2016 Lane Reports

How the Book You Write Can Drive Your Brand or Message
Thursday, December 1, 2016
We are grateful that clients all over the world favor us with their confidence. While it's well-known that we help for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, social enterprises, and high net-worth individuals with their tax planning and compliance, wealth planning, corporate and governance issues, intellectual property protection, and business...
A Model for Change: Cook County engages social enterprise to combat poverty
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
The Cook County Commission on Social Innovation was pioneered in an effort to reduce the burgeoning effects of poverty in Chicago and the surrounding neighborhoods. With a goal of total transformation, it hopes to provide a model for other cities working towards sustainable poverty reduction. This multifaceted approach focuses on catalyzing social...
The Lawyer As Social Engineer: A Call To Service
Monday, October 3, 2016
Too many people are living on the outskirts of hope. Some 50 million Americans are living below the poverty line. And the challenges that poverty brings with it are tougher than ever. Yet the social sector is under enormous stress. Nonprofits can no longer count on government contracts and grants, and charitable resources are inadequate to fund the...
Cook County, Illinois: An Agent of Change
Monday, August 1, 2016
Cook County is taking a page out of the social enterprise playbook. The county’s new Commission on Social innovation is chartered to incubate actionable policy recommendation that would create and sustain innovative solutions to increasingly daunting social problems. And if a social enterprise is defined the way Social Enterprise Alliance sees it...
Cook County is on a Mission!
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Order Marc J. Lane's Latest Book! Get Your Copy Cook County Commissioner Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia: We want socially responsible businesses. Here's how to grow them. Too many residents of Cook County are living on the outskirts of hope. And the challenges that poverty brings with it are tougher than ever. Yet the social sector that helps our...
What Does the New Fiduciary Standard Rule Mean for Investors?
Monday, May 2, 2016
Order Marc J. Lane's Latest Book! Get Your Copy The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has recently finalized regulations holding all financial advisors to the standards of conduct to which Registered Investment Advisors have historically been held, at least with regard to providing investment advice on retirement accounts. These new regulations, at...
Why Your Business Needs a Bullet-Proof Social Media Plan
Friday, April 1, 2016
Order Marc J. Lane's Latest Book! Get Your Copy Almost every business has its own Facebook page, Twitter profile, or Instagram account these days. If used well, these social media accounts can be valuable marketing and public relations tools. You can disseminate information about new products efficiently, address the complaints of disgruntled...
Trump University is Not Alone: Let the Student Beware
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Order Marc J. Lane's Latest Book! Get Your Copy During this Presidential campaign season, Donald Trump has received criticism for his defunct Trump University, a school now facing two class action lawsuits from former students. Trump University was really a series of seminars in real estate investing, but some former students claim that it failed...
Benchmarking Your Portfolio
Monday, February 1, 2016
Order Marc J. Lane's Latest Book! Get Your Copy When most individuals look to see how their portfolio has fared over the past one or more years, they compare their performance to the most widely used index of large cap American stocks, the Standard and Poor’s (S&P) 500. This works fine for a purely American equity portfolio. However, many...
Transparency and Accountability: The "Turnaround" We Need
Monday, January 4, 2016
Order Marc J. Lane's Latest Book! Get Your Copy Illinois’ Democratic lawmakers find Republican Governor Bruce Rauner‘s “turnaround agenda” to jumpstart the state’s economic competitiveness and spur job creation politically toxic. Neither side is in any rush to compromise on legislative term limits, workers’...

Announcing Marc J. Lane's 35th Book:

The Mission-Driven Venture: Business Solutions to the World's Most Vexing Social Problems

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