5 ESG Investment Benefits for Management

At a glance Investor expectations: In today’s rapidly changing climate, investors are demanding companies take an active approach towards implementing a robust ESG program. Sustainability matters: In a three-part series, we explore the case for ESG investing and the shift towards corporate social responsibility. Partner with ESG advisors: Aprio’s ESG team provides tangible support and resources to help…

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The OECD’s Two-Pillar Solution Poses Big Tax Changes for International Businesses. Will You Be Affected?

At a glance The main takeaway: The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Two-Pillar Solution is intended to address tax challenges presented by increased digitalization in the global marketplace. Impact on your business: Many multinational businesses will be affected by the Pillar Two Model Rules, specifically the Global Anti-Base Erosion (GLoBE) rules, which impose…

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COVID Debt Relief – Bankruptcy and Weighing Your Options

At a glance The main takeaway: In a panel discussion with Graham Stieglitz, Partner at Burr & Forman, we dispelled bankruptcy’s negative connotation and explored how it can be an outlet for businesses to relieve debt, reorganize or start anew. Next steps: Evaluate your current situation and determine if bankruptcy is the best option for you —…

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Podcast: Find Your Allies

This week, John interviews Mike Maksymiw (otherwise known as Mike Max), Executive Director of Aprio’s Firm Foundation. The Firm Foundation is a national alliance which shares research, networking, and coaching opportunities with small to mid-sized CPA firms up to $20 million in revenue. Through connecting growing firms with resources to advance client relationships, Mike has…

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Podcast: M&A Lending

This week we continue our conversation on Mergers & Acquisitions as John interviews Chad Widensky, National Sales Director for Provide, the healthcare industry’s only digital finance company. Through their online platform, they provide dentists, veterinarians, and other healthcare practitioners a seamless experience as they build, grow, and elevate their practices. Several common themes in the…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Jan 10 – Jan 14, 2022

At a glance: The markets switched things up last week as U.S. stocks declined and international stocks rebounded. In contrast, emerging markets held strong despite the decline in the U.S. dollar and increase in commodity costs. The consumer price index (CPI) reached its highest reading in more than 30 years. Markets are expecting the Federal…

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The DOL Delivers Final Ruling on Reinstated 80/20 Rule

At a glance The main takeaway: The Department of Labor reinstated the 80/20 Rule on “dual jobs” as well as introduced the 30-minute rule, which is set to impact business owners who employ tipped employees. Impact on your business: While tip-generating work is done for specific customers, employers will need to determine a method to track a…

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