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Important factors to consider before going public, part 2

Our last blog post discussed some of the major risks that business owners should consider before taking their company public with an IPO. Today, we will conclude our two-part blog series by discussing some other factors that may affect your decision to go public.

Important factors to consider before going public, part 1

Many entrepreneurs dream of the day when they will be able to take their company from private to public with an initial public offering. After all, IPOs can offer numerous benefits for business leaders and shareholders. But going public is not a decision to take lightly.

Have you recently reviewed your hiring and firing protocols?

Hiring new employees can often add to a successful team, inspire change and keep the business growing. Alternatively, having someone leave the company or needing to fire an employee can be a problematic ending, change the cultural dynamics or set the business back in its progress.

10 steps to setting up a payroll system that works

Becoming a business owner comes with countless responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is, of course, paying your employees the correct amount at the correct time. Doing this is more complex than simply writing out paychecks every two weeks. Instead, you will need a well-thought-out payroll structure.

False advertising in Georgia: Understanding the boundaries

Marketing is at the foundation of many successful businesses. Whether you make use of TV ads and billboards, online listings and newspaper spreads, or simply word of mouth based on a solid reputation, marketing is what sustains and grows your business.

The challenges businesses face in a changing national landscape

A seismic shift in the political landscape inherently creates insecurity and hesitancy in businesses throughout the United States. An annual study conducted by a national employment law firm’s policy institute reveals that businesses in particular are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty.

Cybersecurity for small businesses

In recent years, several highly publicized, large-scale hacks have exposed millions of Americans to potential identity theft, resulting in big changes to how many companies do business. Although these data breaches involved Fortune 500 companies with household names, cybersecurity risks aren't limited to business giants. Small businesses can also become targets of devastating hacks. In fact, they may be even more vulnerable, since they typically have fewer safeguards and less sophisticated protections in place.

What to do when you and your business partner want to part ways

Business arrangements don't last forever. Even if your enterprise has been successful, you and your business partner may decide to part ways for any number of reasons: a career change, retirement, relocation. Maybe the partnership has run its course and it's time for both of you to move on. Maybe you've come to an impasse about your goals and vision for the business. Or maybe one person wants to branch out on their own and pursue new opportunities.

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