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Elevating Your Finance Career: The Strategic Value of your Foundation finance career finance leadership management accounts reporting Feb 22, 2024

I was speaking to a founder earlier this year - who was complaining about their prior Chief Financial Officer who was asked to leave the business.  Yikes.

This CFO wasn't asked...

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How Start-up CFOs manage learning into their day finance career finance leadership time management Feb 15, 2024

Working in a start-up or fast-growth business is a whirlwind experience. The pace is exhilarating, but it can often lead to a workday that feels more reactive than proactive. It's all too easy to...

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What is a Fractional General Counsel and why do you need one? founders legal risks start-ups & fast growth businesses Feb 08, 2024

Building an in-house legal function is often low on the list of priorities for scaling companies
as there are usually more pressing demands on their budget and resources. 

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CFOs' Secret: Confidence Leads to Leadership finance career finance leadership imposter syndrome Feb 01, 2024

Becoming a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is as much about cultivating your mindset as it is about upskilling and improving your professional capabilities.

It’s a common misconception that...

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Will AI Replace Accountants? finance career finance leadership tech Jan 25, 2024

As we are starting to see artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping industries, a pressing question pops up for finance professionals:

Will AI replace accountants?

The simple answer is no –...

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Treasury Risk Management in 3 Easy Steps treasury Jan 18, 2024

Risk is inherent in any business venture, as founders well know. Some risks are palpable and even thrilling when expanding into new products or markets. However, when it comes to cash and...

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Unlocking the Power of Data in Finance Teams reporting tech Jan 12, 2024

In today's data-driven world, finance teams are sitting on a goldmine of data.

But are we using this resource to its full potential?

Below, I look at the critical role of data in finance,...

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Financial Ethics: Building Trust in Your Start-up finance leadership founders hr relationships risks start-ups & fast growth businesses Jan 05, 2024

In the ecosystem of start-ups, trust stands as a cornerstone for success.  Getting trust as a new comer can take time and energy.  And in the long term, if your employees, suppliers and...

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Reflecting on 2023: Our Most Popular Articles and Insights start-ups & fast growth businesses Dec 22, 2023

As the festive season is upon us, I want to extend my warmest wishes to those who celebrate – Merry Christmas! I hope this period allows you some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

This year,...

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2024 Predictions for Startups and Small Businesses founders risks start-ups & fast growth businesses tech Dec 15, 2023

As 2024 approaches, start-ups and small businesses are poised to adapt and thrive amidst dynamic shifts in the business landscape.

The insights from various sources indicate a period of significant...

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Book Recommendation: The Success Principles book recommendations finance leadership imposter syndrome Dec 08, 2023

As a finance professional, whether you're training to become a CFO or already a Finance Director, continual personal and professional growth is essential.

Jack Canfield's "The Success Principles,"...

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Empowering Your Start-up Team Through Financial Literacy: The Power of Lunch & Learn Sessions finance leadership hr relationships start-ups & fast growth businesses Dec 01, 2023

With both start-ups and scale-ups, the value of financial literacy extends far beyond the finance department.

Imagine a team where every member, from the most junior role to non-finance managers...

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