Ingram’s Magazine: May 2013


How Long Can the Municipal Bond Train Keep Rolling?

Most of us will be paying more in taxes in 2013 and beyond, but have you put pencil to paper yet to calculate what it will mean in actual dollars come tax time next year? In addition to higher income…more

Conflict Minerals: Set a Compliance Strategy Now

A year from now, publicly traded companies must make their first filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on complying with the conflict minerals provision of the Dodd–Frank Act. Private companies that supply goods to public companies may also be…more

So Your Banker Told You ‘No.’ Now What Do You Do?

Having a good relationship with a banker can mean a lot to an expanding business. But sometimes the friendly banker can’t supply the capital you need to grow. What happens next? Improve your credit score. Shoring up this important metric…more

Updated Legal Forecast: Foggy, Late Chance of Sun

The banking and financial services industry is riddled with political, regulatory and market pressures. While other industries may face similar political and regulatory pressures, few share the international markets pressures currently felt by the banking and financial services industry. Events…more

The Biggest Thing Sales Leaders Overlook? SALES!

It’s the best strategy for engaging, establishing control, proving value, creating a buying atmosphere, and forging a relationship. I define assertiveness as a state of mind and a state of preparation before implementation in a sales call. This writing assumes…more

Legal Industry Outlook – Business and Corporate Law

What Recession? As an opening question, participants were asked how the economic slowdown of the past five years had affected their practice. To a person, they responded positively.  “It has made both our lawyers and our professional staff more conscious…more

Lawyers

Corporate Law/M&A/Finance Norm Fretwell, a banking-law whiz we covered a year ago here with Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, has had a distinguished career, and the firm has bolstered its business-law acumen with the addition of David Zimmerman, a longtime…more

How Long Can the Municipal Bond Train Keep Rolling?

Most of us will be paying more in taxes in 2013 and beyond, but have you put pencil to paper yet to calculate what it will mean in actual dollars come tax time next year? In addition to higher income…more

Accountants & Consultants

Accounting, Auditing & Attestation The Kansas City office of CBIZ has put its attest practice unit in the hands of Bob Dowling, who brings more than 25 years of public accounting experience to role of practice leader. There, he supervises…more

Conflict Minerals: Set a Compliance Strategy Now

A year from now, publicly traded companies must make their first filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on complying with the conflict minerals provision of the Dodd–Frank Act. Private companies that supply goods to public companies may also be…more

So Your Banker Told You ‘No.’ Now What Do You Do?

Having a good relationship with a banker can mean a lot to an expanding business. But sometimes the friendly banker can’t supply the capital you need to grow. What happens next? Improve your credit score. Shoring up this important metric…more

Updated Legal Forecast: Foggy, Late Chance of Sun

The banking and financial services industry is riddled with political, regulatory and market pressures. While other industries may face similar political and regulatory pressures, few share the international markets pressures currently felt by the banking and financial services industry. Events halfway…more