Question of the Week…

August 19, 2010

Q. We are installing a pretty complex digital signage system and our customer is asking us how other corporate clients treat that type of system for tax and depreciation purposes. Is it a sign with a long deprecation schedule, or more like a computer system with a shorter schedule? Tom from Iowa A: Many customer Read the full article…

Midwest Values

July 22, 2010

On Tuesday, July 20, NSCA members in Chicago met to discuss how to add value to projects and for clients in light of eroding margins. I was shocked to hear some of the margins that integrators were living on. I must admit, when our members on the East and West Coasts described the competitive pressures Read the full article…

Can This Be Any More Complicated?

May 27, 2010

I’m reading now that companies are supposed to provide their employees health insurance that costs them less than 9.5% of their adjusted gross family income. If they are paying above that, then the employer pays a penalty for not making it affordable to them. Okay then… I have a couple questions: As employers, do you Read the full article…

Employee Benefits and Business Metrics?

January 18, 2010

Continuing my list of the key metrics you need to monitor your business … Another thing I need to stress is that change is coming in the way you provide benefits to your employees. I know some of you have others that handle that for you; I get that… we all do. Yet, I want you Read the full article…

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