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  • How will financial reporting changes affect the valuation process?

    July / August 2020
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued several major updated accounting standards in recent years, and the implementation process is underway. This article summarizes the changes to revenue recognition, lease and credit loss rules — and how they might impact the process of valuing a private business.

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  • How will financial reporting changes affect the valuation process?

    July / August 2020
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued several major updated accounting standards in recent years, and the implementation process is underway. This article summarizes the changes to revenue recognition, lease and credit loss rules — and how they might impact the process of valuing a private business.

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  • 3 steps to effective benchmarking

    April / May 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: Benchmarking an organization against set standards for productivity — and, yes, profitability — is a widely recognized method for boosting nonprofit performance. Yet many nonprofits engage in the practice only sporadically, forfeiting some significant benefits. This article eases the process by offering a three-step sequence.

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  • Can the cash conversion cycle help determine liquidity?

    Year End 2019
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: A key factor when assessing whether a borrower will be able to make timely repayments of a loan is liquidity. There are several metrics lenders can use in this analysis, including the current or quick ratio. But this article focuses on the cash conversion cycle (CCC) metric. Using several hypothetical examples, it defines the CCC and explains how it works. The article points out that the CCC, as well as other liquidity metrics, can help lenders stay up to speed on ways to assess the risks — and rewards — their borrowers present.

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  • Mitigate risk with insurance coverage

    Winter 2019
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: It’s important for physicians to understand the various types of insurance available — above and beyond malpractice insurance. Whether that insurance is medical or business-related, physicians need to determine whether the risk entailed is great enough to require coverage. This article lists some common types of medical practice insurance and explains what issues they address so that physicians can ensure they don’t take unnecessary risks with their long-term profitability.

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  • What happens to taxes in the gig economy?

    August / September 2018
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: Gig workers accounted for 15.8% of workers in 2015, up from 10.1% in 2005, according to researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research. And the percentage is only increasing. This article looks at the way gig workers pay taxes, which differs from the way they would as employees. Because an employer typically isn’t withholding money from paychecks to cover gig workers’ tax obligations, they’re responsible for making federal income tax payments and possibly for paying state income tax. This article looks at the ins and outs of gig workers’ tax responsibilities and emphasizes the importance of keeping accurate, timely records of revenue and expenses.

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  • Explore new business lines and boost fee income

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: Many community banks wanting to increase their competitiveness are exploring new business lines, such as SBA lending, municipal finance and insurance premium financing. This article discusses several of these potential business lines and their benefits. The article points out that such tactics may be worth a look for banks wishing to expand their lending options and boost fee income.

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  • The new normal: Patient responsibility and the revenue cycle

    Spring 2016
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: High deductible health plans — also known as HDHPs — are becoming increasingly common these days as patients shoulder more of the financial burden for their health care. That means that hospitals need to collect a greater percentage of their revenues directly from patients. Unfortunately, that change can have negative effects on the revenue cycle. This article discusses some of the specific challenges.

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  • The family vacation home – Relax — but don’t relax the rules

    Year End 2015
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: A shared family vacation home can be a great place for family bonding, but don’t get too relaxed. A little planning — together with some clear rules about the usage of the home — can go a long way toward avoiding conflict and tension and keeping the home in the family. This article reviews what to consider when forming a plan for a vacation home.

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  • Factoring fraud into the valuation equation

    January / February 2015
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: Fraud can devastate a closely held business, and valuators do take fraud risks into account when appraising a private business interest. This article discusses the results of a biennial fraud study that looks at who is most at risk for fraud. The article also explains how fraud risks affect value.

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  • From ADA to ADAAA – Disability case demonstrates broadened definition of “disability”

    July / August 2014
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has evolved over the years. For example, in September 2008, Congress significantly broadened the definition of “disability” by enacting the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA). This article looks at a recent case that demonstrates the impact of this important change. At issue was whether or not a “temporary condition” constituted a “disability” under the ADA. Summers v. Altarum Institute, No. 13-1645, Jan. 23, 2014 (4th Cir.)

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  • Why sellers shouldn’t go to their M&A deal “sick”

    June / July 2014
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: It may be tempting to think that selling a troubled company will solve issues such as entrenched employee conflicts or a deteriorating market position. But going into an M&A deal “sick” can lead to all sorts of transaction problems that could cause it to collapse. This article offers several steps that can help selling companies present a more positive image.

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  • Leveling with your lender – Don’t let a short debt supply cause you to miss out

    Fall 2012
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: The recession and its aftermath have made loans scarce for all businesses, but especially for auto dealers: Manufacturers have scaled back on floor plan offerings, and traditional lenders have shied away from dealerships amid reports of bankruptcies and meager sales. But loans are available for the diligent and the disciplined. This article shows ways that dealers can make their business attractive to prospective lenders.

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  • Smart strategies for paring payroll taxes

    Winter 2012
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: Can manufacturers reduce their payroll taxes without shedding employees? It may be possible if they implement certain strategies that can trim their tax burdens and boost their balance sheet. This article offers three such strategies: offering tax-exempt fringe benefits instead of more money; establishing an accountable plan for employee reimbursements; and using independent contractors when possible.

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  • Practical Perspectives: Key financial issues for you and your family – Life insurance leads way to charitable contribution

    April / May 2009
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: In this issue’s “Practical Perspectives,” we meet Tanya, a recent divorcee who’s looking for ways to renew her life. One of her goals is to give more back to her local community. When she mentioned her desire to somehow give to a local charity in a manner more substantial than a simple cash donation, her financial advisor mentioned life insurance.

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  • Yesterday’s promises – Doctrine of merger can create pitfalls for the unwary

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: In the course of developing real estate, transactions often consist of a combination of real estate contract documents and construction contract documents. Not surprisingly, such a plethora of paperwork can lead to confusion, assumptions and misperceptions — particularly when a legal dispute develops. So went a recent Georgia case.

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