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Do You Need a CFO?

05.22.2017 | Published By:

Steven A. Cook

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I often get asked by my peers if their company needs a CFO and it’s not surprising for CEOs with good controllers and accounting managers to struggle with it. The lines between unique skill sets are blurred in many companies; however the differences are important and should not be overlooked. This post explains four key job responsibilities of CFOs and highlights red flags, which are helpful for deciding if it might be time to consider hiring a full time or part time CFO.

Categories: CFO Consulting, Executive Placement Consulting

Tags: strategic planning,cfo consulting,hiring manager,recruiting candidates,recruiting firms,hiring,executive leadership,operational advice

The Best of vcfo Webinars: Expert Training for Your Business

02.16.2017 | Published By:

Megan Miller, Austin

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With 2017 still new and full of possibility, we thought it was the perfect time to revisit some of our most helpful webinars from recent years.

Categories: Finance, Recruiting, Human Resources, Executive Placement

Tags: strategic planning,financial strategy,operational advice,small business management,risk mitigation,executive leadership

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

Celebrating 20 Years in Business with A Year of Giving

01.03.2017 | Published By:

Ellen Wood, Austin

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As 2016 came to a close, we are reflecting on an amazing year that marked 20 years in business for vcfo. 

Categories: Human Resources

Tags: executive leadership,community involvement

6 Ways Restaurants Can Avoid Unnecessary Credit Card Processing Costs

11.08.2016 | Published By:

Bill Schwartz, Austin

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Credit card processing could be costing your business more than what you would imagine. This blog is a quick guide to protecting your revenue and profits from such transactions.

Categories: Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: strategic planning,executive leadership,cfo consulting,financial strategy,cfo outsourcing

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

Recruiting Millennials

09.25.2016 | Published By:

Jewel Roberson

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As members of another generation, whether you’re a Baby Boomer or part of Generation X or Y, interacting with the Millennial Generation may require using new communication methods. To connect effectively with millennials, we have to understand and adapt to their TFC: Traits, Formalities, and Channels.

Categories: Recruiting, Human Resources, Executive Placement, Recruiting Consulting, Human Resources Consulting, Executive Placement Consulting

Tags: executive leadership,hiring,cfo consulting,recruiting firms,job seekers,recruiting candidates,hiring manager

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

Celebrating 20 Years of Service

07.25.2016 | Published By:

Ellen Wood, Austin

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Ellen Wood, CEO and founder of vcfo, discusses how vcfo has been able to make companies stronger over the past 20 years.

Categories: About vcfo

Tags: small business,executive leadership,financial consulting firms,small business management,cfo consulting

Reasonable Cybersecurity Measures

05.19.2016 | Published By:

Mike Prochaska

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What should organizations be doing to ensure they have done what is necessary to protect their data from malicious actors? This article discusses reasonable cybersecurity measures for companies of any size.

Categories: Technology Consulting, Technology

Tags: risk mitigation,technology business strategy,executive leadership

Leadership and Creating a Winning Organization

04.24.2016 | Published By:

Greg Dresh

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When it comes to being a trusted, successful leader, it takes more than speaking engagements or writing a few leadership books. Greg Dresh, Senior HR Consultant, outlines the best tractics for managing and leading teams to create an optimal, efficient organization.

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

Tags: executive leadership,hr consulting firms

Just Say No to Failure

09.15.2015 | Published By:

Rose Turner

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When companies experience downturns, many business leaders will be faced with the decision to give up or press on. Consulting CFO Rose Turner, who has experiencing working with restructuring firms, encourages businesses to make the changes necessary to fix the issues, as opposed to throwing in the towel.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: restructuring firms,executive leadership

Understanding the Technology Value Lifecycle Approach

06.23.2015 | Published By:

Mike Prochaska

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Technology risk exists on many levels, but so does opportunity. Learn how CEOs and CIOs can accelerate the technology lifecycle through a four-step process, enabling companies to quickly recognize value from technology related investments.

Categories: Technology Consulting, Technology

Tags: technology business strategy,executive leadership

Top 10 Early Career Lessons

10.28.2014 | Published By:

Amy Thrall

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Pulling from the early, yet formative, years of her career, Amy Thrall, Senior HR Consultant for vhr in Denver, outlines the top 10 career lessons she learned and continues to implement today.

Categories: Human Resources, Human Resources Consulting

Tags: executive leadership

Build Business with LinkedIn

09.09.2014 | Published By:

Katie Brown, Austin

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Whether you’re re-connecting with an old client, learning about a prospect or seeking recommendations from your co-workers, LinkedIn has a variety of tools to help you leverage your business and yourself.

Tags: executive leadership

Growth Opportunity: The Demand Chain

08.07.2014 | Published By:

Art Saxby

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Is your company aiming to perfect operational efficiencies through the Supply Chain? In this article from Chief Outsiders President Art Saxby, he challenges this thinking and offers a new operational solution—the Demand Chain.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting

Tags: executive leadership,strategic planning,operational advice

Managing Organizational Growth

06.04.2014 | Published By:

Jeffrey L. Minch, Austin

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Company growth is a very good problem to have, but when poorly planned, it is fraught with peril. Jeffrey L. Minch, a CEO coach and advisor, shares his insights on how to best manage a growing company.

Categories: Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: executive leadership,operational advice

Leadership: Getting Others to Follow

04.14.2014 | Published By:

Harlan Oelklaus

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What makes a strong leader? Guest blogger Harlan Oelklaus' past experiences and mentors helped him identify three essential skills: appreciating differences, good communication and inspiring others.

Categories: Human Resources

Tags: small business management,executive leadership

The Power of Strong Internal Communications

04.02.2014 | Published By:

Mike Wilfley, Austin

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Consulting CFO Mike Wilfley talks about how a company's internal communication strategy can affect the overall strength of the business.

Categories: Human Resources, CFO Consulting

Tags: executive leadership,strategic planning,employee retention

The Foundation of Operations: Building a Strong Team and Mentoring its Growth

02.05.2014 | Published By:

Mike Wilfley, Austin

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CFO Mike Wilfley discusses how the foundation of operations is about team management.

Categories: Finance, CFO Consulting

Tags: operational advice,hiring methods,executive leadership

Seven Common Mistakes in Strategic Planning

01.21.2014 | Published By:

Carter Freeman, Denver

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Denver Managing Director, Carter Freeman, walks through seven common mistakes made in strategic planning, and how to get the most out of these types of planning sessions.

Categories: Finance, CFO Consulting

Tags: strategic planning,executive leadership,operational advice,cfo consulting

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

A CEO’s Thoughts on CFOs and Financial Talent

10.24.2013 | Published By:

Jeffrey L. Minch, Austin

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Guest Blogger Jeff Minch talks about "renting" financial talent when it is not feasible to hire.

Categories: Finance, Recruiting, Finance Consulting, Executive Placement Consulting

Tags: executive leadership,small business management,cfo consulting,financial consulting firms

Presentation Skills As Your Secret Weapon

09.19.2013 | Published By:

Thom Singer

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Guest blogger Thom Singer is a professional speaker, corporate trainer and consultant. He shares the importance of employees' presentation skills, and how they can be your company's secret weapon.

Categories: Finance, Human Resources

Tags: executive leadership

Web Marketing, Management and Metrics: Questions, Not Answers

08.13.2013 | Published By:

John Rasco, Austin

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This guest post from John Rasco is the second of two parts. Rasco is founder and president of RefreshWeb, a B2B search marketing firm. His experience encompasses running an ad agency, marketing director for a public company, and 25 years of tech marketing, working with dozens of companies, from start-ups to global brands . RefreshWeb specializes in optimizing websites for business growth, with clients across the U.S.

Categories: Finance, Human Resources

Tags: strategic planning,executive leadership,measuring success

Sharing the Results with Everyone

06.27.2013 | Published By:

Mike Wilfley, Austin

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Growing companies face many challenges. Have you ever wished you could get all the people on your team pulling in the same direction? Consulting CFO Mike Wilfley provides his thoughts on open book management.

Categories: Finance, CFO Consulting

Tags: strategic planning,cfo consulting,executive leadership,operational advice

Maximizing the Expat Experience

06.19.2013 | Published By:

Jim McCormick, Houston

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Jim McCormick is a CFO consulting in the Houston vcfo office, and is an international business veteran. He lists some basic steps that organizations can take to create a positive and beneficial expat experience.

Categories: Finance, CFO Consulting

Tags: executive leadership

Tips for Employee Retention and Turnover Reduction in Today’s Competitive Market - Part Two

06.10.2013 | Published By:

Laurie Holsman, Austin

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Executive Recruiter Laurie Holsman recently blogged about tips for employee retention and turnover reduction in today's competitive market. Read the second installment of her blog post.

Categories: Recruiting, Recruiting Consulting, About vcfo

Tags: recruiting firms,executive leadership,employee retention,operational advice

Shopping Your Insurance Carrier (and Your Broker)

05.29.2013 | Published By:

Carter Freeman, Denver

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Denver Practice Manager Carter Freeman shares his method of finding the best insurance for your business. It is worth shopping around and sometimes re-evaluating the relationship with your broker.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial consulting firms,executive leadership,cfo consulting,operational advice

Processes and Systems Save the Day

05.15.2013 | Published By:

Louise Tieman, Seattle

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A case study of how a company set up their systems for real time data utilization to access transactions on regular 20 minute increments.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: strategic planning,executive leadership,increased productivity,technology business strategy,operational advice