Category Archives: Profitability

How to Apply the 80/20 Rule to Your Business

This week’s post and linked full article are by William K. Thorpe, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Applying the 80/20 rule to profitability and customer segments, conventional wisdom has it that 80 percent of an organization’s profits are derived from 20 percent … Continue reading

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How to Choose the Proper Pricing Strategy

By Sherry Rahbar, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC Knowing how to choose the proper pricing strategy is a significant challenge for executives leading Los Angeles and Southern California businesses. Their ongoing pricing evaluations include questions on matching prices of competitors, specific … Continue reading

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How to Determine if a Company is Profitable or Not

This week’s post and full article are by Mark S. Becker, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Given a primary goal of earning a profit, it’s surprising how many Los Angeles and Southern California executives don’t know how to determine if their … Continue reading

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Driving Profitable Growth: How to Set Prices Throughout the Product Life Cycle

In this final installment of the three-part profitability series, we look at a pricing structure review as a key way to improve profitability. In response to the slow recovery continuing to pressure revenues along with increasing costs of raw materials, … Continue reading

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How to Drive Profitable Business Growth

Along with cash flow and cost controls, Los Angeles and Southern California business leaders look at profitability as a primary measure and driver of successful businesses. Profitability requires planning and disciplined execution, and the best way to ensure it is … Continue reading

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Effective Cash Management

This article is by Randy S. Miller, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. There are many reasons why a business becomes successful, but nothing can have a greater negative impact on a business than not managing cash effectively. For many businesses, the … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Profits and Cash Flow?

In a recent article, we discussed the importance of understanding your company’s cash flow cycle and offered some tips for shortening your cycle in order to improve cash flow. This discussion, however, assumes an understanding of a basic financial concept: … Continue reading

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