Innovation, creativity, and thinking outside of the box are buzzwords in the business world. There’s good reason for it because the smallest difference in a product or service can drive exponential profits. Innovation and creativity may be the center of the talk, but these words merely orbit around the power of an idea. After all, an idea sparks innovation, creativity, and outside thinking into action. Read more
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Every company spends hundreds to thousands of working hours a month strategizing ways to make it to the top. Although there is no single secret to doing this, there is a single way of stopping your company from reaching the pinnacle of success: not having a CFO. Read more
by Mitch Owens, Marketing Executive at TOP CFOS
If we were to make a list of the most common human characteristics, good or bad, procrastination would most certainly be in it. Whether it’s getting around to perfecting your your jump shot, sending a thank you note to a friend, or finishing up that report at work, it’s safe to say that you and I have both been guilty of putting something off. Read more
It seems intuitive. Increased revenue means increased profits, right? Of course this may be true in the simplest of cases but it’s typically wrong. The fact of the matter is that increased growth means increased complexity, and with this increased complexity there is a need for stringent cash flow management. Read more
The rivalry between firms’ sales and financial departments is real. Rather than seeing each department as a player with a different position in the same team, erroneous perceptions lead many to view them as opposing teams in the same sport. However, if a firm wants to achieve competitive advantage, it must understand the critical roles finance and sales play for each other. Read more
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
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.
By Mckenna Gustafson, blog writer at TOP CFOS
According to a recent study, 62 percent of global consumers have stopped doing business with a brand or organization due to poor customer service experience. It’s simple: if your customer service is poor, 62 percent of your customers could be considering leaving your brand or organization.
In this kind of a market environment, it is not enough to simply offer customers a great service or product. Companies have to provide exceptional customer service in order to keep them coming back for more.
Here’s what not to do.
- No apologies. Sometimes fessing up and taking the blame takes a bit of thick skin. Customers just want to be validated, to know that you have heard their concern or issue and that you care. A simple apology can go a long way. Read more
By Mckenna Gustafson, executive assistant at TOP CFOS
The research is clear: there is a direct relationship between clutter and effectiveness in the workplace. 91% of workers say that they would be more effective and efficient if their workspace was better organized. 28 % said they would save over an hour per day and 27 % said they would save thirty-one to sixty minutes each day.
So how can you be more organized in the workplace? The masters of zen and organization- the Japanese- bring us five S’s that will guide workplace organization and efficiency. Read more
Today’s post is by Scott Russon, Social Media Director at TOP CFOS
Welcome to our blog today! TOP CFOS offers the finest CFO services to companies around the world who want to take their organization to the top. We love to be the catalyst behind your firm’s soaring profits as well as being a part of your team! For your convenience, we provide an RSS feed at the bottom of our website so you can subscribe to our Blog. Today’s post comes from the Entrepreneurship category entitled, “How Steve Jobs Started Apple.”