The idea of starting your own business is inherently romantic, if not exhilarating: You get to run the show, flesh out your ideas, and live your dream. But where do you begin? Here are seven smart steps to get you started – and help improve your chances of success. Come Up With a Concept What’s …..
BDO released its annual Nonprofit Standards benchmarking survey of more than 270 nonprofit organizations. The new data reveals nonprofit leaders’ strategies for dealing with economic uncertainty, meeting the needs of the populations they serve, increasing revenue, expanding impact and approaching fundraising. Find out how they plan to support their missions and build resilience into 2023 …..
Natural language processing (NLP) is a technology that allows computers to understand and process human language. Processing of natural language is necessary when you want an intelligent device to follow your instructions. NPL is an artificial intelligence (AI) component with many real-life applications. As technology advances, business leaders have to figure out how to tap …..
In June 2022, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued GASB Statement No. 101, Compensated Absences (GASBS 101 or Statement). The Statement updates the accounting and financial reporting requirements for compensated absences and associated salary-related payments to better align the recognition and measurement guidance under a unified model which results in a liability for compensated …..
There has been updated guidance on how and when tax filers must file and report Form 1099-K, Payment Card, and Third-Party Network Transactions in 2022 and 2023. According to the December IRS release, new income and transaction reporting requirements for so-called third-party settlement organizations (TPSOs) have been delayed for one year. A TPSO, according to …..
In the Fall 2022 edition of the Nonprofit Standard, Matt Cromwell outlined the implementation requirements of Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2020-07, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation and Disclosures by Not-for-Profit Entities for Contributed Nonfinancial Assets. As noted in the article, the ASU is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after …..
When it comes to businesses and their inventory and accounting methods for managing it, there are a few different ways to approach the task. The three different options to value inventory/implement cost flow assumptions include Last In, First Out (LIFO); First In, First Out (FIFO); and Weighted Average Cost Accounting (WAC). This article will focus …..
When it comes to defining an impaired asset, its fair market value is worth less than the original cost of the asset – or more formally, its carrying value. As a company re-evaluates its assets’ value, and when it determines there’s a discrepancy between the book or original value and the current market value, impaired …..
In 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. Subsequently, FASB has issued ASUs 2018-19, 2019-04, 2019-05, 2019-10, 2019-11, 2020-03 and 2022-02 to clarify ASU 2016-13. All components are codified in the Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) …..
So, we’re a month into 2023 and the sheen might’ve dulled from all your shiny, New Year’s resolutions. Though diet and exercise are the top things you might want to change, there’s one you might not need to touch – your budget. Here’s a discussion about who does and doesn’t need to revamp their finances. …..
Technology advancement has brought about great digital transformation. Unfortunately, this has come with a global tech talent shortage. IT executives highlight the shortage as a huge barrier to the adoption of emerging technologies, as reported by this Gartner study. It is estimated that the demand for tech talent will keep increasing, and this could result …..
By 2021, there were 20,000 warehouses in the United States and growing, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With more warehouses expected to pop up in 2022 and beyond, one important consideration for businesses of all sizes is to keep track of their inventories. With different tracking and valuation methods, it’s …..
According to the IRS, not only is your ignorance no excuse but so is that of your tax preparer. In other words, the fact that your tax preparer made a mistake is no excuse and will not absolve you from compliance penalties. Unfortunately, the penalty for making what could be deemed an innocent mistake can …..
For the most part, New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep because many times you either list too many things or ones that aren’t manageable for the long haul – especially those that involve money. Here are a few simple tricks to help you make changes that are bite-sized, easy to implement, and more likely …..
Data has become a primary asset for businesses today. Consequently, the survival of a business in our data-driven environment is highly dependent on the ability to have total control over data storage, extraction, and manipulation. As businesses continue being bombarded with vast volumes of data, datafication has become a big trend that provides a solution …..
As the name suggests, cash flow is a term used to describe the money coming into and out of a business. Cash received – like money being paid to the business from its customers – would be inflow. Cash spent – like the funds being paid to vendor partners and other operational costs – would …..
There’s no better time than the holidays to show your employees and your clients how much you appreciate them. Here are five simple steps to help you craft the perfect email in no time. Decide on the Audience and Purpose Before you begin, determine who will be your recipients. For instance, if you’re writing to …..
Over the last decade, in particular, the definition of the term “career” has changed. Rather than being employed by a single entity for which you receive a W2 at the end of the year, many are now participating in the “gig economy” in a variety of ways. They’re not just working a day job. They’re …..
Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) are required taxable distributions from qualified retirement plans and are commonly associated with traditional IRAs, but they also apply to 401(k)s and SEP IRAs. The tax code does not allow taxpayers to indefinitely keep funds in their qualified retirement plans. Eventually, these assets must be distributed, and taxes must be paid …..
Fall is here and so are many of the holidays we love. Whether it’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, or the December holidays, here are some fail-safe things you can do to make sure everyone shows up and has a good time. Throw a Potluck One of the easiest ways to lure people away from their desks is …..