Business Networking

The Value of Meaningful Business Networking

The path to success isn’t always a straight line. We’re all familiar with this when we drive on roads away from our intended destination but towards the highway that ultimately leads us there. Despite this familiarity with our physical travels, many tend to seek straight paths towards their business goals, especially those involving business networking.

In search for the straight path to success, business professionals tend invest the much of their efforts in developing new skill sets and enhancing their knowledge. This is important to do, but taking this approach without investing the time and effort in building meaningful business connections is an unrealistically straight path to success. Effective business connections give you resources that the greatest skill sets do not. Read more


CFO-The Hidden Secret to Success

Whenever people think of successful companies, their initial thoughts typical go to the businesses offering then they move onto the leadership of the CEO. Great CEOs like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg are, or course, invaluable keys to success, but that doesn’t mean we should ever overlook the second most important role—The CFO.

CFO’s do the behind the scenes heavy lifting that sustains businesses and moves them from being good to being great. Here’s an account from one our CFOs that shows this priceless value of good financial oversight. Read more


The Business Risks You Need to Keep an Eye On

By Mitch Owens

In today’s world, managing risk should be a firm’s top priority. CEOs and business owners have many different types of risk to manage. Business risks can be classified by internal risks (risks arising from the events taking place within the organization) and external risks (risks arising from the events taking place outside the organization). Since time and space won’t allow us to explore these issues in depth, we’re going to identify just a few risks that companies need to manage.

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Power of Listening, CFO

The Power of Listening Well

By Mitch Owens

Here at TOP CFOS, we understand the power of listening. So many people are overly interested in hearing themselves talk. Too many people think that what they have to say is more important than what others have to say. As business people though, we all understand that listening has many more benefits than talking.

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small business woman under large man

When Bigger Isn’t Actually Better

by Mckenna Clarke, blog writer at TOP CFOS
What can a small service provider give you that a big one can’t? 

Companies with less than 20 workers make up 89.6 percent of American business. Many people automatically choose big, corporate service providers over small, local providers. And from all appearances, that seems to be a good idea. Corporate providers have experience, many resources, and hundreds of employees. It may seem like all of these factors add up to mean great services, but what can small business offer that large ones can’t? Read more

How to motivate your employees with great CFO services

Motivating Employees Isn’t as Hard as You Think

By Mckenna Clarke, blog writer at TOP CFOS

Former president Dwight Eisenhower said, “Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” Motivating employees is a delicate art. You don’t want to come off pushy, or bribe-y, or just too much. 

Here are some ways to motivate employees without being any of those things:

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The Power of Keeping Promises

By Mckenna Clarke, blog writer at TOP CFOS

Businesses who keep promises will gain a loyal following of customers for life. But so many business owners these days can’t seem to follow through on their promises. Although keeping promises is one of the most difficult parts of being a business owner, doing what you say you will can lead to the success of your business.

Here are some tips to become a powerful promise keeper.

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boat that knows where it's heading is like a business that knows about goal setting, cfo

Jumpstart Your Business with Goal Setting

By Mckenna Clarke, blog writer at TOP CFOS

A ship without a rudder is at the mercy of the winds that drive it. Likewise, a business without clearly defined goals is at the mercy of the financial world.

As a small business owner, it’s likely that you have big dreams. You want to make millions, gain market share, sell that app, retire early, or revolutionize your industry. No matter what it is, you’re not going to get there unless you have a very clear game plan. Even if you know exactly where you want to end up, you’re going to need to know what to do to get there. Setting goals can help you do just that.

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CFO services in Provo UT help this woman battle burnout

8 Things You Can Do to Battle Burnout

By Mckenna Clarke, blog writer at TOP CFOS

Stress is an expected part of the workplace, but extreme pressures can lead to burnout. Burnout symptoms include distancing oneself from work, exhaustion, feelings of lack of achievement, and extreme negativity. These symptoms, in turn, have been shown to lead to an increase in negative health problems like hypertension, sleep disturbance, and depression. 

Last November, the Harvard Business Review writer Monique Valcour came out with an article outlining the risks of burnout and how to prevent it. In short, she says, while we may not be able to control our environment, it’s our reaction the stresses that determines our health and happiness.  Read more


Does Micromanagement Have a Place in the Office?

By Mckenna Clarke, blog writer at TOP CFOS

In general, people tend to associate micromanagement with a negative workplace environment. While this can be true, a recent study shows that there may be benefits to micromanaging in certain situations.

I recently read this article and it got me thinking: Is there a place for micromanagement in the workplace? Read more