Category: Articles

The Importance of Measuring Salespeople’s Performance

By Daniel R. Siburg, CPA, CVA Sales are the key to every company’s success and the reason for every company being in business. However, often salespeople are left to their own devices, which can cause the demise of a company. Set Sales Quotas for Sales Reps Sales performance is the easiest goal to measure in…
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Financial Business Modeling can Help Executives Predict Outcomes

By: Daniel R. Siburg, CPA, CVA Basic Assumptions Related to a Business Decision Executives base major financial business decisions on a series of assumptions most often centered on risk and cost. For a new line of goods, risk factors include projections, such as, “The new product line will grow at X rate.” Or, if a…
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Five Options for Utilizing Free Cash Flow

By Daniel R. Siburg, CPA, CVA Envision free cash flow for a business, to the tune of $25 million. The question is: What’s management’s wisest use of that extra cash? There are numerous ways for a business to use additional working capital, and here are five major options every business should consider. 1. Shore Up…
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Are Spreadsheets Running Your Business?

By Daniel R. Siburg, CPA, CVA Businesses need spreadsheets and make widespread use of them. Spreadsheets increase the ease and convenience of analyzing operating information, employee data, forecasts of financial results, or just about any other type of business data. They are an incomparable tool for analyzing numeric and alphabetical data. Some companies, however, overuse…
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Eight Essential Elements of an Exit Strategy for Business Owners

By Daniel R. Siburg, CPA, CVA and Stephen E. Koons, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA All business owners will need to transition their businesses to new owners at some point in time. The new owners could be business partners or family members, and transactions range from management buy-outs to outright sales of the businesses on the open market.…
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