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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Top 3 Most Common QuickBooks Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

If you’re a small business owner that handles your own finances, you may have chosen QuickBooks to manage your accounting needs.  The issue is, without proper training, you may face challenges when balancing the numbers because you’re making common mistakes.   These mistakes can be avoided if you hire an outsourced CFO to handle your accounting […]

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Does My Company Need a CFO?

For many small to midsize business owners, finding the right time to ingratiate a chief financial officer into your company is a timely and often difficult business development decision. After years of hard work and dedication, your company has achieved many of its business goals, your staff is cohesive and productive and your outlook for […]

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How to Build and Manage a Successful Relationship with Your Bank

As a business owner, one of the most important relationships you will form outside of your key management team is with your banking institution.  In order for this relationship to be truly beneficial, however, it is important that you first understand who your bank is, their mission and their strengths.  Do they have a strong […]

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Is my company too small for CFO services?

Every company is different, with different business goals, financial requirements, and company structures. That means there’s no standard answer when you’re wondering if your business needs a chief financial officer (CFO). With an outsourced CFO, companies of all sizes can benefit from the skills and experience of a seasoned financial professional without paying the salary […]

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