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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 …

Business Growth – Cash and Capital Structure

Cash & Capital Structure | vcfo

When Growth Outpaces Cash – How Capital Structure Corrects It A new vcfo client recently concluded their highest sales quarter ever but wondered why they were struggling to pay vendors. Clearly, they were growing. It was just as clear, however, that their growth was unsustainable without significant changes to bolster their underlying support mechanisms. When …

Capital Structure – Beyond the Income Statement

Beyond the Income Statement – Why Capital Structure Matters The Income Statement is often a place of disproportionate focus for business owners. Many use it to assess questions like “Am I cash positive?” or “Am I able to spend like I want and pay my bills comfortably?” as a barometer for business health. While the …

vcfo Austin Team Continues Growth with Addition of Tammie Deaton

Tammie Deaton - Senior People Operations/ HR Consultant | vcfo

The vcfo team warmly welcomes Tammie Deaton to the Austin market as a Senior People Operations/ HR Consultant. Tammie Deaton, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is an accomplished senior people operations professional and HR consultant with 20+ years of experience leading successful HR teams and facilitating leadership development. Her specialties include employment law and regulatory compliance, employee …

Enhancing Business Valuation: Aligning Owner Perception with Market Realities

Understanding and Maximizing Business Valuation | vcfo

After years spent pouring their life’s work into building a business, an owner invariably forms a perception of its worth. Yet, this perception often differs from the view of the market. Owner’s opinions of their business value can be influenced by inherent biases, flawed valuation methodologies, and factors lurking beyond their control. As a business …

Krupa Amlani Joins vcfo Houston as Consulting CFO

Joining the expanding vcfo team in Houston is Krupa Amlani, Consulting CFO. Bringing with her more than 17 years of experience, Krupa is adept at managing investor relations and fostering strong employee teamwork across disciplines. She balances superb communication abilities with a deep understanding of business operations and revenue discipline. Whenever things change organizationally or …

Anti-Money Laundering Practices

Anti-Money Laundering Practices | vcfo

The Importance and Application of Anti-Money Laundering Practices Anti-Money Laundering (AML) practices and policies are aimed at keeping money that stems from criminal activity out of the mainstream financial ecosystem. Given this definition, owners and operators of legitimate businesses may rightly wonder why in the world they would need to think about AML at all. …

6 Operating Metrics for Professional Services Firms

6 Operating Metrics for Professional Services Firms | vcfo

6 Operating Performance Metrics for Professional Services Firms Professional services firms come in all shapes, sizes, and types – law, accounting, architecture, engineering, field services, janitorial, specialized consulting, and the list goes on. While each is decidedly different, the common denominator connecting them all is providing services – work being performed for a fee. Professional services …