Work-life balance: The buzzword that isn’t making as big of an impact as we might’ve thought

Work-life balance has been a discussion item with C-level executives and the HR departments for more than 20 years. The generational drumbeat of giving employees more balance and more freedom gets louder each year. This month, USA Today shared a video on how millennials are quitting lucrative jobs to pursue a better work-life balance. Although […]

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#MeToo movement – an opportunity for the Mid Market companies

Attention CEOs: This is an opportunity to showcase your culture and values The #MeToo movement has provided an opportunity for employees in businesses of all sizes to feel more empowered to report problems. We applaud this shift and are using this as an opportunity to ask the small- or mid-market business to consider the opportunity […]

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Cyberattacks are sneaky, but your cybersecurity plan should be solid

Communications is an important deterrent One minute your business is humming along. Productive. Profitable. In an instant, all of the work can be shattered by something completely outside of your control. Or even worse, a cyberattacker can secretly sneak in and steal critical data for your customers and your employees. For CEOs and Chief Information […]

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Hurricane season is here. Are you prepared for the risks?

Disasters—they’re always looming in the distance until they suddenly hit. Although they almost always cause damage, you can help minimize the extent on your company with a solid and thorough plan. June 1 marks the start of hurricane season, so it’s a good time to manage risks and prepare for both natural and man-made disasters. […]

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Survey says: CEOs go on vacation, but not for long enough

For busy CEOs, summer vacation is a chance to get away and recharge. With the summer travel season officially kicked off, CFO Strategic Partners asked about vacation plans. At CFOSP, we tell our C-level partners that it is critical to step outside the business so they can bring renewed vision to their companies. The survey […]

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My Framed Dollar Bill

The long standing tradition of framing the first dollar bill earned both honors and recognizes the very first customer and the very first dollar earned by that business. While this tradition is typically found in restaurants and bars, anyone who has started a company before can relate to the significance of this historic (and often […]

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Hurricane Irma’s On-Going Impact

Cleaning up from a storm is typically an arduous task. Nearly a month after Hurricane Irma took direct aim at Central Florida, recovery is still underway. The effort will bring a number of expected as well as unforeseen challenges for local businesses. Stage one of the recovery process centered on getting back to business – […]

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Backwards Budgeting: Begin with the End in Mind.

Backwards Budgeting may sound like an odd approach, but at CFO SP we begin with the end in mind. We often hear CEO’s admit that they do not have annual budgets in place. The reasoning is always the same; “It’s a laborious process and I don’t see value. After all the time and effort into […]

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Every CEO Should be Tracking these 5 Financial Metrics

Most CEOs believe they know their numbers. However, describing their revenues, employee headcount, and how much cash is in the bank is not much different from an individual sharing their income, how many children they have, or the available balance on their ATM receipt. CEOs of growing organizations need a more sophisticated picture of their […]

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5 Pillars of Financial Dominance for CEO’s

CEO’s hide a dirty little secret; many of us simply are not as good “with the numbers” as we’d like to be. And we make things worse by avoiding the issue. We’re quite open with our shortcomings in marketing, sales, human relations and operations, but we tend to change the subject anytime the discussion threatens […]

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