On February 27th Finance Minister Bill Moreneau presented the 2018 Federal Budget titled “Equality and Growth”. The budget includes a focus on growing government revenues by increasing economic participation among women, visible minority Canadians and persons with disabilities, as well as substantial long-term investments in science and technology. The government suggests that increasing equality for women and enhancing women’s participation in the workplace (especially in technology and trades) could add $150 billion to the Canadian economy over the next decade.

Read more: 2018 Canadian Federal Budget Commentary by D&H Group

Contact: Neil Cox

The recent address by the Secretary-of-State for Defra Michael Gove at the Oxford Farming Conference has provided some reassurance for farmers as to how farming subsidies will be dealt with after Brexit.

Mr Gove guaranteed farmers the same level of current EU subsidies until the 2022 election. There would then be a “transitional period” in England until 2024. Further detailing how the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be replaced Mr Gove said the CAP was “unjust” and “doesn’t really reward efficiency”.

Read more: Farming - The future, post Brexit

The Indian Union Budget 2018 has been presented recently in the Indian Parliament.

In the guide linked below, Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP presents the highlights of the non-tax proposals of the Indian Union Budget 2018 introduced by the Honourable Finance Minister. This is the last full budget by the current government before the elections. The budget focuses on agriculture, rural economy and healthcare.

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Author: Marie Brilmyer

When a nonprofit organization combines with one or more other nonprofits, using the proper accounting treatment depends on if it is deemed a merger or an acquisition. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) differentiate between a merger and an acquisition as follows:

  • When the Board of Directors cede control of two or more nonprofit organizations and a new organization is created, a merger occurs.
  • When one organization obtains controls of one or more nonprofit or for-profit organizations, an acquisition occurs.

Read more: Accounting for Nonprofit Mergers and Acquisitions

Author: Dennis Grady, Jr.

The technology industry has come a long way from the dot-com era of the mid-1990s to early 2000s. Since Silicon Valley’s rise to fame, research parks, technology centers, universities and incubators across the country have emulated its success — becoming breeding grounds for highly sophisticated start-ups and game-changing innovations across industries.

The potential for exponential returns makes technology starts-ups an attractive option for investors. But while these entities share some similarities with traditional small businesses, they also come with a unique set of circumstances. Long lead time to see profits (if they ever come), a life cycle flush with active fundraising, and special considerations for entity structure and the ultimate exit are just a few of the challenges to overcome.

Read more: What to Consider When Investing in a Tech Start-Up