Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Why you need a part-time outsourced CFO

Howdy everyone,

I came across several articles today all about determining when you need a CFO, and why you should hire someone like myself as your first CFO. I can't argue with that! Take a read below for some great info, couldn't have said it all better myself.

4 Signs You Need a CFO

Do I Need a CFO or Controller?

Is It Time For A CFO?

How Much Is Not Having A CFO Costing You?

For Rent: Chief Financial Officer

Does a Small Firm Need a CFO?

Spend some quality time learning why someone like the Rogue CFO is all the right answers, then check out my site:

Time to prepare for 2012 - get your business plan written & ready to rock for the new year!

Let's create a win-win situation for the rest of 2011 and into 2012!

Since most of my clients are in "holiday mode" and the Rogue CFO has time on his hands for a change (always nice), but I'm a workaholic/startup-aholic, I'd like to make good use of my time and work on a few projects the rest of the year. It's not always I have the bandwidth to help out companies with projects, so I'm looking forward to this.

What I'd really like to do is write a full investor package for a newly formed startup. You are the brains of the operation, you are amazing at what you do, but when it comes to creating the materials you need to get funding for your venture you don't have the time or skill set. This is where I come in.

Why chose the Rogue CFO to help out? How about the fact I've been with several startups who've been funded, in the millions. How about I've been doing this about a decade. Or maybe because I actually create and write your entire package from scratch, not using pre-formed templates and boilerplate. All good reasons if you ask me.

So if this sounds like a fit for you and your company, reach out and lets talk! I can send samples and we can talk more about your venture. The more information you can let me know up front the better I'll know if I can truly help out, and be able to give you a better idea on timing, etc.

Looking forward to hearing from some amazing entrepreneurs!

Chris Benjamin, Rogue CFO

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Black Friday Deal From the Rogue CFO Even! Financial Model – half the going rate.

In the spirit Black Friday and a desire to help out startup ventures out there, I’m offering a deal of my own. While normally for me to build a financial model from scratch for a new venture including all the standard financial pro formas (balance sheet, cash flow, P&L), assumptions, summary, cap ex, valuation, best/worst case scenario, and other financials as are appropriate for about $1,500 - $2,000 (it’s not cheap to hire the best of the best, the guy who actually builds financial models at investor level quality), for today and through the weekend, anyone who commits (via contract and deposit) to having me build their model will get it for $1,000! Half off. That’s right, discounting my time by half. Definitely NOT something I’d do often… if ever again.

First come first serve, as in I’ll honor the rate for everyone, but the first ones to sign the contract are the first models I’ll be working on. Will let you know at the time of signing what the lag time looks like.

It’s that simple, send an email if interested and want to see samples, have questions, or to tell me more about your business and to throw your hat in the ring. Will reply to everyone!

Chris Benjamin, Rogue CFO & Black Friday Financial Modeling Maven