On Monday, September 13, 2021, House Ways and Committee Chairman Richard Neal released the first draft of the House Democrats’ tax legislation (including both tax increases and tax relief) they expect to consider as part of the budget reconciliation process, intended to fund key programs under President Biden’s “Build Back Better” program.
Robinhood Markets, Inc. has been in the news recently for a variety of reasons, and on July 28, 2021, the company made headlines again, this time for its initial public offering (IPO).
Choosing the right team to advise you can help you continue to grow your business while working towards your personal goals. An experienced exit planning professional can assist you in developing the right plan for your business and creating a balanced lifestyle by integrating your personal and professional goals.
Life can change quickly. If something unexpectedly happens to you, your business could be adversely affected and your day to day operations could come to a complete halt. Business owners must prepare for unexpected events and have a contingency plan for worst-case scenarios.
Several key calculations can help you determine gaps in your business that may prevent you from meeting your goals. Our graphic explains the three most important gaps that exist for most business owners and shares how to calculate these gaps to determine how to best meet your business and personal goals.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted, to varying degrees, both the current and future financial performance of almost every company across all industries. As a result, assessing goodwill impairment has become a hot topic, with some companies taking another look at the valuation-related processes surrounding their existing goodwill impairment procedures.
Said simply, the value of any business is the present value of its expected cash flows. In order to convert these estimated cash flows to present value, they must be discounted using a required rate of return. The discount rate used should be commensurate with the risk of achieving these expected cash flows.
As you begin the process of selling your business, it’s important to make sure that you have a grasp on the current market landscape. While conducting general market research is a starting point that allows business owners to get a pulse on the industry, it often leads to misunderstandings and raises more questions, particularly as owners try to get a feel for what similar companies are selling for.
The coronavirus pandemic has altered the business landscape and given business owners a new perspective on the most effective and strategic ways to operate their company. While some businesses have excelled by pivoting and incorporating new technologies, others have experienced extreme disruptions, causing their business to shutter.
Even in normal economic times, it is crucial for financial managers of businesses that have goodwill and other intangible assets on their books to understand the requirements of ASC 350 Intangibles- Goodwill and Other. The standard includes guidance on the subsequent measurement of intangible assets and goodwill. The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic could affect the subsequent measurement of goodwill and the fair value of an entity.