In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and escalating tensions with China, American companies are actively seeking alternatives to mitigate their supply chain risks and reduce dependence on Chinese manufacturing. Nearshoring, the process of relocating operations closer to home, has emerged as an explosive opportunity for American and Mexican companies to collaborate like never before.
Intellectual Property (IP) defines and protects the sources of goods and services in the marketplace, the products and services offered for sale and the content surrounding such offerings. Whether trademarks, patents, copyrights, or other IP, it is critical that C-Suite strategy drives and shapes the creation, valuation use and monetization of all its intellectual property.
Friend of the firm, Birgit Kamps, recently had Strategic CFO President, Dan Corredor, as a guest on her podcast, CEO Blindspots. CEO BLINDSPOTS HOST: Birgit Kamps. She was speaking five languages by the age of 10, and lived in five countries with her Dutch parents prior to becoming an American citizen. Birgit’s professional experience includes starting
Fed-up with group health insurance? ICHRA is the new way to offer great health benefits and avoid ACA penalties, SHRM calls it the 401K for group health benefits. In 2020 the Department of Labor, HHS and IRS changed the rules for employer health benefits. They changed the Affordable Care Act mandates and penalties for every
The concept of resumes might seem difficult to grasp at times. After all, you’re set with the task of conveying all of your life’s accomplishments and skills in a single sheet of paper. Creating a good resume is an essential skill necessary to be successful in the workforce. A good resume can be the difference between getting your dream job or
M&A Current Environment 2020 and 2021 have been record years for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) despite COVID19. Liquidity in the marketplace, abundance of retiring baby boomers, and low interest rates continue to fuel the M&A market. This seller’s market has allowed multiples for selling businesses to remain at high levels. Investment bankers representing sellers are
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Limited Partnership Definition A limited partnership is a private or public business owned by two or more partners, including both general partners and limited partners. In this type of partnership, the partners share the profits and losses of the business as stipulated in a predetermined agreement. The general partners share the management and control of
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