ADVANCED CFO BLOG

Tips and tricks to help you run your business, from Advanced CFO's top financial and strategy experts

November 16, 2018

3 Ways to Improve Finances for Q1

By Dave Chase

Preparing for the start of a new year can be daunting. Long-term, short-term planning, and clean financials will give your business the springboard it needs to launch into its best year yet. A...

November 15, 2018

How Traeger Found its Spark

By Dave Chase

Entrepreneurship has increasingly become the hot career recently.  Many of us are trying our hand at it and frequently we look around to see who's doing it right.  For me, a shining example of who's...

November 15, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Raising Funds

By Alysha Willden

Everything you need to know about raising funds from choosing the right investor, to pitching your business, to giving up the right amount of equity. John Mayfield and Chris Shelton, two veterans of ...

November 13, 2018

Why the Best Boss is Hard to Work For

By Alysha Willden

The best boss is not the easiest to work for. They are challengers, are results-driven, and know the capabilities of their team. Working for them is not always a walk in the park, but the growth that ...

November 09, 2018

“Finance is the Language of the Business”

By Alysha Willden

The human brain uses physiological responses to communicate important information on the status of the body. ie.: hunger, pain, anxiety, etc. These communications are designed to help prevent injury o...

November 02, 2018

When the Job Is Not Worth the Money

By Alysha Willden

Growing up, I had one goal in mind: to be successful and make lots of money. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew how much I wanted to make. Now, my mindset has completely changed and I am ...

October 26, 2018

4 Reasons Building Rapport is the Most Important Part of the Sale

By Alysha Willden

As any sales or marketing professional knows, building rapport with the potential customer is an extremely important part of the sales process. Successfully building trust and rapport with a customer ...

October 19, 2018

Artificial Intelligence is the Future of Finance

By Dave Chase

The term ‘machine learning’ has become a buzzword in the past couple of years or so. Investors continually invest in artificial intelligence or “AI” technology each year — between ...

July 10, 2018

How CEOs Manage Time: an Ambitious HBR study

By Dave Chase

Harvard Business Review, and more specifically Michael Porter, recently completed an ambitious study of time management by top CEOs.  Their executive assistants were taught to rigorously record how t...

May 10, 2018

5 Steps to Better Cash Management

By Matt McKinlay

As a turnaround professional, I help companies that have fallen behind in their financial obligations to creditors, employees, and other stakeholders. The cash problems a company experiences usually s...

February 28, 2018

Why the Best CEOs Do ‘Less’

By Dave Chase

As I exited a youthful mindset and began to mature in my thinking about life (read: life wasn’t always about me) I had a few key realizations.  These realizations have helped me remove the clutter ...

January 19, 2018

The Convergence of Finance and AI (Artificial Intelligence)

By Dave Chase

I was recently asked 'How can the office of finance better line up people, processes, and technology to score high-value data combinations?' Despite the ever-present demand for financials and repor...

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