vcfo Blog

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

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

The Difference between Finance and Accounting

02.02.2017 | Published By:

Revitalization Partners

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When we talk about business, the first thing that comes into our mind is money. Generally, that is the means and end of for-profit entities; to keep earning money. To be able to do that, having the knowledge about the concepts of finance and accounting becomes a necessity to every business person.

Categories: Finance

Tags: financial consulting firms, financial services, accounting

5 essential steps for navigating seafood business marketplace uncertainties

01.24.2017 | Published By:

Michael Scheaffer

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A confluence of factors, including changing ocean conditions and intense international competition all beg the question of what seafood businesses can do to stay strong in the face of rapid environmental changes and shifting marketplace considerations.

Categories: Finance, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial strategy, cfo consulting, risk mitigation, measuring success

Top Blogs of 2016

01.19.2017 | Published By:

Katie Brown, Austin

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Here's a year in review with our best blogs of 2016.

Categories: Human Resources

Tags: executive leadership, strategic planning, financial consulting firms, cfo consulting, small business management, measuring success, entrepreneurship, risk mitigation

Opening Day of 85th Legislative Session

01.10.2017 | Published By:

Ellen Wood, Austin

Our CEO, Ellen Wood, was invited by Senator Kirk Watson to attend the Senate proceedings on opening day of the 85th legislative session. She proivided thoughts on attending the session, along with some pictures from the event.

Categories: About vcfo

Celebrating 20 Years in Business with A Year of Giving

01.03.2017 | Published By:

Ellen Wood, Austin

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As 2016 came to a close, we are reflecting on an amazing year that marked 20 years in business for vcfo. 

Categories: Human Resources

Tags: executive leadership, community involvement

Improving Manufacturing Profitability: A Four-Step Plan

12.08.2016 | Published By:

Kurt Ostermiller

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Many manufacturing firms fail to fully understand the true costs associated with their product lines. This fout-step plan is designed to maximize gross margins when managing product lines.

Categories: Finance Consulting

Tags: strategic planning, operational advice, measuring success

Showing the Strategic Value of HR - Part 2

11.21.2016 | Published By:

Teresa Foltz, Houston

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In this two-part series, Teresa Foltz, senior Human Resources consultant for vcfo, describes how HR Departments can earn the respect and confidence of leadership and the work groups they serve through understanding the businesses they support, value added solutions, and remembering the HR department is a service to the internal customer not the company police department.

Categories: Human Resources, Recruiting Consulting, Human Resources Consulting

Tags: hr consulting firms, hiring methods, hiring, recruiting firms, hiring manager, recruiting candidates

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