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CFO for early stage and rapidly growing technology companies. Business planning, mergers and acquisition, fund raising support. By focusing on key financial drivers and providing leadership, information and inspiration to the team to focus on their roles to deliver the results needed to secure ... See full profile

If it is non refundable, it should be booked in full in the month incurred. Generally it is always better to do that, as it will help you forecast...
If you want a good primer on how to work with Boards of Directors check out Corporate Concinnity by Nancy Falls. I read the Economist weekly, NY...
Bad CEO means a bad CFO. Usually goes hand in hand. Check out Chris's posting above, and find a Jennifer to work for. I have been lucky in my career...
If folks live locally, they should be able to attend meetings in the office as needed. Everyone should be pingable at any time working on line,...
Don't do it. Paying minimum wage is the norm now. Federal regs as detailed by a previous poster are defined, and state laws are sometimes worse....
There are a few studies out there, CIO.com addresses this topic as so many tech companies are facing generational issues. http://www.cio.com/article/...
Start cheapest, move up later. Maybe spend some time to investigate how easy it is to export all of your transactions from whatever system you start...
If the company reimburses the employee for the use of the car, the cost of all such repairs are included in the mileage allowance.
We include those holidays in the handbook as eligible pay days. We base it on a daily rate from 52x5=260 days in a year including Holidays. $120,000/...
The company should assume the tax liability, if any, on a physical gift. No doubt, the taxable bonus would be more appreciated than expensive watch...
Stay away from money finders, or anyone who wants a fee in advance of billable hours worked. Also, beware anyone who wants a cut of the raise, some...
Xero is good for a start up. But QB is the best choice if the business is going to grow and pretty easy to use. Plan for the future, QB can take you...
I recommend you procure an MBA, and study for and earn your CMA designation. It worked for me. If I was doing it all today, I would definitely get my...
We received quotes in ten business days, the company was half that size though. Maybe ask for a 2 or 3 year quote, to avoid a low ball bait and...
Just finished reading Think Bigger on the Internet of Things and Big Data. Now reading Thirteeners, a great book to give a CEO. I recently attended...
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Up to $100 and treat it as a disposable office supply. But no other furniture, no desk, no lamp, no waste paper basket...long list of no's or some...
I have used Radius, and it was very expensive. For PEO in the UK I can recommend BatesCampbell, a small firm who handled our 3 person payroll there....
I like the full disclosure aspect of the CEO compensation, but don't understand how this ratio relates to performance. Sad that CEO comp is perceived...
Eshares, eshares.com, is both comprehensive and easy to work with.
Great info. Few PE's use DCF, NPV, CAPM- "our research indicates that the way private equity firms select companies to invest in differs...
Agree with all posters on this. Budget always stays same, most compensation plans and capital budget is build around that. But forecasts should be...
The days of knowledge workers being expected to be on a time clock are over. Especially for internal support roles. Unless you need a uniform for...
Usually there is a range of valuation you should be comfortable with finding a point within you can acceptably defend. After the Series A it is...