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  • “Secrets” of the balance sheet – Use the document to reveal your dealership’s true financial health

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: Information on an auto dealership’s balance sheet can provide insight into the business’s overall financial picture. Among other things, management can use the balance sheet to determine its return on equity, debt-service and current ratios. It also can help spot unsubstantiated estimates, underreported expenses and even fraud. This article spotlights using the balance sheet to help monitor AR, manage inventory, and evaluate sources and uses of cash. A sidebar explains how rounded numbers on a balance sheet can be a red flag.

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  • Boost noninterest income for a healthier bottom line

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: In a difficult economy, community banks need to look beyond interest income and seek revenue streams that can help them maintain profitability. Bank managers need to evaluate potential noninterest income sources and determine which will be most likely to help shore up their bottom line going forward. This article offers some strategies to consider, including looking into overdraft and nonsufficient funds charges and revisiting waivers and collections.

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  • “Secrets” of the balance sheet – Use the document to reveal your dealership’s true financial health

    January / February 2021
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: Information on an auto dealership’s balance sheet can provide insight into the business’s overall financial picture. Among other things, management can use the balance sheet to determine its return on equity, debt-service and current ratios. It also can help spot unsubstantiated estimates, underreported expenses and even fraud. This article spotlights using the balance sheet to help monitor AR, manage inventory, and evaluate sources and uses of cash. A sidebar explains how rounded numbers on a balance sheet can be a red flag.

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  • Remote control – Preventing employee security breaches

    Year End 2020
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: In light of ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work appears likely to be with us in some form for the foreseeable future. So, it’s important for companies to ensure that their connections to employees working from home remain as secure as possible. This article suggests some security steps businesses can take, including having employees use business-issued devices and implementing dual-factor authentication. The article notes that a multilayered defense is likely to prevent security breaches.

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  • Prepare your dealership for a disaster

    March / April 2020
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: Your disaster recovery plan should account for how your dealership will respond to a wide range of both natural and manmade disasters. This article discusses cornerstones of a plan, such as how you’ll reopen quickly, stay financially viable and assess your insurance coverage.

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  • Prepare your dealership for a disaster

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: Your disaster recovery plan should account for how your dealership will respond to a wide range of both natural and manmade disasters. This article discusses cornerstones of a plan, such as how you’ll reopen quickly, stay financially viable and assess your insurance coverage.

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  • Is your religious congregation meeting its financial responsibilities?

    June / July 2019
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: Churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious congregations are subject to many of the same financial requirements as other nonprofit organizations are. And other requirements and responsibilities are unique to these congregations. This article is an overview of the topic.

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  • TCJA could inspire you to change your business structure

    Spring 2019
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: Since its passage in late 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has given business owners and their tax advisors plenty to think about. One ongoing item of interest to contractors is whether their chosen business structure still makes sense. This article discusses whether a construction company should change its entity choice because of the new pass-through tax deduction.

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  • Think outside the box when it comes to succession planning

    July / August 2018
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: When pondering how to exit their company, most construction business owners understandably think of themselves. But, when looking to maximize the value of the business and ensure it stays in good hands, it can be helpful to envision the company from an outsider’s perspective. This article explores this concept, delving into matters such as choosing an exit strategy and preserving cash flow.

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  • Professional valuations can help resolve pricing discrepancies

    June / July 2016
    Newsletter: Merger & Acquisition Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: A business valuation can provide M&A parties with an objective view of the selling company and help price the deal — particularly when buyers and sellers disagree about the business’s value. This article talks about the benefits of engaging a professional valuator and discusses four common appraisal methods: asset-based, market, discounted cash flow and capitalization of cash flows.

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  • Is your company prepared for a disaster?

    June / July 2015
    Newsletter: Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: In the last year the United States has experienced multiple natural disasters, such as severe droughts in the West, flooding in the Midwest and, of course, the unbelievable snowstorms along the Atlantic coastline, which caused great anguish for business owners due to revenue shortfalls. As this article explains, all business owners must have a plan for protecting a company’s employees and assets.

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  • Spotlight on final tangible property regs

    Winter 2015
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: Last winter, the IRS released long-awaited final regulations on the tax treatment of tangible property expenditures that apply to the current tax year. This article provides an overview of these rules, including several safe harbors, to help manufacturers file an accurate 2014 tax return. The regs address, in particular, expenditures on material and supplies and on capitalizable building improvements.

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  • Going private demands transparency

    June / July 2014
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: A public company might choose to go private for the tax and accounting advantages, to reduce compliance costs, or to focus on long-term goals rather than satisfying Wall Street’s demand for short-term profits. But going private is nearly as complex as going public, so it’s important to handle such transactions with care. This article cites a real-world example illustrating why it’s essential that the process be fully transparent.

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  • Case in point – Keep projects in motion with a RACI matrix

    April / May 2014
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: A management tool that will be highly useful to any project team where multiple participants are involved is the Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM), also known as a RACI matrix. A RACI matrix sorts out and assigns people to project tasks, and thus can clarify and expedite a complex project. People know what’s expected of them and communication is easier. This article examines how a RACI matrix works, while a sidebar adds that there are many free or low-priced project management tools on the Web.

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  • Transferring ownership interests is a snap with a GRAT

    January / February 2014
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: A grantor retained annuity trust, or GRAT, can provide substantial estate planning benefits. As this article explains, a GRAT is an irrevocable trust, funded by a one-time contribution of assets by the “grantor,” that pays the grantor an annuity for a specific term. When the GRAT’s term expires, the assets remaining in the trust transfer to designated beneficiaries in a manner that can be tax-advantageous.

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  • When is the right time to have your company appraised?

    Spring 2013
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: Many business owners assume the only right time to have their companies appraised is when they’re ready to sell. Not so. There are, in fact, many “right times” to engage the services of a professional appraiser: for example, when establishing an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), evaluating business operations, establishing creditworthiness, or achieving estate planning benefits. This article discusses these reasons and the three valuation methods that appraisers use.

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