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

August 21, 2014

“Ready to Play”

By JB Henriksen

I recently read a sports psychology book called “Ready to Play” by Ron Chamberlain.  I realized that many of the concepts presented have been those I’ve used in coaching youth sports for years,...

August 13, 2014

The Single Most Important KPI for Your Business

By Casey Foote

“What is the most important KPI I should be looking at in my business?”  is a question I am asked constantly.  “Well, that really depends on your industry” is the lame, ambiguous, non-commit...

August 12, 2014

Trend Analysis

By Dave Chase

Trend analysis is a critical, and all too often overlooked, element of understanding what is happening in one’s business.  Far too often we see that companies are looking only at the unformatted, c...

July 30, 2014

The Wealth Multiple of Storytelling

By Dave Chase

I recently read the article in Entrepreneur Magazine called Why You Need to Become a Better Storyteller. I was reminded that a great storyteller can make you feel a connection and pull you in without ...

July 23, 2014

4 Reasons You Know You Need a New Accountant

By Casey Foote

4 Reasons You Know You Need a New Accountant Financial statements have high value when they are timely, accurate, and when they are presented in such a way as to lead to good decision-making.  The...

July 17, 2014

Too Many Spreadsheets – Is your company in trouble and you just don’t know it yet?

By Kent Thomas

I met with the management team of a client yesterday that we have been working with for about two months. Initially we performed an assessment of their accounting personnel and procedures, prepared a ...

July 10, 2014

Blue Ocean, Red Ocean…What is Your Strategy?

By JB Henriksen

Many people believe that a mission statement is a strategy.  Let’s not beat around the bush…it is not. A strategy governs how a company is going to reach its Big Hairy Audacious Goals.  For inst...

June 22, 2014

Does Your Company Have & Use the “Right” Technology?

By Kent Thomas

A recent survey by CFO Research and Big 4 accounting firm KPMG revealed that “nearly 40 percent [of those participating] reported that their existing information systems could not support analys...

June 12, 2014

Resisting the Pull of Short Term Results

By Dave Chase

Shocking, but true, a recent article by Harvard Business Review indicated that a recent survey of CFOs showed that 78% would ‘give up economic value’ to meet financial targets and smooth earni...

May 29, 2014

One more time, how should we motivate employees?

By JB Henriksen

Fredrick Herzberg has long been known as the guru of management theory and motivation.  He wrote a great article on motivating employees many years ago that I read again recently and just thought...

May 08, 2014

4 Teamwork Lessons from a Championship Rugby Team

By Dave Chase

The Rugby team from Brigham Young University capped a remarkable season with a victory over the storied California Golden Bears on May 3, 2014, giving them the title of Varsity Cup National Champs...

April 27, 2014

Are your Financials “Investor Ready”?

By Dave Chase

Frequently we receive calls from entrepreneurs and CEOs tell us they would like assistance in preparing to jump into the financial markets and seek outside funding, whether from banks or other inves...

Are you ready to make finance

a competitive advantage?