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  • Give the CCC a chance – There’s more than one way to measure liquidity

    Year End 2013
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 575

    Abstract: Many loan covenants include a minimum liquidity threshold based on static metrics, such as the current or quick ratio. Banks have learned the hard way that a significant decline in liquidity can foreshadow bankruptcy. But few lenders consider, or even know about, the cash conversion cycle (CCC), which factors timing into the liquidity equation. This article discusses the most common liquidity metrics and how, when used with these measures, the CCC offers greater insight into a borrower’s liquidity position over time.

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  • Asset vs. stock sales – Let’s make a deal

    October / November 2010
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 575

    Abstract: When it comes to mergers and acquisitions, the selling price takes center stage. But how the deal is structured can make or break the sale. The structure affects not only how much cash the seller receives, but also the business’s future profits, liabilities and banking relationships. This article explores the different effects of asset vs. stock sales for buyers and sellers.

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  • Preventive maintenance programs pay off

    March / April 2010
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 575

    Abstract: As the economy inches toward recovery, it’s tempting to postpone (or forgo) building and equipment maintenance to save money. But this strategy is likely to backfire over the long run. Poorly maintained equipment is a safety hazard, but fixing minor problems early also is often cheaper than dealing with major repairs and replacements later. Following five important steps can be part of a strong preventive maintenance program that will eventually result in increased efficiencies and a healthier bottom line.

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  • Time well spent – 10 requirements for effective board meetings

    Winter 2010
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 575

    Abstract: Time is money, it’s often said, and perhaps the most valuable time a nonprofit “owns” is at its board meetings. Good organization plus sensitivity to the people and issues involved can ensure that meetings are productive. This article offers 10 requirements for before, during and after board meetings, including providing the board with the appropriate amount of financial information, being sensitive to controversial issues, and making sure that everyone participates.

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  • Trigger savvy – How to avoid a factory audit

    May / June 2008
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 575

    Abstract: Scrutinizing a dealership’s books is a common practice among some manufacturers that are fighting to keep — or regain — profitability. If you don’t want to invite the time and expense of a factory audit, you’d better be sure you’re complying with all factory requirements.

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  • FIN 46 may affect valuations of partnership interests

    May / June 2008
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 575

    Abstract: Several years ago, the Financial Accounting Standards Board released Interpretation No. 46 (FIN 46), Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities. This interpretation requires the consolidation of business enterprises with certain related entities on their financial statements. This article talks about the implications of FIN 46 when valuing partnership interests for litigation purposes, including consolidating a variable interest entity.

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  • 5 easy steps to creating a financial disaster recovery plan

    February / March 2008
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 575

    Abstract: Whether a massive flood that affects thousands or a sudden illness that affects only one person, should disaster strike, an individual’s financial solvency could very well depend on whether he or she has a clear strategy in place for paying the bills. This article offers five easy steps to creating a financial disaster recovery plan. (Updated: 2/9/12)

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