Posts by michelethompson

Time Is Money: How To Shorten Month End Closing Process

Time Is Money: How To Shorten Month End Closing Process

Most companies, from small businesses to ones publicly traded, have a month-end close process.  All other finance activity shuts down during month-end close. For decades, financial departments have attempted to revise the close-to-report cycle, which requires public companies to follow frequently stiff Securities and Exchange Commission requirements at both quarter end and year end. There are several items you can prioritize in the close process which will lead to a shorter month-end.  Gain insight into how
Overcoming Fear and Starting a Business

Overcoming Fear and Starting a Business

Biblical Principles for Business and Bible Verses Every Small Business Owner Needs Faith and Christian business do have a place in the world. Not only is there room for Christian business leaders, but I believe there is a shortage of Christian business leaders who not only conduct their business with maximum integrity but also stand firm in their public eye of conviction and love for Christ.  Overcoming fear and starting a business takes courage and faith,
Customer-Focused Success One Account At A Time

Customer-Focused Success One Account At A Time

Becoming a customer-focused, one-to-one enterprise is not something that will ever be fully “achieved.” Being customer-focused is not a destination for a company, but a direction in which to point the business. And you’d be in good company, customer focused companies make up some of the largest companies around the globe.  According to Talk desk, if you want to join the ranks customer-focused success like Amazon, Apple, USAA, Hilton, and Marriot one day you’ve got to

Rethinking Venture Capital

Big changes in the VC world could open up whole new career opportunities for those looking to break into finance. Q: Venture Capital firms are no doubt in trouble, but when they emerge from this period they’ll be ready to make new deals. Only next time around “old-school” due diligence, which is very labor-intensive, will rule the day. This will undoubtedly force VCs to hire new staff and make their structures more corporate. Do you agree?