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Ellen Wood, vcfo President & CEO, Published in Texas CEO Magazine

Texas CEO Magazine

How does an economic development plan created almost 20 years ago still inform the city of Austin’s success? Click here to read the latest edition of Texas CEO Magazine for more from Ellen Wood, vcfo’s President & CEO.

Understanding and Applying the Changes to COBRA and FFCRA

This article is co-authored by Chris Hysinger, Consulting CFO, and Kelly Wells, Senior HR Consultant. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) became effective on April 1, 2021 and extended federal reimbursement provisions that were put in place by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Included among ARPA’s many provisions were significant updates to …

Navigate From Crisis to Prosperity

This post is co-authored by Ashford Chancelor, Dallas Practice Manager & Consulting CFO with vcfo, and James Savage, CEO at Kingsbrae Global, a corporate brand reputation and communications firm based in Dallas. How Businesses Can Navigate Crisis to a Path of Prosperity In a previous blog, we wrote about the four historical cycles, described in …

WEBINAR: The Evolving National Crisis and Its Business Impact, Part II

Click here to register. How should businesses respond to broad cyclical changes to our economy and society as we move from a season of crisis to a possible season of “high”? Could your company find itself on the wrong side of history’s creative destruction loop and black swan events? After 2020, is there any way …

WEBINAR: The Economic Future of Houston and Beyond

Houston, Texas Skyline

Join us for a webinar exploring Houston’s economic outlook where we’ll focus on practical implications for business owners entering a post pandemic environment. Featured speaker Victor Hsu, Private Wealth Analyst at Merrill Lynch, will speak to: • Impacts of the stimulus packages and the proposed infrastructure bill being considered by Congress • Labor market conditions …

HRIS Assessment, Selection, and Implementation

This post is co-authored by Cristina Silingardi and Molly Trottier. Assessing, Selecting, and Implementing a Human Resources Information System (HRIS) Fast growing businesses often hit their own walls in terms of processes and systems that have not kept up with the changes in their operations. Production problems and cash flow challenges get more press and …

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 …