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Risks and Uncertainties (Policies)

Risks and Uncertainties (Policies)
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Risks and Uncertainties [Abstract]  
Certain Significant Risks and Business Uncertainties Certain Significant Risks and Business Uncertainties — The Company is subject to the risks and challenges associated with companies at a similar stage of development. These include dependence on key individuals, successful development and marketing of its offerings, and competition with larger companies with greater financial, technical, and marketing resources. Furthermore, during the period required to achieve higher revenue in order to become consistently profitable, the Company may require additional funds that might not be readily available or might not be on terms that are acceptable to the Company.
Liquidity Liquidity — The Company has a history of negative cash flows from operations and operating losses. The Company generated net losses of approximately $15.5 million and $17.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 and 2022, respectively. Additionally, the Company anticipates further expenditures associated with the process of expanding its business organically and via acquisitions. The Company received net proceeds of $3.3 million in April 2023 from the issuance of convertible notes. The Company had cash and cash equivalents of $6.6 million and $8.3 million as of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively. Management believes that existing cash along with its planned budget, which includes an increase in agent fees implemented in January 2023, growth from increasing attach rates across the Company’s businesses from internal referrals, reduction of certain expenses given initiatives implemented in early 2023, and the expected ability to achieve sales volumes necessary to cover forecasted expenses, provide sufficient funding to continue as a going concern for a period of at least one year from the date of the issuance of these consolidated financial statements.
COVID-19 Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties - In December 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, was identified in Wuhan, China. This new coronavirus caused a global health emergency and was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2020 (“COVID-19’’ or the “Pandemic”). In May 2023, the WHO declared that COVID-19 was no longer a global health emergency.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2023 and the year ended December 31, 2022, due in part to the widespread availability of multiple COVID-19 vaccines, the effects of COVID-19 on business worldwide lessened. However, any lingering impact from COVID-19, as well as the recent increases in interest rates and inflationary pressure in the U.S. and world economies, is not fully known and cannot be estimated as the U.S. and global economies continue to react.
Use of Estimates Use of Estimates — The preparation of the unaudited interim consolidated financial statements, in conformity with GAAP, requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. The Company regularly evaluates estimates and assumptions, including those related to doubtful accounts, legal contingencies, income taxes, deferred tax asset valuation allowances, stock-based compensation, goodwill, estimated lives of intangible assets, and intangible asset impairment. The Company bases its estimates and assumptions on current facts, historical experience and various other factors that it believes to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities and the accrual of costs and expenses that are not readily apparent from other sources. The actual results experienced by the Company might differ materially and adversely from the Company’s estimates. To the extent there are material differences between the estimates and the actual results, future results of operations will be affected.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In June 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-13, Financial Instruments — Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, which changes the impairment model for most financial assets and certain other instruments. For receivables, loans and other instruments, entities will be required to use a new forward-looking “expected loss” model that generally will result in the earlier recognition of allowance for losses. In addition, an entity will have enhanced disclosure requirements about allowances and credit quality indicators. The new standard is effective for the Company for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022. The Company adopted the standard on January 1, 2023, and the impact of the new standard on its consolidated financial statements was immaterial.
In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06 Debt — Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging — Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40). The objective of the amendments in this ASU is to address issues identified as a result of the complexity associated with applying GAAP for certain financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity. The amendments in this ASU reduce the number of accounting models for convertible debt instruments and redeemable convertible preference shares. For convertible instruments with conversion features that are not required to be accounted for as derivatives under Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, or that do not result in substantial premiums accounted for as paid-in capital, the embedded conversion features no longer are separated from the host contract. The amendments in the ASU are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, including interim periods therein. Early adoption is permitted, but no earlier than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company adopted the standard during the quarter ended June 30, 2023, and the impact of the new standard on its consolidated financial statements was immaterial.