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vcfo Returns as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Award Sponsor

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2024 Award | vcfo

vcfo is proud to sponsor the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Award. A returning regional sponsor in the Gulf South program, which includes Central and South Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, this award highlights ambitious founders and leaders whose endeavors demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit, growth, purpose, and impact. “It’s exciting to be part of the nominating …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Prioritizing People in Manufacturing

Prioritizing People in Manufacturing | vcfo Blog

Prioritizing People in Manufacturing – Why it Matters? As the saying goes in manufacturing, “if you don’t have the people, you don’t have the products.” While it’s unlikely that one could find an executive that disagrees with this sentiment, manufacturing entities nonetheless often operate in isolated silos with inadequate communication and interaction between the production …

Retail Business – 3 Financial & Operational Factors

Retail Business – 3 Financial & Operational Factors | vcfo

Navigating a New Era of Retail – Three Financial and Operational Factors The market and operating environments of retail businesses have undergone dramatic transformations since the turn of the millennium; transformations that accelerated significantly more with the outset of the COVID pandemic. While some retailers have navigated these shifts to a point of better business …

Ensuring Success in Uncertain Times

Ensuring Success in Uncertain Times

With the current uncertainty in the market, have you taken steps to prepare for various contingencies?  Are you confident in your plan? The following articles from our consulting team may be helpful to you as you review your own checklist: How to Fight Inflation: 14 Tips for Business Owners Inflation remains high despite the best …