Government Contracting – An Overview and Key Considerations for Businesses

Conducting business with the federal government can be a highly enticing and profitable path for many businesses. It can also be very overwhelming given the complexities of government contracting rules. No one person knows all there is to know about government contracts. It is simply too wide and deep an area to expect otherwise. Starting …

WEBINAR: Understanding the Evolving Crisis and the Potential Impact on Your Small Business

Please join vcfo for an upcoming virtual thought leadership webinar. Date:  Thursday, March 11th Time:  11am – 12:30pm CST Click here to register. We live in what feels like unprecedented times. Severe upheaval and dislocation in the systems and structures that have held society together are causing them to come apart in front of our very eyes. …

WEBINAR: Critical PPP2 Updates and an Overlooked Tax Credit

Critical PPP2 Updates and an Overlooked Tax Credit

Please join vcfo for a virtual webinar on Thursday, February 11th at 11am CST. Don’t leave these unprecedented dollars on the table! The addition of a tax credit could be very big for many business owners. Learn more during this one-hour webinar, including a Q&A section. When the government passed guidance regarding a second round …

PPP Updates and Considerations

PPP Updates and Considerations

This post is co-authored by Ellen Wood, Chris Hysinger, Jennifer Lennarz, and Regina Walters. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Updates – Key Components and Considerations In January of 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) resumed and expanded its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA). This opens up new funds …

WEBINAR – Managing Digital Resilience: Thinking Like an Adversary to Ensure the Survival of Your Business

Please join vcfo for a virtual cybersecurity webinar on Thursday, December 3rd at 12pm CST. As today’s enterprises face potential targeting from criminals, competitors, and politically motivated threat actors, a broad range of attack methods are in play. One commonality to all these actors is their likely targeting of humans as the weakest link in …

How History Informs Business Strategy

While living in Washington, DC in the nineties, I was introduced to a book that hit me like a brick and provided clear context for everything that was happening in the world around me. That book was The Fourth Turning, by William Strauss and Neil Howe. It held that events which many times appear unrelated …

Updating Accounting and Finance Practices for Growth

Calculating Accounting and Finance Practices for Growth

At start-up and in the earliest stages of operation, most companies understandably approach the accounting and finance side of their business from a basic bookkeeping perspective. As a business grows, however, so too does the need for more advanced accounting practices and financial insight. In most cases, adding responsibilities requiring a higher level of experience …

The Essential Role of the CFO in the Sale of Your Company

For many business owners, the sale of their company represents the culmination of decades of work and is likely to be the single largest, most important transaction of their lifetime. With so much money at stake, and likely the retirement security of the founder, it is important that the highest price is secured, and that …