. More recently, holdouts on that trend have been given new motivation to depart from the DB design: escalating Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premiums. 2015 legislation set the stage for annual increases through 2019, after which the increases will be indexed for inflation. This article examines what plan sponsors of DB plans need to know about de-risking their plans.

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  • What’s the state of your state taxes?

    October / November 2017
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: State and local taxes probably aren’t the first thing we think of when we hear the word “taxes,” but they can add up to a significant amount. This article discusses some state tax issues to be aware of, such as the fact that rates and rules, including how property is taxed, often differ from state to state. The article emphasizes that individuals need to understand the tax implications of living, and working, in particular states — especially if they plan to move or accept a job in a neighboring state.

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  • Consider separating real estate assets from your business

    February 2017
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: Many companies choose not to combine real estate and other assets into a single entity. There are justifiable legal reasons for doing so, but there are also potentially beneficial tax reasons for holding real estate in a separate entity. This article delves into the tax side, discussing how to avoid mistakes and maximize benefits. A sidebar looks at the advantages of separate entities for family businesses.

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  • Know your customers before you extend credit

    July 2016
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: Many companies risk danger in overly relying on a few customers that might abuse their credit to the point where the company’s cash flow is dramatically impacted. To guard against this, every business should assess customers’ creditworthiness before getting too deeply involved. This article offers several ways to do so.

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  • Know your customers before you extend credit

    Summer 2016
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: Many companies risk danger in overly relying on a few customers that might abuse their credit to the point where the company’s cash flow is dramatically impacted. To guard against this, every business should assess customers’ creditworthiness before getting too deeply involved. This article offers several ways to do so.

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  • What your lender really wants to hear

    Spring 2016
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: Lenders expect construction companies to operate in a manner that assures both timely payments and the feasibility of future loans. Thus, there are certainly things they want to hear from contractors. This article discusses the importance of sound financial information and established business imperatives such as insurance and proper licensing.

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  • Why companies succeed – 3 keys to building a healthy business

    Winter 2015
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: Regardless of size and sector, most healthy companies share three characteristics: 1) strong revenues, 2) low production costs and 3) low operating expenses. This article explains how to achieve them. A sidebar notes that every business should regularly perform profitability breakeven analyses.

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  • Are your information systems secure?

    Winter 2014
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: Cyber attacks are estimated to cost U.S. businesses as much as $250 billion per year, according to one estimate. Manufacturers and distributors rely heavily on electronic data systems — for example, to transfer freight manifests, track inventory with RFID tags and dispatch load routes — so they can’t afford to be unprepared for computer security breaches. This article discusses several ways to beef up information technology security.

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  • Life insurance as a source of funds for the terminally ill

    January 2014
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: Although insurance policies have historically been held for the death benefits, some policies now include an accelerated death benefit (or living benefit) rider. Where accelerated death benefits are not an option, it may be possible to sell the life insurance policy to a viatical settlement provider. Either way, individuals can secure some much-needed cash while they are still living. Better yet, the proceeds will usually be tax-free. This article explores both options.

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  • How to execute fast-track projects with flying colors

    March / April 2013
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: Compressed timelines and tight margins are no strangers to many construction markets. This article offers ways to not just survive a fast-track job, but execute it with flying colors. They include assembling the right team, choosing the right accounting and project management software, and negotiating the right contract.

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  • Cure customer complaints with a dose of insight

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: Every dealer knows the value of a loyal customer. But, unfortunately, every dealership doesn’t view the complaint-handling process as the delicate operation it is. By responding to dissatisfied patrons in a healthy, informed manner, you and your staff can cure customer complaints without losing business. (Updated 11/30/12)

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  • Arbitration doesn’t always mean simplification

    January / February 2010
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: Arbitration can be a simpler and less expensive method for resolving construction disputes than going to court. Without thoughtful coordination of arbitration provisions in all documents of a project, however, a situation involving arbitration can become every bit as complex as litigation — if not more so. In one instance, the use of a form contract with an arbitration clause, followed by actions on both sides that were inconsistent with the written contract, led to a much more complex dispute resolution process than there would have been absent any arbitration provision.

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  • Regarding guns, OSHA and the workplace …

    September / October 2009
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: When the Oklahoma legislature prohibited property owners from banning the storage of firearms locked in vehicles located on their property, a district court ruled that the prohibition was preempted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) general duty clause. An appeals court discussed its reasoning in reaching a different conclusion. Ramsey Winch Inc. v. C. Brad Henry, 555 F.3d 1199 (10th Cir. 2009)

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  • NEWS FOR NONPROFITS – New Form 990: Are you prepared?

    Year End 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: Coverage includes info on the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act of 2006 (UPMIFA), which is likely to affect your organization if it has endowment funds, and a checklist of preparatory steps for the new IRS Form 990.

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