Archives for October 2011

Small Business CFO

Small Business CFO – When is the best time to hire

NY Times  – When to hire a small business CFO? A reliable financial officer can free a chief executive to focus on other parts of the firm once a company’s revenue reaches a certain point, some C.E.O.’s say.   (more…)
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The Mighty Middle Market

The Mighty Middle market companies, or those with between $10 million and $1 billion in revenues in this case, are “a key driving force behind the U.S. economy,” according to the research report released today jointly with Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, but “virtually ignored” by the media and policy-makers. The group comprises some 200,000 companies with more than $9 trillion in combined annual revenues, according to the study’s analysis of U.S. census data. (…more)

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Double-Dip Recession Fears Overblown

Cash-flow Report Shows Revenues Rising, Fears of Double-Dip Recession Overblown.

Rather than reflecting concerns about a return to an economic recession, corporations sported a sales surge of 15% and a rise in median cash flow of 4% between the first and second quarters of this year, according to a new quarterly report on cash-flow trends issued by the Georgia Tech Financial Analysis Lab.

“We’re seeing a continuation of investments in inventory and capital assets, an improvement in operating cushion, and generally the first signs of robust revenue growth that we’ve seen in many quarters,” says Charles Mulford, a Georgia Tech accounting professor who directs the lab. (Operating cushion is operating profit exclusive of noncash expenses, depreciation, and amortization.) (…more)

 

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