COVID-19 STARTUP UPDATE: IMMEDIATE ACTIONS TO TAKE
The Coronavirus COVID-19 has the potential to become the most disruptive economic event in more than 100 years. The medical impacts are tragic and the anxiety of unknown outcomes prior…Read more »
I ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNTING TEAM. WHY DO I NEED FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS (FP&A)?
One of the top priorities of a growing company is to build a finance team that can scale with its business. Given the critical importance of accurately recording and reporting…Read more »
IS THE ANNUAL BUDGET A COLOSSAL WASTE OF TIME?
In today’s world, it’s rare to find a topic that generates agreement across a broad cross-section of people, but it’s a reasonably safe bet that most finance and non-finance people…Read more »
TELLING A COMPELLING FINANCIAL STORY
Financial presentations are common to every business. Whether the audience is the board, investors, lenders or bankers, the ability to tell a credible and compelling financial story is critically important….Read more »
CYBERSECURITY IN A CHANGING WORLD
The Wall Street Journal Pro Report of December 19, 2017 was devoted to the issue of Cybersecurity. The chilling reality is that national governments, state and local governments, businesses and…Read more »
THE LIFE SCIENCE BLOG SERIES NO. 1: USING VENTURE DEBT EFFECTIVELY
Growing life science companies seeking to raise capital face a wide range of options, structures, and considerations. Early Stage Friends and family, angel investors, and even some venture capital firms…Read more »
WILL I MISS THE WINDOW TO SELL MY BUSINESS?
In my 25 plus years advising clients on buying and selling businesses I have rarely seen a market as hot as the one at present. The Baby Boom Generation transitioning…Read more »
WHAT IS THE RIGHT LEVEL OF FINANCIAL LEADERSHIP IN A RAPIDLY GROWING BUSINESS?
Rapidly growing businesses are faced with many tough decisions but one of the most challenging is that of assembling and growing a financial and accounting team that can scale as…Read more »
THE 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO DO IF YOUR ARE A WHATSAPP EMPLOYEE
The recent acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook, at an astonishingly high valuation, brings to mind some thoughts about the challenges faced by those 53 WhatsApp employees who find themselves suddenly…Read more »
SILICON VALLEY IS HIRING
In the March 5 San Francisco Business Times, John Sailors shared the results of a jobs survey from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. The finding, based on a survey of 200…Read more »