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Generative AI & Business Policies

Generative AI & Business Policies | vcfo

Generative AI is Here. Are Your Policies Ready? If you’re a business owner or executive who doesn’t yet fully understand generative AI, you may be adopting a wait-and-see approach before establishing a policy regarding its use in your workplace. Generative AI, however, is not waiting around and has likely already made its way into your …

HR Involvement Early in M&A

HR Involvement Early in M&A | vcfp

The Importance of HR Involvement Early in M&A Evaluation In each of the last ten years, between 18,000 and 25,000 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals have taken place in the United States. At the same time, Harvard Business Review notes that 70%-90% of all M&A deals fail. Many companies become a casualty of that latter …

Crafting a Strategic Business Exit Plan: Mitigating Personal Risk Through Early Planning

Reducing Owner Exposure | vcfo

Embarking on the journey of selling your business is a pivotal moment for any entrepreneur. For many business owners, their enterprise stands as the cornerstone of their financial portfolio, representing the lion’s share of their net worth. In much the same way as, diversifying investments is a prudent strategy to mitigate personal risk, strategizing the …

Top 10 vcfo Articles of 2023

Top 10 vcfo Articles of 2023 | vcfo

As we step into 2024, here’s a look back at some of last year’s most popular blogs from our expert finance, accounting, and HR consultants: Five Key Aspects of Accountability in Business Authored by Rainee Busby, Certified EOS Implementer® and Franchisee with EOS Worldwide In this post, we examine the importance and challenges of embracing …

Unlocking Growth: The Strategic Power of Debt as Financial Leverage

Unlocking Growth: The Strategic Power of Debt as Financial Leverage | vcfo

Debt, often perceived as a financial burden, is a powerful tool when strategically employed. Frequently referred to as leverage, debt has the potential to fuel growth, drive strategic initiatives, and propel businesses to new heights. In this exploration, we’ll unravel common misconceptions surrounding debt, highlighting its strategic benefits, and providing comprehensive examples of how it …

Quality of Earnings Reports Impact Valuation

Quality of Earnings Reports Impact Valuation | vcfo

How Quality of Earnings Reports Impact Valuation Securing a Quality of Earnings (QoE) report is often a routine step in the due diligence process for acquisitions. EBITDA is not a complete indication of financial performance for a business. A quality of earnings report assesses other factors that impact the ongoing viability of company earnings. Buyers use them to …

Strategic Finance Focus at Year-End

Strategic Finance Focus at Year-End | vcfo

As Year-End Approaches, Finish Strong and Focus Forward As another year ends, most CEOs and business leaders are preparing to take stock of what needs to be done to strengthen their business and advance their business goals in the coming year. While “taking stock” can take many forms, the overriding premise is to look deeply …

Strategic HR Focus at Year-End

Strategic HR Focus at Year-End | vcfo

The year is coming to an end, and like many other operational functions, the People Operations team is busy with their annual year-end processes. Although this time of year comes with many tactical tasks, it is important to incorporate careful planning, strategic thinking, and a sharp focus on both operational efficiency and long-term organizational success …