Director Carrie Mistina gives back to the community

At CFO Strategic Partners, we embrace our mission: To enrich lives. It’s not just a motto, it’s put into practice. Director Carrie Mistina embodies our belief. She takes our values a step further with her contributions to the Central Florida community. Ever since she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of […]

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Top 5 for Every CEO to Prevent Fraud Now

 5 Things Every CEO Should Do Immediately, to Help Prevent Fraud Most CEO’s that have never fell victim to fraud in their organizations tend to believe it “just can’t happen to me”. We tend to be trusting of   employees that handle our finances because 1) we need things off our plate and this is […]

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Top 5 Tax Strategies for Year End

Top 5 Tax Strategies for Year End  Consider Deferring Income Depending on this year’s margins and profits, some Owners opt to defer income to the following year. Situational circumstances dictate when this strategy should be implemented. Tax brackets, for example, could impact this decision.   2017 Budgets and Forecasts This is a critical time to […]

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Budgeting and Forecasting Part 2: The CEO’s role in the budgeting process

Building your Backwards Budget  Next, work that bottom line figure backwards.  By factoring in capital expenditures or additional investments the CEO wants to make, we derive at net income for the upcoming year.  We then factor in fixed costs/overhead costs to come up with the gross profit margin needed, to achieve this bottom line. Finally, […]

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Budgeting and Forecasting Part 1: The CEO’s role in the budgeting process

Backwards Budgeting. Begin with the End in Mind. As a speaker and facilitator to CEO groups, I’m always baffled by the response I get when I ask CEO’s about budgeting and forecasting.  In a room full of well respected CEO’s, typically only 10% of them raise their hands that they have a budgeting process for […]

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Avoiding a Black Eye as a NonProfit

When operating a nonprofit organization, one quickly learns that handling money wisely, is paramount. Even the smallest misstep can result in an embarrassing situation for the Board of Directors. CEO, and entire organization, particularly on a slow news day.  We hope this will help in avoiding a black eye when running a nonprofit.   In the nonprofit world, the […]

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Historical Financial Reporting vs. Future Financial Reporting

Did you know that financial reporting is necessary for business owners and it is highly recommended that you implement such reports on a regular basis. As a business owner, you should take the opportunity to learn as much as you can on finance to not end up like most failed businesses. There are many reasons […]

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The Success of Your Merger Could Depend on a CFO

Mergers and acquisitions are a way to grow your business and increase your company’s value. They are, however, complicated processes that begin well before and extend long beyond the close of the deal. If your company is considering a merger or acquisition, you may want to retain the services of an outsourced chief financial officer […]

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What services are offered by an outsourced CFO?

As businesses grow, owners find themselves having to make more financial decisions, analyze more financial data, and answer more and more complicated financial questions. It’s rare to find the level of financial expertise that these actions require already available inside a small- or even medium-sized business. Still, these questions must be answered and these decisions […]

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CFO outsourcing leads to strategic success

Small- and mid-market businesses often face financial and accounting challenges that are outside their core businesses. Sudden increases in expenses, fluctuations in cash flow, lack of internal resources – these are the kinds of problems that a professional Chief Financial Officer (CFO) can help anticipate and manage. That kind of expertise comes with a price, […]

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