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Feb

02

2012

The New CFO

In a recent interview with Steve Abramowitz, Regional BDS Director Mid-Atlantic of BDO and CEO Insider, we found an interesting perspective for the CFO of yesterday, today and tomorrow. “CFOs have never had it harder than they have it now. Between Sarbanes-Oxley, ERISA, compensation, transfer pricing, and a myriad of compliance regulations, so much oversight is needed that it is driving the way companies are...

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Feb

01

2012

Surprised? If not, then why are you waiting? – Part 2

In a recent study we did of the industries that were seeing a recovery in 2011, there was more of a focus on better execution of strategy. So how much of your strategic plan did you accomplish, which of your goals were achieved and what are your plans for next year? I think it still surprises me how many companies stop executing on their strategic...

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Jan

31

2012

Surprised? If not, then why are you waiting?

As I was preparing for a recent trip to Washington DC to visit with our senators and representatives on the hill, I decided to get a snapshot of what executives across the nation were experiencing to share with them. In this survey, we inquired about their recent experiences relating to the company/client challenges, staffing, where companies are investing, what industries are recovering, top plans for...

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Jan

30

2012

Increasing Revenues the Easy Way – Look Inside First

Whether you are operating on a shoe string budget or have plenty of cash to spare, I don’t know anyone who would turn down a referral, repeat business from current clients or reoccurring revenues. These are the Holy Grail for most businesses. Yet, while in pursuit of new customers it is easy to forget how these three things can make a little effort go a...

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Jan

27

2012

Deciding whether to put on the breaks or throttle forward

Roller coasters are great at amusement parks but are not what I like to see in business. However, this past year seems like a bit more of a roller coaster than I was expecting and I am seeing it in what I read and the surveys that are coming out. We started off with a great first quarter and the confidence indexes were glowing. We...

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Jan

26

2012

It doesn’t have to be lonely at the top

It is estimated the average company leader has over 70 crucial markers he or she is expected to watch in his or her business every day. There is a vision to be fulfilled, decisions to be made and plans to be executed. As a leader, you are there to listen to the challenges, help walk through options to resolve and be a general sounding board...

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Jan

25

2012

The Breakthrough Company – Part 3

It is typical for companies to become complacent once they get ahead in the game, even when their companies are best positioned to rake in even bigger rewards. These breakthrough companies understood the importance of “upping the ante” at all times and grew to be brand names. However, even the best of companies relax occasionally to the detriment of their growth — the key is...

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Jan

24

2012

The Breakthrough Company – Part 2

You will recognize the names of the nine companies mentioned in Keith McFarland’s book who have achieved significant and consistent growth. They include such companies as Intuit, Paychex, Chicos, Fastenal and SAS. In the 15 years since their appearance on Inc.’s list of the 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S., the median revenue of these companies grew from $14.4 million to $799 million. They...

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Jan

23

2012

The Breakthrough Company: How ordinary companies become extraordinary performers

Recently I sat across the table from the CFO of one of the world’s leading providers of film production, processing and distribution services. He said something few executives say and that is “The best time to be looking for ways to improve your business is when your business is doing extremely well.” This insight was refreshing since most companies do exactly the opposite, resting on...

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Jan

20

2012

Does Your Workforce Strategy Support Your Business Growth?

Every day as I pick up the newspaper I read the same headlines – high gas prices having a financial impact on consumers and businesses alike; sub-prime mortgages pulling another financial institution into a crisis situation; and stock market volatility causing uncertainty with everyone. On top of this, we have the unknown impact of the upcoming presidential election. It’s like being in a meteor shower...

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