Scenarios for Planning and Forecasting

Around this time last year your organization was kicking off its 2020 forecasting exercises. Some businesses were feeling the impacts from the tenuous trade war with China, but for the most part there was a lot to be optimistic about. Your business most likely finished 2019 with strong performance, and your forecasts showed that success … Continue Reading

Main Street Recovery

The death of Main Street retailers has driven headlines for decades, yet brick and mortar sales have continued to grow. There is no doubt that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic will hurt sales in the short term, but as the Great Recession demonstrated, American retailers – especially those who operate small businesses – are … Continue Reading

The Going Concern Dilemma

In the absence of obvious signs of a pending liquidation, going concern is treated by most professionals as a forgone conclusion. They often do not consider the many facets of what constitutes a going concern, which includes an adequate workforce, operational plant and equipment, requisite licensing and permits, stable leadership, and a sustainable marketplace for … Continue Reading