Newsletter

Quarterly news updates straight from the Michigan CFO Associates staff

Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Newsletter Website President’s Message: When is the best time to make a profit? | Brian’s Corner: Customer Analysis – Staying in touch with change | Photos from Around Town


Summer 2017

Summer 2017 Newsletter Website President’s Message: Take Stock | Brian’s Corner: The Three C’s of Invoicing | What’s Happening: Upcoming Fraud Webinar | Photos from Around Town


Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Newsletter Website President’s Message: Improving Margins with a Three-Way-Match Brian’s Corner: Budget for Employee Training, a Great ROI! What’s Happening: Photos from Michigan CFO Associates St. Paddy’s Day Celebration!


Winter 2017

Winter 2017 Newsletter Website President’s Message: What are you BUSY with? Brian’s Corner: Measuring Efficiency in a Service Firm Upcoming Events: Fraud & Embezzlement In Small-Business: How It Happens, Why It Happens, And What You Can Do About It Workshop


Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Newsletter Website President’s Message: The REAL Candidate for Change 2.0 Brian’s Corner: Predicting Net Income… with Confidence Upcoming Events: Fraud & Embezzlement Prevention December 2016


Summer 2016

Summer 2016 Newsletter Website President’s Message: Two out of a Hundred… Brian’s Corner: How To… Design & Develop a Pay Structure for Small Business What’s Happening?: Michigan CFO 10 Year Anniversary Upcoming Events: Capital Investment Seminar


Spring 2016

Spring 2016 Newsletter Website President’s Message: Embezzlement, Part II Brian’s Corner: Show Some “Love” to the Accounting Staff Spotlight: Embezzlement Interview What’s Happening: Fowling, Cash Flow Factory, and more


Winter 2016

Winter 2016 Newsletter Website President’s Message: If You Had a Million Dollars… Brian’s Corner: Fraud & Embezzlement What’s Happening: Holiday Photos


Fall 2015

Fall 2015 Newsletter Website President’s Message: Back to School Brian’s Corner: Are You Still Doing Your Payroll In-House? What’s Happening: A Little Work….. And A Little Play Q & A With James Truan, Trynex International


Summer, 2015

Summer 2015 Newsletter Website President’s Message: What Would the Oracle of Omaha Say? Brian’s Corner: Three Measurements of a Company’s Health What’s Happening: Corp! Magazine’s Most Valuable Professional Award & KPI Luncheon “Who – Solve Your #1 Problem” Book Review


Spring, 2015

Spring 2015 Newsletter Website Inside This Issue: Now that it’s working, let’s stop doing it Upcoming Event: 2nd Annual Roundtable Luncheon CFO Tips: Understanding and Managing Credit Card Processing Fees


Winter, 2015

Winter 2015 Newsletter Website  Inside This Issue: Resetting the Targets  Client Spotlight with Scott Clein at Giffels Webster   What’s Happening: Welcome, New Clients!   Holiday Photos!


Fall, 2014

Fall 2014 PDF Version Inside This Issue: President’s Message: iPhone 6, Pets, and other Financial Commitments, Brian’s Corner: Improving Report Formats, What’s Happening: Welcome, New Clients! Photo Gallery: Summer Pictures


Summer, 2014

Summer 2014 PDF Inside This Issue: President’s Message – Summertime, Jack Brian’s Corner – 300-Mile Race for Make-A-Wish Michigan What’s Happening  – Welcome, New Clients! Photo Gallery – Opening Day at Comerica Park, Michigan CFO Open House, and Whirlyball


Spring, 2014

Spring, 2014 PDF Inside This Issue: Summertime, Jack; 300-Mile Race for Make-A-Wish Michigan; Welcome, New Clients!; Opening Day at Comerica Park, Michigan CFO Open House, and Whirlyball


Winter, 2014

Winter, 2014 PDF Version   Inside This Issue:  ID Theft: Are you Prepared?  Michigan CFO Associates Has Moved!  Managing Your Personal Financial Risks; Photo Gallery


Fall, 2013

Fall, 2013 PDF Version  Inside This Issue:  The Only Ship That Won’t Sail?  Hourly and Salary are not your only options!  Brand New Roundtable Luncheon October 23; Photo Gallery


Summer, 2013

Summer, 2013 PDF Version   Inside This Issue:  Preparing For Plan ‘B’; Upcoming Events!; 2013 Masters; Do You Know Your PAYDEX Score?


Spring, 2013

Spring, 2013 PDF Version   Inside This Issue:  Will We Finally Start Digging Out? A Little Work, And A Little Play; Spotlight: Q&A with Jim McTevia, author of “The Culture of Debt”; Upcoming Workshop:  Four Key Systems Every Business Needs


Holiday 2012

Holiday, 2012 PDF Version  Inside This Issue:  Holiday Surprises; Five Points for Increasing the Selling Price of your Business;  What’s Happening?  Michigan CFO Associates in the News, Client Appreciation Mixer, Upcoming Workshops


Summer 2012

Summer, 2012 PDF Version   Inside This Issue:  Back To School; Restaurant Impossible; No More Free Budgets; Budgeting – A Benefit or a Burden?  What’s Happening? March of Dimes on Discovery’s American Chopper


Spring 2012

Spring, 2012 PDF Version  Inside This Issue:  Georgia’s On My Mind…; Vendor Discounts – The Real Deal; What’s Happening? Strange Military Instructions and Information


Winter 2012

Winter, 2012 PDF Version Inside this issue: President’s Message: Daydreaming of a 2-Year Turnaround Czar; Brians Corner: U.S Currency Trivia; Whats Happening: New Financial Statement Resource, The Cash Flow Factory Workshop Series; Client Spotlight: DMP Manufacturing.


Fall 2011

Fall 2011 PDF Version Inside This Issue> Presidents Message: Do you know how to get to Delco Boulevard?; Whats Happening: Detroit News Article, CORP! Magazine Article, Cash Flow Factory Workshop, Walsh BusinessLIVE 2011, Automation Ally, Dancing With Our Local Stars: …


Summer 2011

Summer 2011 Newsletter PDF Inside This Issue > President’s Message: Are you raising YOUR Debt Ceiling? What’s Happening: Wedding Bells, The Cash Flow Factory Workshop Series, Referral Drive – Coming Soon!, We’re Hiring!, Take Control of Your Collection Process, Client …


Spring 2011

Spring 2011 PDF Version Inside This Issue: Celebrating 5 Years!, GLEQ, Catalyst, We’re Hiring, Paraprosdokian Phrases, Selling What Your Customers WANT, What Clients Are Saying


Winter 2011

Winter 2011 PDF Version President’s Message: All Over The Map Whats Happening?, Meet Brian Bach, CFO A.C.E Event, New Resource: The CFO Tool Box! Client Spotlight: Q&A with Donna Zobel, Myron Zucker, Inc.


Fall 2010

Fall 2010 – PDF Version Inside This Issue: Happy Holidays Client Appreciation Event Contest Winners


Summer 2010

We recommend you download the Summer 2010 pdf > Inside This Issue: President’s Message: Systems Produce Results What’s Happening? Exciting News at Michigan CFO Associates— check it out! A New Kind of Tax Reform Are you paying “The Stupid Tax?” …


Spring 2010

4 Years… What are the Odds?; Exciting News at Michigan CFO Associates; Important Regulation Changes: The HIRE Act, Health Care Law and changes in 1099 reporting; Q&A with Mike Meldrum, Complete Communications, Inc.


Winter 2010

Déjà Vu All Over Again; Your FICO Score: FICO reveals how common credit mistakes affect scores; Just For Fun If you’re feeling all alone, like no one cares… check this out; Tech Tips Practical tools you can use every day; What’s Happening? Exciting News at Michigan CFO Associates—check it out! Photo Stories See the insert for photos of our Client/VIP party and my recent snowmobile trip!


Fall 2009

The Recession is OVER; CFO Insider Tools: Flexible Budgets— an important tool in your analysis toolbox; Client Spotlight: Five questions with Mike Schena, Michigan Custom Machines; Exciting News at Michigan CFO Associates, including our latest Executive Briefing


Summer 2009

Bailouts for the Big, Natural Selection for the Small; 2009 Tour de Michigan; Tech Tips: Practical Tools You Can Use Everyday; What’s Happening? Exciting news at Michigan CFO Associates, including a new Executive Briefing – check it out!


Spring 2009

Don’t Commit Verbal Abuse; Tech Tips: Practical Tools You Can Use Everyday; Exciting news at Michigan CFO Associates, including a recent article in the Detroit News


Winter 2009

Don’t Make 2009 Tougher Than It Already Is; Meal or No Meal?; Tech Tips: Practical Tools You Can Use Everyday; What’s Happening


Fall 2008

Don’t Call Me Bob: The “Do’s and Don’ts” at Michigan CFO Associates, Get Your 2009 Budget Process Started Now, Tech Tips: Practical Tools You Can Use Everyday, What’s Happening?


Summer 2008

New Faces, Are You Worth $15 per hour?, What You Don’t Know — Or Don’t Share — Can Hurt You, What’s Happening?


Spring 2008

Small-business Makeover Magic, Embezzlement Warning Signs, What Are You Charging?, www.XLprojectionPRO.com


Winter 2008

Small Business Public Relations, Read a Good Book Lately? What’s on the Web, Grand Hotel Getaway


Fall 2007

See the Future…and See it Now!, Recognize and Reward for Results, Hit or Miss Hiring?, Small Business Toolkit, Special Offer: XL Projection PRO


Summer 2007

Is a Flight Attendant Flying the Plane?, The New Michigan Business Tax, A Mid-Year Checkup, The Coming Skills Shortage


Spring 2007

The “Sexier” Side of Accounting, Consider an Advisory Board for Your Small Business, Locking in Key Team Members, Small Business Success Story


Winter 2007

The Proposed Michigan Small Business Tax: What does it mean for your business?, The Bottom Line of Financial Management, Team Building 101, Small Business Success Story