B2B CFO Announces the Call for Nominations and Event Sponsors for the Inaugural “Smart 25 Awards”

B2B CFO Announces the Call for Nominations and Event Sponsors for the Inaugural “Smart 25 Awards”

SOURCE: American Banking News DATE: 02/06/2012 Nominations for the Inaugural “Smart 25 Awards” are being accepted through March 20, 2012 Phoenix, Az (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 B2B CFO, the nation’s largest CFO services firm, is accepting nominations for the first annual “Smart 25 Awards” through March 20, 2012. The award program recognizes outstanding companies and individuals for driving smart business growth in one of the toughest economies. Honorees and finalists will be celebrated during the awards ceremony on May 4th, 2012, at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, during B2B CFO’s annual National Partners Conference. The Smart 25 Awards were launched to coincide with B2B CFO’s silver anniversary and recognize the critical components of best business practices that create jobs and improve the economy. Open to all growth-oriented privately-held businesses from around the United States, the awards honor companies and leaders for their significant accomplishments. Award categories include: * Fastest Growing in Sales — presented to companies that demonstrate strong sales growth over a period of three years 2009-2011. * Top Job Creators — presented to companies that created most jobs over a period of three years 2009-2011. * Largest Loan Secured — presented to companies that managed to secure the largest loan (single or cumulative) during a three-year period 2009-2011. * Best Working Capital Increase — presented to companies that demonstrate the healthiest growth in their working capital. “Businesses are thriving despite these tough economic conditions and the Smart 25 Awards is our opportunity to celebrate and showcase their accomplishments,” said Jerry L. Mills, founder and CEO of B2B CFO. “These awards recognize the smartest business practices...
Interview With Jerry Mills: Take a Break to Be Productive

Interview With Jerry Mills: Take a Break to Be Productive

SOURCE: Small Business Trends BY: Susan Payton DATE: 10/17/2011 You might not expect the author of two business books, speaker, contributor, and founder of B2B CFO(r) to be into yoga and tai chi, but thats exactly what helps Jerry Mills stay balanced between work and life. He practices regularly and also strives to read nonfiction books: “I often have my most creative business ideas after I have lost myself for a few hours in a good murder mystery. It seems that the human mind needs a break in order to be most productive.” And productive he is. His firm, B2B CFO(r), provides part-time CFO services to small and midsized businesses. Currently, the company boasts 200 B2B Partners who serve more than 750 clients with combined annual sales totaling $5 billion dollars. In the next five years, Mills expects to have 400 partners and $45 million in sales. Its no wonder he made the list of Small Business Influencer Champions this year. Mills attributes his firms success to recruiting top professionals, being on the cutting edge of technology and hiring a stellar public relations firm. Jumping in With Both Feet Mills was reluctant to start his business back in 1987, but some valuable advice got him moving: “A man named Roger gave me some good advice. He said, Jerry, the hardest thing you need to do is to make the decision. Once you make the decision, everything else will fall into place about what you need to do to grow your business. He was 100 percent correct.” And while technology is a huge part of B2B CFOs(r) platform now, if...
Finding Financial Solutions

Finding Financial Solutions

SOURCE: GO GILBERT! MAGAZINE DATE: 09/21/2011 Businesses in the spotlight Finding Financial Solutions: Jerry Mills uses his expertise to give corporate-level financial support to small and mid-size businesses By: SUSAN LANIER-GRAHAM In the mid-1980s, Jerry Mills was a manager at the accounting giant Arthur Anderson & Company in Phoenix. He examined the market and found a very real gap in support for mid-market companies. Mills realized that businesses often fall into traps in a time of growth because of the inability to manage cash flow effectively. While that management job falls to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in larger corporations, budgets don’t usually allow small and mid-sized businesses to fill that role. That’s where Mills knew he could help. In 1987, he launched B2B CFO to offer financial and management solutions to small and medium-sized companies. “Every company needs a CFO, but not every company can afford one. Our model makes it possible,” Mills explains. “Just as a company doesn’t need a full-time attorney, it doesn’t need a full-time CFO. We are there when they need us.” He adds that his company strives to provide customers with a sophisticated service at a cost they can afford. What began out of his home two decades ago now has more than 174 partners across the country, servicing more than 550 clients with combined annual sales totaling $5 billion and employing 30,000 people. For the second year in a row, Inc. magazine has named B2B CFO to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America. “To be awarded this, especially during a recession, is quite an accomplishment,” Mills explains. “It’s also...
B2B CFO Ranks in Arizona’s Top 25 Fastest Growing Comapnies

B2B CFO Ranks in Arizona’s Top 25 Fastest Growing Comapnies

B2BCF0 RANK: No. 23 on the fast-growth list FOUNDER AND CEO: Jerry Mills HQ: Phoenix FOUNDED: 1987 EMPLOYEES: 197 partners across 39 states and four full-time employees in Mesa  REVENUE INCREASE, 2009-10: 46.5 percent Q&A with founder Jerry L. Mills How do you maintain fast growth through the years? Maintaining steady, fast growth has been a matter of setting goals and then working diligently to build an infrastructure that supports our team and allows us to achieve our goals. It is also a matter of constant evaluation and making periodic adjustments to the process of the goal achievement. For example, when new technologies become available or when a process can be improved, we need to always adjust our course — first direction, then velocity. How does growth become a part of your business culture? I review my goals weekly. I also leverage the expertise and help from a personal coach who goes over my goals with me and helps me augment and expand them, causing me to stretch and grow at all times. I go over our goal achievements each month with the staff so the team will constantly have our progress in front of them. Making sure everyone knows the direction and the goals is crucial to our success. Looking out 12 months, what is your greatest obstacle to continued growth? I see absolutely no obstacles that will impede our ability to achieve and meet our...