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June 7, 2018

Cybersecurity Issues That Could Bring Down a Construction Company and How to Build a Defense

In “Cybersecurity Issues That Could Bring Down a Construction Company and How to Build a Defense,” EKS&H Consulting Senior Manager Gabriel Cisneros discusses threats unique to the construction industry, the ways in which cybercriminals are exploiting them, and how to best protect against them.   Read on »

October 13, 2017 | Jay Forester and Mike Drumm

Income Tax Nexus: No Physical Presence Necessary

In Income Tax Nexus: No Physical Presence Necessary Jay Forester, senior manager at EKS&H, and Mike Drumm, attorney with Drumm Law, examine the issue of income tax nexus, a primary concern for multistate businesses and franchisors that is becoming increasingly more troublesome and complex to navigate. Read on »

August 21, 2017 | Ben Milius and Kreg Brown

Revenue from Contracts with Customers: Significant New Changes for Manufacturers

On May 28, 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) finalized a significant new accounting standard creating changes regarding how companies will recognize and disclose their revenue from contracts with customers.  Read on »

November 7, 2016 | Ben Milius

​Aligning IT Strategy with Corporate Strategy

When considering technology strategies in business, what comes to mind for most management professionals is that IT investments mostly provide cost-saving efficiency gains. However, a recent study published in MIS Quarterly found that investments in IT achieved an almost two-fold return.1 More surprising was that those returns were realized primarily through top-line revenue growth rather than cost reduction and that these results were significantly higher than those from investments in marketing or research and development. Read on »

April 12, 2016 | By Kreg Brown

Increasing Profitability by Product: Manufacturing Business Improvement through Activity Value Management

When manufacturing executives encounter profitability challenges, they may not have the financial tools to identify the source of profit leaks necessary to proactively solve the issues. Many consulting services are available to help with sales growth, cost-effectiveness, customer loyalty, and other goals. However, some of these services leave out important components that can enhance companies’ ability to pursue their financial objectives. Activity Value Management® (AVM) uses unique cost assignment strategies and encompasses both qualitative and quantitative data to allow executives to gain insight into the true sources of their profit or losses according to Lines of Business (LOB). Read on »

July 27, 2014 | Sandy Shoemaker, Alison McElroy, and Michael Daigle

Accounting Issues for Lawyers: Understanding the Franchisor's Financial Statements

The requirement under the Federal Trade Commission’s Rule (the “FTC Rule”) that franchisors must include in their Franchise Disclosure Documents (“FDDs”) historical financial statements reflecting the franchisor’s financial condition is fundamental, likely (hopefully) known by any lawyer practicing in the franchise arena. But many franchise lawyers – those representing franchisors and those representing franchisees – lack more than a basic understanding of the required financial statements and, as a result, lose opportunities to provide their franchisor and franchisee clients with critical advice and counsel. Read on »

July 25, 2014 | Sandy Shoemaker and Mike Madden

Is An Employee Stock Ownership Plan Right for Your Brewery?

In what may be the first sign of a trend in the craft brewing industry, both New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon, have completed a sale of at least part of the company to its employees. New Belgium transitioned from a partial to full ESOP-owned business and Deschutes has initiated a minority-ownership ESOP model. Read on »

July 1, 2014 | Bruce Nelson and Mark Kozik, Esq.

What's New: 2014 Colorado Tax Laws

The Colorado General Assembly convened on Jan. 8, 2014, and ended on May 7, 2014. During the statutorily mandated 120-day session, legislators introduced 613 bills including several bills specifically addressing state and local taxes. Following is a select summary of key legislation affecting Colorado taxpayers. Read on »

April 7, 2014 | Shane Brown and Joanne Baginski

CFMA Building Profits: Strategic Compensation as a Competitive Advantage

As the economy recovers and demand for new work returns, a shortage of experienced and capable industry professionals – particularly at the management and executive levels – is hindering many businesses’ ability to grow. Competition to keep these valuable, high-performing employees is at an all-time high. A strategic performance and reward system is one of the most effective ways to retain your company’s top performers and grow profits. Read on »

November 13, 2013 | Doug Askam

Cloud Computing: What It Means for the Non-technical Business Owner

While current technology trends make effective use of cloud computing, the “cloud” is a concept that many business owners find difficult to grasp. What many don’t realize is that they are already using the cloud. Internet-based technology allows you to use applications and store data with offsite providers, and reduces your reliance on in-house technology and infrastructure. By joining the cloud, you can do business anywhere you have an internet connection, and enjoy 24/7/365 technology support. Read on »

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