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To Manage or To Lead? That is the Question

“Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could.” – Steve Jobs In today’s work climate, a debate is stirring regarding the differences between “leaders” and “managers” and whether or not a manager can be a… Read more »

Can a CEO have an Employee Base that is both Effective and Creative?

The hardest-working, fastest employee is the most effective and productive employee, right? Ironically, effective employees become more effective and creative when hectic and high stress environments are minimized. High productivity stems from employee satisfaction. The challenge for you, as a CEO, is to create a workplace where strong communication, a community culture, and healthy work… Read more »

S.M.A.R.T Steps for your Success

How successful are you in 2017? Are you achieving your personal and business goals? If you are like the majority of busy people, you didn’t write your goals down. There are many reasons not to write our goals but unfortunately most of them are negative. Does this sound familiar? o If I write down my… Read more »

Business Strategy: Key Thoughts

For most businesses, we are just over mid-way through another year, and for a few of you possibly approaching a September or October year end. For those of you who actively monitor your results against your plans, congratulations! If you haven’t already done so, it should be time to assess your progress against your goals.… Read more »

Why, Who, What

By Brian E. Christian   Why Entrepreneurs, business owners, chief executive officers (CEOs) pour their heart and soul into their companies and are integrally important to their employees, shareholders, lenders, investors, communities and, as a collective whole, the economy of our great nation. They are also the reason B2B CFO® was born of humble beginnings… Read more »

Time to Renew Your Line of Credit

  Businesses with a December 31 year end are about to begin the annual ritual renewal of their bank lines of credit.  Most lines of credit must be renewed annually at an expiration date that coincides with the completion of year-end financial reports, audits, and tax returns.  While the process may seem relatively routine, it… Read more »

Next Year’s Planning Season – Are You Ready?

Planning for Next Year

One of the most important roles of the CEO is to champion the annual planning process with his/her CFO or outside facilitator. This usually starts in September or early October and finishes up by mid-December. Therefore, it is time to get it going. Are you ready? Here are some ideas to help you plan better… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Retirement Plan for Your Small Business

An attractive benefits package is an integral part of every small business owner’s talent acquisition and retention strategy. New research finds workers rank retirement plans fifth on the list of perks they prefer to an increase in salary. Despite that, many business owners assume the costs involved are too high, and the plans are too… Read more »

Are You Ready For The Next Recession?

Are You Ready For The Next Recession? I am going to predict the next recession. I do not know when it is going to start, or how bad it is going to be, but I know that we are going to have one in the future. Is your business ready? Will it survive?  Will it… Read more »