Business Consulting

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Mergers & Acquisitions: Are they right for my business?

Written by Erik Schumacher, CPA, Principal

By Erik Schumacher, CPA, Principal   2021 was a record year for mergers and acquisitions, with global M&A volume exceeding $5 trillion, a 64 percent increase from the previous year. This trend is expected to continue through 2022, especially within the technology, finance, industrial, and energy and power fields. Undoubtedly, the decision to merge or acquire another company is more than a financial transaction—it’s a timely deal that, when led by the right group of people dedicated to a seamless transition, can optimize your business’ ROI in both the short and long term. So, is a merger or acquisition right for your business?..

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Monday, 16 May 2022

Webinar | Disruptions Around Every Corner

Written by The Rehmann Team

Your organization faces what probably feels like an ever-growing number of pressures, from ongoing labor shortages and supply chain issues to mounting cybersecurity threats. As the U.S. economy continues to shift and tumultuous events unfold around the world, businesses and individuals are feeling the financial impacts...

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Monday, 09 May 2022

Empowered Chats: Core vs. Context

Written by The Rehmann Team

  Over the past couple of years, disruption has been no stranger to businesses as COVID-19 impacted staffing, cybersecurity, supply chain, and much more. During turbulent times, it’s natural for a business to stop and re-examine its structure and processes. Where can we become more efficient? When a business wants to tackle questions such as this, considering “core vs...

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Tuesday, 05 April 2022

The Fractional CFO Relationship

Written by By Tom Shemanski, Principal

By Tom Shemanski, Principal   As a manufacturer, you face various financial challenges. Whether it’s looking at the ROI of a new equipment purchase, determining terms on a new large customer contact, or considering various business models or strategies, manufacturers need critical financial thinkers in their organization to work through these and many other financial issues.   Typically, the company’s CFO would drive these analysis and business discussions internally. For example, supply chain challenges or “on-shoring opportunities” are putting cashflow pressures on manufacturers to make key decisions with debt and cash management...

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With inflation dominating conversations, employers dealing with labor shortages and supply chain issues, and evolving legislative action coming out of Washington, D.C. that includes myriad implications for businesses and families, this is a year-end like no other. Inflation in particular is a growing concern for individuals and businesses alike – it climbed by 4...

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Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Webinar Series | Empowered Planning: Your Business Transition

Written by The Rehmann Team

Empowered Planning: Your Business Transition The decision to sell your business is a big one, and you’re far from alone if you’re thinking about making this kind of transition – here at Rehmann we are hearing from clients considering a move of this kind, either soon or in the not-too-distant future, and they understandably have important questions and concerns. Listen to the on demand webinar below if you are among the family-owned or closely held businesses considering selling...

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Keep on top of PPP review prep, even as loan necessity questionnaire is retired  

Written by Tom Shemanski, Principal

By Tom Shemanski, Principal   Although a recent update from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) nixed the need for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan recipients to complete a previously required questionnaire, you’ll still need to build and maintain your loan documentation if you are participating in this aid program. When PPP became a part of the aid offered to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, borrowers initially faced significant requirements, including Loan Necessity Questionnaires, Forms 3509 and 3510, to justify the need for assistance...

Published in Business Consulting
Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Smarter, Better, Faster: outsourcing solutions for more efficient operations

Written by By Sandra Shecter, CPA, CGMA

The pandemic fundamentally changed the ways we do business, as we quickly adapted to remote working and moved through the chaos and confusion with fewer team members but the same (or greater) amount of work, and as we pivoted operations to stay afloat and looked to a better future while navigating evolving government programs and guidelines. A year a half later, many companies have stayed the course, through twists and turns and disruptions, and made it to what feels like the other side. But as the dust continues to settle and a business-not-as-usual landscape emerges, some companies may wonder how best to proceed – how to keep going and find ways to not just survive but thrive. The power of outsourcing One strategy worth considering: outsourcing for accounting, human resources, and IT, allowing your company to be more efficient...

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Small businesses across the globe have been impacted by the new coronavirus pandemic in many ways. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey, more than half of small businesses anticipate long-term challenges as a result of the pandemic...

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Monday, 14 June 2021

Pandemic has many considering business exits

Written by Rachel Watson

The tumult of the past 15 months is leading many business owners to think about retirement, but a local firm says only 1 in 4 have a formal succession plan in place. Erik Schumacher, CPA and principal at the Grand Rapids office of Rehmann, recently spoke to the Business Journal about transition planning. He said numerous businesses stalled while others boomed during COVID-19, and a wave of business owners — inundated with new challenges — are deciding to sell their companies and retire.  “Similar to what we saw coming out of the Great Recession, there’s a generation of family-owned businesses or business owners who just survived COVID, where things are looking all right for them, but they’re not real interested in hanging out for another potential downturn or another COVID scare or something similar,” Schumacher said...

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