An initial public offering (IPO) refers to the first sale of stock that a company issues to the public, officially taking them from a private company to a public company. In the current world of tech giants, IPOs have seen a notable transition. In the 1990s the dot-com era had….
Business owners and executives are typically tasked with maintaining a bird’s-eye view on both the organization’s current health and forecasted future health. It is from this perspective that critical decisions are made and the overall direction of the company is established. As 2018 comes to a close, time is of….
From online stores to brick-and-mortar establishments, the holiday season is unfortunately a time where fraud tends to increase. For example, last year alone e-commerce CNP (card not present) fraud was up 22% during the holidays. So, business owners should be prepared for similar threats in 2018. In general, cyberattacks seem….
Upon launch, companies are forced to choose the type of entity in which they will operate. Unfortunately, what makes sense during the infancy phase of an organization, may not work well as the company develops and grows into maturity. Restructuring a company can take many different forms. From transitioning into….
The first half of 2018 saw announcements of over $2.5 trillion in mergers, setting a record stretch of deals. These mergers and acquisitions were largely in the energy and power, media, health care, industrial, financial, and tech space, as competitors of Silicon Valley fought against its continued ruthless pursuit of….
Companies across the globe are leaning more readily on regular business valuations, particularly in the sector of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Business valuations are conducted for a variety of reasons. Whether an organization is considering restructuring the business, dealing with relationship issues, looking into transactional retirement planning, or proactively….
In 2018 and moving forward, cyber risk is undoubtedly amongst your company’s most prominent threats. On top of the fact that cybercrimes are rising, the changing landscape of their nature makes combating these threats exceedingly challenging. In fact, strategies to protect against cyber threats are considerably different than they were….
In the United States, business valuation is an 8 billion dollar industry. Yes, you read that correctly. Whether a company is looking to sell or not, the ability to understand its value is imperative in a variety of capacities from acquisitions to internal restructuring, from retirement and succession planning to….
On May 25th, the European Union (EU) began enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), creating a new primary law that regulates the way in which companies protect EU citizens’ personal and private data. In doing so, the EU regained a better stronghold on the control of citizens’ data as….
Business valuations have garnered the reputation of being primarily for large corporations looking to sell, mergers and acquisitions, or for start-ups seeking funding. The process of ascertaining the economic value of an organization is complex and often complicated, which can deter small business owners from taking it into consideration at….