ADVANCED CFO BLOG

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

February 10, 2015

I love meetings!

By Dave Chase

Perhaps I should clarify. I love effective meetings.  But, over the years I have been a party to some real doozies.  Meetings that ran far longer than expected, meetings that descended into shouting...

November 05, 2014

The 10 Greatest CEOs of All Time

By Dave Chase

I recently read American Icon, by Bryce Hoffman, which details the story of Alan Mulally, his rise to Ford’s CEO spot, and how he led Ford through the years in which his American competitors had to ...

October 15, 2014

Top 10 Tips for Successful Sales

By Casey Foote

I recently attended a presentation by Jeffrey C. Flamm, CEO of Infinite Mind, and creator of the eyeQ learning system (https://eyeqadvantage.com/ -- which I am now excited to try).  Among a plethora ...

October 12, 2014

Bootstrapping isn’t Dead

By Dave Chase

While lending is easing again, the lessons and reminders from a difficult borrowing environment these past few years should be remembered.  Savvy entrepreneurs realize that the most readily available...

October 08, 2014

How Do You Make Decisions?

By Kent Thomas

I read an article this week about a global survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit and PwC on “big business decisions” - I’m talking about key, strategic decisions that affect business with bi...

October 01, 2014

How does the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) impact my business?

By Dave Chase

I recently sat through a short summarized presentation by some trusted advisors, G&A Partners, about how we should think about the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts our clients.  While this ...

September 03, 2014

Understanding the Basics of Loan Covenants

By Dave Chase

Understanding the purpose of covenants and which are common or expected is the key to securing the most favorable covenants you can when you negotiate your company loan.  Below are common questions w...

August 27, 2014

Don’t Ignore Price Strategies –3 Methods & 3 Impactful Ideas for Boosting Profits

By Dave Chase

At least once a year, we all stress about pricing, and some of us more frequently.  Pricing decisions can have far-reaching and impactful ramifications to your business.  However, pricing decisions ...

August 21, 2014

“Ready to Play”

By JB Henriksen

I recently read a sports psychology book called “Ready to Play” by Ron Chamberlain.  I realized that many of the concepts presented have been those I’ve used in coaching youth sports for years,...

August 13, 2014

The Single Most Important KPI for Your Business

By Casey Foote

“What is the most important KPI I should be looking at in my business?”  is a question I am asked constantly.  “Well, that really depends on your industry” is the lame, ambiguous, non-commit...

August 12, 2014

Trend Analysis

By Dave Chase

Trend analysis is a critical, and all too often overlooked, element of understanding what is happening in one’s business.  Far too often we see that companies are looking only at the unformatted, c...

July 30, 2014

The Wealth Multiple of Storytelling

By Dave Chase

I recently read the article in Entrepreneur Magazine called Why You Need to Become a Better Storyteller. I was reminded that a great storyteller can make you feel a connection and pull you in without ...

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