Across the Silicon Plains

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Houston’s Innovation Economy is a Go for Launch! Historically, Houston has not gotten much respect as a hub for innovation. Having styled itself as the “energy capital of the world”, most people still associate its economy with the extraction and processing of hydrocarbons, an industry very much seen as one that will wane (albeit not …

Navigate From Crisis to Prosperity

This post on navigating crisis is co-authored by Ashford Chancelor, Dallas Practice Manager & Consulting CFO with vcfo, and James Savage, CEO at Kingsbrae Global, a corporate brand reputation and communications firm based in Dallas. How Businesses Can Navigate Crisis to a Path of Prosperity In a previous blog, we wrote about the four historical …

WEBINAR: The Evolving National Crisis and Its Business Impact, Part II

Click here to view the recorded webinar. How should businesses respond to broad cyclical changes to our economy and society as we move from a season of crisis to a possible season of “high”? Could your company find itself on the wrong side of history’s creative destruction loop and black swan events? After 2020, is …

Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management – Where to Start to Get it Right

Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management

Healthcare systems have long been challenged to optimize the collection of payments for the care they provide to patients. As demands on healthcare systems have markedly increased in recent years, so too has the importance of effective healthcare revenue cycle management (HCRCM) practices. Still, surprisingly few organizations have a good handle on HCRCM while most …

HRIS Assessment, Selection, and Implementation

This post is co-authored by Cristina Silingardi and Molly Trottier. Assessing, Selecting, and Implementing a Human Resources Information System (HRIS) Fast growing businesses often hit their own walls in terms of processes and systems that have not kept up with the changes in their operations. Production problems and cash flow challenges get more press and …

Capitalize on Historical Trends – 4 Questions for CEOs

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Charting the Course in a Changing Business Environment Late in 2020, I published a post that focused on how history informs business strategy. It provided a primer on insights introduced in The Fourth Turning, a book authored by William Strauss and Neil Howe. In short, the authors comprehensively examined events and tides that have unfolded …

WEBINAR: Understanding the Evolving Crisis and the Potential Impact on Your Small Business

  Click here to view the recorded webinar. We live in what feels like unprecedented times. Severe upheaval and dislocation in the systems and structures that have held society together are causing them to come apart in front of our very eyes. It is everywhere. In government and politics, our education systems, the environment, science …

Four Key Functions a CFO Adds to the Executive Team

Executive Leadership Team

Forming and growing a strong leadership and executive team is a vital and evolving challenge for business leaders. Deciding on the roles, the levels of experience and the capabilities required on the team depend on both the current stage and planned growth of the company. Financial and strategic expertise will always be a part of …

Government Contracting – An Overview and Key Considerations for Businesses

Conducting business with the federal government can be a highly enticing and profitable path for many businesses. It can also be very overwhelming given the complexities of government contracting rules. No one person knows all there is to know about government contracts. It is simply too wide and deep an area to expect otherwise. Starting …