Category Archives: Finance

Components of a Successful Sale Transaction

This article is in collaboration with panelists from the May 2022 Houston TEI Presidents’ Forum Focused Breakfast. Below is a summary of the discussion points from all professionals on the ‘M&A: Preparing for Sale‘ panel. Feel free to reach out to us at vcfo or the other panelists in an effort to get ready for …

Engaging an Outsourced CFO – Ten Things to Consider

10 Tips to Outsource a CFO | vcfo

Engaging a virtual or fractional CFO as an outsourced resource is an excellent step for companies that need senior-level finance expertise but cannot afford to recruit or engage a full-time CFO. It’s important to ask the right questions to set the relationship up for success. Through our work providing teams of CFOs, controllers, and HR …

Financial Forecasting Best Practices and Tips

Financial Forecasting Best Practices and Tips | vcfo

Financial Forecasting Best Practices – 7 Tips for Success Financial forecasts are critically important planning tools. In creating the forecast, research into the profitability of current operations and areas of potential expansion are essential to success. Management teams may be working very hard but challenged to make optimal operational decisions without well-defined goals and objectives. …

Budget Methodologies: Analyzing the Advantages & Disadvantages

Budgeting Methodologies

When I served as a panelist for the webinar, “Budgeting Basics: How to Build a Strong Budget,” we discussed a variety of topics, including how budgets affect profitability, when to start building next year’s budget, planning frameworks and the company stakeholders who need to be involved in the process. One vital aspect of budgeting is …

How To Fight Inflation: 14 Tips For Business Owners

Inflation | vcfo

The Perils of Inflation Since our formation in 1996, vcfo has helped our clients through a number of booms and busts (.com, semiconductors, Real Estate, Energy, etc.), total economic melt downs, (2000, 2008), terrorist attacks, pandemics (bird flu, swine flu, coronavirus), natural disasters (fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods), and geo-political tensions and disruptions. Now, our …

Tom Schwein, Consulting CFO, Joins vcfo Denver

Tom Schwein joins vcfo Denver team as Consulting CFO

vcfo is pleased to announce that the vcfo Denver team has expanded to include Tom Schwein, Consulting CFO. Tom is a Consulting Chief Financial Officer with more than 25 years of professional financial experience. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado and has extensive background in helping companies significantly increase financial and operating performance …

Key Elements of a Merger & Acquisition Integration Plan

image: successful mergers depend on a solid M&A integration plan

Merger & Acquisition Integration Plans The M&A term sheet has been negotiated, due diligence has been completed and the valuation plus the timing has been agreed upon by both sides. The transaction documents are almost through their first iteration by the attorneys. In your mind, the hard work has been done and you need to …

Alternatives to Traditional Venture Capital Equity Financing

Business man analyzing data for VC funding

Get Funded While Retaining Control SaaS companies face challenges getting funding from traditional lenders. There are several reasons for this, including lack of positive cash flow and the absence of hard collateral. However, as the SaaS business model has matured and become better understood, an increasing number of institutions are willing to provide alternative, non-equity, …

Enterprise Sustainability and Cash

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Enterprise Sustainability – Cash and Context The COVID pandemic impact hit hard and fast. Before the government could roll out supportive mechanisms in response to the pandemic, many businesses simply ran out of cash along with options that could have kept their doors open. No one could have fully foreseen COVID-19’s economic impacts, but many …

Can’t Get No SaaSifaction? Essential SaaS Metrics For Funding, Part I

Essential SaaS KPI Metrics For Funding

“If you don’t know your numbers, then you don’t know your business.”  -Marcus Lemonis There are many reasons that SaaS software companies fail, including lack of product and/or market fit, an inadequate sales organization, and a lack of capital. Don’t be one of those failures.. This two-part series is for SaaS executives who want to …