Month: November 2011

The 5 C's of Credit

One of the most common questions among small business owners seeking financing: “What will the bank look for from me and my business?” While every bank has its own unique criteria, many use some variation of “the five C’s of credit” when making credit decisions. Broadly speaking, they are: Character Cash Flow Collateral Capitalization, and… Read more »

Announcing the B2B CFO® GamePlan™

B2B CFO® recently introduced The GamePlan®, our unique system to help business owners thrive while reducing their overall stress level.   Businesses that have adopted The Gameplan® have experienced increased company value, greater personal wealth, and more free time, among other significant benefits. The first step of the process is The Discovery Analysis™.   The Discovery Analysis™… Read more »

When Should you Hire a CFO?

On October 26, The New York Times published an article titled, “When Should a Small Business Hire a Finance Chief?” This piece deals primarily with growing businesses and some of the major issues they confront. I recommend this article as a good summary of the complex range of issues that all small businesses face.  The… Read more »