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

March 21, 2016

Managing Cash via Working Capital Optimization

By Dave Chase

Here is a trick question for you: Which is more important – Profitability or positive Cash Flow? For those of you thinking, “Wait, how are they different in the first place?”…just keep read...

February 06, 2016

An “Expanded” Definition of Accredited Investor.

By Kent Thomas

By a somewhat surprising margin (347 – 8), the US House of Representatives overwhelming approved legislation that would expand the definition of an accredited investor. Under current rules, a person...

February 05, 2016

Co-Founder Challenges & Near Death Experiences

By Dave Chase

Whether you believe near-death-experiences are just the realm of made-for-TV movies or not, the reality is that companies frequently have near death experiences too. Sometimes a company finds itself...

January 20, 2016

The Importance of Understanding Cash Conversion Cycle

By Dave Chase

Generally speaking, there are 3 sources of cash for a growing company.  The most commonly discussed are equity and debt funding.  Both come at a price.  Debt comes with interest.  Equity always co...

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 ...

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