vcfo Blog

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

Improving Manufacturing Profitability: A 4-Step Plan

12.08.2016 | Published By:

Kurt Ostermiller

Many manufacturing firms fail to fully understand the true costs associated with their product lines. This four-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

How suppliers can prepare for aircraft manufacture cost-cutting demands: 5 key steps

11.15.2016 | Published By:

Michael Scheaffer

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2016 has been a choppy year for major aircraft manufacturers, characterized by intense pricing competition. Read about 5 keys steps suppliers can take to offset the financial impact of longer billing cycles and other cost-cutting demands.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial strategy, cfo consulting, financial consulting firms, risk mitigation

6 Ways Restaurants Can Avoid Unnecessary Credit Card Processing Costs

11.08.2016 | Published By:

Bill Schwartz, Austin

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Credit card processing could be costing your business more than what you would imagine. This blog is a quick guide to protecting your revenue and profits from such transactions.

Categories: Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: strategic planning, executive leadership, cfo consulting, financial strategy, cfo outsourcing

Why a Strategic, Not Reactive, Recruiting Approach Works for Us and Can Benefit You in 2017

11.04.2016 | Published By:

Vira Trevino-Garcia

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As we close 2016 and prepare to begin a new year, we're presented with the ideal opportunity to create a focused hiring plan and start putting it into action. But how does one go about addressing the finer points of this process? Here, we prioritize the most critical needs of a prospective end-of-year plan. 

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

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

The Importance of Value Interpretation During a Sale

10.27.2016 | Published By:

Austin Mongan, Austin

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A cursory view of the stock market would have you believe that a company’s value is a singular metric. But, there is more at play than meets the eye here. For buyers, there are three specific areas you must consider.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting

Tags: financial strategy, financial services, small business, strategic planning

SaaS Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Fast-growth Companies in Healthcare

10.20.2016 | Published By:

Bill Schwartz, Austin

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Providing innovative medical software solutions is a great way to tap into the healthcare market. Find out about what KPIs to look for in determining profitability for your SaaS offering. 

Categories: Technology Consulting, Technology

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

Build the Best Budget for Your Business

10.13.2016 | Published By:

Cristina Silingardi

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Is your company using the right type of budget? Learn the pros and cons of the top budgeting methodologies.

Categories: Finance, CFO Consulting

Tags: cfo consulting, financial consulting firms, financial strategy, cfo services, cfo consulting services, top financial consulting firms

How the FLSA Ruling Will Impact Your Business

10.11.2016 | Published By:

Katie Brown, Austin

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With the new FLSA rules going into effect on December 1, 2016, FLSA analysis and compensation planning is critical for all employers.

Categories: Human Resources, Human Resources Consulting

Tags: strategic planning, hiring manager, hr compliance, hr consulting firms

Top 5 Challenges for CEOs and Business Owners: Part 2

10.04.2016 | Published By:

Bill Hawfield, Austin

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In part two of this series, Bill Hawfield, the founder of The Board Group, explains the top challenges for CEOs and Business Owners.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: executive leadership, strategic planning, entrepreneurship, measuring success

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