Would Minimum Wage Hike Hurt Small Biz?
The President’s plan could rekindle a longstanding national debate.
CFOs: An IPO’s “Adult Supervision”
There’s a lot more to being acquired, or going public, than good financial reporting. CFOs need to become trusted business partners to help their companies get to the next level.
How to Sex Up Your Small-Biz Website
Having your customers come to you, rather than having to go out to find them, may be a better (and more cost-efficient) way to do business.
When Your Big Customer Wants to Pay Late
Big businesses increasingly are making small suppliers wait longer to get paid. Here are seven strategies for pushing back.
Travel-expense Management Tortures Small-Biz CFOs
As the economy (slowly) improves, travel budgets increase, and looking at travel and entertainment expense management strictly as a back-office function makes less and less sense.
Cliff Notes: Growth Firms Dodge Tax Bullets
The last-minute fiscal-cliff deal brought a measure of certainty on issues like income and estate taxes that allows small and midsize businesses to exhale.
Small Biz, the Fiscal Cliff, and the Big, Bad Bank
As the clock ticks down on the fiscal cliff, small business wonders why it pays effective tax rates higher than Apple, Google, or Microsoft. Meanwhile, UBS is again revealed as a global fraudster.
A CFO Questions Business Values
Is the main purpose of business to serve society or make money for shareholders? It’s an old debate that’s got new life as the Sandy Hook massacre revives the question of corporate responsibility.
Diagnosis: Slower Growth
To stay in the black under health-care reform, hospital CFOs are taking a closer look at operations.
How to Buddy-Up with Your Bank
For small business, it’s not getting any easier to raise capital. And it can get a lot harder if you don’t make — and stick to — these six New Year’s resolutions.