AMPLĒO BLOG

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

January 04, 2022

M&A Strategy for Maximizing Value Before a Transaction

By Dave Chase

This summer, Divvy sold to Bill.com for $2.5 Billion. Success.  But it wasn’t always pretty and happy on the way to the transaction.  Blakely Cragun, the CFO of Divvy, shares, at the Intermoun...

December 17, 2021

5 Steps To Improve Your Process Of Cash Management

By Matt Appel

The cash problems a company experiences usually start small but can grow over time to become almost unmanageable. For instance, a company may show the first symptoms of financial distress by stretchin...

December 09, 2021

What is a Forbearance Agreement? [& How It Works]

By Matt McKinlay

Happy holidays! December is a month of giving. Families exchange gifts, neighbors and friends give time and service to others, and many donate money to charitable causes. It’s a great time of year! ...

December 07, 2021

The 4 Strategic Roles of Today’s CFO

By Matt Appel

Financial data is responsible for being the institutional memory of the company. It helps us identify ways to develop a strategy and make the right choices. Today, a CFO should understand this cruc...

December 07, 2021

3 Principles On How To Solve Financial Crises

By Rob Lund

[Lessons Gary Crittenden Learned from 9/11 and 2008] Gary Crittenden is an executive director at Hunstman Gay Global Capital (HGGC), where he previously served as CEO and chairman. He was also a CFO ...

December 07, 2021

The Role of the CFO: Navigating the Perception Gap

By Dave Chase

There is a worrying trend in the world of senior financial leadership: an increasing number of companies are unaware of the value CFOs can bring. Amplēo blames it on the current CFO perception gap...

November 29, 2021

When To Hire A CFO For Your Startup

By Dave Chase

So you’ve got a new startup. You’re the CEO, and you’ve got a partner and a small team. You are managing your business’s finances because no one else knows how to, but your only experience is ...

November 18, 2021

How to Find a Business Mentor [& Why You Need One]

By Matt McKinlay

Yes, even CEOs need a business mentor. The CEOs who have inspired me most are those that recognize where they have gaps in their knowledge and experience and proactively seek a mentor to help buil...

October 21, 2021

Seeing Your CFO as a Strategic Business Partner [& How This Benefits You]

By Dave Chase

The role of a Chief Executive Officer or CEO is not for the faint of heart. You're constantly faced with making tough decisions, many of which directly impact the growth of your business. However,...

October 20, 2021

Three Predictions For Turnaround and Restructuring Professionals

By Matt McKinlay

The last 18 months have been strange for workout lenders, bankruptcy attorneys, and turnaround and restructuring professionals. Despite a global pandemic that brought significant shifts to entire ind...

August 30, 2021

What Are Outsourced CFO Services [& Why Your Business Needs One]

By Dave Chase

Every business’s growth is complicated. With a combination of unique industries, differing business goals, and diverse ways to raise capital, it’s safe to say that nearly every small- to mid-s...

August 25, 2021

Why Building Rapport With Customers Is Important

By Dave Chase

As any sales or marketing professional knows, building rapport with the potential customer is an extremely important part of the sales process. Successfully building trust and rapport with a customer ...

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