vcfo Blog

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Top Blogs of 2014

12.16.2014 | Published By:

Katie Brown, Austin

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vcfo looks back to some of the most popular blogs of 2014. Whether you’ve read them before or are seeing them for the first time, we hope that vcfo has provided you with knowledgeable, informative content, and we look forward to continuing to share our financial, HR and recruiting expertise with you in 2015.

Categories: Finance, Recruiting, Human Resources, Executive Placement, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting, Recruiting Consulting, Human Resources Consulting, Executive Placement Consulting, About vcfo

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

Budgeting Methodologies: Analyzing the Advantages & Disadvantages

12.10.2014 | Published By:

Cristina Silingardi

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One vital aspect of budgeting is to determine which type of budget methodology to use. Consulting CFO Cristina Silingardi outlines three different budget methodologies—top-down, bottom-up and iterative—as well as their advantages and disadvantages. 

Categories: Finance, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial services,strategic planning

Reduce HR Risks Through Employment Compliance

11.25.2014 | Published By:

Melissa Squyres

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HR related risks, particularly those surrounding employment laws and compliance, can lead to serious repercussions for your company. Senior Human Resources Consultant Melissa Squyres discusses how to minimize your company's risk by ensuring legal compliance for employees.

Categories: Human Resources, Human Resources Consulting

Tags: risk mitigation,hr consulting firms

Attracting Top Talent: The Importance of Company Reputation

11.20.2014 | Published By:

Laurie Holsman, Austin

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Perception is reality when it comes to public opinion. But how does a company's recruiting process affect its reputation and the opinion of the community? Corporate Recruiting Manager Laurie Holsman weighs in on the subject.

Categories: Recruiting, Recruiting Consulting

Tags: employee retention,hiring methods

Attracting Top Talent: The Importance of Company Culture

11.12.2014 | Published By:

Laurie Holsman, Austin

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From the company's missions and values to the work environment itself, Laurie Holsman, Corporate Recruiting Manager for vcfo, explains the importance of company culture when it comes to hiring and retaining top talent.

Categories: Recruiting, Recruiting Consulting

Tags: employee retention,hiring methods

Why Companies Implement a SaaS Model

11.05.2014 | Published By:

John Brenneman

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As tighter capital budgets demand leaner alternatives, it is no surprise that SaaS adoption continues to rise within the enterprise application markets. Seattle Technology Practice Manager John Brenneman provides an overview of SaaS and outlines why companies choose to implement this model.

Categories: Finance, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial strategy,cfo consulting,technology business strategy

Top 10 Early Career Lessons

10.28.2014 | Published By:

Amy Thrall

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Pulling from the early, yet formative, years of her career, Amy Thrall, Senior HR Consultant for vhr in Denver, outlines the top 10 career lessons she learned and continues to implement today.

Categories: Human Resources, Human Resources Consulting

Tags: executive leadership

What Level of Financial Expertise Does Your Company Need?

10.15.2014 | Published By:

Carter Freeman, Denver

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Whether you're seeking financial expertise to propel your company to the next level, fill a gap or address an issue, it's important to find a financial expert with the skills and level of experience necessary to address your needs. Managing Director Carter Freeman breaks down of some of the most common financial positions and what type of expertise will be provided.

Categories: Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial services

Year-End Tax Knowledge to Lower Liability

10.08.2014 | Published By:

Debra Dowden

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With the end of the year quickly approaching, vcfo Controller Debra Dowden explains why it's important for businesses to take time to make some tax planning decisions that have the potential to lower their tax liability.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting

Tags: financial services,small business management,financial strategy

Top 10 Reasons Start-ups Don’t Get Funding

10.01.2014 | Published By:

John Brenneman

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From proving market viability and articulating the business plan to meeting with the decision makers, start-up companies and entrepreneurs can see a variety of challenges throughout the funding process. John Brenneman, Technology Practice Manager and Consulting CFO for vcfo Seattle, presents the top 10 obstacles entrepreneurs face during capital raising.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: start-up,entrepreneurship