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….
Entrepreneurs across every industry share a number of character traits that make themselves, and their businesses, successful. From being relentlessly hardworking to maintaining a constant push towards innovation, running a company well requires a specific type of person and a specific set of principles. One of the more surprising and….
From artificial intelligence to robotic process automation to blockchain, technology has seen a greater shift in the last decade than ever before. Big data has trickled its way into nearly every industry in the world and its impact has been profound. Sure, those facets of technology may seem irrelevant to….
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….
Over 600,000 new businesses are formed each and every year. Whether financed with personal funds, bank loans, or even borrowing from family and friends, starting a business is no easy feat. The success of new businesses varies significantly with fluctuations in the economy, but there are certain inevitabilities that remain…..