Category Archives: Finance

Updating Accounting and Finance Practices for Growth

Calculating Accounting and Finance Practices for Growth

At start-up and in the earliest stages of operation, most companies understandably approach the accounting and finance side of their business from a basic bookkeeping perspective. As a business grows, however, so too does the need for more advanced accounting practices and financial insight. In most cases, adding responsibilities requiring a higher level of experience …

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 …

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 …

Changing Employee Stock Option Plans

Changing Employee Stock Option Plans

Assessing and Adjusting Employee Stock Option Plans Granting stock options to employees is an excellent way to align effort with results for the company and the employee. Not to be confused with employee stock ownership plans (ESOP), used to transition complete ownership of a company into the hands of the employees, an employee stock option …

Reorganizing and Restructuring for Professional Practices

Reorganization and Restructuring Options for Professional Practices In previous weeks, we’ve written about a new business recovery tool, SBRA, Subchapter V of Chapter 11. We have explored reorganization and restructuring scenarios that some businesses are facing as a result of COVID-19. Perhaps you see yourself in one of our examples and can visualize how using this …

PPP Loans: Forgiveness, Timeline, Implications, and Next Steps

Image: calculating the costs and benefits of PPP loan forgiveness

We are at a moment in time that economists, historians, journalists, psychologists, the medical profession, and politicians will be writing about and discussing for decades to come. The sudden and precipitous economic collapse was not caused by a supply and demand imbalance or financial deleveraging as in previous recessions but by an epidemic quickly turned …

COVID Business Planning: Strategic Approaches

Strategic Planning is Imperative to Managing through COVID-19 COVID-19 and the draconian, oftentimes bungled measures taken to mitigate its impact have brought unprecedented challenges to businesses; challenges that they hopefully will never have to face again. While the PPP and Main Street Lending Program have been a lifeline for many, more recent legislative advances signal …

vcfo Joins Austin Chamber of Commerce for COVID Business Workshop Webinar

On Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 vcfo partnered with the Austin Chamber of Commerce to host the first-ever Business Workshop webinar. Ellen Wood, vcfo President and CEO and Bobby Jenkins, President of ABC Home & Commercial Services discussed protecting your cash and your people during the COVID-19 crisis. The discussion was moderated by Hahn Public Relations …