General Info & Updates

Category: General Info & Updates

Quotes Every Financial Leader Needs to Read

A few weeks ago, I started another series of our Financial Leadership Workshop, and in Day 1, we discuss that paradigm shift that needs to take place to go from accounting to financial leadership. So, I compiled all the quotes from all of my curriculum that make me think… How can I lead my company differently? What can I

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The Future of the Accounting Workforce

See Also: Accounting Income vs Economic Income Accounting Fraud Prevention using Quickbooks Accrual based Accounting American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Auditor The Future of the Accounting Workforce Firms who are hiring new accountants or accounting majors have to understand where the newer generations are “coming from,” as a Boomer (born 1946-1964) might say, to target a style that will bring out the next

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Why Valuation Matters

The other day, a client asked why valuation matters. It seems like a lengthy process that is complex and differs in each case. You see, I didn’t respond in an elaborate explanation of the different methods of valuation. Instead, I start off by saying that life is very unpredictable. Have you ever experienced a life-altering

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What is a Staffing Agency?

See also: Recruiting vs Staffing What the Current Hiring Process Costs When You Know It’s the Right Hire What is a Staffing Agency? A staffing agency is an entity that has employees that can be hired out for temporary or long term work. A staffing agency is also referred to as an employment agency. It

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Announcement: Transition of Ownership

Our Founder and former President, Jim Wilkinson unexpectedly passed away in his sleep on June 15th, 2017. We are grateful for the time we had with him and to work for the incredible organization he built. He is survived by his bride of 34 years and his two beautiful daughters. You can read his full

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How do you tell an entrepreneur that their business sucks?

Your business sucks… How does that make you feel? Probably upset, maybe a little defensive. But what if it’s the truth? Many entrepreneurs generate new ideas as if it were a bodily function. As you have likely seen, not all ideas result in a multimillion dollar venture. Some of those ideas will fail to even bring a penny in!

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Irrational Exuberance & My Calculator

When I first started my career, I had a business partner. As an entrepreneur, I would come up with all of these great ideas and run them past my partner. Every time I had a new idea, he’d bring out his 10-key calculator and say “Okay, walk me through it.” He wanted me to run

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New Graduates: What Employers Are Looking For

Last week, we discussed the importance of having creativity in the workplace. Watching my Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship students walk across the stage was a bittersweet moment. However, I remembered something important. Most of those students will be fine because they have what potential employers are looking for. 2017’s Highest-Demanded Jobs I’m sure there are a lot of highly-demanded

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It’s All “Japanese” To Me!

We decided to write something a little different this week. The Strategic CFO partners with the University of Houston’s Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship by assisting with their education on financial leadership. In exchange, we hire interns from the program every year. This past November, the program was involved with a Japanese business networking initiative called “The Kakehashi

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How the Presidential Election Affects Your Business 

“Donald Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP…” “Hillary Clinton should be in jail because she is crooked, and our nation will suffer from her corruption…” It’s election season and the Presidential race is a hot topic. Some might say that this election is

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Millennials: The Hippies of the 21st Century

Two weeks ago, I posed the question, “Are the millennials the hippies of the 21st century?” in front of 200 CFOs and Controllers. Almost immediately, dozens of hands were popping up in the air to tell about their worst millennial experience. Learn how to recruit star-quality team members that will improve value in your company

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