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Impact Of Healthcare Reform

Healthcare Reform Important to us all Health care reform arrived on March 21, 2010, when the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590), which had been previously approved by the Senate on December 24, 2009. With this law approved by both bodies, health care reform is now here,…

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The Gulf Oil Spill What It Teaches Business Owners About Risk Management

The Gulf oil spill shows how vulnerable economies and businesses are to natural and man-made disasters, and what finance executives may be able to do to prevent some of the economic impact from adversely affecting their companies. I recently received two articles commenting on the oil spill[1].  The first,  from Magazine, takes an unusual approach, asking…

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Motivating People Can CEOs And Business Owners Get Beyond Money

Motivating People: Can CEOs and Business Owners Get Beyond Money  The economic downturn offers business owners and CEOs a great opportunity to more effectively reward talented employees by emphasizing nonfinancial motivators rather than bonuses. In an economy in which all business – from the very largest to small new startups – are finding profits and…

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Exiting Your Business Part 1

As a B2B CFO® partner, I support not only my clients’ entire organization, but also the clients themselves.  Most of those clients are the business owners – the ones whose vision established their businesses and whose hard work grew them to their present state.  Many of those clients are Baby Boomers, starting to think about…

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B2B CFO Named In Prestigious Inc. 5000 List 1266

184% Growth Earns B2B CFO Spot in the 2010 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America Phoenix, Ariz. August 24, 2010 – B2B CFO, the nation’s largest provider of CFO services to small businesses, has been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America. Now in its 29th year, Inc.…

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How Do You Determine The Right Association

I received this excellent sentiment recently.  It can be applied to any business or personal relationship.   It comes from Avril N. Ball. “Some motorcycles have a two-seated area allowing two riders on at the same time, one thing I have noticed is during a trip when the riders approach a bend, they both have to lean…

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What Are Your Top 10 Action Items For Finding Cash In A Business

The third quarter is almost done. Fourth quarter and year end loom. In many companies where I have worked, Q4 = Budget Time (“!@#$%^&*”). As a B2B CFO, I’ll be working soon with my clients on 2011 budgets, looking to squeeze more cash out of their businesses as we continue to deal with the current…

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Almost Every Business Is Required To Have An Emergency Action Plan Are You In Compliance

If you have to ask this question: “Does my company need an Emergency Action Plan?”, then you may be at a high risk for being non-compliant with OSHA rules! According to OSHA: Almost every business is required to have an emergency action plan (EAP). If fire extinguishers are required or provided in your workplace, and if anyone…

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When A Company Goes Public By Accident

CFO Magazine recently published an article in its March 2011 issue (click here to read) describing how easy it is for a privately-owned company to make the mistake of going public unintentionally.  Going public comes with significant consequences and obligations, including the obligation to register with the SEC, to report financial results to its shareholders on a regular…

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The Importance Of Forecasting And Planning When Running A Business

AS A BUSINESS OWNER, DO YOU REGULARLY SET UP AND REVIEW ANNUAL OPERATING PLANS AND BUDGETS? If you do not, read about my recent experience with a client who is now using budgets set up by his B2B CFO®. A call last week with a potential client got me thinking about how important it is…

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