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Business owners and materiality: What is “double materiality” and does it matter?

Private business owners and entrepreneurs know that having timely, decision-useful data is vital to the growth and performance of their business. Too much data can drain time and resources, which is why it’s crucial to identify what matters most. The concept of materiality can help business owners pinpoint, measure, and manage the most relevant data …

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Business owners and materiality: The “outside-in” approach

Private business owners and entrepreneurs know that relevant data is vital to their businesses, in particular their financial performance. Identifying the most relevant and useful data rests on the concept of materiality. This matters also to customers, stakeholders, and investors. UBS recently explored what materiality is and why it matters to business owners – particularly …

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Business owners and materiality: What is it and why does it matter?

“The world is awash with data”, says UBS.  According to IDC, EMC, and Bloomberg Intelligence, the annual size of the data universe was about 64 zettabytes in 2020, more than 50 times what it was in 2010 – and this isn’t expected to slow down. UBS Chief Investment Office predicts the global data universe will …

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Should business owners boost their asset protection?

In recent years uncertainty has been a commonly felt feeling around the world, with the effects of covid, Brexit and rises in the cost of living – and this is having particularly heavy effects on entrepreneurs, and their businesses.  In such an environment, where volatile, external factors may seem out of control, business owners may …

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Entrepreneurs and concentrated wealth: How to manage it

In some ways, the principles of a successful entrepreneur are poles apart from those of a successful investor. Entrepreneurs commonly pour everything into their business in order to start it, scale it and potentially sell it, including their time, talent, and treasure (capital). Business owners customarily concentrate their resources into the business. So, the idea …

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