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  • California consumer privacy law could affect your dealership

    July / August 2020
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 673

    Abstract: A new consumer privacy law is in place that could impact businesses across the nation, including auto dealerships. The title of the legislation — the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) — is somewhat deceptive because businesses don’t have to be in the Golden State to be affected. This article covers why business location is irrelevant and how consumer rights are protected. Exemptions in the law also are discussed.

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  • California consumer privacy law could affect your dealership

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 673

    Abstract: A new consumer privacy law is in place that could impact businesses across the nation, including auto dealerships. The title of the legislation — the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) — is somewhat deceptive because businesses don’t have to be in the Golden State to be affected. This article covers why business location is irrelevant and how consumer rights are protected. Exemptions in the law also are discussed.

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  • How to deal with an underperforming partner

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Law Firm Management

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 673

    Abstract: All firms have productive partners and partners who underperform. But what about those partners who were once top notch and now seem to phone it in? No managing partner likes to deal with this situation. But the sooner a firm does, the less damage there will be to the firm’s profitability and relationships. This article looks at ways to define underperformance, the costs of an underperforming partner on a firm, ways to induce a return on productivity, and when all else fails, how to have an underperforming partner exit gracefully.

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  • Adjusting owners’ compensation in business valuation

    March / April 2018
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 673

    Abstract: Owners of privately held businesses may draw large salaries because of tax advantages or take little or no salary to enhance the company’s reported earnings. In these cases, the valuation expert needs to “normalize” owners’ compensation and adjust it to a reasonable level. This article identifies factors that valuators consider in determining reasonable owners’ compensation.

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  • Subcontractors, what should you do when a bid goes bad?

    March / April 2018
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 673

    Abstract: From childhood on, we’re all told that “everyone makes mistakes.” Unfortunately, sometimes this particular aspect of the human condition can afflict subcontractors as they submit bids. This article discusses the legal impact of a bidding mistake and suggests some ways to mitigate the situation.

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  • Are your DOCs dependable? Better management will enhance your reports’ value

    January / February 2018
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 673

    Abstract: Although many dealer-owners would say they wouldn’t do it, they should be able to make business decisions based on the accuracy of the daily operating control reports (DOCs) they prepare. This article suggests some tips to improve the quality of this continuously generated report, including making your DOC your business’s “dashboard” and overcoming obstacles to sound reporting.

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  • Group medical visits offer upsides and downsides

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 673

    Abstract: Many physicians are apt to dismiss the idea of group medical visits out of hand. But group medical visits can be an effective way to enhance patient services, enabling physicians, practitioners and patients to gain insights and share information in a way that simply can’t occur on a one-to-one basis. This article looks at how group visits work and discusses the benefits and drawbacks.

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  • Cross-training can help mitigate the labor shortage

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 673

    Abstract: The construction industry continues to struggle with a shortage of skilled labor. One way contractors can mitigate the problem is by making better use of the workers they already have on staff through cross-training. This article explores the concept and its applications.

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  • Numbers matter: The finer points of your succession plan

    Winter 2017
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 673

    Abstract: When it comes to succession plans, construction company owners often focus on the “when” or “who.” But numbers play an important role, too — particularly if the contractor in question intends to sell the business to finance his or her retirement. This article looks at some financial finer points of a succession plan, including getting a business appraisal and thinking about taxes.

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  • Spotlight on discount rates

    May / June 2016
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 673

    Abstract: As the business valuation discipline matures, laypeople are becoming more comfortable with the income approach, including the capitalization of earnings and discounted cash flow methods. But translating a business’s perceived risk into a reasonable discount rate is one of the most subjective — and contentious — aspects of this approach. This article highlights various techniques for discounting future benefits into today’s dollars. It also discusses how to determine a company’s appropriate capital structure — or relative percentages of debt and equity.

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  • Goodbye, one-year extenders – Businesses welcome a new era in tax planning

    April / May 2016
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 673

    Abstract: Taxes aren’t something that lenders usually discuss with borrowers. But this year might be an exception. This article discusses several major tax law changes that occurred at the end of 2015 under the PATH Act, including provisions that relate to the research credit, depreciation tax breaks and a reduction in the recognition period for S corporations. These changes will allow borrowers to plan with greater certainty and take advantage of numerous tax-saving opportunities.

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  • Prepare for major changes to federal rules on employee pay and benefits

    Winter 2016
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 673

    Abstract: One of a company’s most dreaded tasks is probably managing HR. The rules are ever-changing and becoming increasingly complex. This article discusses two recent examples: the DOL’s proposed changes to the overtime rules and the new Form 1095-C and 1094-C reporting requirements under the ACA. The struggle to stay atop these types of regulatory changes often prompts smaller manufacturers and distributors to outsource their HR functions.

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  • Look to the future when estimating net cash flow

    July / August 2015
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 673

    Abstract: When valuing a business, historic financial performance is relevant only if the entity’s future performance will mirror the past. For many companies — such as those with negative historic cash flow, start-ups and merged entities — valuators may need to build more detailed cash flow estimates or rely on management’s estimates. This article defines equity and invested capital net cash flow, differentiates forecasts and projections, and explains how small differences in estimating cash flow can have significant impacts on value.

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  • How a traditional IRA can benefit you and your heirs

    February / March 2015
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 673

    Abstract: With little fanfare, the traditional IRA has turned 40. Since 1974, this long-standing retirement funding arrangement has undergone a multitude of major and minor tweaks — so it’s important to stay up to speed on the distribution rules. This article provides a review of the current rules in the context of effectively transferring wealth to heirs.

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  • Expand your comfort zone – Use a joint venture to mitigate the risks

    Summer 2013
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 673

    Abstract: One effective strategy for contractors to gain a competitive edge is to branch out into new types of work, new geographical areas and larger, more complex projects. However, there are some dangers. One way to mitigate the risks is to enter into a joint venture with another construction business. This article looks at some of the benefits of joint ventures and the different ways to structure them, along with specific steps that a contractor should take in setting one up.

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  • Financing your next project – Why a public REIT may be the right way to go

    January / February 2011
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 673

    Abstract: Traditional bank financing is scarce for commercial real estate properties, driving some real estate professionals to pursue public real estate investment trusts (REITs) as a form of financing to repay maturing debt or to grow their portfolios while property values are low. This article describes some of the pros and cons of public REITs and explains requirements they must meet to maintain tax-favored status.

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