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  • Look before you leap: Key considerations when seeking loans

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 816

    Abstract: For-profit businesses aren’t the only organizations that can find themselves in need of a loan. Nonprofits also may land in situations that call for relatively quick cash. This article discusses various types of loans and loans vs. other funding sources. It also makes suggestions on how to prepare for filling out a loan application. A sidebar explains three financial ratios that lenders often look at when determining whether to make a loan.

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  • The pros and cons of offering ancillary services

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 816

    Abstract: Before deciding whether to offer ancillary services such as anesthesia or diagnostic testing, physicians need to answer two questions: First, will the services improve patient care? Second, are the physicians interested in, and willing to manage, the implementation of those services? This article suggests some factors for physicians to consider, including upfront costs, service support costs and regulatory issues. A sidebar lists several ancillary services a practice could offer, depending on its specialties and needs.

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  • Documentation matters in real estate professional exception

    July / August 2018
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 816

    Abstract: Can a dentist qualify as a “real estate professional” and be allowed to deduct rental real estate losses? Maybe. This article reviews a U.S. Tax Court case finding that a dentist who also operated a real estate business qualified for the real estate professional exception, based largely on his extensive documentation of the hours he’d spent. A short sidebar reviews a separate case in which an architect’s rental activity losses were upheld by the Tax Court. Zarrinnegar v. Comm’r, No. 2017-34 (Tax Ct. Jan. 13, 2017) Franco v. Comm’r, No. 2018-9 (Tax Ct. March 6, 2018)

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  • What really motivates donors – New research suggests some surprising answers

    Fall 2016
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 816

    Abstract: Recent research provides some insight into donor motivation that can help nonprofits grow their financial support. This article summarizes a study of high net worth individuals that finds wealthy donors are primarily motivated by philanthropy. But other studies suggest that such factors as tax advantages and matching donations are critical to giving rates. A sidebar explores what Millennial donors want.

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  • Lend to win – Score big with an approach that exceeds profit and loss

    October / November 2010
    Newsletter: Commercial Lending Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 816

    Abstract: Instead of considering only a business’s credit scores and end results, savvy lenders look at the full range of quantitative and qualitative factors when approving credit. This article offers a fictitious example of a company that was denied a loan by a bank that emphasized profits over other indicators. But the loan was approved by a different bank that had a long-term relationship with the client and took a more sophisticated look at its overall situation. A sidebar discusses the pros and cons of factoring as a way to access instant cash.

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  • FBI agent says PTSD interfered with the major life activity of sleeping

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 816

    Abstract: In this article, the District of Columbia Circuit held that an employee who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) had presented sufficient evidence for a jury to conclude that he was disabled and that PTSD substantially interfered with the major life activity of sleeping. Desmond v. Mukasey, 530 F.3d 944 (D.C. Cir. 2008)

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  • Bridging the generational gap – Succession plans for middle managers can ease disruption as boomers retire

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 816

    Abstract: Many manufacturers’ succession plans begin and end with the keys to the executive suite. It’s important to know who’ll take over when senior executives leave, but the loss of a key middle manager can be more disruptive to day-to-day operations. This article explains the challenges middle managers face supervising a multigenerational workforce and explores the steep costs of employee turnover.

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  • Mitigating circumstances – Reasonable damages and the plaintiff’s duty

    September / October 2008
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 816

    Abstract: Attorneys and their financial experts often focus on quantifying a plaintiff’s economic losses. But it’s equally important to examine measures the plaintiff took, or reasonably could have taken, to mitigate its damages. A plaintiff isn’t entitled to recover damages for a loss that he or she reasonably could have avoided. When an expert evaluates the plaintiff’s opportunities to mitigate damages, the key term is “reasonable.” This article refers to a recent case, Silver Sage Partners, Ltd. v. City of Desert Hot Springs, to explain some issues that arise in determining the reasonableness of a plaintiff’s efforts to mitigate damages. Case citation: Silver Sage Partners, Ltd. v. City of Desert Hot Springs, 251 F.3d 814 (9th Cir. 2001).

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