Tag Archives: cost

How Value-Based Pricing Can Boost Revenue & Profitability

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by John W. Braine, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. A closer look at the two main pricing approaches for products and services – cost-plus pricing and value-based pricing – helps understand the differences, … 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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Growth Strategies: How Should You Finance New Equipment?

This week’s post and linked full article are by William K. Thorpe, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. With the progressively improving economy and continuing low interest rates, a number of Los Angeles and Southern California executives are expanding their businesses and … Continue reading

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How to Encourage Your Clients to Move Forward With an Engagement

You have probably seen it before: A client has pressing financial and operational challenges and knows they could benefit tremendously by bringing in an outsourced CFO services provider to help deal with them. But when it’s time to make the … Continue reading

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Wholesaler & Manufacturer Challenges: Inventory Processes, Supply Chain Relationships & Distribution Networks (Part 3)

Continuing our discussion of challenges faced by wholesalers and manufacturers, this new article… Wholesaler & Manufacturer Challenges: Inventory Processes, Supply Chain Relationships & Distribution Networks (Part 3) …addresses a new set of challenges that — left unresolved — can erode margins and profits. … Continue reading

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Wholesaler & Manufacturer Challenges: Strategic Cost Containment (Part 2)

Cost containment is critical for wholesalers and manufacturers, given the tight margins that most of them work within – not to mention the fact that they often must share profits with retailers. Often, however, they don’t have access to accurate … Continue reading

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The Role of Internal Controls in Fraud Prevention

In our last article, we talked about how in a sluggish economy like the one we’re now facing, companies may be at an increased risk for internal fraud and embezzlement. When times are tough, it’s easier for some employees to … Continue reading

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Outsourced CFO Services: Identifying Shared Objectives (5 of 9 in the series)

As we discussed in an earlier article in this series, one of the first things a business owner, CEO or CFO should do before engaging an outsourced CFO services firm is establish a clear business case for doing so. The … Continue reading

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The Importance of Appropriate Business Insurance Coverage

This week’s article is by Mike Menerey, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Business insurance coverage is critical to the survival of any company, and yet it is one of the most frequently overlooked areas. While there are many different kinds of … Continue reading

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