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Here you can read our experts' perspectives and insights on current and ongoing topics in expense management as well as get cost saving ideas and other advice on cost reduction and supplier management. Contact us directly for further information or to discuss any of the topics covered.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by
Regions: United States
Many clients ask me, “What’s a risk management checklist?”  We then list the ways they can be used throughout daily business operations and how they provide loss prevention and mitigation to a wide variety of situations: Office or store opening and closing procedures...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by
Regions: United States
Do duct tape and plastic sheeting form the cornerstone of your business security and protection plan?  Were things ever that simple?  Here’s the real question:  How do you handle the high costs of insurance premiums?    If you take a common-sense approach to risk...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by Greg Brown
Regions: United States
In this age of instantaneous information, it’s oddly refreshing to see the trend of ships, railroads and trucks replacing airplanes as the transportation mode preferred by many businesses. I suppose we should have seen this coming nearly two years ago, when Berkshire Hathaway announced its...

Friday, November 9, 2012 by Rob Kenny
Regions: United States
According to the Times of Trenton1, Amazon is close to signing a deal to build one of its two proposed New Jersey distribution centers in Robbinsville, township officials have told The Times, bringing the potential for hundreds of jobs to Mercer County.  Mayor Dave Fried confirmed yesterday...

Friday, November 2, 2012 by Greg Brown
Regions: United States
By Greg Brown I want to add further suggestions to some excellent cost-cutting tips provided by Joe Worth, VP of Operations for B2B CFO, that appeared in a recent issue of Entrepreneur magazine under the title, “Trim the Fat.” Among Worth’s  recommendations:...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Marlys Schmitt
Regions: United States
Three reasons exist today that are causing General Liability, Property and Workers Compensation premiums to increase.  These reasons are why good corporate governance recommends an external review of insurance expenses by ERA. First, the economy is improving and gross domestic product (GDP) is...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Scott Noar
Regions: United States
Before the full effects of the drought are understood, there are already reports of drought scare tactics used to raise prices.  How severe is the drought and how can a business insulate themselves from its full effects?   With 80 percent of farm land affected, 2012 has the most...

Monday, September 17, 2012 by Greg Brown
Regions: United States
Big Bang Theory – Part II By Greg Brown As the private equity ownership model grows, more firms are chasing fewer companies. To help generate returns to investors in this environment of increased competition, PE firms are becoming more involved in running their acquired businesses and...

Monday, September 10, 2012 by Mike LaLonde
Regions: United States
How will it impact your company? By Mike LaLonde   In spite of the disappointing jobs numbers lately, the number of temporary workers has risen dramatically in recent months. The hiring of temps traditionally foreshadows permanent hiring. As employers grow more confident about their own needs...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by Greg Brown
Regions: United States
Big Bang Theory – Part I By Greg Brown   Even – or, more accurately, especially – private equity firms want to find ways to boost operational efficiencies. In their case, they are dealing with an entire portfolio of companies involved in a variety of industries. I think that...

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