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Reviewing Organizational Expenses

If you started a company in 2020, congratulations! You put a lot of thought and hard work into making your vision a reality. Of course, one of your top priorities is tracking your spending. Since the year is nearly half done, you must be sure to review your organizational expenses. This number will affect the amount you can deduct on your tax… Read more »

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CHRO and CFO

COVID-19 has been a once-in-a-lifetime disrupter for talent, with unemployment at record rates and many companies forced to furlough or lay off huge chunks of their workforce. Our recent Southern California survey of CFOs reports 52 percent of companies are currently hiring or expect to be by the end of Q3. Rebuilding teams and navigating… Read more »

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Interview questions

Well, it depends. Whether you’re seeking a new role or not, you should always take a recruiter’s call. Listen to them, keep an open mind and if you’re intrigued set up the interview. Even if you’re perfectly happy with your current job, it pays to be actively managing your career. In today’s turbulent job market, it… Read more »

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Deploying "Yes And" Strategies in Business

One pillar of improvisation is the acceptance principle of “yes, and…”. When someone in a scene states something, others accept it as truth and build on the reality. For instance, one person might say, “Thank you for cleaning the kitchen! It looks amazing.” Another person might respond, “Since you had to leave right away to help your… Read more »

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Last month we surveyed CEOs and CFOs throughout Southern California about the impact of COVID-19. While virtually all those surveyed said they’d experienced an adverse impact, an impressive 52% said they were currently hiring or expect to be by the end of Q3. This data point was backed up by an unexpectedly strong jobs report… Read more »

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CFO financial planning

As California continues to slowly reopen, we’re all grappling with the same issues. What is the real financial impact on our business and how do we capitalize on the recovery? We’re recasting financials weekly if not daily and are starting to get a grasp on what reopening looks like. Two weeks ago, we surveyed our… Read more »

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Value of Daily Meditation

Like many busy executives, you most likely manage stress by eating healthy foods, exercising daily, and getting enough sleep at night. To further enhance your overall well-being, you may want to add meditation to your list of daily habits. Remaining under stress for long periods of time can result in headaches, anxiety, depression, heart disease, and other health concerns. Fortunately, one of… Read more »

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Make Your Office Safer for the Return to Work

We are all anxious to return to work, but what changes do we need to consider in light of COVID-19 and the new norm of social distancing?   Last week, Alliance Resource Group CEO Jennifer Hannigan invited fellow Orange County CEO Cheryl Osborn of Casco Contractors to a webinar focused on ways to make your… Read more »

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Safer Workspaces

As Southern California slowly begins to reopen, the far-reaching impact of COVID-19 has made employee health and safety a top priority for businesses. CEOs are bringing their HR, facilities and finance leaders together to develop plans for the return to work. What does going back to work look like? How will you change your virtual… Read more »

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Working on the Weekends | Improving Your Career

As an accounting and finance professional, career development is one of your top priorities. Staying current in your field by increasing your knowledge, skillset, and qualifications keeps you relevant. Continually providing additional value to your employer ensures longevity. These are reasons why you should be spending a few hours each weekend developing skills to further… Read more »