ADVANCED CFO BLOG

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

January 11, 2016

What is Operating Cash Flow?

By Dave Chase

You may have heard of cash flow, but what exactly is operating cash flow? While cash flow is the net amount of cash moving in and out of a business, operating cash flow is something different. Operati...

December 10, 2015

What is Cash Flow?

By Dave Chase

Cash flow. This may be a phrase you’ve heard many times in the financial world. The reason you’ve heard it over and over again is because it is key to the survival of every business. Cash flow is ...

December 08, 2015

Why Advanced CFO supports Make-a-Wish

By Dave Chase

Why Advanced CFO supports Make-a-Wish We love what we do and feel like we’re making a difference every day in the lives of our clients.  But every once in a while you get the opportunity to do s...

October 28, 2015

5 Tips for Presenting to Executives

By JB Henriksen

We, as CFOs, regularly think about our priority of assisting the CEO to do her job better.  CEO's have very full plates.  They are always looking for people they can trust to get things done.  Wit...

October 16, 2015

Why You Need a CFO, not Just an Accountant

By Dave Chase

January is named after the Roman God Janus.  Janus is depicted with two faces, one pointing forward and the other back and is symbolic of the process of change — gazing backwards at the recent past...

September 24, 2015

How to get Smarter

By JB Henriksen

I have always enjoyed learning and trying to better myself.  I was foolish enough to go through an MBA class as an older adult and even though it kicked my butt, I thoroughly enjoyed the process.  T...

September 08, 2015

Access to Capital

By Kent Thomas

THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WORST OF TIMES This variation of the well recognized phrase applies not only to Dickens’ comparison of the conditions in London and Paris in his classic novel A Tale of Two C...

August 21, 2015

The Right CFO for Early Stage Financing – An Entrepreneur’s Checklist for Raising Early Stage Capital

By Dave Chase

Are you hoping to secure capital to properly fund your business?  If so, you need to know how to prepare to maximize your opportunity for success.  Obtaining financing is a complicated process, but ...

August 14, 2015

9 Things Not To Do

By JB Henriksen

There is so much information bombarding our smart phones and constantly begging for our attention. There are so many posts, Tweets, emails, phone calls, and texts to respond to that it’s getting mor...

August 07, 2015

Don’t Give Opportunity the Stink-eye if she Peeks in your Office

By Dave Chase

Luck is a handicap.  Some people believe in luck.  As a result, holding out for luck becomes a demotivating factor in their lives. You’ve heard them all before in one form or another: ...

July 29, 2015

One Smart Way to Manage Cash

By Dave Chase

Pre-orders.  I know what many of you may be thinking...'that won't work in my business.'  And while that may be right in some cases, we are seeing more and more business launch, or cover cash short...

July 22, 2015

Stock Options 101

By JB Henriksen

Considering joining a startup offering stock options…or considering offering them to your employees?  Not all startups use stock options as an incentive for employees and officers, but if you a...

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