Category Archive: Insights

June 2020

PowerPoint Tips to Nail Your Presentation

It’s hard to communicate ideas simply. In the right hands, PowerPoint can be a great tool to help you get your points across in an effective and easy way. If you want to make sure your next PowerPoint presentation to gets your point across effectively, try applying a few of these tips:  THINK BEFORE YOU POWERPOINT  Before […]

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June 2020

Working With Private Equity

Reading an article about Kansas based Payless Shoes this weekend, I was reminded of a presentation I recently gave to local financial executives about what they needed to know when working with Private Equity (PE) firms, challenging perceptions versus reality.   The article portrayed Private Equity firms in a very negative light, telling a story of […]

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June 2020

Cash Management Post Lockdown

I don’t know about you, but if I hear another talking head on the TV using the phrase “new normal,” or read another newspaper article or blog post that suggests that anyone truly knows how business will change in the medium to long-term, I think I will explode. I plan to just build on my previous post […]

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May 2020

Consulting Services Delivered in Today’s Crazy World – Part 3 of 3

A frequent question with potential clients recently is the ability to deliver value in a virtual environment. While we are providing targeted value for all our current clients virtually today, we will explore some of the most demanded services with the current economic environment in the last part of our 3-part series. There are existing […]

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May 2020

Consulting Services Delivered in Today’s Crazy World – Part 2 of 3

A frequent question with potential clients recently is the ability to deliver value in a virtual environment. While we are providing targeted value for all our current clients virtually today, we will explore some of the most demanded services with the current economic environment in this 3-part series. Cash management and forecasting services – These […]

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May 2020

Consulting Services Delivered in Today’s Crazy World – Part 1 of 3

A frequent question with potential clients recently is the ability to deliver value in a virtual environment. While we are providing targeted value for all our current clients virtually today, we will explore some of the most demanded services with the current economic environment in this 3-part series. Assessments are typically quick hitting engagements where we […]

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April 2020

Controlling Costs in the Cloud – AWS and Azure – Part 1

Last year at the Intercon Conference in Las Vegas, I found myself queued in the bar line alongside the rest of the attendees after a long day of presentations. To pass the time I struck up a conversation with the man in front of me who I learned was the CIO of an ecommerce company […]

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April 2020

Six Steps to Conquer Complexity

People yearn for simplicity.  Whether it’s inside or outside work, contending with a multitude of obligations, considerations, opportunities and challenges can be overwhelming. When we feel bogged down and are greeted by more complexity around every corner, simple answers are alluring. This is a phenomenon that’s not gone unnoticed by people who want to make […]

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April 2020

CORE CATALYSTS Rapid Cash Management (RCM) Assessment

We’re all in uncharted territory with the Covid-19 pandemic. Companies that last through this crisis will have Executives who rapidly assessed these new circumstances, recognized patterns and opportunities, and acted with urgency to take immediate action to pivot and financially secure their companies. Those that don’t may not survive. Right now, your company’s responsibility as […]

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March 2020

9 Steps to Reduce Risks in Global Supply Chains

Many companies embrace global supply chains for the financial and competitive advantages they offer. Some have no choice because the raw materials or products they require only exist or are manufactured in certain parts of the world. But, for all the benefits associated with global supply chains, there are also risks. Those risks include transportation […]

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