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Nazareth Tankarian
(Student at London Business School)
A Venture Capital firm has verbally offered me the role of CEO for an investment it has made into a scientist's innovative industrial technology. The company has not been formed...
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Anonymous
(Board of Directors, Audit Committee Chai..)
I would like to hear from any CFO's who have dealt with this situation. I expect in this tough economy more than one of us has been asked to book future revenues, clearly not GAAP...
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Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CFO
Company: Function Form Staging & Design
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(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design)
I recently read a blog on LinkedIn: “The 9 worst things about working at a startup no one tells you before you join”. Quite frankly this blog “teed me off”, and...
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Chris Shumate
(Corporate Accountant at Empire Corporation of Tennessee, Inc.)
A blog post recently written sparked several comments here on Proformative as well as on LinkedIn. I don’t want to focus on the negative comments regardless of the platform on...
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Wayne Spivak
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
With the Greek default yesterday, and now their acceptance of the IMF deal, Greece and the IMF won't come to terms for some time. Greek banks are still closed, so the interim...
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Anonymous
(CFO)
I have tried to make it through webinars focused on big data. What does this term actually mean? What is the value of what they call "unstructured" data? How can an SMB get...
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(Event Questions at Proformative)
  "What are the different report or bookkeeping between to board or investor?" This question was asked at a recent webinar, now available on-demand: "Why Companies...
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Diane Robbins
(VP Finance at Private)
Do you have a marketing team that manages the Facebook page/Twitter account/latest and greatest thing? Or do you outsource that to an independent marketing firm or contractor?
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Anonymous
(CFO)
My Board is pushing to not have a valuation done at a major milestone (we just hired a CEO and did a funding close). I think we should b/c these are both major events and could/should...
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Bryan Frey
(VP Finance/Corp Controller)
I was just at a conference where the CFO speaker noted how the office of the CFO always measures other organizations, but rarely itself. This struck me as true much of the time. I'...
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Anonymous
(Chief Financial Officer)
We're currently evaluating our company's 401k match program. We are a technology and services company with just over 100 employees. During the hiring process, we often have...
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Wayne Spivak
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
I was contacted by an VOIP Telco Distributor today to do business. I know where they got my name; knew of the company; and told the salesperson thank you, but no thank you. It wasn...
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Rick Bigelow
(C0O at LSSM)
I am assisting on a prospective acquisition that requires the assumption of the sellers existing pension liabilities.  Does anyone have experience in what to look for and/or ask...
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Yana McConaty
(Partner at Neubrain)
I have just read the Gartner User Survey Analysis: Customers Rate Their CPM Vendors, 2012.... It states "annualized cost comparisons indicate that software-as-a-service solutions...
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(Event Questions at Proformative)
  "Can you talk about how companies evaluate their compliance with Reg FD if they don't have a bookings policy and they discuss bookings results or guidance during calls...
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Regis Quirin
(Director of Finance at Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP)
I would be interested in your thoughts, i.e. good, bad...
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Allan Kaplan
(CFO at Euclid Systems Corporation)
Looking for opinions - do you include the freight charges passed through to customers as top line revenue, or as a reduction of your cost of goods sold? Thanks.
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Anders Liu-Lindberg
Title: Regional Finance Business Partner
Company: Maersk Line Northern Europe
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(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe)
If there is one thing you hear from your finance team these days it is that they want to partner with you to create results and add more value to the company. All finance functions...
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Wayne Spivak
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
From the Havard Business Review "What Private Equity Investors Think They Do for the Companies They Buy" by Paul Gompers, Steven Kaplanand Vladimir Mukharlyamov https://hbr....
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Ryan Miller
(CEO at Miller Manufacturing)
Do you have an in-house person manage/maintain the website? Or do you outsource to a contractor?