Revenue - profit = expense: Use “Profit First” Principles for Businesses during COVID19 and After. Rolf Neuweiler, consulting CFO, principal at www.a2zCFO.com

Revenue – Profit = Expense: Use “Profit First” Principles for Businesses During COVID19 and After

This article is based on the book “Profit First”, by Mike Michalowicz, and a presentation by Gabriel Dutari about applying the Profit First principles (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1XzaaJBmRQ&feature=youtu.be) About 99% new businesses are started not by financial experts, but by specialists or technicians such as engineers, architects, lawyers, chefs, artists, who are very good at what they do,…

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Budgeting and Financial Forecasting During COVID-19

COVID-19 is changing the macroeconomic climates as well as impacting individual entities. Your annual, quarterly and monthly budgets and financial forecast during this uncertain time has become a moving target, as the economy shuts down, reopens, and recovers. Since April, 2020, we have experienced business shutdown, PPP and EIDL loans, and undoubtedly more uncertainties for…

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Cloud-based system can improve accounting operation

Covid-19 has forced many businesses to conduct daily operations online, including accounting and finance. A cloud based system can improve collaboration and efficiencies in financial and accounting consolidation, reporting and teamwork. There are different types of subscription-based Software as a Service (SaaS) for accounting, such as QuickBooks Online, SlickPie, Sage 50, Zero and Kashoo.  A…

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A Crisis Calls for Changing Financial Budget and Business Plans

The world today is very different than it was 6 weeks ago. Before the Covid-19 lockdown, the U.S. economy was strong, the  bull market was high, and unemployment was low.  As our economy is slowly and gradually opening up, we are facing unprecedented unemployment, business closures, large numbers of people working from home, and many…

CAC, LTV, & LTV to CAC ratios measure recurring revenue business models' scalability, with limits, by www.a2zCFO.com, Rolf Neuweiler, consulting CFO for small businesses. (925) 216-5058 or email: rolf@a2zCFO.com

Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) and Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) – Part 1 of 2

The CAC metric and other related metrics of CLV and CLV to CAC ratio are used to measure companies’ internal operation and investment in marketing and sales, as well as by investors to assess scalability of recurring revenue business models, especially fast growing internet companies such as subscription-based SaaS companies and e-commerce, web-driven businesses.  The…

Tips for claiming social security benefits, Wait until full retirement age will maximize benefits amount, Rules for taking out a spouse’s benefit, divorced and widowed, Please call me (925) 216-5058 or email: rolf@a2zCFO.com A2Z CFO, we keep your ship on course

Tips for claiming social security benefits

Wait until full retirement age will maximize benefits amount   The general rule of thumb is that if you postpone taking social security benefits until after your full retirement age, you will receive a higher monthly benefit.  But after reaching full retirement age, there is no more gain from delaying claims.   Remember, the earliest…

Financial and management pitfalls for a growing small business, by Rolf Neuweiler, CFO. Good bookkeeping and accounting practices not only can avoid many problems to make it easy for tax filings, new loans, and pitching to investors, but they will also provide insight into the operation and health of your business enabling sound decisions for management and growth.

Part 2 of 2: FINANCIAL & MANAGEMENT PITFALLS FOR A GROWING SMALL BUSINESS

In January 2019, I talked about financial and management pitfalls for growing small businesses at a professional networking group meeting. Last month in Part 1 of the two parts, we first focused on potential pitfalls related to lacking strategic goals and skills. Here in Part 2 I am listing some pitfalls related to leadership, internal…

Financial and management pitfalls for a growing small business, by Rolf Neuweiler, CFO. Good bookkeeping and accounting practices not only can avoid many problems to make it easy for tax filings, new loans, and pitching to investors, but they will also provide insight into the operation and health of your business enabling sound decisions for management and growth.

Financial and Management Pitfalls for a Growing Small Business – Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2: PITFALLS FOR A GROWING SMALL BUSINESS In January 2019, I talked about financial and management pitfalls for growing small businesses at a professional networking group meeting. Here in Part 1 of the two parts, we first focus on potential pitfalls related to lacking strategic goals and skills. In Part 2 next…

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Cash Flow Problems and Solutions for Startups and Small Businesses (3rd of 3 parts)

This is the last of three parts about cash flow problems and solutions for small businesses. In Parts 1 and Part 2, we discussed seven preventive strategies for all businesses: 1.) Get accounting books organized. 2.) Use a cash-flow budget. 3.) Get customers to pay quickly. 4.) Rein-in unnecessary spending and stay alert to potential…