Tips and tricks to help you run your business, from Amplēo's top financial and strategy experts

August 14, 2015

9 Things Not To Do

By JB Henriksen

There is so much information bombarding our smart phones and constantly begging for our attention. There are so many posts, Tweets, emails, phone calls, and texts to respond to that it’s getting mor...

August 07, 2015

Don’t Give Opportunity the Stink-eye if she Peeks in your Office

By Dave Chase

Luck is a handicap.  Some people believe in luck.  As a result, holding out for luck becomes a demotivating factor in their lives. You’ve heard them all before in one form or another: ...

July 29, 2015

One Smart Way to Manage Cash

By Dave Chase

Pre-orders.  I know what many of you may be thinking...'that won't work in my business.'  And while that may be right in some cases, we are seeing more and more business launch, or cover cash short...

July 22, 2015

Stock Options 101

By JB Henriksen

Considering joining a startup offering stock options…or considering offering them to your employees?  Not all startups use stock options as an incentive for employees and officers, but if you a...

July 06, 2015

What Character Traits a CEO wants from their CFO Part 2

By Dave Chase

This is part 2 of what I’ve learned recently from many of our top CEO clients.  Part 1 let us in on the secret of what output a CEO expects from his or her CFO.  Part 2 turns to to characteristics...

June 15, 2015

Great Leaders, Veiled Vanity & Forgiveness

By Dave Chase

Today’s definition of a great leader has evolved.  Power, prestige, position have displaced others as pre-eminent qualities of a great leader.  I recently read a terrific post on Harvard Business ...

June 15, 2015

Which Famous Entreprenuer are You?

By Dave Chase

Many of us are entrepreneurs in one fashion or another.  The core of entrepreneurship is an individual who manages any enterprise, usually with considerable risk and intiative.  With 40 individuals ...

June 05, 2015

What a CEO wants from their CFO Part 1

By Dave Chase

Hello.  My name is Dave C.  I…am a CFO.  That’s what I do well.  I fancy myself as meriting a few other monikers like Strategist, Leader and Adrenaline Junkie.  Are these appropriate qualitie...

May 20, 2015

Entrepreneur America Begins at Home

By Dave Chase

Our passion and mission is ensuring that entrepreneur America is alive, well, and continually improving. Everyone should have a shot at entrepreneurial greatness. By setting a proper foundation and us...

May 15, 2015

Execution Trumps…(insert any other business strategem)

By Dave Chase

Execution in business, simply defined for me as getting things done in a timely manner, has long been a passion of mine.  It started for me when at Honeywell I was mentored by the Larry Bossidy, our ...

May 13, 2015

Warren’s Words of Wisdom

By JB Henriksen

Many of us have become Warren Buffet fans over the years.  I am a Buffet fan because he is such a down to earth genuine person and that has made him successful (as opposed to some people who say he ...

May 05, 2015

Does it Pay to be a Nice Boss?

By JB Henriksen

I read an interesting article from the Harvard Business Review written my good friend Dr. Abe Bakhsheshy (perhaps the best professor I ever had the chance to take a class from at the University of Ut...

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