Being Thankful

“What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more,  to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks
where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes,
or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that
tumble and roll and climb in riotous gladness!  – Helen Keller

For those blessed with sight, we have no excuse not to enjoy, appreciate and be thankful for the beauty of nature.

Happy Fall Thanksgiving

At this time of Thanksgiving we pause to count our blessings.
The freedom of this great country in which we live.
It’s opportunity for achievement.
The friendship and confidence you have shown in us.
For all of these things we are deeply thankful.

Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Ravi Patel

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed

The writer of this blog Ravi Patel, President and CEO, Patel CFO Services was interviewed by Fred Arnold on his show “Out of the Rough” on SCVTV, Santa Clarita, CA.

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Enjoy the Holiday Season!

This is a wonderful time of the year.

A festive season with sharing, giving, receiving, praying, and of course partying.

Enjoy the holiday season and celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and all other religious and non-denominational events.

Let us hope that the New Year brings opportunities and successes for all.

With best wishes for this holiday season and wishing you a prosperous 2010!

Ravi Patel

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Outsourced CFOs During Down Times

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal has an interesting article on “Businesses Lean on Outsourced CFOs During Down Times.”
Entrepreneurs might want to check it out at:

Ravi Patel

Financial Vision

Most Entrepreneurs are aware of the need for and have most probably developed a vision for their company. The Company Vision is the overall guiding force that drives the company and forms the basis of the Mission Statement. The Company Vision and the Mission Statement allow the Entrepreneur to clearly communicate the strategic direction of the company to the employees and other stakeholders.

In my opinion, a Financial Vision is also important for Entrepreneurs. Developing a Financial Vision quantifies the overall Company Vision and serves as a yardstick to measure periodic financial performance. It also provides the financial stakeholders in the company – shareholders and debt providers – a concrete gauge to assess the potential for their investment. It is not necessary to widely share the Financial Vision of the company.

A Financial Vision is long-term and has to be developed in conjunction with the Company Vision. It might include targets for revenues, company value, return on equity, growth, etc. The Financial Vision should be easy to understand and contain no more than three areas of focus.

Please check us out at

Ravi Patel

Entrepreneurs and Outsource CFO Services

You have obviously heard about outsourcing. When should entrepreneurs outsource CFO services? Please visit my site at and check out the Articles and News tab for an article on that subject. I hope you find it useful.

Ravi Patel


I am new to blogging, but do read other blogs. In my blog, I will attempt to reflect on my experiences as a CFO Outsource Service Provider at Patel CFO Services ( – both at work and in life.

Ravi Patel

Published in: on November 3, 2008 at 1:44 pm  Leave a Comment  
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