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February 13, 2018 | Joanne Baginski

​4 Tax Considerations for Private Equity Firms Making Acquisitions

Private equity firms are on a buying spree as they seek to accelerate portfolio company growth amid a relatively slow-growing economy. Read on »

February 12, 2018 | Chris Otto

Five Strategies Every Manufacturer Should Rethink in 2018

According to the 2018 National Manufacturing Outlook and Insights report a majority of manufacturing companies are optimistic about the economy, sales growth potential, and their specific manufacturing sectors. Issues of concern include labor shortages, competition, and cybersecurity. Read on »

February 5, 2018 | Mike Fitzgerald and Brent Hendricks

8 Tax Questions Every Manufacturer Should Ask Their CPA to Ensure They are Minimizing the Tax Burden

Savvy manufacturers are always looking for ways to increase revenue and minimize costs. One of the biggest cost factors is taxes, but identifying all possible credits and deductions can be tricky. Read on »

February 1, 2018 | Bruce Nelson

From the Desk of Bruce Nelson: Doing Business in Colorado — A Nexus Quagmire

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a taxpayer doing business in Colorado must be in want of serious help. Sales and use tax compliance is more difficult here than in any other state. Why? The answer is simple. Within the state of Colorado, there are hundreds of different taxing jurisdictions.  Read on »

January 31, 2018 | Chris Otto

Strategically Confident: Colorado Manufacturers See Both Opportunities and Challenges for Business Success in 2018

Going into 2018, Colorado manufacturers have many reasons to be optimistic. The overall economy remains robust, and the state continues to be strong in manufacturing. However, according to the 2018 National Manufacturing Outlook and Insights report, based on a survey conducted by EKS&H in conjunction with Leading Edge Alliance, leaders’ positive outlooks are tempered by some ongoing barriers. Here is a closer look at findings in the report, possible explanations of the outcomes, and suggestions to help manufacturers make smart decisions in 2018.  Read on »

January 18, 2018 | Shane Brown and Sean McBride

3 Steps for Construction Companies to Manage Tech Disruption

The construction industry is at the start of a disruptive but exciting technological revolution, from using building information modeling software to create projects digitally before the first brick is laid, to using drones to survey jobsites. However, as the use of digital advances for everything from bidding for contracts to 3-D printing proliferates, smart firms are learning that they will maximize value from technology investments that are strategically aligned with their key business goals. Read on »

January 9, 2018 | Shane Brown

What Separates Book Value from Top Dollar in a Construction Company Sale?

Selling a construction company can be a challenging and deflating experience for an owner who spent years of toil to create his or her dream. After building a firm with millions in revenue that has provided an honest living for countless workers over the years, an owner expects to be able to retire in comfort by selling the firm for top dollar. Read on »

January 3, 2018 | Joanne Baginski

Making Mergers Profitable With Proper Integration Planning

Merger-and-acquisition activity hit a near record $200 billion this year and is forecast to gather even more strength in 2018. But if the past is any indication, half of those deals will fail. A key to increasing the likelihood of success is proper post-close integration planning. Read on »

December 7, 2017 | Joanne Baginski

New Revenue and Leasing Rules Could Be Far-reaching

The rules for revenue recognition and lease accounting are about to change. For many businesses, the standards that inform crucial metrics that private equity professionals use to judge the performance and valuation of portfolio companies may be affected. Read on »

December 1, 2017 | Dan Domagala

Why More Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Should Consider a “Technology Broker”

As technology continues to evolve at an exponential rate, it becomes increasingly difficult for businesses and entities to keep pace. Innovative technology is a disruptive force in a competitive business environment — but how can organizations effectively invest in this tremendous opportunity while avoiding the technical dead-ends and failures that too frequently doom big technology projects? Read on »

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