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Judi Otton
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Founder of GrowthCast. Helping small businesses see their financial future.
Founder of GrowthCast. Helping small businesses see their financial future.

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Tomorrow, July 12th, I will be speaking at the 2018 Accounting & Finance Show in New York City.

Myself and Susan Vogel Foley, Consultant of Vogel Consulting will speak about, "How To Communicate With Your Finance Clients in Plain English"
Take aways will be:
- Minding the signs - watching and listening for gaps in client understanding and disengagement.
- Talking goals not jargon - explaining the processes in terms that are important to the client.
- Patience pays off - taking the time and effort to explain in a way clients understand will reap great rewards.
Hope to see you there!
Date: Thursday, July 12th, 2018
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Javits Center, New York
Tickets: FREE Individual Pass. Click link below to register.
http://ow.ly/Va4e30kOWQ5
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Need capital your small business? Your first instinct may be to head to a bank (they have more money to lend, right?), however, bigger banks often devote a small portion of funds to smaller businesses and have stricter rules for applying or qualifying for a loan. Local banks are often more open to finance businesses because it’s in their best interest to help them. Often, they are directly tied into the economic health of the community in which they serve.
Debating what type of bank to use for a business loan? Let me help guide you through the process of what type of capital or funding is right for your business.
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Hey Business Owners! Are you:
 Frustrated that you’re not taking home as much money as you should?
 Confused about how to reach your financial goals?
 Unsure where your money is going?
My Profit Plan includes everything contained in the Financial Checkup and will cost you a fraction of what it would cost to hire your own in-house CFO.
Contact me for a free consultation to learn more: https://calendly.com/judi-otton/30-min-call/06-08-2018
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We love working with business owners! See for yourself what one of our customers has to say about the experience of working with GrowthCast:
https://youtu.be/BdsJiTrRXP4
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In a 2015 “Inc.com” article, contributor Mark MacLeod explained why a business needs a CFO and when it’s important to have one on board, “It's overkill to have a CFO from day one, but you should have access to the expertise of a CFO from the start,” MacLeod said. “I always advise [business owners] to get an advisor who is a CFO from day one. Once you're starting to grow, get a part-time CFO. Only when you're really growing (think over $10M in revenues) should you hire a full-time CFO.”
Whatever stage your company is in, the services I offer will help focus on your business's financial growth, or an overall view of your financial structure. Reach out at judi.otton@growth-cast.com to learn more.
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If you’re not a “numbers person,” or you just avoid financial issues altogether, I can help:
✔️ I will work with you to simplify and master your financials in everyday language that’s easy to understand
✔️ I will team up with you to give you the confidence, knowledge and tools to create and understand your financial forecasts
✔️ I will put you on the path to making better business decisions that will ultimately increase your profitability
I can help you put together a financial plan that will help you achieve your goals – both big and small. Email me at judi.otton@growth-cast.com to learn more.
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Not having adequate accounting procedures in place is akin to financial suicide and could easily cost over $100,000. The average time lost by having to fix and implement a system is 200 hours or more.
Don’t let poor record keeping keep you from succeeding. Email me for more information on establishing good accounting practices – judi.otton@growth-cast.com
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Companies use budgeting to facilitate planning and control within the business in order to manage the financial aspects of their business and plan for expansion in the future. Budgeting also allows for the evaluation of performance of lines of business during the planning period.
Before the budgeting planning process can begin, the firm should develop a strategic plan and a series of objectives based on that strategic plan covering the next five years. A master budget addresses the financial needs (expenses) and results (revenues) of these strategic initiatives, as well as the ongoing operations.
Need help to determine your master budget? Contact me at judi.otton@growth-cast.com.
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Financial statements for any business are crucial yet confusing. One guide (do we have this guide? We should probably share it) highlights and explains their key aspects so you can get your head around the things you need to know. A financial statement can show you where a company’s money came from, where it went and where it is now. It consists of these three key features:
• Balance Sheet
• Income Statement
• Cash Flow Statement
Even though business finances can be a bit daunting, with a little know-how, you will be able to manage your business with the best of them! Contact me for more information at judi.otton@growth-cast.com.
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LIFO (“last-in-first-out”) and FIFO (“first-in-first-out”) are the two most common inventory accounting methods out there. These methods of inventory accounting cover a business’s balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows. Not only do these business’s have to track the number of items sold, but they have to track the cost of each item. These two methods both have different effects on a company’s financial statements. Make sure you’re being consistent.
Have questions? Email me at judi.otton@grwoth-cast.com for more information.
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