The Pendulum Effect of Becoming a Great CEO

Posted by on December 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm

The meeting yesterday I had with a small business owner got me thinking about two perspectives: A little authority or a lot for his managers. A business owner will often grow and add employees. How does he/she become a better CEO? One of many tactics is to let your managers manage. But do you give […]

Top 12 Ways Business Owners Can Get “The Big Check”

Posted by on July 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm

First, I want to differentiate an “entrepreneur” from a business owner. The difference is fundamentally a mind set. An entrepreneur is super driven to create the future. They see or experience a problem, put together the team and funding, and execute on their vision of a future industry, and leverage their market-changing innovation. Their companies […]

CFO’s Doing Marketing? yeah right.

Posted by on March 5, 2011 at 8:36 am

This article struck a chord with me, as I’m seeing progressive, new-school CFO’s getting involved more strategically in companies. Instead of being those funny looking dudes sitting in a back room with their goofy glasses and their nose stuck in spreadsheets all day, the CFO of 2011 is one that works well across each function […]

Battle of the financial guys

Posted by on August 19, 2010 at 9:11 am

Many business owners do not understand the differences between the roles and the value a CFO can bring to the business. Additionally, many business owners do not feel they can afford a CFO, however that is where a part time CFO can help.

25 Questions to Ask When Hiring a CPA « Keith McAslan’s Blog

Posted by on July 8, 2010 at 7:52 pm

25 Questions to Ask When Hiring a CPA « Keith McAslan’s Blog.

6 Things to Know Before Hiring a CFO

Posted by on December 10, 2009 at 11:34 am

Before hiring a financial executive to guide your company, ask these 6 questions to ensure that you don’t end up paying a whole lot of money for services that are not what you need, expect or want. Hiring an on demand CFO does not have to be a confusing experience. Instead, it can be the most empowered decision you ever make for your company.

H1N1 Influenza versus Small Business

Posted by on December 6, 2009 at 9:41 am

CxO To Go conducted a survey concerning the potential impact H1N1 could have on companies. Of those surveyed, 72% have not undertaken any financial modeling to see what may happen if disaster strikes. We certainly hope it does not get bad, or small businesses especially may be in for trouble. Over 75% of the respondents […]

Move Over, CEO: The Time Is Right for the Chief Financial Officer to Be a Co-Leader

Posted by on August 18, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Thank you Tracy Houston of Board Resource Services for sharing this with me this morning. I see more dynamic equilibrium these days with the CEO and the CFO. When I perform in the part time CFO role, my customers expect me to help them move towards the unity in duality described below. By PHILIP […]