Month: July 2013

Some good advice from Top Small-Business Owners

The U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners in their annual selection of their  State Small Business Persons of the Year. Entrepreneur has published advice from several of these successful  small business owners.  Not surprisingly much of their advice revolves around a few central themes: Goal Clarity –… Read more »

Crackdown on Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors

Classifying employees as independent contractors is a hot button with The Department of Labor. It is anticipated that the DOL will ramp up this scrutiny. If workplace  “Right To Know” legislation, that could require companies to provide workers with written notice of their classification, is passed, that would likely further enhance DOL scrutiny. Businesses attempting to… Read more »

CFO or not?

I think we’d all agree that a CFO is responsible for managing cash flows, overseeing timely, accurate reporting, protecting assets, budgeting, minimizing risks,  running a tight back office.  Back in the day that often fit the traditional definition. Today, if your CFO is not contributing significantly to your overall strategy, culture and the like,  AND… Read more »