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July 06, 2017

Access to Data Is Great, but It’s How You Communicate It That Matters

By Dave Chase

Finance gets a well-earned bad wrap sometimes for 'eye-charts.' In the article "Access to Data Is Great, but It's How You Communicate It That Matters", there is little excuse for presenting informatio...

June 29, 2017

Lessons From Michael Scott

By Dave Chase

Think “What Would Michael Scott Do?” And Then Don’t When it comes to running a business, no one has more terrible advice than The Office’s very own Michael Scott. All jokes aside, we decide...

June 29, 2017

Make or Break: Lessons from the .com Bubble of Poor Business Planning

By Dave Chase

We all remember the dot.com bubble. A new century and endless possibilities promised a new and exciting market with tremendous economic growth, only to burst at the seams as several companies collapse...

May 31, 2017

3 Tips to Grow (and Keep Growing) Your Company

By Dave Chase

While the goal of every business is to grow, it’s nearly impossible to know how fast it’ll come or how extensive. Unless your hidden talent is seeing the future, a good amount of decision-making w...

May 31, 2017

On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Prepared Is Your Business for Growth?

By Dave Chase

When it comes to growing your business, knowing where to even start can sometimes be the hardest step. One easily identifiable step is having a plan. So on a scale of one to ten, how does your busines...

April 28, 2017

The Current State of Venture Capital in 24 Brilliant Charts

By Dave Chase

Pitchbook's periodic review of the state of Venture Capital is traditionally very insightful.  Their most current installment did not disappoint. Why Should I Care? You might wonder, 'Why should I ...

April 28, 2017

4 Balancing Acts That Can Help You Be a Better Leader

By Dave Chase

Being a great leader is much easier said than done. What qualities one person or team admires in a manager, another detests. Behaviors that seem great in theory often crash and burn in practice. Strik...

April 27, 2017

Bill Belichick on Leadership

By Dave Chase

On occasion we are blessed by witnessing truly amazing and rare leadership. That happened for me this past week when I stumbled upon an interview with Bill Belichick on CNBC about leadership. He is an...

April 27, 2017

Employee Burnout is a Problem with the Company, Not the Person

By Dave Chase

In the opening lines of the Harvard Business Review article with this same title, I read the following eye-opening remark which really rang true for my work experience across dozens of organizations b...

March 29, 2017

Painting with Numbers

By Dave Chase

Or, “Data Visualization” as us business professionals call it. You’ve undoubtedly heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousands words.” Well, that’s what data visualization is for ...

March 29, 2017

Data Visualization & Analytics

By Casey Foote

Advanced CFO has years of experience helping CEOs and management teams use operational data to improve decision making and drive bottom-line performance. Watch the video to discover our take on the m...

March 17, 2017

Explanation of Key Terms in Venture Financing

By Dave Chase

Sellers of businesses are starry-eyed about valuation.  They often focus on it and neglect to consider other key terms.  So much so that they overlook key provisions or terms that can have a meaning...

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