Tag Archives: operational advice

DE&I Implementation & Strategy

DE&I Implementation – Good Intentions vs. Strategies that Drive Results The vcfo team regularly meets with leaders to understand their business challenges and opportunities and how we can help to navigate them successfully. Our conversations are usually broad and focus on the why and how of their businesses. These interactions often lead to discussions about …

Benefits of Fractional HR Leadership

This article was co-authored by Teresa Foltz, vcfo Houston Senior People Operations/ HR Consultant, and Paul Hagerty, vcfo Dallas Senior People Operations/ HR Consultant. Outsourcing HR – 8 Benefits of Virtual or Fractional HR Leadership Employees have always been a company’s most important asset, but the events of recent years have driven that point home …

Engaging an Outsourced CFO – Ten Things to Consider

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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 …

Budget Methodologies: Analyzing the Advantages & Disadvantages

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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

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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 …

7 Leadership Practices that Make a Big Difference

This post was co-authored by Cristina Silingardi, Vice President with vcfo, and Donna Zinsmeyer, Director of Operations with vcfo. 7 Leadership Practices that Make a Big Difference for Employees and Organizations As we have celebrated our 25th anniversary this year, we have also looked back at leadership practices that helped to make it possible. It is …

7 Practices for New and Up-and-Coming Business Leaders

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This post is co-authored by Carter Freeman and Mike Wilfley. As vcfo celebrates 25 years of making companies stronger, we also celebrate the new and emerging entrepreneurs and leaders that continue to start and build the businesses of tomorrow. Being a firm of this age, comprised of professionals with deep careers at the highest leadership …

Understanding Management Team Makeup and Personalities

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The Importance of Management Team Composition in a Time of Instability Business leaders are facing an unpredictable environment in which challenges and opportunities are constantly shifting in degree, frequency, and intensity. CEOs are navigating their businesses through an era in which technology is remaking the very foundation of business, while also facing intensifying turmoil in …

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 …

Nonprofit Leadership In Times Of Crisis

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Nonprofit leadership can be particularly hard-hit by unforeseen crises. In most instances, they face these challenges with lower financial reserves than most – reserves that could help them weather the storm were they more substantial. As supporters and contributors contend with personal and business concerns of their own, fundraising efforts languish and donations drop. As …