Process Improvement

Keep Your Business Healthy: The Four Pillars of Sound Financial Practices

There are 33.5 million small to mid-sized businesses in America with $12 trillion market value. But the failure rate of all businesses is incredibly high. 22% of business startups fail in the first year, and 50% of new businesses fail within the first five years – and 70% fail within ten years.*  Operational savvy doesn’t always …

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Quarterly Report

How to Keep the End of a Quarter from Feeling Like the End of Your Business

Many business owners think their business is the only business with unpredictable income and cash flow. This makes me grin. Revenue for most businesses is never steady or easy to plan. If you are one of the fortunate ones with predictable revenue, it certainly makes things easier, but you are in the minority. At the time of …

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The Rearview Mirror for Looking Ahead: Know Yourself to Grow Yourself

“Why do you accountants always focus on the rearview mirror?” This question was posed to me during a small business workshop I was conducting. Read on to see how I answered it. But first some context: I do workshops for small businesses frequently, to share more deeply about my Fractional CFO framework and approach. I …

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