Management & Tax Concepts

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  • Worth its weight in gold – Building long-term relationships with your employees

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: Low turnover is important to the success of most companies. Employees who’ve been with you for years are likely to be very proficient at their jobs. Plus, they’ve probably developed long-term relationships with your customers, suppliers and other stakeholders and understand how to keep them happy. Because high turnover increases recruitment costs and results in decreased productivity, creating an environment that fosters worker retention is a challenge worth taking on. This article offers some tips on how to do just that.

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  • Export markets: They’re yours for the taking

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: Developing a successful exporting business begins with a business plan similar to that of any new business undertaking, but with some special areas of emphasis. This article walks you through the process from setting your goals to deciding what products or services you want to offer (and where), and how to reach your target customers. It also offers several ideas for where to get expert advice on the process. (Updated 7/20/12)

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  • Tick tock, tick tock – There’s still time to save a bundle in taxes

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 659

    Abstract: The tax deadline is just around the corner. Luckily, there are year end strategies you can implement to help reduce your business’s tax liability. This article discusses many such strategies, such as taking advantage of recent tax law changes that allow you larger writeoffs on assets purchased before year end, deferring taxable income, contributing all you can to your retirement plan, and dealing with taxable losses.

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  • Protecting data on your personal computer

    Summer 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 304

    Abstract: As the world has gone digital, everything from family photos to financial records is being stored on personal computers. But information stored on a computer isn’t invincible: Hard drives crash, data gets destroyed by viruses, and files are accidentally erased. This brief article offers some options for backing up your home system, including software and hardware solutions, plus applications you can find only online.

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  • Transfer assets tax efficiently with an IDGT

    Summer 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: It’s natural to want to pass as much wealth as possible to your heirs when you die. This article explains how using an intentionally defective grantor trust (IDGT) can help you do just that. Plus, it explains how an IDGT can help you minimize your estate taxes and even transfer interests in your business. It’s a must-read article if transferring wealth to your heirs is a key goal.

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  • Tips for protecting your assets from future creditors

    Summer 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 645

    Abstract: You’ve worked hard to build your net worth. But if you haven’t set up adequate protections, your assets could be attacked by frivolous lawsuits or unreasonable creditor claims. This article offers tips on how to implement asset-protection strategies that will defend your assets against potential legal and financial hazards. (Updated 7/20/12)

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  • How to connect with younger workers

    Summer 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

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    Word count: 713

    Abstract: There’s a new generation of employees making their presence felt in the workforce. Known as “Generation Y” or the “Millennials,” this new wave of workers grew up in a different time with a different culture and thus differ in their work habits and goals from preceding generations. This article explores ways to keep these young workers onboard and productive, such as by offering a lot of structure and praise and learning to accept iPods at work.

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  • Keep owner conflicts at bay: Use a shareholder agreement

    Summer 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 803

    Abstract: It’s important that business owners see eye-to-eye on major issues that affect the growth and productivity of their company. This article explains why a well-drafted shareholder agreement is essential for defining procedures for handling stock ownership transfers and outlining explicit ground rules for how a business should be managed. A sidebar discusses how some agreements include short-term disability coverage.

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  • Fetch, stay or roll over your 401(k) when you change jobs

    Spring 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

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    Word count: 324

    Abstract: Who says you can’t teach an old 401(k) plan new tricks? When you change jobs, you can choose the best “trick” to preserve the tax-deferred growth of your 401(k) plan and avoid current taxes and penalties that can chew up your savings. This brief article explains various options, such as “fetching” money from investment savings as a lump sum, letting the money “stay” in a current plan, and “rolling over” the lump sum. (Updated 7/20/12)

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  • The pros and cons of lease financing

    Spring 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

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    Word count: 602

    Abstract: When acquiring new equipment for your business, you can pay cash, finance with a loan or, in many cases, lease. Although leasing is often the easiest route to take, it may not always be the right move. This article discusses the pros and cons of leasing and explains when it’s best to use an operating lease vs. a capital lease.

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  • Naming your retirement plan beneficiaries? Remember the tax considerations

    Spring 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

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    Word count: 580

    Abstract: Regularly reviewing the beneficiaries of a retirement plan — particularly if there’s been a life-changing event, such as a divorce, birth or death — is always a good idea. Specifically, when selecting beneficiaries, plan owners need to consider the income and estate tax impact of their choices. This article tackles the issues one by one. (Updated 6/10/12)

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  • Use your business smarts when buying a business

    Spring 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 615

    Abstract: Thinking of buying a business? Doing so can be a smart move because it’s generally less risky than building a company from scratch. This article explores the benefits, such as gaining experienced employees, existing facilities, and established customer and supplier relationships. And it explains how to conduct the necessary due diligence and find financing. A sidebar debates the issue of stock vs. asset purchases.

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  • Time for a billing and collections check-up!

    Spring 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 683

    Abstract: In a shaky economy, it’s common for financially stretched clients to be late in making payments. This threatens your cash flow and ability to pay your own bills on time. This article discusses how improving your company’s collections efforts can be just what the doctor ordered to remedy ailing cash flow and give your bottom line a boost. A sidebar offers tips on how to cut your losses on uncollectible outstanding debts.

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  • Keeping your charitable contributions in order

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 289

    Abstract: Charitable giving allows you to benefit both your favorite charities and yourself — in the form of tax deductions. But to enjoy these deductions, you must follow the substantiation rules. This brief article tells you what you need to know.

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  • Do your homework before purchasing long-term care insurance

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 579

    Abstract: As the baby boomers age, long-term care insurance has become quite the buzzword. And with good reason: 60% of people over age 65 will need some form of long-term care at some point, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. But long-term care is expensive, and it’s not covered by Medicare or private health insurance. This article goes beyond the hype to help you determine whether long-term care insurance is the right choice for you.

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  • Maximize profits: Fire some customers

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 746

    Abstract: It may seem counterintuitive for a business to not try to keep every single customer possible. But every customer isn’t worth keeping. This article explains how to determine individual customer profitability so a company can “fire” those that are dragging down operations and the bottom line. (Updated 6/10/12)

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