Category Archives: Mission Vision Values & Culture

Strategic Planning: Do You Have a Clear Vision and Mission?

This week’s article is by Arthur F. Rothberg, Managing Director, CFO Edge, LLC. In the context of our recent article on the value of a having a written strategic plan, Does Your Business Do Strategic Planning?, we follow up with … Continue reading

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Centralized vs. Decentralized Organizational Structure

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by Sherry Rahbar, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Weighing the relative merits of a centralized vs. decentralized organizational structure is important as the outcome forms the basic business framework and how decisions will … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Creating Effective Policies & Procedures

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by John W. Braine, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Sometimes overlooked by executives leading smaller firms are the importance and many benefits of creating effective policies and procedures (P&Ps). While they are often … Continue reading

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What’s Your “Next Big Thing” — and Will It Succeed?

This week’s post and linked full article are by William K. Thorpe, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Apple’s recent introduction of the Apple Watch brings to the forefront a two-part question for Los Angeles and Southern California executives: What’s your “next … Continue reading

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Four Cornerstones of Business Success: 4. Culture

What Type of Corporate Culture Does Your Company Have? The final article in our “Four Cornerstones of Business Success” series looks at the four main types of corporate culture that companies have. The importance of corporate culture cannot be understated … Continue reading

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Four Cornerstones of Business Success: 3. Values

What Are the Core Company Values That Drive Your Business? Continuing with our “Four Cornerstones of Business Success” series, this article discusses the core company values that drive your business. At the heart of your business’ very being, values generate … Continue reading

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Four Cornerstones of Business Success: 2. Vision

Your Long-Term Vision: Where Do You See Your Company in the Future? This next article in our “Four Cornerstones of Business Success” series looks at the second cornerstone, long-term vision and where you see your company in the future. Creating … Continue reading

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Four Cornerstones of Business Success: 1. Mission

Why Your Corporate Mission Is Important – and How to Define It Continuing with our “Four Cornerstones of Business Success” series, this article looks at the first cornerstone, corporate mission. While creating and having a “mission statement” is all the … Continue reading

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Four Cornerstones of Business Success: Introduction

While elements like hard work and managing cash flow are certainly needed to drive performance, incorporating a handful of key principles – the four cornerstones of business success – into a company’s core fabric makes a business truly successful. In … Continue reading

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