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As you already know, public relations professionals can help your company get publicity about the products or services you provide.

If you are selling a business, the buyer may want to pay part of the price through an earnout provision. This is a contractual arrangement in which the seller receives additional payment in the future if certain financial goals are met.

The IRS recently announced that in many cases, taxpayers can continue to deduct interest paid on home equity loans.

Just because a merger or acquisition is completed on paper doesn’t mean the transactions will be a success. The implications can generally be seen 18 to 24 months after the deals close and officials can assess how the combinations contributed to improvements or disappointments on profit and loss statements.

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When a deal is pending, the best negotiators know that the goal isn’t to scoop up everything and leave the other side with little or nothing. The real goal is generally to exchange items of value so that both sides leave satisfied they have protected their basic interests and made a deal that benefits their companies.

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Running a business is complex. With employment-related claims and lawsuits on the rise, management must have a basic understanding of numerous federal, state and local laws.

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Is a pay raise a better motivator for employees than better work conditions? Or is a better working relationship with a supervisor or manager more important than a pay raise to motivate an employee? Whatever your view on this topic, you can probably find a study that supports your position.

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When it comes to making an acquisition, stock and asset purchases have their advantages and disadvantages but there might be a way to combine the best of both worlds.

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You just finished typing a draft of an aggressive e-mail message explaining why you think your company’s strategic plan can — and will — destroy the competition.

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The debtors are trying to buy time, perhaps hoping that if they wait it out, you’ll no longer have the patience or desire to pursue the claims. They figure your company will ultimately write off the account as a bad debt.