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….
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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….
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….
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….
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…..
No one in charge of their company’s annual 401K Audit has ever used the words “easy” or “fun” to describe the annual 401K audit process. However, with the proper guidance and knowledge the process can be smooth and stress free. Offering a 401K plan to employees is a great way….
Business owners today are normally consumed with worries like budgets, bettering their product and/or service, and retaining a happy, productive staff. These worries often lay the foundation for how the company is able to run efficiently, no matter where a company is in its lifecycle. While the scale of these….
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….