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Top Three Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Your Restaurant Empire

07.10.2017 | Published By:

Bill Schwartz, Austin

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Half of all restaurants close within three years of opening. In fact, what makes a restaurant owner successful when they have one location can make them unsuccessful with multiple locations and concepts. Learn the three fatal mistakes that you should avoid when growing your restaurant empire and the recipe for financial (as well as culinary) success.

Tags: entrepreneurship,strategic planning,operational advice,small business management

Someone Wants to Buy My Business! Now What?

03.16.2017 | Published By:

Cristina Silingardi

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It’s the call many business owners dream of: out of the blue, a big competitor or maybe a holding company calls and says they’re interested in buying your business. But how can you best prepare for this conversation? Learn what questions to ask so that you stay in the driver's seat throughout the process. 

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: entrepreneurship,strategic planning,small business management,start-up

Top Blogs of 2016

01.19.2017 | Published By:

Katie Brown, Austin

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Here's a year in review with our best blogs of 2016.

Categories: Human Resources

Tags: executive leadership,strategic planning,financial consulting firms,cfo consulting,small business management,measuring success,entrepreneurship,risk mitigation

SaaS Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Fast-growth Companies in Healthcare

10.20.2016 | Published By:

Bill Schwartz, Austin

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Providing innovative medical software solutions is a great way to tap into the healthcare market. Find out about what KPIs to look for in determining profitability for your SaaS offering. 

Categories: Technology Consulting, Technology

Tags: strategic planning,technology business strategy,small business management,start-up,entrepreneurship

Top 5 Challenges for CEOs and Business Owners: Part 2

10.04.2016 | Published By:

Bill Hawfield, Austin

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In part two of this series, Bill Hawfield, the founder of The Board Group, explains the top challenges for CEOs and Business Owners.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: executive leadership,strategic planning,entrepreneurship,measuring success

Top 5 Challenges for CEOs and Business Owners: Part 1

09.12.2016 | Published By:

Bill Hawfield, Austin

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In this two-part series, Bill Hawfield, the founder of The Board Group, explains the top challenges for CEOs and Business Owners.

Categories: Executive Placement

Tags: executive leadership,strategic planning,entrepreneurship

Startup Struggles for Today’s Entrepreneur

03.11.2015 | Published By:

Katie Brown, Austin

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Starting a new business is an exciting, yet often unpredictable time. Whether you're a veteran entrepreneur or embarking on your first business venture, it's important to understand and recognize the obstacles you'll be facing during the startup journey.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting

Tags: entrepreneurship,start-up,measuring success

Top 10 Reasons Start-ups Don’t Get Funding

10.01.2014 | Published By:

John Brenneman

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From proving market viability and articulating the business plan to meeting with the decision makers, start-up companies and entrepreneurs can see a variety of challenges throughout the funding process. John Brenneman, Technology Practice Manager and Consulting CFO for vcfo Seattle, presents the top 10 obstacles entrepreneurs face during capital raising.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: start-up,entrepreneurship

A Simple Solution to the “I Work All the Time” Stress

09.24.2014 | Published By:

John Rasco

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Do interruptions and urgent requests cause your daily schedule to go awry? In this guest blog post, John Rasco, owner and founder of RefreshWeb, shares his solution to effective time management and how to create a synergetic work-life balance.

Tags: small business management,entrepreneurship

Top Questions for Startup Funding

07.24.2014 | Published By:

John Brenneman

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Seattle Practice Manager John Brenneman answers attendee questions from the "Pitch to Win" webinar Q&A session and provides further insight on how to seek funding for a startup or entrepreneurial venture. 

Categories: Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: start-up,entrepreneurship

The Funding Process of a Start-Up

03.13.2014 | Published By:

Katie Brown, Austin

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This infographic outlines a potential funding process for a start-up company, from idea to IPO.

Categories: Finance

Tags: start-up,entrepreneurship

Elevator to Exit: Hein, vcfo and Dailey Presentation

10.31.2013 | Published By:

Brian Greenman, Denver

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Brian Greenman, Denver Consulting CFO, recaps the recent vcfo, Dailey Partners and Hein & Associates co-sponsored event in Denver. The event, covering a company's life cycle from a financial and capital perspective, was a success and gathered a strong showing from local Denver and Colorado Front Range CEOs, CFOs, attorneys and business advisors from a wide variety of businesses and industries.

Categories: Finance, Human Resources, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting, Human Resources Consulting

Tags: executive leadership,entrepreneurship,start-up,cfo consulting,financial strategy

What you need to know about crowdfunding

01.31.2013 | Published By:

Darrell Tesmer, Austin

The Austin community has embraced the opportunity offered by crowdfunding, a popular platform for entrepreneurs to raise funds. Whare are the benefits of crowdfunding and how does it work? Read on to learn more.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting

Tags: start-up,small business,financial strategy,entrepreneurship

Defining what a CFO does

11.20.2012 | Published By:

Bob Bintliff, Dallas

What does a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) do? We get that question frequently, often from entrepreneurs who are growing their business. They are familiar with bookkeeping and perhaps accounting, but often not with true CFO-level financial management. I’ve highlighted the core responsibilities of a CFO to help define this position.

Categories: Finance, CFO Consulting, About vcfo

Tags: hiring,financial services,cfo consulting,entrepreneurship,technology business strategy