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    How to Hire a Business Coach Who's Worth the Cost—and Why You Need One

    How to Hire a Business Coach Who's Worth the Cost—and Why You Need One

    How to Hire a Business Coach Who's ...

    You need a business coach—there’s no way around it. In my 17 years as an accounting professional (12 of them as CEO of ...

    How To Determine Net Profit Margin For A Service-Based Business

    How To Determine Net Profit Margin For A Service-Based Business

    How To Determine Net Profit Margin For ...

    It is the goal of every business - to be profitable.  But, how do you truly know the profitability of your small ...

    Budget vs Actual Analysis

    Budget vs Actual Analysis

    Budget vs Actual Analysis

    Budget vs. Actual is a comparison of your company’s planned financial transactions for a given time period (budget) and ...

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    Profitable Business Leader

    How to Hire a Business Coach Who's Worth the Cost—and Why You Need One

    How to Hire a Business Coach Who's Worth the Cost—and Why You Need One

    How to Hire a Business Coach Who's ...

    You need a business coach—there’s no way around it. In my 17 years as an accounting professional (12 of them as CEO of ...

    Why CEOs Must Mind Their Mindset (Plus, Ways to Improve Your Outlook Now)

    Why CEOs Must Mind Their Mindset (Plus, Ways to Improve Your Outlook Now)

    Why CEOs Must Mind Their Mindset (Plus, ...

    Half of CEOs report experiencing loneliness. I’ve worked with thousands of business leaders and believe that if CEOs ...

    31 #MondayMotivation Quotes To Kick Start Your Week

    31 #MondayMotivation Quotes To Kick Start Your Week

    31 #MondayMotivation Quotes To Kick ...

    Mondays get a bad rap, but for entrepreneurs they should be like lighter fluid, igniting the flame to power through a ...

    Hawaiian Footwear Brand Makes Waves Amid Tourism Crash of 2020

    Hawaiian Footwear Brand Makes Waves Amid Tourism Crash of 2020

    Hawaiian Footwear Brand Makes Waves ...

    For Hawaii-based Kaka’ako Kasuals, mid-pandemic business decisions amid dwindling tourism have been more difficult—and ...

    How to Grow Your Business From $1 Million to $10 Million

    How to Grow Your Business From $1 Million to $10 Million

    How to Grow Your Business From $1 ...

    You’ve probably heard it before: What got you here won’t get you there. Teaching a baby to walk transforms that baby ...

    How GlobalEd Slashed Company Spending by 15% with Divvy

    How GlobalEd Slashed Company Spending by 15% with Divvy

    How GlobalEd Slashed Company Spending ...

    Two years ago, GlobalEd Solutions had a major problem. A clunky, vulnerable expense reporting system was thwarting ...

    CFO Services

    What Is A Virtual CFO And Does My Business Need One?

    What Is A Virtual CFO And Does My Business Need One?

    What Is A Virtual CFO And Does My ...

    Growing your company’s revenue is a beautiful thing. There’s no feeling quite like the one that comes with hitting a ...

    Protect Your Business from Unforeseen Expenses with Agile Finance

    Protect Your Business from Unforeseen Expenses with Agile Finance

    Protect Your Business from Unforeseen ...

    As businesses begin planning for next year, it’s wise to adopt an agile finance model. That way, leaders can handle ...

    10 Cash-Flow Problems That Cripple Your Business & How to Solve Them

    10 Cash-Flow Problems That Cripple Your Business & How to Solve Them

    10 Cash-Flow Problems That Cripple Your ...

    Congratulations. You’ve built a business and made it profitable. But profitability isn’t the finish line. Your next job ...

    How to Forecast Cash Flow for Your Business

    How to Forecast Cash Flow for Your Business

    How to Forecast Cash Flow for Your ...

    Your cash flow forecast is a foundational tool that allows you to look forward in your business instead of looking at ...

    What's the Difference Between a CFO vs Controller?

    What's the Difference Between a CFO vs Controller?

    What's the Difference Between a CFO vs ...

    While some of a Controller’s functions appear to be the same as a CFO, there is an important distinction. Generally, ...

    How to Make Excel Dashboards to Analyze Your Business

    How to Make Excel Dashboards to Analyze Your Business

    How to Make Excel Dashboards to Analyze ...

    Here are 5 essential KPI’s that every business owner should monitor using excel dashboards and financial reports.   

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    Why CEOs Must Mind Their Mindset (Plus, Ways to Improve Your Outlook Now)

    Why CEOs Must Mind Their Mindset (Plus, Ways to Improve Your Outlook Now)

    Why CEOs Must Mind Their Mindset (Plus, ...

    Half of CEOs report experiencing loneliness. I’ve worked with thousands of business leaders and believe that if CEOs ...

    How to Get Your PPP Loan Forgiven?

    How to Get Your PPP Loan Forgiven?

    How to Get Your PPP Loan Forgiven?

    Watch the Live video where Eddy answers your questions about PPP Loan Forgiveness. Download the Free PPP Forgiveness ...

    How to Make Your Business Immune to a Pandemic

    How to Make Your Business Immune to a Pandemic

    How to Make Your Business Immune to a ...

    Take control of your business during times of uncertainty with these 8 tactics revealed by CEOs in the tech and ...

    5 PPP Loan Application Frustrations and How to Navigate Them

    5 PPP Loan Application Frustrations and How to Navigate Them

    5 PPP Loan Application Frustrations and ...

    Here are some of the common frustrations reported by businesses that applied to the PPP loan and ways to navigate the ...

    What Documents Do You Need to Apply for the PPP Loan?

    What Documents Do You Need to Apply for the PPP Loan?

    What Documents Do You Need to Apply for ...

    On Friday, April 3, 2020, the roll-out of the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) got off on a rocky start. ...

    Client Spotlight: Helping Entrepreneurs Thrive With Onebook

    Client Spotlight: Helping Entrepreneurs Thrive With Onebook

    Client Spotlight: Helping Entrepreneurs ...

    A pair of business partners put their entrepreneurial prowess to the test by taking a completely new approach to ...