Tag: CFO

Expense Control, Budgeting, and the 3rd Law of Wealth and Abundance

Over my career in financial management, expense control has been a continual focus in order to maintain and grow a business. The Third Law of Wealth and Abundance from Ron Willingham’s book “The Ten Laws of Wealth and Abundance” is a direct and no-nonsense approach and insight into personal and business budgeting and planning. Third… Read more »

Crowdfunding is Getting Easier

Crowdfunding is one of the hottest topics these day among entrepreneurs, with new platforms launching nearly every day. One can fund their current or new business venture with help from friends, family, colleagues, and complete strangers, thanks to a myriad of funding platforms such as Kickstarter, Rockethub, and others (see http://www.crowdsourcing.org/directory for a good list).… Read more »

Process Improvements Drive Profits

The title of this article could be “Does your company need a makeover of its internal processes?”.   That sounds like an episode of HGTV but it is really a good question for business owners because their goal is to maximize the value of their investment just as homeowners want to maximize the value of their… Read more »

Use the Rule of 3 Things

Recently I came across an article by Steve Tobak at Entrepeneur.com and also posted in Money today. Mr. Tobak effectiviely comunicates the need for annual plan and goals, while not overburdening the business owner. http://www.today.com/id/53882783/ns/today-money/t/want-kill-it-use-rule-things/#.U8ydAqPn9LM “Most resolutions are hard to keep and leave us feeling guilty we couldn’t achieve them. Try the Rule of 3… Read more »

Sales Growth for Entrepreneurs

Need help in planning and executing sales growth opportunities in your small business? The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and grow sales by providing improved access to education, financial capital, and business support services. The program currently operates in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Long Beach,… Read more »

Stop Majoring in the Minors – Focus

We often get caught up in small tasks and busywork that lets us feel productive while the most important tasks get pushed back later and later, until we don’t have time to do them anymore because of all the smaller things that come up. This is a form of procrastination, or at the least bad… Read more »

Beware of cyber-attacks. They can happen to you.

Most businesses collect customer data each day including customer credit card information and customer demographic information.  Since virtually all businesses use the internet in some way, customer information, along with all of the businesses own data, is vulnerable to attack. It is important to put proper safeguards in place to prevent a data breach.  A… Read more »