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

October 16, 2015

Why You Need a CFO, not Just an Accountant

By Dave Chase

January is named after the Roman God Janus.  Janus is depicted with two faces, one pointing forward and the other back and is symbolic of the process of change — gazing backwards at the recent past...

September 24, 2015

How to get Smarter

By JB Henriksen

I have always enjoyed learning and trying to better myself.  I was foolish enough to go through an MBA class as an older adult and even though it kicked my butt, I thoroughly enjoyed the process.  T...

September 08, 2015

Access to Capital

By Kent Thomas

THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WORST OF TIMES This variation of the well recognized phrase applies not only to Dickens’ comparison of the conditions in London and Paris in his classic novel A Tale of Two C...

August 21, 2015

The Right CFO for Early Stage Financing – An Entrepreneur’s Checklist for Raising Early Stage Capital

By Dave Chase

Are you hoping to secure capital to properly fund your business?  If so, you need to know how to prepare to maximize your opportunity for success.  Obtaining financing is a complicated process, but ...

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...

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