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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 on navigating crisis 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 …

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

Click here to view the recorded webinar. 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 …

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

  Click here to view the recorded webinar. 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. It is everywhere. In government and politics, our education systems, the environment, science …

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 …

Working Capital Access and Options

Stacking of coins demonstrates capital growth.

This post is co-authored by Ellen Wood and Chris Hysinger. Access to Working Capital – Understanding the Options and Improving the Odds Compounding the COVID-19 crisis, banks have tightened available capital and lines of credit for borrowers, especially for small to medium sized businesses. Other working capital programs have completely cut off virtually all their …

Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategies

Multicolored game pieces represent diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This post is co-authored by Brian Bruce, Allyson Cline, Vira Trevino-Garcia, and Sweta Patel. Four Strategies for Promoting Workplace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Businesses that exemplify diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are overwhelmingly more successful than those that do not. Most people have long believed this statement to be true and the mountain of evidence …

Business Budgeting Considerations for 2021

How to Budget for Your Business in 2021

This post was co-authored by Carter Freeman, Vice President – Western Region, and Chris Hysinger, Consulting CFO. Business Budgeting Considerations for 2021 and Beyond Nobody saw 2020 coming when organizations put their budgets together in late 2019. As we enter the budgeting cycle for 2021, there is no clear picture of what the sustained new …