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  • Should you get into parts wholesaling? Know the risks before taking on this business

    Spring 2008
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: Boosted profitability, higher visibility among vehicle enthusiasts and a way to draw prospective buyers into your dealership are a few of the potential advantages of running a successful parts wholesaling business. Losing cash flow to a large inventory and a huge influx of receivables are some of the dangers. If you’re considering going into the potentially lucrative business, keep your eye on the prize, but know the risks. (Updated 11/30/12)

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  • What makes your firm profitable? – Back to the basics with economic drivers

    Fall 2012
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 621

    Abstract: Profitability, in a nutshell, is revenue minus expenses. But, as law firm leaders know, increasing profitability is much more complicated than that simple equation might imply. This article notes the importance of distinguishing between luxuries and necessities in operating a firm and examines three economic drivers: leverage, utilization and realization.

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  • Nothing’s patently obvious, says the Federal Circuit

    October / November 2012
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 621

    Abstract: According to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, there’s nothing obvious about how to determine whether a patent is invalid for obviousness. This article examines a recent case involving alleged infringement of a patent on a casing structure for encasing meat products. The appeals court vacated the district court’s ruling that the patent was invalid for obviousness, but, as it turned out, the plaintiff could take little comfort. Citation: Mintz v. Dietz & Watson, Inc., No. 2010-1341, May 30, 2012 (Fed. Cir.)

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  • What you can do about state funding cuts

    Spring 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 621

    Abstract: In 2011, most states are struggling to balance their budgets. And while everyone is feeling the pinch, nonprofits may be disproportionately affected because they don’t typically have the lobbying muscle of other special interests. This article offers tips that nonprofits can use to increase their political influence, including banding together with other organizations and honing the message they send to politicians and the public.

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  • Keeping an eye on your customers’ cash

    Fall 2010
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: Obtaining current financial information from borrowers — and properly analyzing it — is more important than ever in light of today’s regulatory environment. Banks need to regularly evaluate a borrower’s ability to repay — and a statement of cash flow can reveal clues about an existing or prospective borrower’s performance. This article explains the three sections of a cash flow statement, and how it shows changes from one accounting period to the next.

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  • Stereotypes: Inadvisable – Hotel chain greeted with unwelcome sex discrimination case

    July / August 2010
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: A hotel clerk was promoted on the basis of good performance, but when a Director of Operations saw her, she told the manager that the clerk lacked the “Midwestern girl look.” After the clerk was eventually fired, she filed a sex discrimination suit. Although appearance can play a role in some employment decisions, an appeals court found for the clerk.

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  • Following the rules for CMS enrollment

    Summer 2009
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

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    Abstract: The procedure for physicians needing to enroll in Medicare has become both easier and tougher. It’s easier because the process now can be completed almost entirely online. At the same time, CMS is monitoring physician enrollment data more closely to cut back on the potential for fraud and abuse. Practices must file more frequently, but Medicare’s “PECOS” system makes the process easier. This article discusses the procedures involved.

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  • When are transportation expenses deductible?

    July / August 2009
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 621

    Abstract: Most workers and employers know that you generally can’t deduct the cost of commuting between home and work — that’s considered a personal expense. But there are certain situations in which commuting costs are deductible as transportation expenses. This article explains what the IRS considers to be commuting and the tax benefits to employers and employees.

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  • When cutting overhead costs, creativity counts!

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Vital Signs

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 621

    Abstract: In this day and age, reducing expenses in the office may seem like an impossible task. While many practices are experiencing a reduction in revenues, overhead costs are increasing, causing an erosion of practice profit margins, which, in turn, is dramatically affecting physician income. This article offers some suggestions for helping practices cut overhead costs while, of course, maintaining the same great level of patient care.

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