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Benefits of a Breakeven Analysis for Restaurant Owners

The restaurant industry has experienced a challenging 18-month tidal wave of changes and obstacles. In a year of unprecedented tests for restaurant and winery owners alike, the current state of affairs seems promising coming into a new year, and now is the time to focus on a strong financial outlook for growth.

The ESOP 1042 Transaction Could Become More Attractive For Selling Business Owners

By Matt Silla, ASA, CFA | Principal October 12, 2021 The U.S. House of Representatives recently released a bill impacting both personal and corporate taxes for those above certain income levels. While the ultimate outcome of what will become law is unknown, business owners should begin to assess potential changes and what they could mean …

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Got Leases? Get Ready.

If you thought it was time to relax as summer winds down, guess again. It’s time for privately held businesses to get ready for the new accounting guidance for leases.  A lease liability for all future lease payments will be recorded for all leases under the new lease accounting guidance, even operating leases for buildings, cars, equipment – any leased asset. At its highest …

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New Accounting Standard for Leases (ASC Topic 842)

Effective Date for Private Companies and Most Nonprofit Organizations  In February 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standard Update 2016-02 Leases (Topic 842) after many years of deliberation. The new accounting standard fundamentally changes accounting for leases, with the biggest impact on lessees – entities that lease property, equipment, and other assets. The new standard has been in effect for publicly traded companies since 2019. The FASB delayed the effective date …

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Leadership Styles: Transactional vs. Transformational

Although transactional and transformational leadership are quite different approaches to leadership, comparing the two is not a question of good vs. bad or right vs. wrong. Both offer advantages in certain situations, and while you may naturally gravitate toward one style, understanding both and knowing when to utilize their strategies can make you an even stronger leader.