Will your business’ year-end checklist ensure a strong finish?

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… Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Budgeting

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… Continue reading

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Top 10 Actions CFOs Must Take Now to Prepare for Year End

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… Continue reading

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Building Blocks: Understanding a 13-Week Cash Flow

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… Continue reading

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E&Y Study Shows Private Equity Backed Companies Crushing Public Markets

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… Continue reading

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