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Let’s Celebrate Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month – a high holiday at CFO Alliance – as it reminds us all how important it is to establish and maintain healthy financial habits, effectively handle money and deal with debt.

But if you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance you already understand the importance of financial literacy and are fluent in this universal language of business.

We think about financial literacy – a lot. And we wonder why talking about money and finances is still taboo.

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Walmart & Polymorph: An Aligned Acquisition

Walmart recently gave us a great example of how to think outside the box regarding strategic acquisitions by focusing on a more holistic alliance, rather than solely purchasing cash flow or controlling the supply chain.

Walmart & Polymorph: An Aligned Acquisition

 

By acquiring the digital ad platform Polymorph Labs, management made another investment in their transformation from a brick-and-mortar to a multi-channel experience. The success of e-commerce giant Amazon makes an easy case to purchase e-commerce organizations as a growth strategy, however, the innovation and synergy related to the Polymorph buy ties into management’s broader vision to blur the lines of online and in-store.

 

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The Best Apps & Integrations For Your Accounting Organization

Best Apps & Integrations for Accounting Organization | Photo by Jeremy Bishop on UnsplashWe are living in an open-source era, with a vast majority of businesses using the collaborative, iterative, and transparent development method to connect and open everything – and everyone.

 

It powers processes and systems required to capitalize on successive waves of digital technology, such as big data, cloud-based tools, SaaS, mobile applications, and even artificial intelligence. Additionally, it eases the integration of new technologies with legacy systems and packaged products so users can adapt strategies, business models, and new ways of working. READ MORE

Cash Flow Forecasting: 5 Reasons Why It’s More Important Than Your P&L

5 Reasons to Improve Your Business Cash Flow ForecastOne of the best lessons I ever learned working for a private equity-backed company was the value of a 13-week cash-flow forecast. Let me tell you: There is a reason the smartest financial engineers in business always have them.

 

Why? Because the 13-week cash-flow forecast is a pragmatic tool that will both show you cash peaks and valleys and tell you where to take action to change the outcome.READ MORE

The No. 1 Thing You Need To Give Your Investors In The New Year: Confidence

4 Ways to Give Business Investors ConfidenceWith the holidays behind us and the New Year already in full swing, there’s no doubt that entrepreneurs have a myriad of goals for the year ahead. And one of those things should be to ensure your investors have confidence in your business.

 

Because whether your business has just one investor, many investors, or you’re starting to think about attracting investors, ensuring they remain confident with their decision to invest should be one of your top priorities. After all, without their support, you wouldn’t be able to achieve your vision.READ MORE