WAGE GROWTH FRENZY: WHAT’S HAPPENING AND WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR
Glassdoor’s newly published report* shows the highest wage growth in the nation is happening in my back yard. The San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro region shows a dramatic spike during the last…Read more »
SHIFTS AND GAPS EMERGING TRENDS FOR SKILLS NEEDED BY COMPANIES
Working with clients to find the ideal talent for roles in businesses gives us a special perch on which to see trends and changes ahead. It’s a comfort to see…Read more »
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…Read more »
MANAGEMENT MINDFULNESS: NEW WAYS TO UNDERSTAND THE PEOPLE WE MANAGE
I find it interesting when management work is often referred to as either the hard science or the soft science. The hard science refers to deliverables, tasks,goals, and plans while…Read more »
ACCOUNTING FOR FOREIGN CURRENCY: WILL YOU GET LOST IN TRANSLATION?
Introduction Figures from the World Trade Organization show that since the 1980’s global trade has more than quadrupled in volume and has grown with an average of almost 5% per…Read more »
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…Read more »
SURVIVING M&A DUE DILIGENCE
You may remember the commercial when a camera catches a winning Super Bowl player who proclaims “I’m going to Disney World”. Well, Mr. or Ms. Business owner, you have just…Read more »
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…Read more »
THE LIFE SCIENCE BLOG SERIES NO. 1: USING VENTURE DEBT EFFECTIVELY
Growing life science companies seeking to raise capital face a wide range of options, structures, and considerations. Early Stage Friends and family, angel investors, and even some venture capital firms…Read more »
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…Read more »