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,…

An illustration of economic ups and down during COVID-19, used for "Budgeting and Financial Forecasting during COVID-19", written by Rolf Neuweiler, www.a2zCFO.com

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…

Covid-19 and re-assessing financial health of a business, used on a blog article by Rolf Neuweiler, consulting CFO of a2zCFO, LLC., about balance sheet and income statement, Please call me (925) 216-5058 or email: rolf@a2zCFO.com

Time to re-assess your company’s financial health

As our economy is going through dramatic changes due to Covid-19, it is time to re-examine your company’s balance sheet and income statement to make adjustments or even changes in direction in order to survive and thrive.  This article addresses what you need to do in this regard, following my last blog where I talked…

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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…

This photo is part of a blog about revenue, gross, operating and net profits and profit margins by Rolf Neuweiler, consulting CFO. www.a2zCFO.com

Revenue and Profit Margins

In our last blog, we talked about EBITDA and EBITDA margin, and stated that it is better to use both GAAP metrics and EBITDA to determine an organization’s financial health. Under the guidelines of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) requirements for corporate accounting, a profit margin is calculated using one of the three principles: gross…

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EBITDA

What is EBITDA? EBITDA is the abbreviation for “Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization.”  It is a measure of overall profitability of a business.   How are EBITDA and EBITA margin calculated? EBITA = earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. EBITDA margin = EBITDA divided by total revenue.  EBITDA and EBITDA margin help…

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…