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  • A Brief Guide to Legal Issues for Data-Miners

    White Papers // Jan 2011 // provided by Bank of America

    Any competent data-miner should have already acquired strong technical skills. However, an outstanding data-miner will also understand the legal aspects of data analysis. It is because empirical analysis in the business world requires not only quantitative mastery but also strong business sense. This paper will provide an overview on several ...

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  • Why CFO And COO Roles Are Becoming More Cross-Functional

    White Papers // Jun 2010 // provided by Bank of America

    After the most recent economic downpour, the new operational river running through the executive suite is dissolving the walls between the chief financial officer and chief operating officer offices. Today's successful CFOs must have a strong operational focus. Today's successful COOs must have a strong competency with numbers. And more ...

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  • Why CFOs Eager To Fill Financing And Liquidity Gaps Are Turning To Receivables For Leverage

    White Papers // Jun 2010 // provided by Bank of America

    The receivables-based financing, which encompasses asset-based loans, factoring (in which a company actually sells its invoices), and related credit mechanisms, is no panacea. Pledging receivables and getting advances against them can cost 30% to 40% more than an unsecured bank line, for example. In addition, "The CFO enters a different ...

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  • The Impact Of New M&A Accounting Standards In An Improving Marketplace

    White Papers // Jun 2010 // provided by Bank of America

    The new M&A accounting standards increase the potential for dilution and volatility to be reported in post-acquisition results. Sophisticated dealmakers who plan to be active in an M&A rebound have been preparing their teams to factor the impact of the new standards into their deal processes. Accretion-dilution analyses have been ...

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  • Why Now May Be The Time To Acquire Distressed Businesses

    White Papers // Jun 2010 // provided by Bank of America

    For those with access to funding, the current market provides a golden opportunity to acquire distressed or bankrupt businesses at knock-down prices, and consolidation involving such companies is already well-underway in many sectors. Regardless of the apparent discount, however, some basics in M&A haven't changed. Indeed, a great price does ...

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  • Motivating Employees, Part III

    White Papers // May 2010 // provided by Bank of America

    One of the most important tasks facing every small business owner is keeping his or her employees well motivated. Happy, well-motivated employees work harder and longer. But the benefits to your business go far beyond simple increased productivity. Indeed, for very small businesses, happy employees are absolutely crucial to success. ...

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  • Franchising 101: How To Franchise Your Small Business

    White Papers // May 2010 // provided by Bank of America

    For an entrepreneur looking to take their business as far as it will go, becoming a franchisor may be the ultimate goal. And, since franchisees provide the capital for expansion, a business can grow more rapidly as a franchise than it would through internal funds, equity financing, or bank loans. ...

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  • Motivating Employees, Part II

    White Papers // May 2010 // provided by Bank of America

    Competition is the bedrock of our economy. Companies compete with each other for customers, new ideas and opportunities. Within companies, competition exists as well, as employees compete with each other to make their way up the management ladder, or for bonuses or other perks. This competition can induce employees to ...

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  • Motivating Employees, Part I

    White Papers // May 2010 // provided by Bank of America

    Enthusiastic, well-motivated employees are the backbone of your small business's success. Fostering an environment in which employees feel both rewarded for their performance and part of a team can greatly increase your company's productivity and competitiveness in the marketplace. Your customers will certainly notice the difference between happy, well-motivated employees ...

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  • Interns: Are They Right For Your Business And Vice Versa

    White Papers // May 2010 // provided by Bank of America

    The internship has become a rite of passage for America's young workers, and with good reason. Internships are chances for students and recent graduates to put their potential to practice and discover what kind of work fulfills them, or, just as importantly, what kind doesn't. But hiring an intern can ...

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