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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

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

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

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

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

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

Big Data, HR Analysis and HR Metrics

06.24.2016 | Published By:

Cindy Gunderson, Austin

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Cindy Gunderson, Senior HR consultant at vcfo, speaks about the importance of collecting and using various HR data points to help HR add value to businesses. 

Categories: Human Resources, Human Resources Consulting

Tags: hiring methods,hiring manager,hr compliance,hr consulting firms,operational advice,small business management

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

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

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

Selling for Your Small Business Through Relationships

09.05.2014 | Published By:

Thom Singer

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For small business owners, the sales cycle can be a very personal experience, leading to potential disappointment or discouragement when deals are lost. In this blog, Thom Singer addresses the importance of maintaining and nurturing client relationships beyond a single transaction. 

Categories: Finance, Executive Placement

Tags: small business management

What Your Worst Customers Can Teach You About Loyalty - Part 2

08.21.2014 | Published By:

Jill Griffin

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While often difficult to manage and understand, the toughest customers may be your best loyalty teachers. In this two-part series, Jill Griffin, an internationally-published author on customer loyalty, highlights four difficult customer types and the lessons they provide.

Tags: small business management,customer loyalty

What Your Worst Customers Can Teach You About Loyalty - Part 1

08.19.2014 | Published By:

Jill Griffin

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While often difficult to manage and understand, the toughest customers may be your best loyalty teachers. In this two-part series, Jill Griffin, an internationally-published author on customer loyalty, highlights four difficult customer types and the lessons they provide.

Tags: small business management,customer loyalty

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

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