|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2019
|Equity Method Investments and Joint Ventures [Abstract]|
NOTE 12 - Joint Venture
In July 2015, we entered into a joint venture agreement with Arete Innovative Solutions LLC (“Arete”). The Joint Venture was not consolidated, but rather was accounted for on the equity method of recording investments. There were no operating activities during the fiscal 2017 and net operations resulted in a loss on the investment of $105 in fiscal 2016. The Company and Arete agreed in 2017 to terminate the Joint Venture and are in the process of paying final costs. The remaining cash asset of the company will be distributed to the former partners in 2020.
The entire disclosure for equity method investments and joint ventures. Equity method investments are investments that give the investor the ability to exercise significant influence over the operating and financial policies of an investee. Joint ventures are entities owned and operated by a small group of businesses as a separate and specific business or project for the mutual benefit of the members of the group.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef