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How to Determine if You Need New Accounting Software Part Two - Systems Selection

08.22.2017 | Published By:

Carter Freeman, Denver

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Now that you have done an honest assessment and decided to make the leap to migrate to a new system, what kind of system should you select? Part two of this article covers systems selection and explores several high-level dos and dont's that will help you select the best system. 

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting

Tags: financial strategy,financial services,strategic planning

Outsourcing vs. Centralizing vs. Offshoring: Which is Best for your Business?

08.18.2017 | Published By:

David Bizzaro

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Looking to streamline your business functions and can’t decide whether you should outsource, centralize or offshore? All three are great options for small business owners looking to increase efficiencies, reduce cost and improve service – so let’s break them down to determine which is the best for your business.

Tags: strategic planning,financial strategy,financial services,small business management

How to Determine if You Need New Accounting Software Part One

08.11.2017 | Published By:

Carter Freeman, Denver

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One of the questions we receive most often is how a company can know when it’s time to make the switch from Quickbooks to a more robust accounting system. As a business owner, how do you decide what system works best for your company, and what should you be looking for? Part one of this article reveals the questions owners and CEOs should consider when deciding whether a change in accounting systems will up their game or just distract their team.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting

Tags: financial consulting firms,financial services,small business management,financial strategy

The Single BEST Way to Prevent Financial Fraud

08.02.2017 | Published By:

Carter Freeman, Denver

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Financial fraud makes big headlines – and it’s one of the biggest things that keep CFOs up at night. CFOs do their best to avoid financial fraud, but are they aware where all of the vulnerabilities lie? This article shares the single best way to prevent financial fraud, breaking down the biggest causes of fraud and discussing how you can prevent it from happening to you.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, About vcfo

Tags: strategic planning,risk mitigation,financial strategy,preventing fraud

How to Fund Your Business

06.22.2017 | Published By:

Carter Freeman, Denver

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Options to fund a business range from family and friends to banks to institutional capital and business owners are best served by understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each option before making this decision. Learn some tips for navigating this process effectively.

Categories: Finance

Tags: financial strategy,strategic planning,financial consulting firms,financial services,operational advice

Bringing Your Business to Houston? Consider These Things to Avoid Costly Mistakes

05.11.2017 | Published By:

Mike Mackey

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According to a survey conducted among members of the LinkedIn Forum for International Expansion, the number one problem for companies expanding to new international markets was not knowing where to start or which questions to ask. Are you in the same place? Read more about important considerations for companies thinking about moving or expanding to Houston.

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

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

5 essential steps for navigating seafood business marketplace uncertainties

01.24.2017 | Published By:

Michael Scheaffer

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A confluence of factors, including changing ocean conditions and intense international competition all beg the question of what seafood businesses can do to stay strong in the face of rapid environmental changes and shifting marketplace considerations.

Categories: Finance, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial strategy,cfo consulting,risk mitigation,measuring success

How suppliers can prepare for aircraft manufacture cost-cutting demands: 5 key steps

11.15.2016 | Published By:

Michael Scheaffer

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2016 has been a choppy year for major aircraft manufacturers, characterized by intense pricing competition. Read about 5 keys steps suppliers can take to offset the financial impact of longer billing cycles and other cost-cutting demands.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial strategy,cfo consulting,financial consulting firms,risk mitigation

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

The Importance of Value Interpretation During a Sale

10.27.2016 | Published By:

Austin Mongan, Austin

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A cursory view of the stock market would have you believe that a company’s value is a singular metric. But, there is more at play than meets the eye here. For buyers, there are three specific areas you must consider.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting

Tags: financial strategy,financial services,small business,strategic planning

Build the Best Budget for Your Business

10.13.2016 | Published By:

Cristina Silingardi

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Is your company using the right type of budget? Learn the pros and cons of the top budgeting methodologies.

Categories: Finance, CFO Consulting

Tags: cfo consulting,financial consulting firms,financial strategy,cfo services,cfo consulting services,top financial consulting firms

What you need to know about accounting for Digital Currency

09.07.2016 | Published By:

Sharon Foster, Austin

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Sharon Foster, a consulting CFO for vcfo Austin, explains how to account for transactions using bitcoin. 

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial strategy,cfo consulting,financial services,cash flow management

Considering international sales? Five questions to help balance credit risks and competitiveness

08.31.2016 | Published By:

Bill Schwartz, Austin

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Bill Schwartz, Consulting CFO at vcfo, discusses credit risks of international sales and addresses five critical questions and considerations for optimizing risks versus rewards for your business.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial strategy,strategic planning,cfo consulting,financial consulting firms,financial services

The Payday Loan Industry Moves to Business

07.27.2016 | Published By:

Revitalization Partners

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Revitalization Partners recently spoke with a company that is a supplier to large aerospace companies that, in addition to a standard business bank loan, and a factoring loan, had three loans from East Coast based “alternative lending” companies.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting

Tags: financial consulting firms,financial strategy,financial services

Cash Preservation

06.28.2016 | Published By:

Sharon Foster, Austin

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Sharon Foster, a consulting CFO for vcfo Austin, discusses the importance of cash preservation, especially for growing businesses.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial strategy,financial consulting firms,small business management,financial services,cfo consulting

Someday I’ll Be A Unicorn

05.02.2016 | Published By:

Josh Tabin, Houston

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Josh Tabin, vcfo’s Houston Managing Director, discusses why chasing market share for the sake of owning a market is folly and 4 ways to avoid a path to ruin.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: strategic planning,financial strategy,cfo consulting,financial services

Top 8 Things CFOs Should Ask Before Year-End

12.22.2015 | Published By:

Rose Turner

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As we near the end of 2015, many CFOs have been focused on critical Q4 initiatives, such as budgeting, forecasting and completing financial projects. But are you ready for 2016? With the new year right around the corner, Consulting CFO Rose Turner shares 8 questions you should ask before year-end.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: cfo consulting,strategic planning,financial strategy

Sleep Soundly This Audit Season

09.30.2015 | Published By:

Rose Turner

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While it takes additional time and resources, audit preparation has a wealth—literally—of benefits. Consulting CFO Rose Turner discusses the importance of audit preparation, and how it may uncover unknown issues or mistakes that will cost you money in the long run.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial consulting firms,financial strategy

Why Good Communication is Vital for Turnaround Companies

09.03.2015 | Published By:

Rose Turner

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Throughout a business' lifecycle, downturns are inevitable; however, strong managers recognize that open communication is key to turning the business around. Dallas Consulting CFO Rose Turner discusses why management needs to have an open dialogue with employees, vendors and lendors, as well as the do's and don'ts of communication.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: restructuring firms,financial strategy

Expense Planning: Understanding the Sensibility of Cash

08.31.2015 | Published By:

Josh Tabin, Houston

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Recently, vcfo hosted the webinar, “Expense Planning: Understanding the Sensibility of Cash.” Managing Director Josh Tabin covered a variety of topics, including expense characteristics, where expenses are found, expense types for planning and planning methodologies.

Categories: Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial consulting firms,cash flow management,cfo consulting,financial strategy

Discover More Cash in Your Financial Statements

05.21.2015 | Published By:

Revitalization Partners

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One of the top restructuring firms, Revitalization Partners, makes some practical suggestions about running your business more profitably.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting

Tags: restructuring,cash flow management,financial strategy

Demystifying the Balance Sheet

05.07.2015 | Published By:

Josh Tabin, Houston

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When it comes to painting the picture of a company’s financial condition, revenue and earnings are just part of the picture. Often referred to as a snapshot of a company’s health, the balance sheet discloses what an entity owns or controls, what it owes and what the owners’ claims are at a specific point in time.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: small business management,strategic planning,financial strategy,cfo consulting

Cash is King: How to Manage Cash Flow

04.21.2015 | Published By:

Josh Tabin, Houston

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For many companies, sound management of cash flow can be the key to successful financials. Josh Tabin, vcfo Managing Director, provides tips to help you keep your bottom line positive and minimize the stress associated with receiving or billing out funds.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: cash flow management,financial strategy,cfo consulting

Effective Methods for Projecting Revenue

04.09.2015 | Published By:

Carter Freeman, Denver

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When it comes to revenue planning, there are a few different ways to gather relevant data needed to produce a comprehensive budget: resource-based projecting, market-based projecting and analog-based projecting. Managing Director Carter Freeman discusses each planning methodology and how to produce an effective budget with realistic sales forecasts.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial strategy,operational advice

Top Blogs of 2014

12.16.2014 | Published By:

Katie Brown, Austin

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vcfo looks back to some of the most popular blogs of 2014. Whether you’ve read them before or are seeing them for the first time, we hope that vcfo has provided you with knowledgeable, informative content, and we look forward to continuing to share our financial, HR and recruiting expertise with you in 2015.

Categories: Finance, Recruiting, Human Resources, Executive Placement, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting, Recruiting Consulting, Human Resources Consulting, Executive Placement Consulting, About vcfo

Tags: financial consulting firms,operational advice,financial strategy,strategic planning

Why Companies Implement a SaaS Model

11.05.2014 | Published By:

John Brenneman

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As tighter capital budgets demand leaner alternatives, it is no surprise that SaaS adoption continues to rise within the enterprise application markets. Seattle Technology Practice Manager John Brenneman provides an overview of SaaS and outlines why companies choose to implement this model.

Categories: Finance, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial strategy,cfo consulting,technology business strategy

Year-End Tax Knowledge to Lower Liability

10.08.2014 | Published By:

Debra Dowden

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With the end of the year quickly approaching, vcfo Controller Debra Dowden explains why it's important for businesses to take time to make some tax planning decisions that have the potential to lower their tax liability.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting

Tags: financial services,small business management,financial strategy

7 Tips to Better Financial Forecasting

12.04.2013 | Published By:

Josh Tabin, Houston

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Houston Technology Practice Manager Josh Tabin outlines seven tips for better financial forecasting in the upcoming year.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting, CFO Consulting

Tags: financial strategy,cfo consulting,strategic planning

How You Can Improve Your 401(k) Plan

11.20.2013 | Published By:

Sam Law, Austin

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Guest blogger Sam Law is the Principal at Sam Law Financial and has the following advice for improving your 401(k) plan.

Categories: Finance, Finance Consulting

Tags: financial strategy