Key steps in drawing up a budget There are a number of key steps you should follow to make sure your budgets and plans are as realistic and useful as possible. Make time for budgeting If you invest some time in creating a comprehensive and realistic budget it...

Today I continue with the second post in my series on the benefits of planning.  In this post I cover what a typical business cycle plan is, benefits of a business plan, and the first steps in creating a budget. A typical business planning cycle Review...

Whether you’ve just started your business or your business has been operational for some time, it's essential to plan and tightly manage its financial performance. Creating a planning process is the most effective way to keep your business and its finances on a path for...

As I work with businesses and get to know them, one of the most common issues or areas of concern is around cash flow. The problem is that a majority of small businesses don’t fully understand cash flow, understand the importance of it, or understand...

Have you ever thought to yourself that it’s lonely at the top? Who can I talk to? Is this a good decision? Am I doing the right thing? Who do you have to talk with regarding these topics? Most of the time you end up having...

As I talk with business owners some have told me that the Fractional CFO business makes sense, they can see how it would help them in their business, but they don't think they can afford it. My answer is simply, how can you not afford...

Why do I need a CFO? That is a question I hear quite often. The short answer is that every business can benefit from a CFO. The long answer...

As the owner of a privately held company, you are constantly faced with challenges: optimizing cash flow, maximizing profitability, accelerating growth, and planning your exit strategy. A Fractional CFO partners with you as an advisor to develop a game plan for the strategic, financial, and...