Category Archives: Business Budgeting

All About Budgeting: Common Challenges and Solutions

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by Mark S. Becker, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. From being the financial blueprint to providing views into capital availability and profitability, the budget is one of the most important elements for driving and … Continue reading

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Should You Consider Zero-Based Budgeting in 2016?

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by John W. Braine, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Needing to review cost management structures due to pressures to reduce costs and increase profitability, executives leading Los Angeles and Southern California companies are taking … Continue reading

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Six Tips for Allocating Startup and Seed Capital

When executives in Los Angeles and Southern California seek startup and seed capital for their ventures, receiving funds often marks the beginning of a number of challenges. In spite of capital misallocation by a number of startups over the years, … Continue reading

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Year-End Strategic Planning & Forecasting: Now Is the Time for a New Approach

With 2013 drawing to a close, attention turns to closing out the year in the most advantageous way possible, as well as setting the right success-generating course for the year ahead. The most important elements of the preparation process are … Continue reading

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The Importance of Budgeting-to-Plan – Instead of Planning-to-Budget

The current Congressional budget and deficit showdown is informative for business leaders in that it illustrates something important that is often overlooked: the reason why our federal government is so deep in debt in the first place. And that reason … Continue reading

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The Importance of Business Budgeting

It’s critical that executives work together with other key members of the management team to create a business budget that defines the company’s basic financial structure and how cash will be managed to work within this structure. Business budgeting helps … Continue reading

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