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

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 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 [...]

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. [...]

The Cash Crunch Conundrum: It’s the top reason businesses fold. How can you prepare?

By | July 15th, 2017|

Why do businesses fail? Maintaining cash flow is the number one reason, showing up in 82 percent of business failures, according to this infographic from Insurancequotes.com. The graphic pulls together information from sources such as the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and many [...]

Celebrating America’s Independent Entrepreneurial Spirit

By | July 1st, 2017|

Happy July 4! Independence Day got me thinking again about the 2017 America’s Voice on Small Business Study by America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and The Center for Generational Kinetics. They surveyed 1,011 U.S. adults aged 21-65 back in March to conclude that America has enormous untapped [...]