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To better serve the needs of our existing and new clients in Southern California, Hardesty has expanded its practice offerings to provide a wider array of financial services and experienced financial professionals to companies in the region. Already known for providing interim CFOs, executive recruiting and special projects, Hardesty will add new functions such as...
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CASH IS KING! Net working capital is the lifeblood of your firm. When margins are high and the company is generating surplus cash, managers often fail to monitor net working capital.  Your net working capital consists of: Current Assets: Cash, accounts receivable, inventory, and other liquid assets; and Current Liabilities: Accounts payable, payroll and tax liabilities, short...
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Houston Business Journal http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/blog/2013/10/will-your-businesss-year-end.html   Forbes magazine has lauded the Lone Star State for being America’s future. As the economy continues to boom here, Houston-area business leaders have a greater incentive to focus on leading their companies to a stronger year-end finish, paving the way for a robust 2014. What you do today will impact your...
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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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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.