What I Learned Facilitating a BDO Alliance Area Meeting

What I learned facilitating a BDO Alliance area meeting. A partner spoke about his firm’s COVID experience. He said, “historically firms are slow to implement, but COVID forced them to act quickly”. Remote working was a minor piece. A major core benefit was the virus accelerated increased contact with clients to talk about issues there…

Minimize Client Loss Post COVID-19

Minimize Client Loss Post COVID-19 Many clients will experience poor Q1 revenues. Some may experience possible business ending revenue issues. Clients will be looking to managing costs and will need to establish a plan to restore lost value and return to their prior profit levels. How can you protect your firm and help clients? Proactively…

Will coronavirus create risk or opportunity for your firm?

Will coronavirus create risk or opportunity for your firm? The economics are clear. Schools are closing, businesses are telling people to work from home. Corporations are predicting lower earnings, which will lead to layoffs. Restaurants, movie theaters, bars and tourism-related companies are all predicting revenue losses. Some businesses will suffer, while others will flourish. The…

Transition Planning – Option 2 Family Succession

Owners need to understand that conducting a family succession requires a very different path than an owner who is looking to sell to an outside party. Most family successions involve some form of gifting in order to begin transferring family wealth. It’s a different mindset than trying to get maximum value for the company.  …