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Adopting new technology can be daunting, but innovation is critical to business survival in the age of digital disruption. A recent survey by Ernst & Young revealed insights to help boards of directors improve their companies’ approaches to adopting emerging technologies. Here, we’ve broken down the key takeaways for boards looking to expand and improve their company’s focus on innovation.

Selling your business can be a cumbersome task. Where do you even start?

Most business owners are experienced at running a business, often very successfully. However, selling a business is usually not something most business owners have a great deal of experience with, especially if this is their first sale.

Most business owners know about valuation and exit scenarios and have heard stories from others about their experiences selling their business – both positive and negative. But there are so many terms, details, possible scenarios, and implications involved in any merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction that it’s next to impossible for most business owners to be experts in this area.

Rather than getting caught up in all sorts of lingo and potential details, it’s best to understand that any sort of M&A transaction is a nebulous process – the value of the deal is as acceptable as whatever both parties involved agree it is. Instead focus on a couple of key areas that you, as the business owner, can control.

At TGG, we meet business owners everyday that are reluctant to outsource their accounting and financial functions because they think it will reduce visibility into the financial health of their business.

At the same time, they’re struggling with accounting and reporting issues–even when they have someone on staff to handle bookkeeping.

Large companies benefit from accounting and finance departments that have several layers of expertise at their disposal.

It’s usually too costly for small businesses to staff an entire finance department. But they can emulate this model by using an experienced, outsourced accounting service that provides the right expertise at the right times.

You might be surprised to know that this does not necessarily mean getting rid of your current staff.

Accounting for small business can mean different things at different times in your company’s growth and it’s important to have the right expertise on hand.

Here are the most common questions we hear when small businesses are considering outsourced accounting services.