Strategic Finance: From Startups to Scaling Up with John Hannum

Strategic Finance: From Startups to Scaling Up with John Hannum

John Hannum, the founder of PPS Solutions, provided insights into the differences between a CFO, CPA, and bookkeeper, emphasizing the scarcity of CFOs compared to the high demand for financial acumen in small businesses. The conversation also explored the evolution from entrepreneurs managing all aspects of their business to the need for specialized financial expertise as companies expand.

Our guest is the Founder and CEO of PPS Solutions. His name? John Hannum. 

This episode reviewed the role of a CFO and the importance of financial planning and strategy in business operations. John Hannum, the founder of PPS Solutions, provided insights into the differences between a CFO, CPA, and bookkeeper, emphasizing the scarcity of CFOs compared to the high demand for financial acumen in small businesses. The conversation also explored the evolution from entrepreneurs managing all aspects of their business to the need for specialized financial expertise as companies expand. Hannum stressed the importance of understanding finance as a fundamental aspect of business growth and sustainability.

He also touched on the benefits of finding a CFO to work with and the importance of vetting candidates for industry experience and understanding of financial concepts. Hannum underscored the significance of regular interaction for businesses to maintain financial stability and the need for access to a CFO during crucial decision-making. The conversation also delved into the personal business backgrounds of the participants, with John sharing his formative experience working in his parents' business and the impact it had on his career trajectory. 

Finally, they discussed the development of the subscription model for PPS Solutions and the satisfaction Hannum derives from seeing entrepreneurs and businesses succeed. The conversation emphasized the collaborative nature of finance and the importance of having a financial perspective at the table for better results and planning in business operations. 

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PPS provides a strategic partnership to business leaders as well as administrative support to take the burden of running a business off the entrepreneurs who should be out growing the businesses they’re passionate about.

FOR A CONSULTATION VISIT ppsfinance.com

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