Process Improvement

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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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Four Things to Regularly Assess in Your Business

One of the skills an experienced big mountain backcountry skier practices is testing the snowpack for avalanche risk. “I think it looks good,” won’t cut it. We have to pull out the shovel and test the pack to ensure we can venture down in a safe way. Otherwise, we risk life-threatening conditions and danger. “Where’d …

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What’s the Score? Track Your Key Performance Indicators

What are your business’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)? Are you even keeping score of your business’s performance? When it comes to business results, leaders often have a target in mind (i.e. make more money this year than last year.) You probably have some specific hopes and goals and are trying to move your results toward …

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