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Welcome to the vcfo blog! Here you will find posts written by our finance, HR, technology and recruiting experts.

Top Three Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Your Restaurant Empire

07.10.2017 | Published By:

Bill Schwartz, Austin

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Half of all restaurants close within three years of opening. In fact, what makes a restaurant owner successful when they have one location can make them unsuccessful with multiple locations and concepts. Learn the three fatal mistakes that you should avoid when growing your restaurant empire and the recipe for financial (as well as culinary) success.

Tags: entrepreneurship, strategic planning, operational advice, small business management

How to Fund Your Business

06.22.2017 | Published By:

Carter Freeman, Denver

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Options to fund a business range from family and friends to banks to institutional capital and business owners are best served by understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each option before making this decision. Learn some tips for navigating this process effectively.

Categories: Finance

Tags: financial strategy, strategic planning, financial consulting firms, financial services, operational advice

The Guide to Long-Term Incentive Planning

06.09.2017 | Published By:

Steven A. Cook

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What kind of long-term incentive plan should your business have? vcfo breaks down best practices to avoid employee turnover and how to encourage your employees to reach new goals by using long-term incentives and benefits.

Categories: CFO Consulting

Tags: cfo consulting dallas, cfo series, virtual cfo services

Do You Need a CFO?

05.22.2017 | Published By:

Steven A. Cook

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I often get asked by my peers if their company needs a CFO and it’s not surprising for CEOs with good controllers and accounting managers to struggle with it. The lines between unique skill sets are blurred in many companies; however the differences are important and should not be overlooked. This post explains four key job responsibilities of CFOs and highlights red flags, which are helpful for deciding if it might be time to consider hiring a full time or part time CFO.

Categories: CFO Consulting, Executive Placement Consulting

Tags: strategic planning, cfo consulting, hiring manager, recruiting candidates, recruiting firms, hiring, executive leadership, operational advice

Bringing Your Business to Houston? Consider These Things to Avoid Costly Mistakes

05.11.2017 | Published By:

Mike Mackey

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According to a survey conducted among members of the LinkedIn Forum for International Expansion, the number one problem for companies expanding to new international markets was not knowing where to start or which questions to ask. Are you in the same place? Read more about important considerations for companies thinking about moving or expanding to Houston.

Categories: Recruiting, Human Resources, Executive Placement, CFO Consulting, Recruiting Consulting

Someone Wants to Buy My Business! Now What?

03.16.2017 | Published By:

Cristina Silingardi

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It’s the call many business owners dream of: out of the blue, a big competitor or maybe a holding company calls and says they’re interested in buying your business. But how can you best prepare for this conversation? Learn what questions to ask so that you stay in the driver's seat throughout the process. 

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: entrepreneurship, strategic planning, small business management, start-up

3-Step Plan to Boost Your Online Presence for Your Next Career Move

03.07.2017 | Published By:

Ankur Patel

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Where in the past a personal introduction, solid resume and winning interview might land that dream position, todays job search demands that job seekers also have a carefully curated personal brand online.

Tags: hiring, hiring methods, job seekers, job interviews

The First Question Every Consultant Should Ask

02.23.2017 | Published By:

Steven A. Cook

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Every strategic initiative or consulting engagement involving CFO services should start with one simple question: why are you in business? This post explores why this question is critical and how it can influence your strategy and management processes.

Categories: Finance, CFO Consulting

Tags: cfo consulting, cfo services, part time cfo

The Best of vcfo Webinars: Expert Training for Your Business

02.16.2017 | Published By:

Megan Miller, Austin

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With 2017 still new and full of possibility, we thought it was the perfect time to revisit some of our most helpful webinars from recent years.

Categories: Finance, Recruiting, Human Resources, Executive Placement

Tags: strategic planning, financial strategy, operational advice, small business management, risk mitigation, executive leadership

From Passion to Profitability: Tips for taking Independent Breweries and Wineries to The Next Level

02.07.2017 | Published By:

Michael Scheaffer

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Craft beers, microbrews and local wines are highly celebrated and sought after. But if you work in the business then you know that local enthusiasm doesn’t make the business in Washington state or Oregon easy by any means.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

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