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Budgeting is easy. It’s everything else that makes it difficult! Four Critical Elements of Budgeting: The System: Your process of budgeting is called a system. Does your system produce cooperation, sharing, communication and an honest, realistic budget that people use to make decisions?  Who are the participants involved in the process and who is accountable...
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The dog days of summer are over, and vacation season is just a memory. It’s time for CFOs and other business leaders to prepare for a strong finish to the year. Hardesty partners offer some options to help your business finish the year strong. 1. Plan, plan, plan! Now is the time to assess this year’s...
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Cash flow forecasting is a straightforward method to ensure your working capital needs will be met for your business, regardless of size. Hardesty partners have worked with businesses where a strong cash flow forecast meant the difference between thriving and closing the doors, especially during economic downturns or an unexpected financial crisis. A 13-week cash flow...
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PR Newswire http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/executive-services-firm-hardesty-llc-names-l-skip-dorazio-as-managing-partner-of-recently-opened-northern-california-practice-224053381.html   Executive Services Firm Hardesty LLC Names L. Skip D’Orazio as Managing Partner of Recently Opened Northern California Practice Sep 17, 2013, 08:30 ET from Hardesty LLC SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — To better serve the needs of their existing and new clients in the Bay area, Hardesty LLC, a national executive...
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Houston Business Journal http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2013/08/cfo-search-firm-opens-houston-practice.html   The Irvine, Calif.-based executive services firm, Hardesty LLC, recently opened its first Houston practice, and has plans to grow the firm in the energy field. Hardesty provides outsourced CFO personnel for interim assignments, special projects and permanent positions. It’s part of a growing industry in Houston, with firms like Strategic CFO...
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President & CEO Magazine http://www.presidentandceomagazine.com/finance-operations/5140-how-businesses-are-handling-changes-in-employee-benefits-coverage.html   The U.S. is facing massive changes in healthcare costs, as provider fees rise and insurance covers less. CFOs and other senior executives responsible for determining medical benefits costs for employees and their dependents must balance the costs to both the business and the employee to remain competitive and attract the...
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Hardesty Partner, and MiddleMarketCFO blogger Greg Eyink recently posted interesting take-aways from the E&Y study about private equity exits in North America. A new study released by Ernst & Young examined 539 Private Equity deals that exited from 2006 to 2012. These are my key takeaways from the study: PE backed firms crushed public companies...
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The term “financial crisis” is a broad term that describes any situation in which the value of financial institutions or assets drops rapidly. A financial crisis can have varying degrees of severity depending on the underlying causes, which can include recessions, overvalued assets, stock market activity, poor debt management, regulatory failures and other factors, many...
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Preparing for an M&A event, whether an acquisition, sale, recap or spin-off can be a road filled with costly hazards. In many instances, the preparation and culmination of this process can span two to three years, sapping your valuable management resources. The potential buyers on the other side of the table have completed dozens of...
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Didn’t think a CFO has much in common with a competitive distance bicyclist? You might be right, but Hardesty Partner Greg Eyink thinks the CFO can still learn something from this elite athletic competition. Click here for more information… 
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Founded in 2011 by Karl Hardesty, a respected leader in executive talent solutions for the CFO suite, Hardesty LLC provides best-in-class senior leadership to growing companies through its nationwide network of offices. As the firm continues to grow, the Hardesty network has added top professionals at the CEO, COO, CIO and VP HR levels to complete the full suite of senior executive talent we make available to clients.