Monthly Archives: December 2011

Article on types of insurance that should be considered for any business (from “Small Business Trends”)

My comment:  There are various ways to hedge risk, with one of those being the purchase of insurance.  The important first step in deciding how to hedge is first to assess the various risks a business faces (a step that, in particular where small business are concerned, is often not looked at in any formal way)  and then choosing the most cost effective way of hedging that risk This article talks about various forms of insurance that, at the very least, should be considered

About the author – Robin Beukers MBA CPA CMA CIA

I act as interim c.f.o., controller or special projects lead (for example, development and review of financial statements and internal controls, financial modeling, acquisition/funding risk assessment). Clients range from Fortune 100 level to startups.

Continue reading

Advertisements
Link | Posted on by | Leave a comment

Article on Communication from “SmartBlog on Leadership”

My comment:  A leader cannot lead without willing followers.  Followers will not follow, nor will they  execute the leader’s  instructions without understanding the vision and  what is expected of them.  I see, frequently, those in positions of authority thinking they have conveyed an idea clearly when, in reality, they have not done so in a manner that their audience can understand or accept. This is particularly true in this world of emails, blogs and the like which, on the one hand are effective ways to reach a broad audience and on the other can be cold and impersonal methods of transmitting ideas.

This article offers some practical tips that will enable concise, effective communication

About the author – Robin Beukers MBA CPA CMA CIA

I act as interim c.f.o., controller or special projects lead (for example, development and review of financial statements and internal controls, financial modeling, acquisition/funding risk assessment). Clients range from Fortune 100 level to startups.

Continue reading

Link | Posted on by | Leave a comment

Business Management thoughts

By Robin Beukers MBA CPA CMA CIA 1) “Three steps for improving your business by looking at the numbers” Read article… Comment: A common theme I hear from entrepreneurs, especially when in the startup/early stages of corporate development is that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment