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September 10, 2020

Seeing Your Strategy in Your Numbers

By Dave Chase

If you have a business strategy, it should be visible in your financials. Point blank. This may seem like an obvious claim, but surprisingly, not all business owners come to recognize this.  Accor...

August 03, 2020

3 Ways to Develop a Culture of Accountability

By Bella Paul

If you’re a business owner, you know the feeling of balancing the world on your plate. Your main priority is to make your business succeed, and your hope is that you build out a high-performing team...

June 24, 2020

5 Steps to Survive a Cash Crunch

By Matt McKinlay

As a turnaround professional, I help companies that have fallen behind in their financial obligations to creditors, employees, and other stakeholders. The cash problems a company experiences usually s...

January 08, 2020

Why You Should Hire an Outsourced CFO

By Dave Chase

The CFO is a key influencer on a business’ success. From startup to enterprise, every business benefits from a strategic CFO. However, contrary to tradition and popular belief, not every business ne...

October 03, 2019

Convertible Notes, SAFE Notes, and Revenue-Based Financing Explained (In Simple Language)

By Dave Chase

We frequently are asked about the merits of various methods of business funding.  When CEOs are curious about non-equity capital, those discussions inevitably come around to the ideas convertible not...

September 25, 2019

1 Question CEOs Should Ask Before Starting a Business

By Dave Chase

The Mark Zuckerberg era of moving fast and breaking things is over. A more socially aware society requires more from CEOs than ever before. Now, CEOs are not only expected to bring a value driven prod...

September 10, 2019

An Authentic and Humble Approach to Leadership

By Dave Chase

What is true leadership? Leadership isn’t fame, fortune, or even internal satisfaction. Rather, leadership is about creating a positive and lasting impact. Combined in a CEO, authenticity and humili...

August 28, 2019

Maximizing Your Valuation; Minimizing Risk for Your Best Valuation Yet

By JB Henriksen

The valuation of a business may seem complex, but it always boils down to this: the value of a business is the amount a buyer is willing to pay a seller. While the concept is simple, valuing a bus...

May 07, 2019

The Gig Economy and Finance — Why It’ll Work For You

By Patrick Ord

We are living in the “gig economy”. What does that mean for you and your business? The shift from full-time to gig-based work is shaking up the economy in a major way. But don’t be fooled –...

January 18, 2019

Women in VC and Compensation — An Analysis

By Dave Chase

Pitchbook recently posted an article on the gender pay gap in private equity and venture capital firms and their findings were extremely insightful. To summarize the findings, cash compensation was co...

January 02, 2019

3 Tips to Start the New Year on the Right Foot

By Dave Chase

It's day two of a new year and the perfect opportunity to plan for the year. Here are 3 tips to start your business on the right foot in 2019. Throughout the holiday season, I've spent a lot of...

December 18, 2018

Why Utah is the Place to Start a Business

By Dave Chase

When considering the best places to start a business, many people immediately think Silicon Valley. However, entrepreneurial hubs like Silicon Slips in Lehi, UT seem to be popping up around the countr...

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