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Capitalize On Opportunities

Posted on: April 26th, 2021

Today, Doug is confident in maintaining his unlimited status as an ODOT contractor.  The FAR Report that used to consume hours every week and be a rush to the deadline requires only a few hours to assemble and verify. “What used to be months is now done in weeks, and what used to take days is…

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Financial Discipline Creates Strategic Opportunities

Posted on: April 19th, 2021

After those meetings, the MLA Team got down to work.  The FAR report is due July 1, and the previous year’s books had to be closed before the report could be compiled.  That meant there was limited time to work out the processes needed before the clock started running toward the filing deadline.  Doug needed…

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Finding Margin in Outsourcing Finance

Posted on: April 12th, 2021

Doug knew he needed help, but who should he ask?  Then an opportunity came up while working out.  Doug had begun chatting with Gary Wilkins, who worked for MLA Companies.  MLA helps businesses create margin through outsourcing finance. A Conversation at the Gym Gary and Doug began conversing after realizing their kids went to the…

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The Anxiety of Being a Small Business Owner

Posted on: April 6th, 2021

Doug remembers it like it was yesterday.  “I was sitting in the back of our family SUV while my wife and son took turns driving,” he recalls.  “We were heading out west for our vacation and was trying to finish this report before we arrived.  It was awful.” Doug was experiencing the anxiety of being…

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Briggs Creative Solutions

Posted on: March 29th, 2021

Briggs Creative Solutions (BCS, LLC) is a full-service firm specializing in communication, civil engineering, surveying, right-of-way acquisition, and environmental science.  BCS and MLA have worked together since November 2018. BCS, LLC  was chartered was in 2010, and is ODOT pre-qualified in non-complex roadway design, bicycle facilities and enhancement design, limited and complex right-of-way plan development,…

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Nonprofits Served By MLA

Posted on: November 22nd, 2020

This is the season for giving thanks and many do so by giving to others.  Giving to nonprofits is an essential way we can care for those in need, but you need to evaluate a nonprofit before trusting them with your money.  Charitable gifts can also be part of a year-end tax strategy.  You can…

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