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Does your CFO Need More Funding for Consultants?

As technology, security, and compliance issues become increasingly complex, more CFOs at companies of all sizes are turning to outside consultants for expertise and assistance.

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Thinking About an IPO? Here’s How to Brand it for Maximum and Enduring Value

The very act of preparing your company for an eventual IPO can materially improve operating performance and ultimate valuation of the enterprise, simply because you will have gone through the critical-thinking process necessary to differentiate your company from the inevitable competition for capital and investment interest.

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4 Questions CEOs Need to Ask Their CFO About the New Bonus Depreciation Tax Code

Tax season is behind us, but it’s never too early for businesses to plan for the future. One of the more recent changes that Congress has made to the tax code involves the accounting rules that apply to the first-year bonus depreciation of business equipment.

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5 Pointers on Launching a Successful IPO Strategy

In late 2015, Truck Hero, a designer, manufacturer, supplier and e-commerce retailer of accessories for pickup trucks, had as much momentum as a runaway Mack. The fast-growing sales of its aftermarket products were tapping into America’s pickup-truck boom. Looking forward, the company had ambitious plans for an initial public offering. The IPO was projected to raise about $240 million, placing the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Companies Using Non-GAAP Metrics Should Watch Out for the SEC

Companies that utilize non-GAAP metrics—the “adjusted” financial measures that do not comply with generally accepted accounting principles, or the GAAP standard set of accounting rules followed in the U.S., may need to prepare for closer scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission in the future.

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How Reducing the Corporate Interest Tax Deduction Can Impact Middle Market Equity

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While there aren't yet any specific laws on the table, the corporate interest tax deduction is becoming an issue in the presidential election. Over the past year, candidates on both sides of the aisle have made proposals to limit the CIT as part adjustments to the tax code.

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Mid-Marketers Want to Bring Back Community Banks

It's become axiomatic among small- and mid-market CEOs and their advocates that the Dodd-Frank financial reforms of 2010 disproportionately hampered the community banks on which these companies so rely for capital. Meanwhile, another piece of legislation made it more difficult for startups to use credit-card financing to bootstrap their way through infancy.

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