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There Will Be Enough Paycheck Protection Program Funding For All of Us

There Will Be Enough Paycheck Protection Program Funding For All of Us

April 6, 2020 - Financial Reporting

Last Friday I frantically prepared documentation for as many clients as possible to apply for the new Paycheck Protection Program(PPP)loans that just started accepting applications. I also created an application for my own firm. I felt my anxiety levels rise as the government tweeted how many loans were made while my bank still didn’t have an application up. Could I really miss out?...
Key CARES Act Loan Program Started Accepting Applications Today

Key CARES Act Loan Program Started Accepting Applications Today

April 3, 2020 - Virtual CFO

Information in this post is written for business owners of companies up to $20M annual revenue and up to 100 employees....
CARES Act – Two Great Programs for Business Owners

CARES Act – Two Great Programs for Business Owners

March 30, 2020 - Virtual CFO

I’m writing this post for business owners...
5 Mistakes That Cost Founder Equity

5 Mistakes That Cost Founder Equity

June 10, 2019 - Financial Reporting

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Don’t Let Your Business Finances Embarrass You

Don’t Let Your Business Finances Embarrass You

May 22, 2019 - Virtual CFO

Think your fast-growing...
Should You Sign Personal Guarantees on Business Loans?

Should You Sign Personal Guarantees on Business Loans?

May 13, 2019 - Virtual CFO

The notion of pledging personal assets to back a company loan is frightening to many small business owners. Understanding what a personal guarantee is and the true risks involved may make it a little less scary. Is Business Debt an Option for You? If you are a business owner and use a credit card for your company, you are already using debt. Chances are you personally guaranteed the...
Bad Board Members End Companies

Bad Board Members End Companies

November 27, 2018 - Virtual CFO

One of my first CFO jobs was a really tough gig. It was an early-stage company that had...
What a Pizza Parlor Can Teach Us About Business Models

What a Pizza Parlor Can Teach Us About Business Models

November 6, 2018 - Virtual CFO

I was in Chicago last weekend in search of the best...
How A CFO Knows When A Company Will Run Out of Cash

How A CFO Knows When A Company Will Run Out of Cash

August 21, 2018 - Virtual CFO

Nothing irks a business owner more than the last minute “cash dump” into his or her company to make payroll or pay a key supplier. Cash flow changes rapidly in high-growth companies. Managing these changes well is crucial to having cash on hand to fund accelerated growth. Those of us who have had to manage through low-cash situations can attest to how crippling it can be to a company....
How To Get Your Company’s First Bank Financing

How To Get Your Company’s First Bank Financing

July 17, 2018 - Virtual CFO

Applying for a business loan from a bank is a daunting process. There is no shortage of offers from banks to lend your company money, however, many hopeful entrepreneurs soon learn how difficult it is to borrow from a commercial bank....
Founders, Stop Building Products and Start Building Businesses

Founders, Stop Building Products and Start Building Businesses

June 19, 2018 - Virtual CFO

I meet many smart, talented startup founders at various events I attend. I love their energy and passion....