InHouseCFO's Small Business Blog

A Guide to Business Processes for SMB's - Marketing & Sales

Posted by Donald Cameron on Tue, Apr 16, 2013

Marketing and Sales

All businesses, of any size and nature need to start their business plan execution with marketing activities, which, in turn generate leads that turn into opportunities, and hopefully sales. From this, administation, finance, HR, and other stakeholder relations follow.It's a well known fact that identifying the processes that the business should follow in all of these areas in a disciplined way, and memorializing them in an easy to follow manner increases results faster. Our experience, however, has been that small and mid-sized business (SMB) owners, while they have interest, they don't have the time and frankly the training and experience to do this.

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Tags: Marketing, Business Processes, Sales

Boosting Portfolio Returns from Emerging Markets

Posted by Donald Cameron on Tue, Apr 09, 2013

Many investors continue to think to their peril that the term emerging markets refers solely to foreign "evolving " economies. You only need to look at the results of investing in most things Africa these days with a whole new meaning to the term political risk, and the folly of that choice (NY Times Egypt News - Revolution and Aftermath).

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Tags: Investments

Does a Small Businesses in Canada Need an MIS?

Posted by Donald Cameron on Sun, Apr 07, 2013

Management Information Systems, or "MIS" have, with everything else as a result of digital media and the Internet, evolved to a point now where the smallest of businesses can operate like the biggest of businesses gathering key operational data that is relevant, available in real time, and very useful in making business decisions. So much so that for any business NOT to have the information at its fingertips puts it at a very competitive disadvantage.

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Tags: CFO for small business, SMB Systems

Choosing a Public Accountant for Your Small Business in Canada

Posted by Donald Cameron on Fri, Apr 05, 2013

A big part of running an effective small business continues to be choosing the right professionals to work on your behalf, and that includes choosing your Public Accountant. We provide an 8 point checklist to use in going through the process.

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Tags: Picking a Professional

Should You Look at Investing in Private Equity?

Posted by Donald Cameron on Wed, Apr 03, 2013

Can Money Be Made In Private Market Investing

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Tags: Investments