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"Made in the USA" Can Boost Your Business

It’s not just a point of pride, it’s a hot marketing trend! “Made in the USA,” can help you differentiate your manufacturing products from the sea of foreign goods in the marketplace. It’s an even bigger win for manufacturers if they can obtain American goods faster and at lower costs than…

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Lease Terms are Being Revised to Avoid New Lease Accounting Rules

A desire to avoid lease accounting rules for new contracts has debt-strapped private companies exploring new avenues. But why? Some fear that by implementing the guidance, they would violate loan covenant agreements with lenders that limit the liability amounts they’re allowed to carry. However,…

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What is Your Business Worth?

There are many reasons you value your business — some examples include the hard work you put into it, the time and life investment, and general pride in the accomplishment and product. There are also many reasons to determine the economic value of your business — retirement plans, loan applications…

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U.S. Imposes Tariffs on $7.5 Billion in EU Goods

On October 18, 2019, the United States imposed additional tariffs on a range of imports from the European Union (EU) that include 10% tariffs on civilian aircrafts and 25% tariffs on a range of products. The tariffs follow a World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitration decision that commenced on…

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The Wayfair Decision: What Manufacturers Need to Know About Sales Tax

Many businesses, including manufacturers, that buy or sell products across state lines are affected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair. In this decision, South Dakota’s “economic nexus” statute that requires certain out-of-state sellers to register for and…

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What Do You Need to Know About Tariffs on Chinese Goods?

Trade tensions between the United States and China have led to a series of tariff increases and tariff threats by both countries since July 2018. The United States implemented its latest round of tariff increases on Chinese imports on September 1, 2019, when additional tariffs of 15% on…

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Going Beyond the Numbers with Quality of Earnings Reports

A Quality of Earnings (QOE) report allows potential buyers in mergers and acquisitions to evaluate seller’s reported earnings, ensuring their accuracy and sustainability. Sellers can also obtain their own QOE reports to spot potential problems that might derail a transaction, and identify methods…

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