ADVANCED CFO BLOG

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

November 27, 2017

Disagree & Commit

By Dave Chase

When I made a move from the East Coast to the Intermountain West, I found myself in what some might call a radically different work environment. Some fans of a more direct approach might call it “ho...

November 23, 2017

Microsoft CEO on Empathy & Leadership

By Dave Chase

As I sat in a packed room a week ago listening to an almost mythical figure, the CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella, I found myself fully drawn in. Here was a longtime employee of a company long viewed as...

November 22, 2017

How to be a CEO…From 525 Interviews

By Dave Chase

So, you've interviewed 525 interviews CEOs over 10 years?  That gives you street cred.  When I read the NY Times article titled, "How to be a CEO, From a Decade's Worth of Them," I was impressed, in...

November 02, 2017

2018 Startup Audit Survey

By Dave Chase

While here at Advanced CFO we're involved in financial audits on an ongoing basis, we recognize that is unique.  Many CFOs and controllers don't experience them often, or never have.  In cooperatio...

July 31, 2017

We’re Here to Guide You Through the Storm

By Dave Chase

The stormy, cloudy skies of finances are always daunting at first. They block your view of what lies ahead on the horizon, and offer an unpredictability that can be unsettling – especially when the ...

July 31, 2017

What’s the Secret to Cash Management? Organize, Organize, Organize

By Dave Chase

When it comes to handling your business’ cash flow, it’s hard to know which advice to follow. So many different approaches can muddle the clear picture and vastly downplay the difficulties of gain...

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 ...

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