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ColoradoBiz
How FasTracks could change your life
By Keith DuBay
March 23, 2016

Bank of America Merrill Lynch commercial real estate group
RAD program will reshape public housing

Bank of America Merrill Lynch commercial real estate group
The Real Estate Cycle: What inning are we in?

Bank of America Merrill Lynch commercial real estate group
How Basel III Affects Commercial Real Estate: Preparing for the impact on property investors

Accounting Today
Hard to Believe, but Financial Reporting Became a Little Simpler
By Jim Brendel
September 9, 2014
Also appeared in ColoradoBiz, August 25, 2014, as: Shocker: Financial reporting just got easier

Accounting Today
Taxes: Are They Lower or Higher than the Past or Just Plain Different? What steps are taxpayers taking today to cope?
By Mira Fine
July 22, 2014
Also appeared on Aurora SBDC Blog, July 8, 2014, as: Taxes: Are they lower or higher than the past or just plain different? What steps taxpayers are taking today to cope?

Aurora SBDC Blog
By Chad Stowe
May 13, 2014
Why Corporations Fail on Cyber Security: Smaller, mid-sized companies in denial

ABF Journal
By Rob Carringer & Matt Farrell, Deloitte CRG
April 2014
Merchant Cash Advance Solution… How Tully’s Coffee Found Liquidity without a Traditional DIP Loan

Accounting Today
By Greg Pfahl
February 10, 2014
Reporting Standards Evolving to Help Private Companies

ColoradoBiz
By Greg Pfahl
January 2014
The Private Accounting Super Bowl, Can Little GAAP beat Big GAAP?
More on the Accounting Super Bowl: So, who wins?

Colorado Real Estate Journal
By Tim Snider, Manager, Hein & Associates, Denver
January 20, 2014
New IRS tangible property rules

Iraqi Economists Network
By Jim Harden
December 19, 2013
U.S. Oil Prices: Let the Good Times Roll? – The case for oil prices also depends on the value of the dollar
Also appeared in Colorado Energy News, October 7, 2013: U.S. Oil Prices – Let the Good Times Roll

Industry Week
By Greg Pfahl, audit partner, Hein & Associates
October 7, 2013
When Can Manufacturers Actually Record Their Sales? The manufacturing industry faces unique revenue recognition and financial reporting issues.

ColoradoBiz
By Jeremy King
August 19, 2013
A cloud-driven power shift: IT is no longer keeper of the keys

GSE Outlook 2013-2014: Navigating an Environment of Reform
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Commercial Real Estate
White Paper, May 2013

Accounting Today
By Mira Fine
June 25, 2013
President’s Tax Proposals Seek to Reduce Deficit while Promoting Investment

Accounting Today
By Greg Pfahl
June 12, 2013
Renewable Industry Market Chop Causing Costly Impairments

Accounting Technology
By Jeremy King
April 29, 2013
The Psychological Barriers to Cloud Entry: How a trusted advisor can help

Oil & Gas Investor
By Megan McFarland
April 25, 2013
Protect Your Company From Fraud In The Oil Patch

Northern Miner
By Dan Edwards and Jack Engele, special to The Northern Miner
March 6, 2013
Commentary: Juniors vulnerable to running afoul of US anti-bribery laws
Also appeared in Mining.com, February 23, 2013: Mining overseas and the Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act

ColoradoBiz
By Jim Brendel
February 22, 2013
Accounting for change: A look at what really happened in 2012
Also appeared in Accounting Today, February 18, 2013: Looking Back and Forward from 2012: What Really Happened?

AccountingWeb
February 1, 2013
NASBA Opposes AICPA’s Proposed FRF for SMEs (article quotation)

Colorado Energy News
By Greg Pfahl
September 13, 2012
Solar is a Four-Letter Word to Many Investors
Also appeared in Planet Profit Report, September 19, 2012: Solar doesn’t have to be a four-letter word. There are good signs on the horizon for investors

Mining.com
By Dan Edwards
August 24, 2012
Conflict Minerals: How the disclosure requirements of the Dodd-Frank act will affect mining companies

Accounting Today
By Jim Brendel
August 6, 2012
So What is Crowdfunding Anyway? New legislation by Obama and Congress relaxes solicitation by startups

Planet Profit Report
By Dan Edwards
Dereg places more pressure on mining company management
As if they needed it

Accounting Today
By Mira Fine
July 19, 2012
Grantor Trusts: The Hot New Thing in Wealth Planning Isn’t So New

Bank of America CapitalEyes (also appeared in ABF Journal)
May 21, 2012
Recent Trends in Asset-Based Lending
The latest evolution is underway: How can it benefit your company?

Hein & Associates’ Knowledge Link
April 2012
Casedhole Solutions: Growth Against All Odds

Renewable Energy World
By Sean Kelly and Greg Pfahl, Hein & Associates LLP
April 20, 2012
Normalize Renewable Energy Credits Now

Bank of America CapitalEyes
March-April, 2012
European Credit Problems will Likely Affect U.S.
Although effects may be slighter than ‘08, companies still will need to adjust

Colorado Energy News
By Jim Brendel
March 12, 2012
From the Corner Office – Road to New Revenue Standards Rocky but Convergence Still Progressing

Accounting Today
By Jim Brendel
March 5, 2012
Annual Reports: 7 Changes Your Company Needs to Know
Also appeared in ColoradoBiz. February 7, 2012: Seven key changes in annual reporting
Also appeared in SmartPros newsletter and website

Industry Week
By Ernie Sampias, Hein & Associates
January 31, 2012
The Case for Corporate Risk Champions
BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill and other disasters point to the need for risk leaders across all company functions.

SmartPros newsletter and website
By Jim Brendel, CPA, CFE
January 26, 2012
Part II of two-part series on accounting changes:
Financial Reporting Changes on the Horizon

ColoradoBiz
By Jim Brendel
December 22, 2011
The rocky road to new revenue standards
They’ll impact a key measure of business success

Accounting Today (web and print)
By Ernie Sampias
December 1, 2011
What SOX 404 doesn’t do
Audits are great at looking back, but what about assessing risks?

Bank of America CapitalEyes
Nov.-Dec. 2011
Asset-Based Financing May Prepare You Well For the Next Growth Period

SmartPros, website and newsletter
By Ernie Sampias
November 3, 2011
A Clean SOX 404 Audit Doesn’t Mean All is Well
Also appeared in AccountantsWorld Daily News, November 7, 2011

Proformative
By Jim Brendel
October 18, 2011
Seven accounting changes that will affect your financial statements

The Deal Magazine Reprinted in the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors Journal
By Eric A.W. Danner, CRG Partners
October 14, 2011
Rupert’s last act?

Accounting Today
By Carolyn Duffy
October 11, 2011
Assessing enterprise risk in the cloud: There’s no more and likely less
Also appeared in Governance, Risk Management & Compliance
and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal
and HostReview

ABF Journal
By Gary Lembo, CRG Partners
10-10-11
Retailers Will Be Disappointed With 2011 Sales

Proformative
By Jim Brendel, Oct 03, 2011
Avoid Unwanted Attention from the SEC

Bank of America Capital Eyes
What the Deleveraging Cycle Means to CFOs
Uncertainty and conservative fiscal attitude creates a different environment

AccountingWeb
By Jim Brendel
8-18-11
A move toward separate accounting standards for private companies begins

SmartPros site and newsletter
By Mira Fine
August 24, 2011
Use of Formulas that Discount Shared Interests in Estate Cases Defended

ColoradoBiz
By Jim Brendel
8/18/1
Private company accounting, simplified: Here are some of the potential areas that could be tweaked

Renewable Energy World
By Greg Pfahl, CPA
August 12, 2011
International Accounting Convergence Will Affect Renewable Companies

Accounting Today
By Jim Brendel
August 9, 2011
Move toward Separate Accounting Standards for Private Companies Begins

Colorado Energy News
By Patrick Hanley and William Mueldener
July 25, 2011

The 1031 Exchange in the Oil and Gas Industry
Also appeared in: Oil & Gas 360 (7-21-11)

ABFJournal (print and web)
By Rob Carringer
7/1/11
Ethanol Industry Repeat?
High Price of Corn, Lower Prices of Ethanol Will Squeeze Out Independents

SmartPros (website and newsletter)
6/22/11
Should Private Equity Firms Move to the Cloud?
By Carolyn Duffy, CPA

ColoradoBiz
6-28-11
Investing in the cloud
For most private equity firms, pluses outweigh the minuses
By Carolyn Duffy

Ethanol Producer Magazine (print and online)
2011 Threatens to Repeat 2008-09 in Ethanol Economics
By Rob Carringer (6/10/11)

Denver Business Journal (Web and print)
Sanity returns to software taxation
By William Mueldener (5-6-11)

ColoradoBiz
Going public with renewable energy
What to expect after the decision has been made
By Greg Pfahl (5-10-11)

Peoria Magazines.com
Choosing a Type of Business for the Self-Employed
By Mira Fine (5-3-11)

Accounting Today
Companies Need to Assess Risk within the SaaS Model
Cloud computing is a new platform, but like anything else, buyer beware
April 20, 2011
By Carolyn Duffy
Also appeared in ColoradoBiz When it comes to cloud computing, buyer beware

El Paso Times
Rick Thompson: Jurez moves on despite violence
by Rick Thompson
Posted: 04/03/2011
Also appeared in: International Business Times

SmartPros
Seven Accounting Changes That Will Affect Your 2010 Annual Report
3/3/11
By Jim Brendel
Also appeared in: ColoradoBiz

Colorado Energy News
By Greg Pfahl
Funding & Capital Insights – The Renewable Energy IPO. What to expect after the decision is made (Feb. 25, 2011)

Alt Energy Stocks
2/15/11
By Greg Pfahl
The Renewable IPO

Accounting Today
Is the Cloud Right for You?
February 15, 2011
By Carolyn Duffy

Renewable Energy World
The Renewable IPO, Part 1: the Good, Bad and Ugly
By Greg Pfahl, CPA
Feb. 12, 2011
A two-part article on how renewable energy companies are benefiting from public offerings. Part 1: A look at the market.

Aurora Business Development Council BizBeat Newsletter
As We Exit A Recession, Is The Cloud Right For You?
Leaner and meaner doesn’t mean you can’t grow
by Carolyn Duffy
Also appeared in:
Colorado Technology Association As we exit a recession, is the cloud right for you?
ColoradoBiz
Head in the clouds: Is it right for your business?

The Deal Pipeline Magazine
Dancing on the heads of the profane
By William K. Snyder, CRG Partners Group

Denver Business Journal
Colorado Software Sales Tax Law is a Murky Mess
By William Mueldener

Although Major League Baseball has been around since 1869, there are only 30 teams and they don’t change hands often. That’s why the bankruptcy and auction of the Texas Rangers in 2010 pitted billionaires against billionaires employing millionaire lawyers all bent on getting what they wanted.
Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Review
By William Snyder
December 1, 2010
Derailing A Done Deal: The Texas Rangers Bankruptcy

ColoradoBiz
Which business for the self-employed?
Take your pick, but choose wisely
By Mira Fine
Posted 12.03.2010

CapitalEyes, Bank of America Business Capital newsletter
November/December 2010
Party Like It’s 2007? Perhaps Not Just Yet

Aurora Business Development Council BizBeat Newsletter November
by Jim Brendel
Avoid Unwanted Attention from the SEC
Follow these guidelines to save time and expense of an SEC comment letter

Fort Worth Business Press
Avoiding attention from the SEC is a best practice
By James Brendel

ColoradoBiz
How to stay off the SEC’s radar
Steer clear of these three hot buttons
By Jim Brendel

PBS MediaShift
Newspapers Must Consider More Free, Citizen Media Content
by Neil Heyside, October 18, 2010

Aurora Business Development “BizBeat” newsletter
Partnerships Are Still an Excellent Vehicle for Transferring Business Assets
Increased scrutiny does not make the technique obsolete
by Mira J. Fine

ColoradoBiz
A great way to lower taxes: parts 1 and 2
Don’t be afraid to try this strategy
By Mira Fine

AdWeek, MediaWeek, BrandWeek
Own Up to the Truth
Tough lessons await the ‘accidental owners’ of today’s newspapers
Sept 20, 2010
By Neil Heyside and Michael Epstein

Colorado Energy News
IN-DEPTH: Renewable Project Finance – How to Decide Whether to Use Investment or Production Tax Credits
September 14, 2010

Aurora Business Development Council newsletter and website
by Sarah Thoemke 9/3/10
Cutting Corners, Not Paying Attention Will Cost Employers More In the Long-Run
Hungry for revenue, Feds and state cracking down more than before

Planet Profit Report
Renewable project finance
Developers need to consider the carrots — and pick the best one for them
By Greg Pfahl
Aug. 24, 2010

Renewable Energy World
ITC or PTC for Your Renewable Energy Project?
Conducting a thorough analysis of your project is key to helping you make a decision
by Greg Pfahl, CPA
Published: July 19, 2010

PBS/MediaShift
The Case for Turning Around Print Media Companies
By Michael J. Epstein and Neil Heyside, CRG Partners

ColoradoBiz
Three keys to making your business stand out
For access to capital, bridge the financial information gap
By Doug Askam
6.8.10
Also appeared in: Fort Worth Business Press

Aurora Business Development Council newsletter, website
by Lawrence J. Knutson, CPA/ABV
R&D Tax Credits: Not Just for Big Companies
Who Should Use the Credit?

The turnaround of an $8 billion debt-laden company that hemorrhaged $1 billion in cash the year prior and then entered into bankruptcy protection took the teamwork and cooperation of financial and restructuring advisors, lawyers, the judge and others.
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
By William Snyder, CRG Partners
April 2010
Inside the Turnaround of Pilgrim’s Pride

ColoradoBiz
By Jim Brendel
04.27.2010
Questions from the SEC? Don’t panic!
It’s just a sign of the times
Also appeared in: Fort Worth Business Press

Boulder County Business Report
By AJ Steger
How one company grew despite the recession

ColoradoBiz
By Lawrence Knutson
R&D tax credits: Not just for big companies
They can even save the little guys money
Also appeared in: Fort Worth BusinessPress 

ColoradoBiz
By AJ Steger
Nine ways to prime your pump in 2010
With the worst behind us, plan for growth
Also appeared in: Aurora Business Development Council newsletter, website

ColoradoBiz
By Sarah Thoemke
HR is more than just the holiday party planner
Seven reasons why human resources should sit at the strategic table

ColoradoBiz
By AJ Steger
From caution to strategic action: part II
How one company grew despite the recession

Boulder County Business Report
By AJ Steger
Breaking rules to thrive in stagnant market

ColoradoBiz
By Kent McSparran
Save the family from the family business
It brings a messy dynamic to the workplace and the dinner table

ColoradoBiz
By Joanne Baginski
January 31, 2010
Turn your balance sheet into an ATM
How strategies focused on inventory, customers and vendors can provide you added liquidity

SmartPros website and national newsletter
By William Mueldener
January 5, 2010
Negotiating Through the State Tax Maze
Also appeared in: ColoradoBiz
Finding your way through the state-tax maze
Expansion’s fun, but the taxes next door can bite

ColoradoBiz

By Greg Pfahl
How to turn a clean tech idea into reality
Pass go, proceed directly to venture capital

Colorado Energy News
By Greg Pfahl
Clean Tech Open Post Script – How the Competition Prepared Startups for the Real World
It helped some startups skip angel stage and go straight to venture funds

ColoradoBiz
By AJ Steger
From caution to strategic action
How one company broke the rules to thrive in a stagnant market

SmartPros.com
By Jim Brendel
OP/ED: International Accounting Standards: Why They Might Not Be For Us (Part 2 of 2)

Peoria Magazines InterBusiness Issues
by Sean McBride
November 2009
Six Keys to Successful Change
How to make business performance meet objectives

SmartPros.com
By Jim Brendel
December 2, 2009
OP/ED: International Accounting Standards: Why They Might Not Be For Us (Part 1 of 2)

TechJournal South
Join the conversation on adopting international accounting standards
December 8, 2009
By Jim Brendel

TechJournal South
December 7, 2009
By Jim Brendel
International accounting standards: Why they might not be for us
Also appeared in: ColoradoBiz 12.01.2009

ColoradoBiz
By Jim Brendel
The Pandora’s Box of international accounting standards
Costs, complexity — and litigation

ProducersWeb
By Carl “Skip” Rapp, CEO, Executor’s Resource
It’s easy to overlook these six estate planning basics

Accounting Web
By Jim Brendel
International accounting standards: why they might not be for us
They could mean more expense and hassle for U.S. companies

ColoradoBiz
By Sean McBride
10.13.2009
Six keys to making change
It’s tough, but smart business owners know it’s necessary
Also appeared in: Chapter of American Business Women’s Association (newsletter)

Inventor’s Digest (online and print)
By Kent McSparran
Business at the speed of light
Make technology work for your bottom line

ColoradoBiz
The single most important question for business success
It’s the one we ask least often
By Chuck Blakeman

RenewableEnergy World
Recent IPO Activity Puts Wind Back into Renewable Energy Sails
Going public sometimes is the only choice
by Greg Pfahl, Hein & Associates LLP

ColoradoBiz
By Stu Perlmeter
Five simple steps to finding out what your customers really think

Easy -to-use online surveys can give you new insight

Colorado Energy News
By Greg Pfahl
Recent IPO Activity Puts Wind in the Alternative Energy Sails
Going public sometimes is the only choice

ColoradoBiz
By Greg Pfahl
Alt-energy companies buoyed by public bucks
Sometimes IPOs are the only answer — and the best one

Producer’s Web
By Carl “Skip” Rapp, CEO, Executor’s Resource
Featured Expert: Trust Services for Estate Planning
Successful advisors keep it all in the family

ColoradoBiz
By Chuck Blakeman
More money to banks and nothing for the little guy
Big corps get bailed out while small business goes begging

ColoradoBiz
By Chuck Blakeman
Make more money in less time: serve, don’t sell
We all want to buy, but nobody wants to be sold anything

Producer’sWeb.com
By Carl “Skip” Rapp, CEO, Executor’s Resource
Featured Expert: Trust Services for Estate Planning
10 tips for discussing the big inevitable with clients

ColoradoBiz
By Valerie Steinier
How to make your website foreign business-friendly
Do you have a world-class strategy, or is the global market just for your competitors?

Aurora Business Development Center-BizBeat Newsletter
by Kevin Custer
What Your Business is Worth and How You Make it Worth More
Calculate the lifetime value of your customers
Also appeared in: ColoradoBiz

SmartPros (website and newsletter)
By Kent McSparran
August 26, 2009
The Speed of Change – When Information Systems Need Improvement
Monthly reports are no longer adequate to manage business
Also appeared in: ColoradoBiz, TechJournal South

ProducersWEB
By Carl “Skip” Rapp
An executor planning event serves client, generates referrals

ProducersWEB
By Carl “Skip” Rapp
Young celebrity deaths underline need for executor planning services

Boulder County Business Report (print and online)
By AJ Steger
Strengthen your business without spending money

Aurora Business Development Center-BizBeat Newsletter
by AJ Steger
10 Ways to Strengthen Your Business Without Spending Money

ColoradoBiz
By AJ Steger
10 ways to improve your business without spending money
How to “hug” your customers and lead with balance

Aurora Business Development Center June Biz-Beat newsletter
by Joanne A. Baginski
How a Recession-Induced Paralysis Can Affect Your Business Banking Relationship
Taking a proactive approach in response to market change

Producer’sWeb.com
By Carl “Skip” Rapp
CEO, Executor’s Resource, Inc.
Why every client needs a letter of instruction

Executor’s Resource.com
Questions to ask in a legacy interview
A guide for capturing your family’s important stories

TechJournal South
By Joanne A. Baginski
May 21, 2009
How recession-induced paralysis can affect your bank relationship

Institute of Management Accountants (Newsletter, website)
By Kent McSparran, EKS&H Business Consulting
April 2009
Hitting the Panic Button: How Business Owners Should Deal with the Downturn

ProducersWeb
By Carl “Skip” Rapp, Executor’s Resource, Inc.
May 2009
The greatest story never told: Your client’s

ColoradoBiz
By Joanne Baginski
May 2009
Hope is no longer a business strategy
How recession-induced paralysis can hurt your bank relationship

Wealth Management Exchange
By Carl “Skip” Rapp, CEO, Executor’s Resource, Inc.
Estate Planning: The Crucial Choice Of An Executor

ProducersWeb
By Carl “Skip” Rapp
May 2009
Executor’s Resource, Inc. (March 2009)
Five steps for choosing an executor

TechJournal South
By Kent McSparran
February 10, 2009
Don’t make six common mistakes in a recession

ColoradoBiz Magazine
By Kent McSparran
Don’t make six common mistakes in a recession
These times identify the best leaders

McGraw Hill/Colorado Construction
By Kent McSparran
Feature Story – March 2009
Punchlist Commentary
Hitting the Panic Button: What Kind of Leader Are You?
Determine if you are a Strangler, Victim, Kamikaze or Balance Leader

BizBeat Newsletter
Aurora Business Development Center
by Kent McSparran
February 2009
Hitting the Panic Button
How business owners should deal with the downturn
Also appeared in: ColoradoBiz Magazine

TechJournal South
By Kent McSparran
January 13, 2009
Are you a strangler, victim, kamikaze or balance leader?

ProducersWeb
By Carl “Skip” Rapp, Executor’s Resource, Inc.
Sixty minutes to a better prepared estate

ProducersWeb
By Carl “Skip” Rapp, Executor’s Resource, Inc.
Estate and legacy essentials, Pt. 2: Digging into the details

ProducersWeb
By Carl “Skip” Rapp, Executor’s Resource, Inc.
Estate and legacy essentials, Pt. 1: What key documents do my clients need?

Constructor Magazine
By Jon Lindstrom & Stan F. Buerger, HRH Insurance
Just Keep Your Shirt On: Good GL Policies Haven’t Gone Away