Tag Archives: strategic planning

A Simple Test for Businesses

Simple Business Test | vcfo

A Single Simple Test that Could Save Your Business Medical professionals often first rely on simple and inexpensive tests to determine whether more expensive, intrusive, or uncomfortable tests are necessary to gain deeper insights or more conclusive evidence to inform medical decisions they and patients face. In many cases, one simple, initial test tells them …

Lease Accounting Updates that May Impact Your Business

ASC 842 is a new accounting standard set forth by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). It includes significant departures from its predecessor (ASC 840), applies to both lessees and lessors, and will have far-reaching impacts on many businesses. These impacts will include major changes to accounting practices and financial reporting, as well as increased …

How Can Workplan Analysis Strengthen Your Business?

Running a business requires a focus on many external forces, such as market and consumer behavior changes, labor markets, cost and pricing adjustments, capital needs, and more. Internal resources are best utilized by making sure the right people are in the right roles, systems are being properly utilized, and processes are as efficient as possible. …

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 …

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 …

vcfo Denver HR Team Adds Karli Osgoodby

vcfo is pleased to announce that Karli Osgoodby, SPHR, has joined the vcfo team as a Senior HR Consultant, in order to better serve our clients in the greater Denver area with strategic HR services. Karli is a human resources professional with ten years of experience. She is a dynamic leader offering comprehensive knowledge and …

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 …