Category Archives: Operational Analysis

The Benefits of Revisiting Processes, Workflows & Technology

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by Arthur F. Rothberg, Managing Director, CFO Edge, LLC. When companies have operated for more than ten years without significant changes to their processes, workflows, and technologies, it is likely they are not … Continue reading

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Learn from Last Year’s Mistakes as You Move Forward in 2016

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by William K. Thorpe, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Reaching goals is great, and yet we often learn more from our past mistakes. Many of us can reflect on last year and identify an … Continue reading

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Six Steps for Overcoming Analysis Paralysis in Your Firm

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by Arthur F. Rothberg, Managing Director, CFO Edge, LLC. A significant downside of taking a long time to analyze a challenge or opportunity is the possibility that we become paralyzed by over-analysis … Continue reading

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Now is a Good Time for An Annual Business Checkup

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by Howard Goldman, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. As with a once-a-year proactive visit to a doctor for a health checkup, now is a good time for an annual business checkup. Doing so … Continue reading

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How Might Disruptions in China Affect You & Your Business?

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by William K. Thorpe, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. With China’s recent falling stock market affecting other world and U.S. stock markets, it is prudent to look at how disruptions in China might affect … Continue reading

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Lean: It Isn’t Just for Manufacturing

This week’s post and linked full article are by Howard Goldman, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. While most executives in Los Angeles and Southern California are familiar with lean manufacturing, many who own and manage non-manufacturing companies aren’t as familiar with … Continue reading

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The Value of Obtaining a Second Opinion

This week’s article is by Michael K. Menerey, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Many times we seek a second opinion in different areas of our personal lives, and it is just as important for executives to understand the value of obtaining a … 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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The Importance of Linking Your Financial and Operational Strategy

This week’s post and linked article are by Mark S. Becker, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Similar to Los Angeles and Southern California executives valuing the right work/life balance, forward-thinking executives recognize the gains from achieving the right balance when linking … Continue reading

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Is the Customer Always Right?

This post is by Randy S. Miller, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Businesses often live by the mantra, “The customer is always right.”  But is this true? For business-to-business relationships, smart managers understand that, sometimes, the customer is not right for … Continue reading

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