Blog 2018-03-30T12:46:52+00:00

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

By | June 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 | May 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 | March 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 | February 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 | January 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, financial priorities of CFOs for the coming year include “survive disruption,” “raise prices,” “increase margins,” and “drive a culture of data” (others listed [...]

Fixed Assets: Think Before You Spend: 3 Questions to Help Evaluate Your Capital Expenditures

By | September 1st, 2017|

Fixed assets are assets such as land, buildings, and equipment that are not likely to be consumed, sold or otherwise converted into cash in the normal course of business. These are assets you don’t expect to part with any sooner than a year’s time. Another definition is an [...]

Controlling Your Cash Flow: 7 Steps to Keep Accounts Receivables Flowing Smoothly

By | August 1st, 2017|

Accounts receivable (A/R) is the amount of uncollected revenue you expect your company to receive from your customers. It represents the largest and most accessible source of non-financing cash available to most companies. How efficiently you manage A/R will go a long way to determining your company’s profitability. [...]