How can an NFL Coach act like a Fractional CFO?

pencil Posted by Richard Veltre on January 7, 2020

So who watched that NFL AFC Wildcard Playoff game last Saturday night?  The 6th seed Tennessee Titans marched into Gilette Stadium in Foxborough and upset the 3rd seed New England Patriots on their home turf.  I considered it one of the best games I had watched in a long time.  I saw precision.  I saw few (if any) mistakes on either side.  I saw a war between a coach who could arguably be considered one of the greatest coaches of all time, and one of his former players returned as a head coach.  So why am I talking about this on a business-related blog?  We'll get to that...


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Why Trust is not an Internal Control

pencil Posted by Richard Veltre on May 21, 2019

Not too long ago, I did a follow up call with a former client; just to see how they were doing. I found out that both their CFO and their COO had resigned. I thought, "Wow! How amazing was that timing? I made a phone call right at the time when we might be able to help!" The client agreed to re-engage us and I went to my first meeting. And right away we got hit with the bombshell: "Something is not right with the books; we think the CFO left with some money." Now we're doing a fraud investigation.  So much for helping...


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5 Things to Consider When Negotiating with a Bank

pencil Posted by Richard Veltre on January 23, 2018

Whether you’re a sole proprietorship, limited liability company, or corporation, obtaining a small business loan will be a top priority when it’s time to expand your company’s reach.

If you dread ‘haggling,’ consider these tips for negotiating with a bank.


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