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  • Keys to effective BYOD policies

    Spring 2019
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: Manufacturers may implement bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies for salespeople who travel, customer service reps who work from home, and managers who use mobile devices to perform business tasks. But allowing access to the company’s systems on an unsecured device presents risks. This article discusses ways to protect your company’s data without violating employees’ privacy rights.

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  • All eyes on performance – How to make data analytics work for you

    Winter 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: Data analytics can show the world how a nonprofit is meeting its goals and help its leaders in day-to-day-decision making and strategic planning. This article highlights the elements and purposes of data analytics and suggests best practices for implementing an effective program.

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  • To file or not to file – What you need to know about filing gift and estate tax returns

    November / December 2017
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: Estate tax rules and regulations can be complex. Not knowing when to file a gift or estate tax return can result in tax penalties. This article discusses the rules regarding both gift and estate tax returns.

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  • Deter deadbeat debtors: What are the red flags?

    June / July 2017
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: Customers or clients who are slow to pay — or who don’t pay at all — can cause a business’s bottom line to go south in a hurry. This article explains some warning signs that business owners should be aware of to help prevent delinquent or missing payments, and lists steps owners can take, such as asking for a retainer or deposit up front before starting a project. The article also suggests that it’s a good idea to be polite, but assertive, if it becomes necessary to pursue missing payments.

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  • Investors, start planning now for the NIIT

    August / September 2016
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: For investors, now’s the perfect time to start projecting their respective incomes for the rest of the year. Why? In a word, taxes — namely, the net investment income tax (NIIT). This article explores the rules of the NIIT and offers strategies for coping with its impact.

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  • Work it! Make sure your website is doing its job

    Summer 2016
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: In recent years, the Internet has become an integral part of most dealerships’ marketing efforts. So, to stay competitive, their websites must keep working hard as powerful sales and lead-generation tools. This article highlights some of the best practices that a successful dealership follows when designing and redesigning a website. A sidebar looks at the increasing popularity of online car buying.

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  • Integrating small business stocks into your portfolio

    April / May 2016
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: Late last year, Congress made permanent the exclusion of 100% of the gain on the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock acquired and held for more than five years. This article explains why, in light of this substantial tax break, investors may want to diversify their portfolios with this type of stock. The article does warn, however, that the rules involved are complex.

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  • Could operational visibility reveal a brighter future?

    July / August 2015
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: Most business owners, including contractors, probably believe they have a pretty clear vision of their operations. But the hectic travails of running a construction company can understandably narrow a contractor’s viewpoint to only the problems directly in front of him or her. This article reveals a way to manage the risks of such a predicament: through the concept of operational visibility.

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  • You’ve hit the jackpot! Now what?

    June / July 2015
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: When it comes to financial planning, most people spend their time guarding against things that could go wrong. But there’s a flip side, too — that is, what if something really good happens? This article explains that, while a financial windfall is obviously a nice problem to have, a slow, methodical approach to managing that money is highly advisable.

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  • Are you ready for the Omni Circular?

    Winter 2015
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) so-called Omni Circular supersedes and streamlines requirements from eight existing circulars that apply to federal awards. This article explains that, although the new audit threshold has received much of the attention, nonprofits that receive federal awards should be aware of other significant changes that take effect for new contracts starting after Dec. 26, 2014. They include significant reforms to the cost principles and procedures regarding the monitoring of award subrecipients, maintaining effective internal control over the award, and demonstrating successful performance.

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  • How liable are you for fraudulent credit card charges? Limit losses by being proactive

    July / August 2014
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: The theft of millions of customers’ credit and debit card data last holiday season was a wake-up call for consumers who underestimated their vulnerability to credit and debit card fraud. And experts believe massive data breaches are likely to continue happening. Fortunately, federal laws can help limit individuals’ potential liability stemming from unauthorized charges. This article explains those laws but also shows how consumers can help themselves by closely monitoring their accounts. A sidebar notes the even greater danger posed by identity theft.

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  • 6 ways to survive an IRS audit

    August / September 2013
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: Only about 1% of individual tax returns are audited each year. Of those, about three-quarters are correspondence audits that are handled by exchanging information via snail mail. The remainder, which are selected for field audits, are conducted by IRS officers. Still, it’s helpful to know what might happen if one’s return is picked. This article offers six tips regarding how to be prepared for an audit.

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  • Thumbs up – Court takes business valuation guide’s advice

    May / June 2012
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: Courts often expect business valuation experts to rely, at least in part, on the value of comparable entities when making their calculations. But in late 2011, the California Court of Appeals allowed a business valuation based on “rules of thumb” multiples, rather than comparables. As this article shows, an expert applied a 42% multiplier to the plaintiff’s physical therapy business; but the appeals court, following a business reference guide, supported a 100% multiplier, citing various marketability factors and the business’s health.

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  • Consider plumping up your service menu

    Spring 2012
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: Dealerships are finding that it’s easier to sell F&I products at the time of a costly repair, or when the customers’ warranties are about to expire, than it was at the sales closing. As a result, more service writers are being trained to talk about the value of service contracts and prepaid maintenance plans and how to close them. This article discusses sales techniques that work and how to be ready before a customer returns for a visit.

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  • Easy to steal, hard to reveal — Why inventory is a prime fraud target

    February / March 2012
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: Most borrowers pledge inventory as loan collateral. But it’s also a popular place for the unscrupulous to hide embezzlement. This article explains what makes inventory fraud so appealing and the methods fraudsters use to pull it off. It also explains how lenders can be important watchdogs in the battle against fraud.

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  • Act now to protect your loved ones – Drafting these essential estate planning documents is key

    Year End 2011
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: Neglecting to prepare a will or other estate planning documents can cause serious problems for loved ones. This article lists six estate planning documents and how they can help ensure that the author’s wishes are carried out in regard to such matters as asset distribution and end-of-life issues.

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