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Jul 27, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Dreaming Bigger: Maintaining the Pace of Growth Beyond Startup

Few things can match the excitement of the first day of business. For many people, it’s the realization of a career-long dream to be their own boss. Even for the serial entrepreneur who has been through the process multiple times, there’s still an adrenaline rush when the website goes live and/or the doors unlock and all of the planning and preparation comes together.

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Topics: Strategy, Growth

Jul 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Fresh Funding Ideas to Fuel New Growth

Just about every business that creates a business plan will project some growth. While it’s important to set an intention around growth at the start of the year, it takes more than just a number in a forecast to successfully grow throughout the year. In many cases, it will take new money to make new money. Does your business plan account for the funding necessary to support your growth projections?

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Topics: Strategy, Growth

Apr 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

4 Evolving Cyber Disruptions That Should be Included in Your Strategic Planning

In today’s business environment, market disruptions are a persistent topic of strategic planning discussions. Automation, artificial intelligence and increased connectivity will continue to drive our growth strategies, but it is crucial that organizations consider cybersecurity evolution in the strategic plans. Below are 4 evolving areas that will drive your organization’s success or peril over the next 3-5 years.

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Topics: Strategy, Business Planning, Cybersecurity

Mar 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM

How to Gather and Leverage Big Data to Drive Business

As we continue to explore the top middle market CFO challenges for 2017, it is clear that the CFO’s role is changing to focus more on providing strategic guidance to support the organization’s growth and decision making. Last week’s blog addressed how CFOs need to optimize working capital and to effectively accomplish this requires executing real time data analysis and predictive analytics to make the best decisions from the information that is available.

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Topics: Strategy, Big Data, Forward Thinking

Aug 13, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Is Your Audit Committee Asking the Right Questions?

I’ve worked with a variety of companies – both public and private – during my career, and I have seen a variety of approaches to the role of audit committees. In the best cases, the audit committee works in collaboration with the internal audit group, the external auditor and management, and all of them share common goals.  In other companies, each function takes care of its own area of responsibility with little collaboration among them.

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Topics: Strategy, Audit