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by Patrick Thean and the Rhythm Team

HR Process Improvement Examples

Melissa Perna Sat, Feb 1, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Over the last year, Rhythm Systems team members have really focused on the importance of process improvements. How do we do our jobs better, become more efficient, and even save money in the long run? As any company grows, time is a key factor in everyone’s busy schedule. It is best to setup HR processes that are scalable.

Cash Flow Dashboard – How Many Months Before You Run Out of Cash?

Melissa Perna Mon, Sep 17, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Have you ever wondered “Can we cover payroll this month” or “What if that big deal doesn’t come in? Will we be ok to make payroll?” How many months cash do you have in time of crisis or seasonally slow sales times? To put together a Cash Flow Runway is an easy way to predict these answers. We look at this weekly, it is a regular KPI in our weekly meetings and everyone on the Executive Team knows the answer to all the above questions. Here I will show you how to put together a Cash Flow Runway so that you will know the answers as well for all your planning needs.

When to Do Annual Planning vs. Budgeting?

Melissa Perna Wed, Nov 23, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Each year, we put together a financial budget for the upcoming year. We try to anticipate what the new year will bring in Revenues and Expenses, whether that is by calculations, growth patterns, or wish list items. We add variable expenditures not knowing if they will get priority or not.

2015 Breakthrough Conference... My Journey

Melissa Perna Fri, Feb 19, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

It was December 2014, we were in 2015 Annual Planning when the discussion of “a conference” was brought up. Like many times before, we had discussed or tossed around the idea of “doing” a conference.  We discussed the pros and cons of a conference, what type of conference, what was our winning move going to be. Then, the question came: “Who is going to work on this?” Who has time away from their day job?

Do You Have a Financial Rhythm?

Melissa Perna Wed, Nov 26, 2014 @ 09:00 AM
  • Are you meeting weekly to discuss Cash forecast runways?
  • Are you having monthly financial reviews with your executive team?
  • Is your Controller involved in the Quarterly & Annual planning sessions?