WORKING FROM HOME IS TABLE STAKES!

Working from home is no longer reserved for the select few!  It’s here to stay across the global enterprise and is the new normal for the entire workforce and customer base.  CEO’s and CIO’s…

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COVID-19 DISASTER LOANS: HELP WITH PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM AND ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN GRANTS

The Coronavirus COVID-19 has spurred the US Government to act with unprecedented speed with the signing of the CARES Act and a $2 trillion stimulus package to provide relief for…

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DEALING WITH THE BAY AREA WAGE FRENZY

Recent reports on tracking compensation – published by PayScale and Glassdoor* – show swelling salaries for professionals in technology roles. As companies now increase the use of computing power for…

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WAYFAIR; ENTERPRISE VALUATION; M&A CONSIDERATIONS

Wayfair, the online retailer, was recently involved in an important and far reaching Supreme Court decision.  The case changed the previous standard for nexus, resulting in the need of sellers…

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NEW LEASE ACCOUNTING STANDARDS CURFEW DECEMBER 31… DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR BALANCE SHEET IS?

Lease accounting to comply with new Accounting Standards Update (ASU) under FASB 842(US) and IFRS 16(European) is about to change in fundamental ways not seen in decades. First to be…

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USING OLYMPIC TRAINING METHODS TO IMPROVE YOUR PLANNING & BUDGETING

Recently the Olympics dominated the airwaves for a couple of weeks. Everywhere you looked, the athletes used visualization to train, plan and improve their performance. Skiers, skaters and sliders swayed…

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CYBERSECURITY IN A CHANGING WORLD

The Wall Street Journal Pro Report of December 19, 2017 was devoted to the issue of Cybersecurity. The chilling reality is that national governments, state and local governments, businesses and…

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“HELLO. WE WANT TO BUY YOUR COMPANY.” NOW WHAT DO YOU DO?

If you are the owner or CFO for a small to medium- sized business, it is likely closely- held or family- owned, and this may happen to you. If not,…

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IS THE DECK STACKED AGAINST FOREIGN FIRMS ENTERING THE U.S.?

One would certainly come to that conclusion after reading the Schumpeter Blog in The Economist January 12, 2017 – America Leaves Foreign Firms Out In The Cold.  However, I would respectfully…

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THE FIVE-YEAR BUSINESS PLAN: USING IT TO SELL YOUR STARTUP!

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin Startup founders are special.  Driven, focused and single minded in their determination to succeed, they often have a singular…

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