From Financial Zero to Financial Hero

From Financial Zero to Financial Hero

By Steve Hovland(TheForensicCFO)
We discuss what the small business owner should know and consider when embarking on their business adventure. #theForensicCFO hovlandfinancialsecrets.com If you are ready to move your company to a higher level of success, please visit my Virtual CFO firm at hovlandforensic.com/virtual-cfo-services/
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Episode #18 - How to work Virtually.
Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. #TheForensicCFO. In this episode I discuss the how to work virtually.: * Equipment needed * Schedule time * Map out your week * Shut down at the end of the day * Set up a day for your admin stuff. For more information on working virtually, please visit Hovlandforensic.com · Questions? Feedback? Please feel free to contact me at Steve@hovlandforensic.com. Steve Hovland is a CPA and a Certified Forensic Accountant. He is the founder of Hovland Forensic & Financial, a virtual CFO and Forensic Accounting firm. He has used his 20+  years in the public accounting to work with his client's virtually across the nation.
21:19
April 7, 2020
Episode #17 - How does a forensic accountant do an investigation? | Hovland Forensic & Financial
Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. #TheForensicCFO. In this episode I discuss the process a forensic accountant goes through in an forensic accounting investigation: * Conflict of interest * Engagement letter and billings * Analyzing data * Reporting * Settlement or trial. For more information on forensic accounting, please visit Hovlandforensic.com · Questions? Feedback? Please feel free to contact me at Steve@hovlandforensic.com. Steve Hovland is a CPA and a Certified Forensic Accountant. He is the founder of Hovland Forensic & Financial, a virtual CFO and Forensic Accounting firm. He has used his 20+  years in the public accounting world to obtain a wealth of forensic accounting knowledge. He has investigated fraud from HOAs to privately held partnerships to Estates.
26:12
March 19, 2020
Episode #16 - What is a Key Performance Indicator?
Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. #TheForensicCFO. For small business owners it is important to understand what is a key performance indicator (KPI). I will discuss: · What is a key performance indicator · Set your KPI so you can meet your goal, financial and non-financial · Test your KPI · Make sure information used is accurate See my blog for the text version of this podcast: What is a Key Performance indicator? · Questions? Feedback? Please feel free to contact me at Steve@hovlandforensic.com. Steve Hovland is a CPA and a certified forensic accountant. He is the founder of Hovland Forensic and Financial, a virtual CFO and Forensic Accounting firm. He has used his 20+ years in the public accounting world to develop accounting courses for the small business owner that needs expert help, but can't afford the high rates a CPA firm charges. Find his courses at Hovlandfinancialsecrects.com and sign up today for his FREE course. For those of you who are established and need help continuing your business to reach higher goals, please visit me at my virtual CFO firm at Hovlandforensic.com
23:28
March 6, 2020
Episode #15 - How to Negotiate with Terrorists (ie. Your Kids!)
Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. #TheForensicCFO. This podcast is on the lighter side. In it I discuss: · First time parents - How to interact with a 2-year old and how that relates to business world. · Multiple kids and democracy · Logic in assigning chores - how this relates to the real world · Questions? Feedback? Please feel free to contact me at Steve@hovlandforensic.com. Steve Hovland is a CPA and a certified forensic accountant. He is the founder of Hovland Forensic and Financial, a virtual CFO and Forensic Accounting firm. He has used his 20+ years in the public accounting world to develop accounting courses for the small business owner that needs expert help, but can't afford the high rates a CPA firm charges. Find his courses at Hovlandfinancialsecrects.com and sign up today for his FREE course. For those of you who are established and need help continuing your business to reach higher goals, please visit me at my virtual CFO firm at Hovlandforensic.com
22:36
February 27, 2020
Episode #14 - When you need to talk to people and not make it about your business
Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. #TheForensicCFO. For small business owners it is important to know when you need to talk to a business owner as a person and not a possible sale. In this episode I will discuss: · Don't be that guy · Talk about what you have in common · Public speaking (ahhhh!) · Questions? Feedback? Please feel free to contact me at Steve@hovlandforensic.com. Steve Hovland is a CPA and a certified forensic accountant. He is the founder of Hovland Forensic and Financial, a virtual CFO and Forensic Accounting firm. He has used his 20+ years in the public accounting world to develop accounting courses for the small business owner that needs expert help, but can't afford the high rates a CPA firm charges. Find his courses at Hovlandfinancialsecrects.com and sign up today for his FREE course. For those of you who are established and need help continuing your business to reach higher goals, please visit me at my virtual CFO firm at Hovlandforensic.com
23:48
February 19, 2020
Episode #13 - Using a Fractional CFO for your full-time business | Hovland Forensic & Financial
Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. #TheForensicCFO. For small business owners imagine being able to hire a CFO but at a fraction of the cost. In this podcast I discuss: · What is a fractional CFO and Virtual CFO · Benefits to hiring a fractional CFP · Costs of a full time CFO versus a fractional · See my blogs for the text version of this podcast:       Should your company hire a virtual cfo?      Fractional CFO: What are they and what do they do? · Questions? Feedback? Please feel free to contact me at Steve@hovlandforensic.com. Steve Hovland is a CPA and a certified forensic accountant. He is the founder of Hovland Forensic and Financial, a virtual CFO and Forensic Accounting firm. He has used his 20+ years in the public accounting world to develop accounting courses for the small business owner that needs expert help, but can't afford the high rates a CPA firm charges. Find his courses at Hovlandfinancialsecrects.com and sign up today for his FREE course. For those of you who are established and need help continuing your business to reach higher goals, please visit me at my virtual CFO firm at Hovlandforensic.com
23:10
February 11, 2020
Episode #12 - Flexible people are powerful people, and other stuff from highschool
Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. #TheForensicCFO. This podcast is on the lighter side. In it I discuss: · Flexible people are powerful people · Sports in general · Lawyers · Accounting and drivers ed classes. · Questions? Feedback? Please feel free to contact me at Steve@hovlandforensic.com. Steve Hovland is a CPA and a certified forensic accountant. He is the founder of Hovland Forensic and Financial, a virtual CFO and Forensic Accounting firm. He has used his 20+ years in the public accounting world to develop accounting courses for the small business owner that needs expert help, but can't afford the high rates a CPA firm charges. Find his courses at Hovlandfinancialsecrects.com and sign up today for his FREE course. For those of you who are established and need help continuing your business to reach higher goals, please visit me at my virtual CFO firm at Hovlandforensic.com
22:18
February 6, 2020
Episode #11 - Is Inventory an asset?
Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. #TheForensicCFO.  For small business owners it is important to understand that inventory is an asset of your company. I will discuss: Inventory an asset or liability? How do you track How to allocate Effect on breakeven if you miss costs See my blog for the text version of this podcast: Is inventory an asset? · Questions? Feedback? Please feel free to contact me at Steve@hovlandforensic.com.  Steve Hovland is a CPA and a certified forensic accountant. He is the founder of Hovland Forensic and Financial, a virtual CFO and Forensic Accounting firm. He has used his 20+  years in the public accounting world to develop accounting courses for the small business owner that needs expert help, but can't afford the high rates a CPA firm charges. Find his courses at Hovlandfinancialsecrects.com and sign up today for his FREE course. For those of you who are established and need help continuing your business to reach higher goals, please visit me at my virtual CFO firm at Hovlandforensic.com
21:17
February 3, 2020
Episode #10 - So you caught an embezzler, now what?
· Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. #TheForensicCFO.  For small business owners it is important to what you need to do if you caught an embezzler. I will discuss the five areas that you need to consider.   Call your attorney Secure the information Compile the information Prosecute Internal Control Review The moment you catch the embezzler you will be very emotional, however you must think logically on your next steps. It will be hard, but hopefully this podcast will help you understand that to do. For the small business owner I offer a  additional free training, please go to hovlandfinancialsecrets.com and sign up for my free Small Business Money Moves. For those of you who are established and need help continuing your business to reach higher goals, please visit me at my virtual CFO firm at Hovlandforensic.com · Questions? Feedback? Please feel free to contact me at Steve@hovlandforensic.com. · · Steve Hovland is a CPA and a certified forensic accountant. He is the founder of Hovland Forensic and Financial, a virtual CFO and Forensic Accounting firm. He has used his 20+  years in the public accounting world to develop accounting courses for the small business owner that needs expert help, but can't afford the high rates a CPA firm charges. Find his courses at Hovlandfinancialsecrects.com and sign up today for his FREE course.
27:03
January 29, 2020
Episode #09 - How to squirrel away money for season tickets
Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. #theForensicCFO.  This episode is on the lighter side were I go over quick ideas to help you squirrel away money for season tickets. Everything from basic saving to vendor award programs.   For the small business owner I offer free training designed to get you to the next level, please go to hovlandfinancialsecrets.com and sign up for my free Small Business Money Moves. For those of you who are established and need help continuing your business to reach higher goals, please visit me at my virtual CFO firm at Hovlandforensic.com Questions? Feedback? Please feel free to contact me at Steve@hovlandforensic.com
19:06
January 24, 2020
Episode #08 - Turn around and look at the generation behind you
Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. #theForensicCFO.  For small business owners it is important to stop and look at the younger generations. Or as I call it, looking at the generations behind you. In this podcast I present the idea that you should take a look at how younger generations look at the world. See the business world through their paradigm.   For the small business owner I offer a  additional free training, please go to hovlandfinancialsecrets.com and sign up for my free Small Business Money Moves. For those of you who are established and need help continuing your business to reach higher goals, please visit me at my virtual CFO firm at Hovlandforensic.com Questions? Feedback? Please feel free to contact me at Steve@hovlandforensic.com
18:42
January 21, 2020
Episode #07 - So what the heck is a certified forensic accountant?
Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. #theForensicCFO.  I discuss what a certified forensic accountant is and what they do.   For the small business owner I offer a  additional free training, please go to hovlandfinancialsecrets.com and sign up for my free Small Business Money Moves. For those of you who are established and need help continuing your business to reach higher goals, please visit me at my virtual CFO firm at Hovlandforensic.com Questions? Feedback? Please feel free to contact me at Steve@hovlandforensic.com
21:45
January 15, 2020
Episode #06 - To discount or not to discount, that is the question
Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. #theForensicCFO.  For small business owners it is important they  understand the ramifications and goals for when they decide to discount their sales price. This pod cast goes through the two most common items, 'Am I selling to high' and 'Should I discount to generate more sales'.  For the small business owner I offer a  additional free training, please go to hovlandfinancialsecrets.com and sign up for my free Small Business Money Moves. For those of you who are established and need help continuing your business to reach higher goals, please visit me at my virtual CFO firm at Hovlandforensic.com Questions? Feedback? Please feel free to contact me at Steve@hovlandforensic.com
20:09
January 10, 2020
Episode #05 - The top accounting action needed to keep work coming in
Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. #TheForensicCFO.  For small business owners it is important to understand the top accounting action needed to keep work coming in. I will discuss the three top areas that will help your business.  For the small business owner I offer a  additional free training, please go to hovlandfinancialsecrets.com and sign up for my free Small Business Money Moves. For those of you who are established and need help continuing your business to reach higher goals, please visit me at my virtual CFO firm at Hovlandforensic.com Questions? Feedback? Please feel free to contact me at Steve@hovlandforensic.com. Steve Hovland is a CPA and a certified forensic accountant. He is the founder of Hovland Forensic and Financial, a virtual CFO and Forensic Accounting firm. He has used his 20+  years in the public accounting world to develop accounting courses for the small business owner that needs expert help, but can't afford the high rates a CPA firm charges. Find his courses at Hovlandfinancialsecrects.com and sign up today for his FREE course. 
23:47
January 8, 2020
Episode 04 - My obsession with a tiny and expensive little ball
Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. For a break from the regular business talk, this podcast is on the lighter side and goes over my obsession with the game of Golf and how it has similarities to the business world. While we all work hard, we also need to have a little lighter side to us to keep us sane. Or, as Stephen Covey said, we need to 'sharpen the saw' from time to time. Please enjoy this podcast and if you need training help with your business, please go to hovlandfinancialsecrets.com and sign up for my FREE Small Business Money Moves. If you are needing strategic help, my virtual CFO company can assist companies that want to take the next step. Please see me at Hovlandforensic.com  You can also follow me on Instagram at #theForensicCFO.
21:52
January 3, 2020
Episode #03 - Profile of a probable embezzler
Steve Hovland - From Financial Zero to Financial Hero. For small businesses it is important to understand the profile of a probable embezzler. The average theft from small businesses is $200,000. That is money taken right from their bottom line. We will discuss some of the red flags and I will go into real world examples from some of my cases I have personally investigated. For additional training, please go to Hovlandfinanicalsecrets.com and sign up for my free Small Business Money Moves. If you are needing strategic help, my virtual CFO company, Hovlandforensic.com will assist you in taking your company to the next steps. #theForensicCFO #virtualcfo #forensicaccountant
24:08
December 31, 2019
Episode 02 - From the files of a reformed workaholic
Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. For small business owners it is important to understand that you have your business, but your business doesn't have you. Many of us tend to work extremely long hours and sometimes those hour sacrifice other aspects in our lives. In this podcast I share my own personal story  on how I was a workaholic and how I ended up reforming myself from that lifestyle. For additional free training, please go to hovlandfinancialsecrets.com and sign up for my free Small Business Money Moves. If you are needing strategic help, I have a virtual CFO company that assist company's wanting to take the next step at hovlandforensic.com
22:18
December 26, 2019
Episode #1 - Finding the right financial levers
Steve Hovland - Financial Zero to Financial Hero. For small business owners it is important to understand what your 'financial levers' are in your business and how to 'pull' those levers to get your company to where you want to go. I go over key concepts that you should consider when you are looking at your business. For additional free training, please go to hovlandfinancialsecrets.com and sign up for my free Small Business Money Moves.
18:06
December 23, 2019