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…

Budgeting for businesses and non profit organizations include capital, cash flow, and operating budgets

Three Types of Budgeting for Businesses

Failing to plan is planning to fail, that is why budgeting can help a business achieve financial success, predict profitability, provide a model for performance, formulate plans and strategies, and forecast income and expenditures. Planning and Forecasting A budget provides insight into a company’s financial position for the near future.  A budget is a tool…

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New Tax Law – Are “Meals” and “Entertainment” Still Deductible?

In the tax reform bill Congress approved last December, entertainment, amusement, or recreation or any expenses with respect to such a facility do not qualify for a tax deduction. Where does this leave “meals”? I have received many questions asking if meals are still deductible. Companies’ Holiday Parties: 100% Deductible Employee Only / Holiday Parties…

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How to Convert Accounting Systems Successfully – Steps, Precautions, and Preparation

As with all business systems, accounting software and systems become outdated and inappropriate for a company’s growing needs.  There is always a great deal of excitement and anxiety when implementing a new accounting package.  Throughout my career I have been involved with many system conversions.  Time and time again these conversions often seem to be…