Category: General Info & Updates

Business Valuation Purposes

See Also: EBITDA Valuation Valuation Methods Multiple of Earnings Business valuation is the process of determining the economic value of a business or company. It assesses a variety of factors to determine the fair market value in a sale, but there is no one way to verify the worth of a company. Business valuation can

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The Trump Effect | Part 2 How to Combat Uncertainty

Uncertainty looms as we inch closer to election day on November 8, 2016. Companies are starting to bite their fingernails hoping for one result but not really knowing what to expect from any candidate. Brandon Julio, Professor at the London Business School and co-author of “Political Uncertainty and Corporate Investment Cycles,” wrote… [quote]“Election outcomes are

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The Trump Effect | Part 1 Business Confidence & Uncertainty in Elections

Business confidence is low. Uncertainty is high. Candidates are spewing whatever words they think will win that one last vote. Challengers have dropped out left and right, leaving us with 3 major contenders. Make America Great Again. | Hillary for America. | A Future to Believe In. Now what? Presidential elections bring all kinds of uncertainty. Voters

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SWAG Technique

During the Vietnam War era, the military coined the term SWAG – Scientific Wild-Ass Guess. CBS released “The Uncounted Enemy: a Vietnam Deception” in 1982 which highlighted the US Army and their “manipulation” of facts and figures during the Vietnam conflict. CBS claimed that  General William Westmoreland and other military officers were conspiring to misrepresent information, resulting in

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Quiz: Are You CFO Material?

Are you CFO material? Are you CFO material? A CFO requires certain skills, traits, and talents. Take the following quiz to find out if you are CFO material: If you find out you are CFO material, then consider developing your financial leadership skills and adding tools to your “toolbox”. To learn more financial leadership skills,

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Learn to Lead

On Saturday, May 16th, former US Secretary of State and four-star Army general Colin Powell delivered the commencement address at Rice University.  His topic was one that is near and dear to our hearts; leadership.  Here are some of our favorite pieces of advice he had for the class of 2015 about how to learn to

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The 3 Most Important Interview Questions

Preparing for a job interview can be intimidating. What should you wear?  Will you be able to find the place?  How early should you arrive? But probably the most terrifying concern of all is “What questions will they ask?”. 3 Important Interview Questions Bernard Marr wrote a great article on LinkedIn that can help take

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Results: Average Tenure of a CFO Survey

Over the past few months, we conducted a survey of hundreds of financial professionals in an effort to determine the average tenure of a CFO in today’s world. Participants were asked: Length of time in current job – less than 3 years, 3-5 years, 6-9 years, 10+ years Current title – CFO, Controller, Asst. Controller,

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How Not to Get the Interview

When we’re conducting a CFO search for clients, it’s not unusual for me to read through (yes, I actually read them) hundreds of resumes looking for people I’d like to get to know better in an interview.  Through the process, I sometime feel a little like Goldilocks;  some resumes are too long and detailed, some

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