About Fred Parrish

Fred Parrish is Founder and CEO of The Profit Experts™, an affordable CFO service that helps small business owners improve their profitability and cash flow. He is also creator of The Profit Beacon™, a new app that provides predictive analytics to help businesses make smart and timely decisions, and author of The Profit Mentality.

The Pros and “Cons” of Hiring People with Criminal Records

By |2018-09-28T14:30:51-05:00September 4th, 2018|

A number of states have recently passed or approved laws that would impact whether or not potential employers are informed of a potential employee’s criminal background. The case can be made for both sides. On one hand, this could be unfair to potential employers, and on the other, [...]

Small Business’s Top Headache: Tips for staying on top of sales taxes

By |2018-05-31T15:07:01-05:00June 1st, 2018|

Taxes remain the top headache for small business owners, according to Capital One’s Small Business Growth Index. Among those surveyed, 47 percent say taxes are a major worry this year, despite tax reform intended to help grow business. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court will soon decide if states [...]

Make the Most of Your Economic Prospects: CFO confidence shows businesses of all sizes have room to grow

By |2018-05-01T09:22:27-05:00May 1st, 2018|

CFOS are increasingly optimistic about the economy in the US and abroad, with 90 percent of those surveyed ranking conditions as good, up from 74 percent last quarter, according to Deloitte’s 2018 Q1 CFO Signals survey. “The passage of tax reform and government spending bills in the US [...]

Stress and the CFO: As anxiety rises in the age of automation, a systems approach can help CFOs head off the kinds of nightmare scenarios we all dread

By |2018-02-26T15:41:05-06:00March 1st, 2018|

Being a CFO, or a business owner acting as your own CFO, can be incredibly stressful, and it just gets more so the larger the company you manage. Those of us who have worked in this role for years know it, and now new research confirms it. Recruiter [...]

Is the Customer Always Right?: Handling problem customers with finesse

By |2018-01-29T15:02:09-06:00February 1st, 2018|

That story about a woman who returned a Christmas tree to Costco on Jan. 4 “because it [was] dead” – and got a full refund – sure got people talking. Costco gave the woman a refund after questioning her, verifying the purchase on her account, and shaming her [...]

Financial Challenges of 2018 (and how to meet them)

By |2017-12-29T12:26:54-06:00January 1st, 2018|

With the New Year already here, what are the big issues and priorities facing your business in 2018? According to a recent article in CFO.com, financial priorities of CFOs for the coming year include “survive disruption,” “raise prices,” “increase margins,” and “drive a culture of data” (others listed [...]