Author Archives: Cristina Silingardi

Labor Force – Employing the Disabled

Disabled Professionals in A Business Setting

The Labor Force That Some Don’t See – Employing the Disabled We’ve heard it for some time now. The labor market is tight. Unemployment is low. Finding the right talent is tough. Certainly, the pandemic has caused many to opt-out of employment for a variety of reasons – substantial unemployment benefits, health concerns, family care, …

Nonprofit Leadership in Times of Crisis

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Nonprofit organizations can be particularly hard-hit by unforeseen crises. In most instances, they face these challenges with lower financial reserves than most – reserves that could help them weather the storm were they more substantial. As supporters and contributors contend with personal and business concerns of their own, fundraising efforts languish and donations drop. As …

Diversity and the Bottom Line

Why CFOs Should Embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion In my conversations with many C-suite executives, I have observed that diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are often approached by organizations and the leaders within them as a “feel-good” initiative – the right thing to do. Diversity is so much more than that. The tenets of diversity …

Case Study: How this Textile Manufacturer Increased Cash Available by $3,125,000 with a Simple Balance Sheet Optimization

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Do YOU have $3 million of cash hiding in plain sight? The vcfo team worked with a client in the manufacturing industry selling products to automobile paint and textile customers. We were looking for ways to increase their cash available. By digging into their financials, we determined that they were carrying 90 days of finished …

Build the Best Budget for Your Business

As we begin Q4 and near year-end, businesses should begin preparing for 2017. While many companies may begin aligning its workforce or implementing strategies around technology process improvements, now is the time to dive into budgets. Budgeting and forecasting enables businesses to determine the right process and people improvements based on their individual growth plans, …

Budgeting Methodologies: Analyzing the Advantages & Disadvantages

Budgeting Methodologies

Recently, I served as a panelist for the webinar, “Budgeting Basics: How to Build a Strong Budget for 2015.” We discussed a variety of topics, including how budgets affect profitability, when to start building next year’s budget, planning framework and company stakeholders who need to be involved in the process. One vital aspect of budgeting …