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Join Gary Bender, Tim Kufta, and other CFOs in the group as they discuss Performance Analytics. Specifically, they investigate Sales Analysis Models, AI, ChatGPT, and other analysis models used to target anomalies in your data. Learn about how to decide which (if any) analysis offerings are right for your product and customer mix.

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The groundwork for The CFO Solution was carefully crafted throughout the successful CFO career of its founder, Gary Bender. Having sat in the CFO chair for almost 20 years, Gary has found certain tried-and-true principles, practices and processes that have helped him navigate through even the most challenging economic climates. The CFO Solution is comprised of the most impactful strategies, resources and even contacts that Gary has spent a lifetime creating.
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  • We have considered the R&E tax credit for many years, but it seemed so daunting and confusing. Mike and his team at Research Tax Credits, LLC have guided us step by step, making it easier than we ever imagined. The team is incredibly proactive, professional, and timely in all of their obligations. One other fear going into this was that much of this work would fall on my shoulders, but RTC did an excellent job positioning themselves with many of our team to get better and more timely information on our projects and keep us on schedule.

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  • I am very pleased with The CFO Solution. In December, Gary called me to make me aware of the Research and Development tax credit and I was skeptical that it applied to my software/web development business. He had one of his partners meet with me and in less than a month, both the Federal and PA tax credits were calculated, documented and ready for submission. They moved very quickly and professionally and as a result I was able to skip an estimated tax payment. The amounts were significant, their fees were very reasonable and the process is now in place for the future. I was so impressed with their knowledge and expertise that I have joined their monthly forum group to stay aware of other best practices.

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