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Make Money Grow on Trees

Let’s go back to when you were a child. You looked up at a tree and thought… If money is made from paper and paper comes from tress, surely, I can make money grow from trees! Or maybe, you asked your parents for something extraordinarily expensive and they responded with “money doesn’t grow on trees”.

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The Trump Effect | Part 2 How to Combat Uncertainty

Uncertainty looms as we inch closer to election day on November 8, 2016. Companies are starting to bite their fingernails hoping for one result but not really knowing what to expect from any candidate. Brandon Julio, Professor at the London Business School and co-author of “Political Uncertainty and Corporate Investment Cycles,” wrote… [quote]“Election outcomes are

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Fail to Succeed

Life is full of moments, with many of those moments being failures. But each failure is an opportunity to learn from those mistakes, leading to success. It seems as we progress further into a technologically-focused society, society expects us not to fail. After all, failure means the lost of money. And nobody can afford that… But the tables

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Does fraud follow economic cycles?

Does this sound like your business lately?  Sales volume is down.  Cash is tight. The company is losing money.  And just when you think things can’t possibly get any worse, you discover that one of your employees has committed fraud… Sadly, this scenario is all too common and begs the question of whether fraud is

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Dealing with Employee Fraud

Recently, I was visiting with a potential client who had been the victim of fraud.  Talking with him brought back unpleasant memories of the first time I discovered that one of my client’s employees had committed fraud against the company.  Despite the fact that it happened a long time ago, all of the emotions associated with the

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Opportunity Costs

See also: Decision Making Opportunity Cost Definition Opportunity Costs Definition In economics, opportunity costs refer to the value of the next-best alternative use of that resource given limited resources. They are applicable beyond finance and accounting. In daily life, opportunity costs are the benefits or pleasures foregone by choosing one alternative over another. For instance,

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3 Benefits of an Analysis of Customer Profitability

Over time weeds grow in any garden. In the same way, unprofitable customers work their way into your company. To avoid the high costs of low profit customers, you should perform an annual analysis of customer profitability. Therefore, weed your garden of customers who are sapping your profits and cash flow. Although there are many

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The Fraud Triangle

See Also: Accounting Fraud Prevention using QuickBooks Audit Scope Bankruptcy Chapter 11 How to Hire New Employees Fraud Triangle Definition Donald Cressey created the concept of the fraud triangle. The creation of the theory required Cressey to interview about 200 convicted embezzlers around the Midwest which he dubbed “trust violators.” The people that had entered

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Preemptive Subscription Rights

See Also: Preferred Stocks Initial Public Offering (IPO) Stock Options Basics Intrinsic Value – Stock Options Insider Trading Preemptive Subscription Rights Definition Preemptive subscription rights give existing shareholders the opportunity to purchase new share offerings before they are available to the investing public. You can also call it preemption rights or subscription rights. Basically, when

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Securities Act of 1933

See Also: Primary Market Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Investment Banks Secondary Market Initial Public Offering (IPO) Securities Act of 1933 The Securities Act of 1933 was a landmark decision in the United States to regulate the issuance of newly issued shares into the market – an initial public offering. The act is also there

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Purchase Option

Purchase Option Definition Purchase option, defined as the opportunity to purchase a piece of property which is being leased after the lease is completed, is part of the many options available in a lease agreement. A purchase option is often agreed upon by the two parties involved before the contract is made. Purchase Option Explanation

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Profitability Index Method

See Also: Profitability Index Method Formula Net Present Value Method Net Present Value versus Internal Rate of Return Time Value of Money Adjusted Present Value (APV) Method of Valuation Future Value Profitability Index Definition Profitability index method measures the present value of benefits for every dollar investment. In other words, it involves the ratio that

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