Category Archives: About vcfo

The Single BEST Way to Prevent Financial Fraud

Financial fraud is a bad scenario for business owners. Beyond the embarrassment or the financial loss, fraud can also result in the termination of a long-term employee. A few factors may put a company at risk; however, the primary cause is a lack of internal controls and oversight. We also find that a lack of …

Celebrating 20 Years of Service

As CEO and founder, I’ve had the opportunity to watch vcfo grow throughout its 20-year history. Over the years, we’ve worked with more than 3,000 clients of various industry segments, sizes, life cycles and locations. While our original core offering was fractional or part-time CFO solutions for small, start-up or emerging businesses, we’ve grown just …

The Business Benefits of Paying it Forward

When it comes to businesses giving back to their communities, volunteer programs don’t always have to be big or carefully orchestrated. Pay-it-forward initiatives are a case in point. Ever since the release of Catherine Ryan Hyde’s Pay It Forward novel in 1999 and the movie adaption in 2000, all types of businesses and their employees …

Why Volunteering Should Be Part of Every Business’s DNA

If the above quote is any indication, people have been thinking about volunteering in one way or another since ancient Greece. And as we begin our 20th year in business at vcfo, we couldn’t agree more with this bit of Aesop’s wisdom. Volunteering has been woven into the fabric of vcfo’s corporate culture since our …

Top Blogs of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, we’re taking a look at some of our most popular blogs from the past year. 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, …

Should CEOs Rely on Part-Time Specialists? Reviewing Advantages and Disadvantages

I was at a meeting of CEOs last week and we started to discuss one of our greatest challenges: Surrounding ourselves with the right people. Business owners wear a lot of hats. And when we hire employees, we oftentimes start with a bookkeeper, an administrator and/or a sales person. As the business grows, those same …

Tips for Employee Retention and Turnover Reduction in Today’s Competitive Market – Part Two

Once you have developed an airtight strategy for attracting excellent employees, how do you keep them from being lured away in today’s competitive job market? Below is the second part of this series with more ideas and suggestions to help reduce turnover in your company and keep your current employees happy.   Keys to Retaining …

Tips for Employee Retention and Turnover Reduction in Today’s Competitive Market

As competition for finding and keeping great employees gets tighter, employers must evaluate how competitive they are in this area. Once you have developed a phenomenal strategy for attracting excellent employees, how do you keep them from being lured away by a competitor? Below is part one of a two-part series listing ideas and suggestions …

The Top 10 Points to Consider When You Outsource CFO Services

As trusted advisors to CEOs and management teams, vcfo relies on a unique platform of industry best practices and proven methodologies to help solve the most complex operational business issues. Based on our experience working with more than 3,000 clients, we’ve developed a “Top 10” list we share with organizations looking to outsource CFO support. …