ICYMI: Throw a Great Event Without Breaking the Bank

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Keeping Event Expenses in Check

Events are a great way to connect with customers and stir up new business. The trick? Staying on budget. Jess Black, the corporate event planning guru at marketing software firm Contently, explains how she balances finances for the 35 events she runs every year.

Comic (and Back Office) Relief at Comic Con Fort Collins

Nick Armstrong is co-organizer of Comic Con Fort Collins (Colo.), a smaller — though no less enthusiastic — version of the annual Comic-Con International event in San Diego. What does it take to produce the event on a shoestring budget? “It's 75 percent managing spreadsheets while wearing a cape,” Armstrong jokes.

Late-Nite Delivery on Campus

Student delivery drivers for on-demand delivery service EnvoyNow ply the dorms and libraries on campuses across the country. The startup has grown quickly since it launched in 2014, thanks to a savvy approach to financial operations.

Don't Overlook Real-Time Analytics

A recent Deloitte survey suggests a (not-so-secret) tool CFOs can use to improve company growth and their standing within the organization: real-time analytics. Are you taking advantage?

How to Win the Cash Flow 'Shell Game'

Anthony Scott, co-owner of cleanup and restoration firm Servpro of Spring/Tomball in suburban Houston, doesn't get paid until the job is complete. It's a challenge familiar to any contractor, and it requires Scott to keep expenses under control.

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