Tag Archives: business

New IPC Membership Options Provide More Value for the Investment

  John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, discusses bundling more education and resources with new membership packages — Business, Technology, Enterprise.        

Free Money! Are you paying attention?

One month down, 11 to go. Is your company planning to take full advantage of 100% Bonus Depreciation and enhanced Section 179 expensing in 2011? Is your business purchasing equipment and writing off your investment at a faster rate? Are you informing your potential customers that they can use this great incentive to purchase equipment […]

IPC Suggests Congressional Oversight on Three Burdensome Regulations

IPC recently sent a letter to the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding burdensome regulations in need of Congressional oversight. The letter highlighted three regulations that have or will have a significant impact on electronics manufacturers:  the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed modifications to the Toxic Substances Control Act Inventory Update […]

IPC Efforts Pay Off – Research and Development Tax Credits and Enhanced Bonus Depreciation Legislation Will Be Enacted in to Law

President Obama is scheduled to sign into the law today the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010,” more commonly known as the “Tax Cuts Bill.” The Act will reinstate and extend important tax benefits assisting electronics companies. IPC worked all year to support these important tax provisions to provide assistance […]

Register for Federal Business Opportunities

Are you interested in doing business with the federal government? If so, you must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration database (https://www.bpn.gov/ccr/).  Creating a profile in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and keeping it current ensures that your business has access to federal contracting opportunities. Once you are registered, your company can conduct business […]


Net operating loss (NOL) relief, an IPC 2009 legislative goal, became a reality for electronics companies when the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 (H.R. 3548) was signed into law Friday. The NOL relief provision in the bill expands the NOL refund eligibility to medium- and large-sized companies that were previously excluded from […]

Pricing Strategies Webinar Recap

On Tuesday, IPC hosted another segment of its IPC Executive Webcast Series, “Pricing Strategies in an Uncertain Time: Quick-yet-powerful Methods to Optimize Price in Challenging Times.” Let me summarize some of the insights from the program by listing some questions you should ask yourself about your pricing strategy. 1) Do you have an internal-focused or […]