AGN Global Business Voice: International Business Issues
Almost every week, many accounting businesses are getting “those calls“ related to business value. In some respects, it’s really nothing new. Larger firms have absorbed smaller ones for many decades, and from time to time, we have seen externally funded consolidators active in the market. It’s certainly the experience in the US and Europe and parts of Asia that famous accountancy brands, regional or local, have been absorbed into larger internationally branded firms or even into technology businesses. (Read our June 2022 AGN Global Business Voice – The New Consolidators?)
AGN Global Business Voice: Business Alert In our last Brexit GBV in January 2021 we opened our article by saying, “it would seem that everything has changed and nothing has changed.” In this update, we now examine to what extent the UK is enjoying the freedom bonus promised by the Brexiters or suffering the calamitous […]
The hottest topic amongst AGN members – almost worldwide – is their struggle to recruit the high-quality staff they need to fulfil their existing commitments and the growth opportunities ahead of them. Research tells us that 74% of businesses within the accounting sectorare “feeling the strain” from a lack of skilled workers.
This latest edition of the AGN Global Business Voice survey follows M&A Outlook I (The Calm Before The Storm), conducted in early 2021 – which gave us a snapshot of how AGN members’ corporate finance activity had been impacted by the global pandemic.
Many trends have accelerated off the back of the pandemic. In particular, we talk about technology and our human capital within the business. But what about our customers? How have future needs and desires evolved, and what are we doing to find out about it?
With a mightily impressive tech sector, a global oil reach and an upcoming election that may shift the balance for many, Canada is a hotbed of opportunity for foreign businesses, but with caveats.
Welcome to the final part of this GBV series seeking to demystify the world of the cryptocurrency – valuable fiscal tool or fantasy investment vehicle with no intrinsic value?
What is a diversity & inclusion (D&I) policy and why is it good business? How do you set yourself up for success? What are some practical takeaways to action now?
Bitcoin was originally intended as a commercial tradable currency that everyone could use day-to-day.
In this edition, we continue to explore the real-life practicalities of cryptocurrency ownership – buying, storing and spending. Last time we looked at the rollercoaster changes in cryptocurrency prices, and now we consider safety, security and daily practicality.
With an open environment to foreign participation, a range of tax and other incentives are available in aerospace, food processing, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals and electronics. But the most significant incentive for foreign companies to do business in Mexico is the IMMEX Maquiladora (factories) initiative.
In the first edition of the series, we looked briefly at the latest developments, considered mining and uncovered the environmental concerns. In this second edition, we talk about practicalities; what’s the likely impact of the authorities and regulation, and which cryptocurrency should you choose.
What do you say when your client asks you about cryptocurrencies? In this short series of Global Business Voice (GBV) Business Alerts, we explore the unfolding phenomenon of cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin chief amongst them. We are aiming to demystify the topic and put things in layman’s terms. In this GBV we unpack Bitcoin mining and why […]