The coronavirus outbreak has made a major impact on the stock market. Experts have pointed to fears that the market will remain struggling for some time, even after the virus is properly contained. So, how does this impact valuations and IPOs today, tomorrow, and even months from now? First and….
From balance sheets to income statements and from cash flows to retained earnings, financial statements are essential to any entity. Evaluating financial activities means using these financial statements to unveil where a company is, how it compares to past successes, and possibly where it has the capacity to go in….
Budgeting is something that most adults take into account when making financial decisions. From a personal perspective, creating a budget is practical and commonplace. So, should the approach to budgeting differ at all as it relates to a business? How important is a budget to a company’s overall functionality? And….
For all of the spotlight that cybersecurity has received over the last several years, there are still an alarming number of businesses consistently failing to protect their data. Even worse, when these organizations ignore the threat of a cyberattack they are also putting their clients’ data at risk. In the….
Research estimates that more than 66 percent of companies lack any type of formal succession plan for their organizations. But in today’s fast-paced, constantly-evolving markets, establishing a succession plan is critical for success in the present and in the future. Massaging talent to eventually fill leadership roles means positioning a….
Organizations across every industry tend to have an “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” attitude towards their business processes and workflows. Successful companies, understandably so, are hesitant to rock the boat in creating new methods both internally and externally. Change is difficult in any department – from marketing to….
Business owners come in all shapes and sizes. For some, building a company from the ground up is the essence of entrepreneurship. For others, however, the thrill of entrepreneurship comes from the ability to buy an existing business and grow (or save) the company. Generally speaking, the process of buying….
In 2018, the median IPO deal in the United States was $108 million. Globally, Hong Kong leads the ranks as the country with most company IPOs. Taking a company public is arguably one of the most challenging and laborious processes in the business world. Dependent upon the size of the….
An organization will conduct a business valuation for all kinds of reasons. In fact, many experts recommend doing an assessment of company’s value on an annual basis. The reality is that knowing the value of a business with regard to its actual worth, in relation to its market competition, and….
Business owners handle headaches that come in many forms – from staffing issues to internal strategy and from competitive climate to external market trends, the list is seemingly never-ending. One headache that a business owner hopes to never deal with is fraud. Unfortunately, business fraud is far more common than….