Your CFO: How to Keep Your Remodel on Budget

Remodel Budget Tips

Whether you’re updating your kitchen, giving your office a facelift, or designing your business’s new location, remodeling is an exciting process. With all the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to spend more than you budgeted before you realize it. Here are some simple tips to keep your remodel on budget. Set a realistic budget Before you go nuts and start buying materials or hiring a contractor, you need to sit down and set a realistic budget. What funds do you have available for the project? What’s the average cost of the improvements you’d like to make? Get detailed estimates from […]

Your CFO: Financial Tips for Pursing Your Dream Career

Shanti Grumbine, Performance Still of “The Last Color: A Reliquary”, 2016

You’ve decided to leave your job of 30 years and your $100,000 salary to pursue your dream career – congrats! Making a career change to pursue your passion isn’t easy or cheap, but it’s definitely possible if you’re willing to change your lifestyle and spending habits to make it happen. Before you make the leap, be 100% sure this is what you want to do because your lifestyle is going to change drastically. Is the job important enough to sell your house/car, move into a condo, and possibly *gasp* ride your bike to work? If you’ve decided that the lifestyle […]

Your CFO: Creating a Stress-Free Plan for Financial Wellness

Financial Wellness Piggy

What do you do to manage your business’s financial health? This question often stumps my small business clients. They often believe they’re in good financial health until something happens that throws them for a loop (broken equipment, tax troubles, cash flow issues, etc.). Panic sets in and they call for help. How can you avoid a similar fate? Start by following my stress free plan for financial wellness! Don’t Put off Your Bookkeeping Needs Question: How can you judge the financial health of your business when you’re six months behind on your accounting? Answer: You can’t. The longer you put it […]