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  • Staying afloat — or better – Do your sources of income make your nonprofit sustainable?

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: Organizations with only one or two revenue sources can become financially shaky in or after an economic crisis. This article describes how multiple sources of income can offer nonprofits a safety net and outlines the process of effectively expanding one’s revenue sources.

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  • Checking your paperwork for slow cash flow contributors

    Spring 2019
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: For construction companies, a common contributor to cash flow slowdowns is the very paperwork that contractors use to arrange and close out projects: namely, their contracts and invoices. This article examines both, looking at how each type of document affects cash flow.

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  • BDIT lets you give away property without losing control

    January / February 2019
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: To take advantage of the higher exemption amount under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), many families that own businesses or other assets worth more than the pre-TCJA exemption amount are planning substantial gifts to their children or other loved ones during the next seven years. The drawback to gifting substantial assets is losing control of them. This article details the advantages of using a beneficiary defective inheritor’s trust in these situations.

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  • Reconsidering the concept of lean construction

    July / August 2017
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: Efforts to apply the principles and techniques of lean management to construction have been ongoing for some time now. Advancing technology, along with greater sophistication among construction industry leaders, is making now a good time to reconsider the concept. This article explores some of the principles and practices of lean construction.

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  • Protecting your construction company’s data privacy

    November / December 2016
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: Today’s contractors are increasingly using digital technology to participate in project design, communicate with project partners and conduct their daily operations. But with technological improvements come cyber risks. This article specifies a number of such risks and suggests various protective steps.

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  • Plan now to reduce your NIIT exposure

    September / October 2016
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: Individuals who are potentially subject to the 3.8% Medicare surtax on net investment income (NII) may be able to reduce or even eliminate the tax. This article helps readers determine whether they have NIIT exposure and lists ways to reduce adjusted gross income.

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  • Be smart: Plan for a secure retirement

    August / September 2016
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: Preparing for the distant future often isn’t high on anyone’s financial priority list, but it’s important to act now to create and sustain a viable and secure retirement. This article lists steps to take, including developing a financial plan tailored to individual needs, preparing for unexpected events and using diversification strategies.

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  • It pays to be picky when choosing a business partner

    Summer 2016
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: There comes a point in the existence of many construction companies when the owner may want to bring in a partner. Contractors who find themselves in such a situation need to be as patient and choosy as possible. This article covers the two major facets of choosing a business partner: strategic and financial (especially the tax impact).

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  • Thanks for the memory – Clarifying the patent description requirement

    April / May 2016
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: Section 112 of the federal Patent Act generally requires that a patent specification include a written description of the invention. However, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Inphi Corp. v. Netlist, Inc., the requirement can be satisfied simply by describing alternative features not included in the invention. This article summarizes the case and its ramifications.

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  • It’s time to ask – Checking your service providers’ data security system

    June / July 2015
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: Maintaining data security is a significant part of running any business. Breaches are inevitable — although not at every organization. This article reviews questions to ask when reviewing data security with service providers.

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  • Buy-sell agreements can ensure continuity

    Winter 2015
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: A buy-sell agreement is a critical component of business continuation and succession planning for partnerships. This agreement sets the terms, conditions and price at which an owner’s business interest can be sold to another owner (or owners) before an unexpected tragedy happens. It also places a value on the business for federal estate tax purposes. This article explains how buy-sell agreements can help avoid turmoil and conflicts and describes the two main types of life insurance-funded buy-sell agreements: a cross-purchase agreement and an entity purchase agreement.

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  • More false advertising claims on the way? Plaintiff pool may widen following Supreme Court decision

    October / November 2014
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: A lawsuit between two parties involved in printer cartridge manufacturing has trudged on with little notice for more than a decade. But the most recent ruling in the case has gotten quite a bit of attention. That’s because it was made by the U.S. Supreme Court, which resolved a split among the federal courts of appeals over which parties can bring claims for false advertising. After noting that three competing approaches have developed for determining whether a plaintiff has standing to sue under the Lanham Act, the Court adopted an entirely new two-part test. This article concludes that the ruling could embolden more indirect competitors to pursue false advertising claims. Lexmark Int’l, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc., No. 12-873, March 25, 2014 (Supreme Court)

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  • Ethics policies – A code to sell by

    Fall 2013
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: It’s essential that a dealer’s top management act ethically, but moral behavior shouldn’t stop there. A formal code of ethics that encompasses industry standards can help dealers communicate — and emphasize — their values. Also, related policies and procedures provide employees clear-cut directions. This article discusses industry and state ethical codes, along with some additional guiding principles.

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  • Consider business continuity before disaster strikes

    Spring 2013
    Newsletter: Business Matters

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: Although most natural and manmade disasters are unavoidable, companies should take steps to protect employees, minimize loss of data and recover costs. A business continuity plan can reduce financial losses and facilitate a faster recovery, whether the disaster is a fire, earthquake, power outage or even a flu epidemic. This article summarizes the elements of a good continuity plan — including IT access and appropriate insurance coverage.

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  • Do your ads meet federal lease and credit advertising requirements?

    Summer 2012
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: Dealers shouldn’t pass the buck when it comes to reviewing advertisements for compliance with federal lease and credit advertising guidelines. Manufacturers may help out, but it might not be enough. Because dealers are liable for federal lease and credit advertising violations, they can’t afford to let their ads run wild. So it’s critical that they conduct their own independent ad reviews for errors and omissions. This article explains how to maintain compliance with federal regulations.

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  • S corporation profiles

    June 2012
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: In certain business and tax scenarios, electing S corporation status for a business can be advantageous. In other scenarios it may not be beneficial. This article discusses some of the more common scenarios taxpayers may encounter in making their decision to elect S corporation status or use another entity structure for their business.

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