7 Ways To Finance Your Business

Strategy Driven

Financing a business can be a big obstacle for new startups and established companies alike. For those who like to make investments and trade, the profits made in this line can be something you can use to start your business or add funds to it when you need to purchase something specific that will, in turn, help you to make more money in the long-term. Entrepreneurship Managing Your Finances business management money management strategydriven

Good to see some humility in finance

Crossderry Blog

When Genius Failed — Roger Lowenstein’s tale of the rise and fall of Long Term Capital Management — is required reading at Winton. Filed under: PMO Tagged: CNBC , David Harding , Joe Kernan , lessons learned , Long Term Capital Management , LTCM , quants , Roger Lowenstein , When Genius Failed , Winton Capital Management.

Could Your Business Survive a Downturn? Here’s How to Bolster the Finances of Your Company

Strategy Driven

There are plenty of ways in which your business can invest in order to improve its finances. You might want to go to companies like triple net if you need help with beginning an investment strategy that’s going to work and pay off for you and your business in the long-term.

Deadly Disease of Management: Emphasis on Short-term Profits

Deming Institute

One of Dr. Deming’s 7 deadly diseases is: Emphasis on short-term profits: short-term thinking. It is easy to focus on short term goals and use a somewhat simple short term figure to measure success. How to Stop Short-Term Thinking at America’s Companies.

Finally, Proof That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off

Harvard Business Review

Companies deliver superior results when executives manage for long-term value creation and resist pressure from analysts and investors to focus excessively on meeting Wall Street’s quarterly earnings expectations. This has long seemed intuitively true to us. We’ve seen companies such as Unilever, AT&T, and Amazon succeed by sticking resolutely to a long-term view. remain so high for so long if short-termism were such a drag on performance?

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How To Make Companies Think Long-Term

Harvard Business Review

Eliminating stock-based compensation would help reduce the incentive for executive leadership to focus on the short term. But there is a residual problem which has long frustrated me. Many companies face quarterly or even more immediate pressure from their shareholders (increasingly made up of hedge funds, program traders, and day traders) to deliver short-term performance. The paradoxical result is that they never get around to taking those long-term-oriented decisions.

28 Years of Stock Market Data Shows a Link Between Employee Satisfaction and Long-Term Value

Harvard Business Review

per year in long-run stock returns – 89% to 184% cumulative – even after controlling for other factors that drive returns. I thus decided to tackle the causality issue by measuring performance using long-run stock returns. Does employee satisfaction improve firm value?

How CFOs Can Take the Long-Term View in a Short-Term Economy

Harvard Business Review

Investors are increasingly seeking firms with long-term growth strategies, rather than ones focused on managing short-term earnings to boost the stock price. For CEOs, creating and communicating long-term growth strategy is easier said than done.

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How to Boost Your Profits

Strategy Driven

For your business to be a success, you need to make both short and long-term plans. Entrepreneurship Managing Your Business Managing Your Finances business management managing your business managing your finances strategydriven

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When Not To Wait For Your Job To Improve

The Idolbuster

billion dollars to finance a $3 billion dollar dividend payout that wasn’t scheduled to take place? This is about bringing shareholders a short term return, which is ok with me. From a business standpoint however, I think anything that prioritizes the short term over the long term is poor strategy. The result: Less total revenue for the year, and long term customer relationships were reduced to transactional interactions.

How Big Data Brings Marketing and Finance Together

Harvard Business Review

Rajamannar involved finance early. To spearhead analytic efforts, he assigned a finance person – who was already embedded in marketing – to create an ROI evaluation framework and integrated her deeper into the marketing function. Advertising Finance Marketing

Turning The Tables On Your Failing Business

Strategy Driven

The sad fact of the matter is that no business is guaranteed long-term success. To make determining what the problem is easier, here are some areas to focus on: strategy, customers, team members, products/services, and finance. Focus on finance.

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How Banks Should Finance the Social Sector

Harvard Business Review

Most traditional financial intermediaries, like banks, are focused on short-term returns and deem unsecured lending to charities and social enterprises to be too risky. If financing is offered by a bank, the terms are often too onerous. Finance Social enterprise SRI

How To Take Risks In Business

Strategy Driven

They also need to be able to manage people, deal with finances, organize marketing, and much more. Think Long-Term. You need to not only think of the idea and weigh up the risks, but you need to think of the long-term for your business as well.

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The Problem with the Profit Motive in Finance

Harvard Business Review

Executive compensation has been reformed significantly to align with long-term performance. It was an event packed with prominent people who work (or worked) in finance, but seem to come from a different, more genteel world than the bulk of modern Wall Street: Bogle, Swensen, former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, former TIAA-CREF CEO John Biggs. leaving long-time archrival Fidelity in the dust. Over the long run, it may not be good for the financial sector, either.

How to Finance the Scale-Up of Your Company

Harvard Business Review

Fortunately for Szaky, he had already laid the groundwork of financing from suppliers, equity investors and others to allow them to double sales in two months. When you are a startup, there is relatively little to lose, mistakes are fixable, and a small amount of cash and a cohort of committed colleagues can go a long way. Use multiple sources of finance. When you do cross over to talk to the bankers or other financers, learn how to speak their language.

Raising Capital Through Angel Investors

Women on Business

Many businesses today that would have traditionally sought after bank financing are turning to other solutions. Can this money come from traditional financing? Understand that you may need to be flexible on some of the terms. Is your business in need of capital?

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HP Headed to Hotel California?

Women on Business

The HP Board of Directors has to be focused on prevention and good business practices to build a long term strategy. business development Businesswomen Bloggers Businesswomen Profiles decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Finance Global Perspectives Human Resources Issues International Business Leadership Management public relations Strategy Technology Uncategorized Women On Business Women On Business News Women On Business Roundtable

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Going Through The Motions

What Do You Want From Them

Simply Boring My accounting professor once told me to finance long-term debt long-term and pay for short-term stuff with short-term assets. Universal Picture I started watching an episode of Naked Science about Killer Asteroids last night.

Safeguarding Your Business Profits

Strategy Driven

It’s always worth checking how to gain the best advantage, as long as you stay within the law – if there’s one agency renowned for its tenacity, it’s the IRS! Once your business liabilities are confirmed, look at your personal finances.

The 6 Most Common Mistakes New Online Business Owners Make & How to Avoid Them

Strategy Driven

Whilst the obstacles to starting an online business are low, the potential initial mistakes, that can affect the long-term success of a business can be high. Not Focusing on Finances. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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Protecting Your Small Business: How to Cover the Basics

Strategy Driven

The office you use, the office equipment you bought when you first started your business, the cash and financing options you have, employees filling key roles, and other assets of your business are equally important and are worth protecting.

5 Areas I Have Micromanaged in Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

It’s not easy work and it’s not easy for a church to continue to thrive that long. I began with a keen sense that some things were vital to our success long-term. As with most churches in need of revitalization, our finances had been struggling for several years.

To Understand Complexity, Use 7 Dimensions of Ethical Thinking

Leading Blog

The lenses highlight the impact on many constituents, in the short term, and over generations, giving leaders a holistic ethical picture. Even non-profits have to carefully manage finances and raise funds using ethical practices.

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Four Risks to Avoid During B2B Web Development

Strategy Driven

Our focus is on quick launch, and long-term projects have also become our priority. This phase requires between 2% to 7% of the project budget, but saves a large amount of funds for long-term projects.

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Leaders need to Lead

Great Leadership By Dan

It begins with a clear articulation of a unit’s long term strategic objectives—and the development of a disciplined strategy to achieve those objectives. Leaders decide which battles must be fought as part of a longer term effort to win strategic objectives.

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How to make a business plan and actually stick to it

Strategy Driven

Whether you are a long-term small business owner or just starting in a complex market, then there’s no time like the present to start penning your latest business plan. Get your finances in order.

New Leader Checklist: 4 Questions to Ask if You Want to Lead Effectively

RapidStart Leadership

Leadership is influencing others to get something done, so it’s crucial to understand what the long term vision of your organization is, and the short term goals you need to meet to get there.

5 Areas I Micromanaged in Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

It’s not easy for a church to continue to thrive this long. I began with a keen sense some things were vital to our success long-term. After we do something long enough it becomes habit and we can’t even see it needs to be changed.).

Organizing Syrian Refugees

CEO Blog

Education (everything from English skills, schooling to job training), Adjustment, Housing, Transportation and Finance. 2 - Director of Finance - monitors all the money including the in-kind donations. The Director of Finance has the donations team reporting to them. And this team looks at job satisfaction to ensure long term successful employment. This allows longer term housing to be solved. We have a need for more long term housing.

A Company Health & Wellness Center that Delivers High Value Low Cost Healthcare – Is it Possible?

N2Growth Blog

HR professionals must undertake significant research and present detailed information that includes the ROI to both the finance and leadership teams, but also show the long term ownership costs and how to ensure sustainability.

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Managing Is Difficult

What Do You Want From Them

Organizational behavior, business statistics, finance, HR policies  no problem. Accept the Risk/Reward Bias : We see all the things that could go wrong instead of focusing on the long-term. When I was in business school, I thought management was easy.

The Secrets Of Great Scaling

Strategy Driven

Have a Medium-Term Goal, and Stick to It. When you drew up your business plan, it’s pretty much a given that you set a range of short and long-term goals, but what about medium-term ones? Set yourself some medium-term goals, and stick to them! Think About Finances.

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Five Key Aspects You May Miss Out When Starting Your Business

Strategy Driven

Here are five things you may miss out as part of your business endeavor that proves to be essential in the long run: Make sure you have a detailed and well-researched business plan. Starting a new business can be simultaneously exciting and terrifying.

Money, Money, Money: Why getting into trading could be the best thing you’ve ever done

Strategy Driven

Being a trader means you buy and sell instruments of finance, such as stocks, bonds, and shares for a monetary gain. Taking trading in baby steps and bite-sized chunks are the easiest way to ensure success in this field and truly see some amazing return in the long run.

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Performance Measurement

Strategy Driven

Value: The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Finance by Tim Koller. While you can find numerous books focused on the topic of corporate finance, few offer the type of information managers need to help them make important decisions day in and day out.

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WHE06: Healthy Eating in the Workplace | with Alison Acerra from Guckenheimer

Engaging Leader

It seems a bit like these employers are shooting themselves in the foot, especially when you consider not just the long-term health consequences of poor nutrition, but also the immediate hits to employee energy, focus, and productivity. It all started in 1965 when medical student Stewart Ritchie and his nursing student wife Jeanie hit on a novel way to finance Stewart’s education.

E-Coaching Roles

Marshall Goldsmith

They are often long, slow, awkward, and boring. Leaders will not use them for long. While short “bytes” of information can be highly efficient in helping leaders solve specific problems, they may be dysfunctional for dealing with long-term issues requiring deeper analysis. In many cases, leaders need to improve long-term interpersonal relationships.

Brilliant Boutique: 10 Keys To Lasting Small Business Success

Terry Starbucker

And that’s turned out to be absolutely true, because the SaySay Boutique is a shining example of the kind of long-term small business success that happens not by the power of the product, but by the humanity, passion, faith and savvy of the person who owns and guides it.

What Would Happen if the U.S. Stopped Requiring Quarterly Earnings Reports?

Harvard Business Review

Over the years, I have heard from plenty of managers who have lamented that the pressure of quarterly earnings targets imposes a heavy toll on their ability to focus on the long term. Policy Finance & Accounting Digital ArticleDavid Malan/Getty Images.

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Know Your History, Purpose and Direction


My career from that point has almost always been in leadership roles within the retail, hospitality, finance and contact centre industries in Australia and overseas. Industries we have worked within include finance, architecture, recruitment, health, government and local council.

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Does Your Wellbeing Need a Boost?

Leading Blog

Any time you help your-short-term self work with your long-term self, you have an opportunity. You can structure your finances to minimize the worry caused by debt. Gallup scientists have determined that there are five universal and interdependent elements of wellbeing that differentiate a thriving life from one spent suffering: Career : liking what you do every day (Tip: Every day, use your strengths.).

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There’s More To Goal Setting Than Making Them SMART

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest post by Doug Sundheim. When I talk to clients about effective goal setting someone invariably mentions that good goals are SMART goals – specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound. I agree these are critically important to strengthening goals.

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