Recession Proofing Your Business Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst Recessions are a normal part of the economy. In fact, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, they occur more than most people want to believe, averaging once every six years. And many are thinking that we are heading for one soon. As… | Read the full article »
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Taking Strategy from Paper to Execution In any organization, a significant amount of time and energy is spent on strategy (or at least it should be). Questions including where the organization wants to go and how it will get there are contemplated, and answers developed, in order to move forward. Yet, any plan without… | Read the full article »
Eight Ways a CEO Can Support the CFO We talked last week about an important relationship in the C-Suite – the relationship between the CFO and COO, and specifically, how it can impact a company’s operational strategies. This week, I’d like to focus on the relationship between the CFO and CEO. While there are countless… | Read the full article »
At the Intersection of Finance and Operations Navigating the Relationship Between the CFO and COO We’ve talked extensively about the relationship between the CFO and CEO—the give and take, the benefits of collaboration, and the impacts of a strong connection between the two. In fact, that relationship is generally the only one anyone talks… | Read the full article »
A Shifting Economy Means Shifting Valuations The economy underwent a huge transformation as the country adjusted to a new way of life according to the unwritten rules of a worldwide pandemic. And just when we thought things might start to settle down, it is shifting again. For companies and investors, one of the most significant… | Read the full article »
Is it Time for a System Update? Advancing Technology is Requiring Business Owners to Consider Options So much of business, and life, has changed. Much of that change has to do with reacting to the pandemic and its resulting disruption to normal business practices. Still other changes have been brought about by our own internal shifting… | Read the full article »
Every year, entrepreneurs spend countless hours planning and preparing for the perfect investor pitch. They research, practice, and pick apart every piece of their idea and/or business to find success in the form of an investment to propel them to the next level. However, all of this time spent preparing and practicing can be futile… | Read the full article »
Growing Wealth … It’s Not Just for Companies What We Can Take from the Office When you’ve been acting in some type of CFO capacity for as long as I have, you can’t help it—growth strategies, numbers, maximizing revenue, minimizing expenses, and leadership are a part of your DNA. And that DNA stays with you whether… | Read the full article »
Beyond the Numbers – More Than Ever, CFOs Need a Strategic Mindset I don’t think anyone would doubt the importance of the CFO role (or at least I hope they wouldn’t!). But what many don’t understand is the magnitude of this role’s transformation over the past several years. It’s not just about financials. And it’s… | Read the full article »
Knowing Your Worth The Value of Executive Coaching Last week, we spoke about mentorship and the important role mentors can play in someone’s personal and professional development. It seemed appropriate that this week, we dive into another crucially important role – an executive coach. The world of executive coaching has undergone a staggering increase in popularity… | Read the full article »