ADVANCED CFO BLOG

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

November 23, 2017

Empathy and Leadership – The Power Duo

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

Your Best Audit Yet – Insight From the Startup Audit Survey

By Dave Chase

At Advanced CFO we help several companies navigate the occasional audit on an ongoing basis.  With a normal full-time financial team, many CFOs and controllers don't experience them often, or ne...

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

The Secret to Cash Flow Management

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

5 Steps to More Effective Communication

By Dave Chase

I can vividly recall a conversation I had with a gentleman that knocked on my door about 10 years ago. After I opened the door, we stood there for about 10 minutes, each trying to communicate -- him, ...

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 Dot-Com Bubble

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

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...

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