Category Archives: Risk Management

Should Your Company Purchase Accounts Receivable Insurance?

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by Arthur F. Rothberg, Managing Director, CFO Edge, LLC. As an executive leading a closely-held business and continually attuned to risk management, the risk of non-payment by a large customer poses a compelling … 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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How to Guard Against Unpleasant Regulatory Surprises

This week’s post and full PDF are by Michael K. Menerey, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Among the myriad challenges faced by executives owning and managing small and mid-sized businesses is one often overlooked: unpleasant regulatory surprises implemented by government agencies. … 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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Factors to Consider Before Buying the Business Where You Work

This week’s post and full linked article are by Sherry Rahbar, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. While it could be a tremendous opportunity if you can buy the business where you are an employee, there are a number of important factors … Continue reading

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The Proper Role of Fear in Business Decision Making

This week’s post and full linked article are by Arthur F. Rothberg, Managing Director, CFO Edge, LLC. The fear of negative outcomes can forestall making important business decisions, and it makes good sense for Los Angeles and Southern California executives … Continue reading

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Is Cybercrime a Threat to Your Business?

This week’s post and linked article are by Howard Goldman, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. With recent cyberattacks on Sony Corporation, Home Depot, and Target, many Los Angeles and Southern California executives may think only large corporations face cybercrime threats to … Continue reading

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Why Enterprise Risk Management Is Critical for Small & Mid-Sized Firms

This week’s post is by John W. Braine, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. To correctly balance financial and operational sides of their companies, it is important for Los Angeles and Southern California executive to understand why enterprise risk management is critical … Continue reading

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