Category Archives: Growth Strategies

Is a Joint Venture Right for Your Company?

This week’s article is by John W. Braine, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. With economic optimism on the upswing, many executives are revisiting and launching growth initiatives like mergers, acquisitions and IPOs. Another growth initiative worthy of consideration is a joint … Continue reading

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Growth Strategies: Is an M&A in Your Company’s Future?

This week’s article is by Arthur F. Rothberg, Managing Director, CFO Edge, LLC. While “M&A” and “mergers and acquisitions” bring to mind multibillion-dollar M&A deals, about two-thirds of disclosed M&A deals in 2016 were under $100 million and about one-fourth … Continue reading

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Why You Must Keep Your Key Advisors Consistently Informed

This week’s article is by Michael K. Menerey, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. For small and mid-sized firms, “as needed” working relationships with their key advisors – like CPAs, attorneys and other professionals – are beneficial in that full-time positions, salaries … Continue reading

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The Role of Finance in Creating a Customer-Centric Culture

This week’s article is by John W. Braine, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Grounding business actions in a deep understanding of what customers want is essential, and it’s helpful to look at the role of finance in creating a customer-centric culture. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Managing Working Capital for Liquidity

This week’s linked article is by John W. Braine, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Managing working capital for liquidity has been a critical success factor for companies surviving and thriving since the economic downtown. A disciplined approach – spending wisely, controlling … Continue reading

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Could Your Company Benefit From Verticalization?

This week’s full PDF is by John W. Braine, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Verticalization, applying a vertical segmentation strategy to customer groups and offerings, generates many high-value outcomes. Tailoring offerings to address needs of well-defined groups positions salespeople as go-to … Continue reading

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Why Service Businesses Must Track Employee Utilization Rates

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by Sherry Rahbar, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Unlike manufacturers who create and track products for sale, a less tangible inventory – billable time for employees’ work – means that service businesses must track … Continue reading

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How to Put Data Mining to Work for Your Business

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by William K. Thorpe, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. With frequent media coverage of successful data mining outcomes in companies of all sizes, it makes sense to look at how to put data … Continue reading

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Where to Turn When You’ve Outgrown Your CPA

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by Sherry Rahbar, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. As their businesses grow, many Los Angeles and Southern California executives face increasingly complex financial issues along with greater needs for decision making-based reporting and … Continue reading

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Four Strategies for Sustained Business Growth

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by John W. Braine, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Whether growing through acquisition in what may be a rapid or exponential manner – or through an organic approach that is steady and correctly … Continue reading

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