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The Evolving Role of the CFO

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Sep
2017
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Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) play an increasingly visible and influential role in the 21st century business landscape. Finance professionals were once mere bean counters; now they’ve migrated to the boardroom, where their leadership is highly valued. Why are CFOs so influential? There are four...

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When Stock Markets Affects Small Business…

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Aug
2017
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Highly unpredictable political landscapes and threats of economic recession are scary–to individuals, business owners, and particularly investors. Before the presidential election of 2016, predictions for 2017 were not optimistic. The general consensus was that financial markets would tumble causing recession. There were widespread concerns...

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Consider Mezzanine Financing to Finance Expansion Projects

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Aug
2017
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Mezzanine financing is potentially an attractive win-win lending structure which can help your company achieve landmark growth. It’s been a staple in private equity firms, and is now entering the mainstream of direct lending to businesses. What is mezzanine lending? Here’s a definition from...

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Leveraging Big Data to Save on Supply Chain & Other Expenses

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Aug
2017
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There’s almost always another way to reduce costs in the supply chain. Big data is the big buzzword right now, and it’s key to mastering an in-depth 360-degree view of your suppliers and procurement chain to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your...

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Key Concepts for Success as a COO

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Aug
2017
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The Chief Operating Officer is a somewhat mysterious figure in the corporate world. While Chief Executive Officers perform fairly similar functions across businesses and companies, COO’s are a different story. Their responsibilities can range broadly from strategic to administrative, and tend to vary widely...

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HOW TO EVALUATE PROSPECTIVE CONSULTING FIRMS

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Jul
2017
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Last week we considered the question “Are you ready to hire a consulting firm?” and proposed a series of questions to inform a self-evaluation session, in which you reflected on the strengths and weaknesses of your business and yourself. Now it’s time to make...

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ARE YOU READY TO HIRE A CONSULTING FIRM?

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Jul
2017
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As you grow your business, you’ll inevitably consider the possibility of hiring a consultant to help you overcome specific obstacles or meet specific goals. A skilled, effective consultant can be worth every penny, but it’s tricky to know when you’re talking to the right...

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Does Your Business Need a Board of Directors?

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Jun
2017
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As you are founding or growing your small business, you’ll confront this question: Do I need a board of directors? Typical entrepreneurs and CEOs are attracted to the role because they’re driven, single-minded, and have a powerful vision. That sounds like good stuff, right?...

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Tax Accountant Versus Tax Attorney

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Jun
2017
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As your business grows in revenue and complexity, your tax situation becomes more complicated as well. You may have an employee dedicated to AR, AP and bookkeeping, and you may have a tax professional handle your taxes. At some point during growth, you’ll come...

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Business Plans and Goals: Crucial to Business Growth

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Jun
2017
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As I’ve worked with small businesses over the years, I’ve noticed that many business owners resist documenting a formal business plan and embracing concrete long-term strategies. We’ve all been exposed to messages endorsing the value of a business plan and goal-setting–so what are the...

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