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Thank you for visiting us at our blog.  Would you like to know what’s on our mind? You can read about it here. Whether it’s current topics from the accounting and tax industry or a discussion about emerging trends within the global markets, we look forward to engaging you here. We’re glad to have you reading along. 

 

Friday, July 17, 2020

The Sharp Financial Group (“Sharp”) is an integrated financial management firm that has unified business advisory, accounting and tax, mergers and acquisitions, wealth management, family office, and capital sourcing...

 

Thursday, July 16, 2020

You would be hard-pressed to find someone in this country who has not utilized Amazon at one point or another. COVID-19 has accelerated Amazon’s presence considerably, as the convenience of shopping from mobile devices combined...

 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

This year, Independence Day is different for many reasons. Some differences are obvious – smaller crowds, social-distancing guidelines, and face shields being utilized to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the spread of...

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

We’ve all had to adjust to the new realities brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the negative economic impacts have affected all sectors of the market. The retail sector has been hit particularly hard, as consumers turn to...

 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Memorial Day is for reflecting and honoring members of the military who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure and protect our American way of life. As the country struggles with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve...

 

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Daleep Singh, Executive VP of the NY Fed, discusses the current economic landscape and the Fed’s efforts to keep the American economy on track Alain Van Loo, Chief Investment Officer of The Sharp Financial Group, moderated a...

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Most businesses have it, but can it help during the COVID-19 crisis. We shared this information with our clients and thought you might find it helpful. Business interruption insurance is fast becoming a major issue to consider. Guided...

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Last week, President Trump signed the CARES Act into law. The economic stimulus provided in the bill will be utilized to offset the numerous business and supply chain disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Considering the...

 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

In 2018, intangible assets for S&P 500 companies hit a record value of $21 trillion. These assets, which are not physical in nature and include things like intellectual property, have rapidly risen in importance as the evolution of...

 

Monday, February 17, 2020

The Sharp Financial Group (“Sharp”) recently kicked off the new year by hosting its Annual Client Appreciation Party at The Museum of the American Revolution, located in Philadelphia's Historic District. The annual event,...

 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Defining a person’s ‘wealth’ goes beyond the typical measures of bank accounts and real estate, including many smaller things you might not immediately consider. Anyone who has been involved in the closing of a family...

 

Friday, January 31, 2020

“The market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.” That iconic quote from the immortal John Maynard Keynes, father of Keynesian economics, is as relevant today as when he spoke the words in the 1930s....

 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

With the holiday shopping season in the rearview (phew), retail and revenues make for timely conversation topics. The dynamics of how and where we shop have shifted significantly, the crowded mall parking lots of yesteryear have given...

 

Monday, December 9, 2019

The cost of borrowing money is something that affects us all, be it via a mortgage, credit card balance, or car payment. But can interest rates actually be…interesting? Most would say no. But most people couldn’t tell you...

 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How Should You Calculate Your Company’s Cash Reserves? Consider These Six Factors As a business grows and matures and founders take a more critical look at their business finances, they will wonder: how much should there be in...

 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

As we enter the holiday season, cocktail parties mean you will likely hear someone mentioning a friend who ‘got in early on uber,’ or how a friend of a friend was an angel investor in Facebook. Invite both of these people...

 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

For most, running a business is an all-consuming endeavor. And in the face of everyday demands, staying current with the latest economic and market trends can be difficult. That's why The Sharp Financial Group hosts recurrent webinars...

 

Monday, September 16, 2019

As a pioneer of integrated financial management, The Sharp Financial Group offers clients both traditional accounting and tax services as well as business advisory, wealth management, and capital services all in a unified, coordinated...

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

After years or even decades at the helm of a business, all business leaders must eventually pass the torch to someone else. For business leaders who are also parents, the “someone else” is very often a son or daughter....

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

One of the biggest challenges business owners face is to balance their deep understanding of their own micro world with larger macro trends. It’s important to know that the price of a commodity has risen or fallen or whether a...

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Many business owners open their doors with the belief that they will control their future and increase the likelihood of being able to enjoy a comfortable retirement with profits from the sale of a business. But when business owners...

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

When Michael H. Sharp founded The Sharp Financial Group in 1993, he realized that its long-term success would hinge on the firm’s ability to be more than just another financial services firm. At the onset of the firm’s...

 

Monday, April 22, 2019

When you’re busy running your business, it can be difficult to stay current with the latest market trends. Subsequently, that means it can also be difficult to know what decisions you should make to maximize your return and...

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

We would like to share with our LinkedIn audience the latest installment of The Sharp Financial Group's monthly client infographic. "As we turn the corner into Q4 and get ready to enter the holiday season, its important to take some...

 

Friday, September 7, 2018

As we strive to engage with our clients on topical and noteworthy ideas, we are pleased to present to our larger audience The Sharp Financial Group's September infographic. "Good Afternoon and we hope everyone enjoyed Labor Day weekend...

 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Welcome to our inaugural post, we look forward to utilizing this platform as a means to engage with you.