The next presentation in DDIFO’s Wednesday Webinar series is set for next Wednesday, May 26 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST. “Are You Prepared for the New Lease Accounting Standard?” will feature CEO and Co-Founder of Leasecake, Taj Adhav, joined by Mike Jerman, Managing Partner at Hollywell Partners explaining what ASC 842 is, how it affects franchisees, and multi-unit operators in particular and how you can best prepare for it. This new accounting standard, published by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) requires companies to track and disclose all leased assets – up to and including commercial real estate leases. There is no cost to attend this program, but registration is required. There was much news above this week about the Small Business Administration and a couple of their more popular financial relief programs closing down. This week, the SBA, partnered with the Public Private Strategies Institutes, began a series of regional webinars and zoom meetings they are calling the “Help is Here Educational Series”. The program presents on general issues of concern to small businesses within regions around the country. Unfortunately, we were not aware that the series began yesterday for the southeast region. The balance of the schedule is available here beginning with the next program on June 3 for the Great Lakes Region serving the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.