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Three ways to take the wheel on charitable giving

With external dynamics like tax reform and the rise of socially responsible investing shifting the philanthropy landscape, there are more ways than ever for high-net-worth (HNW) individuals to make an impact in their community. Wanting to give back is one ...

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Money Management: Weathering the storm of market volatility

Some of you may remember the song “Spinning Wheel” by Blood, Sweat and Tears. There is a famous line in the song: “What goes up must come down.” Looking at the market for the month of August proves just that. ...

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Four Reasons for entrepreneurs to consider SBA 7(a) Loans

Entrepreneurs keenly understand that access to capital is essential for growth. But for many business owners evaluating their funding options, it can be challenging to find the right fit — especially for small businesses and startups. For small business owners ...

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Three insurance requirement details to include in construction contracts

Whether a claim relates to a finished project or one that is still under construction, the last thing owners and contractors want is to discover there is no insurance. This stressful circumstance can destroy an otherwise productive business relationship between ...

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What is your business really worth?

Editor’s Note: This commentary is taken from an upcoming special publication, Business Transitions: Preparing to Buy/Sell a Business, which will be distributed at an expert forum on this topic. The forum will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on ...

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The late-payment culture – Tips for getting invoices paid fast

There’s a troubling issue plaguing B2B (Business to Business) suppliers and service providers. A recent study conducted by Mastercard found that 74% of business owners and employees think late payments are a fact of business life and will always happen, ...

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How to use a vendor’s lien rights to prompt payment

Typically, contractors are required to keep property free from downstream lien claims and, therefore, the contractor may instinctively refrain from assisting the vendor in preserving lien rights. Most material and equipment vendors, however, independently protect their lien rights. Thus, a ...

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