ADVANCED CFO BLOG

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

May 07, 2019

The Gig Economy and Finance — Why It’ll Work For You

By Patrick Ord

We are living in the “gig economy”. What does that mean for you and your business? The shift from full-time to gig-based work is shaking up the economy in a major way. But don’t be fooled –...

February 05, 2019

1 Question CEOs Should Ask Before Starting a Business

By Dave Chase

The Mark Zuckerberg era of moving fast and breaking things is over. A more socially aware society requires more from CEOs than ever before. Now, CEOs are not only expected to bring a value driven prod...

January 18, 2019

Women in VC and Compensation — An Analysis

By Alysha Willden

Pitchbook recently posted an article on the gender pay gap in private equity and venture capital firms and their findings were extremely insightful. To summarize the findings, cash compensation was co...

January 08, 2019

Why You Should Hire an Outsourced CFO

By Alysha Willden

The CFO is a key influencer on a business’ success. From startup to enterprise, every business benefits from a strategic CFO. However, contrary to tradition and popular belief, not every business ne...

January 02, 2019

3 Tips to Start the New Year on the Right Foot

By Alysha Willden

It's day two of a new year and the perfect opportunity to plan for the year. Here are 3 tips to start your business on the right foot in 2019. Throughout the holiday season, I've spent a lot of...

December 18, 2018

Why Utah is the Place to Start a Business

By Alysha Willden

When considering the best places to start a business, many people immediately think Silicon Valley. However, entrepreneurial hubs like Silicon Slips in Lehi, UT seem to be popping up around the countr...

December 11, 2018

Financial Modeling Mistakes to Avoid

By Alysha Willden

Financial modeling is an important part of any type of forward looking financial planning. Contrary to popular opinion, increasing revenue and returns is not as simple as “turning on the faucet”. ...

December 05, 2018

Business Basics: The Difference Between CFO and Controller

By Alysha Willden

In many small businesses, the financial team may be made up of one or two people. However, as the function grows, it’s important to ensure that you’re utilizing the right people and skills for dif...

November 30, 2018

When To Hire A CFO For Your Startup

By Alysha Willden

So you've got a new startup. You’re the CEO and you’ve got a partner and a small team. You are managing the finances of your business because no one else knows how to, but your only experience is ...

November 27, 2018

The Best Way to Clean Up Your Financials NOW

By Alysha Willden

Clean up your balance sheet today and your other financial statements will fall in line. Messes in the balance sheet make for messes in the income statement and cash flow statement. By cleaning up thi...

November 20, 2018

Trust Performance Disrupts the Cycling Industry

By Dave Chase

They're at it again.  Dave Weagle, Hap Seliga, & Jason Schiers, all legends individually in the cycling, world have gotten together and been secretly planning to disrupt the mountain biking spac...

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...

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