Sponsor Spotlight: Rankin McKenzie

June 5, 2015 8:05 AM

You've seen them around the office, you've heard us promoting them, and you've even used their financial services: Sponsor Rankin McKenzie has already had a big impact around HQ. Read below to find out more about what they do, get some great financial advice for your startup, and discover the fun new twist to their office hours next week.

So what, in a nutshell, is Rankin McKenzie? 

Rankin McKenzie is a trusted provider of high-quality and cost-effective financial personnel. They are your CFO or Controller, working as if they are on staff. Their flexible service ensures you have the right people when you need them. That means you can focus on what matters… growing your business and taking it to the next level; to the point where you transition to a full time resource.

What is some advice you would give to the entrepreneurs here at HQ Raleigh?

Rankin McKenzie CFO's work with start-up's and small to midsize, privately owned companies. Time and time again, they offer one resounding Golden Rule; it is all about people!

It is imperative to have the right people in place whether it be a startup or Fortune 500 company.  Robert McKenzie said "Entrepreneurs need to be proactive in finding and hiring the right people whether it be their board of advisors, management team, developers, or others.  They should "pull out all stops" and ask their attorney, CPA firm, benefits contacts, employees and CEO peers for referrals to the right candidate; they may be surprised at what they will receive....plus it is free!".  A smart entrepreneur outlines their team needs so that they will recognize the right person when they see them as they may meet that "right" person over a cup of coffee versus a job interview.  The big take away here is do not let your pain points get so high that you are scrambling and will hire the wrong person for the right spot. Instead, outline your needs and be very thoughtful in your hiring process.

One way to for an entrepreneur to help set himself or herself up to find the right folks is to remember that the right resources are not just about employees and investors. There are so many resources available in the triangle and entrepreneurs need to seek out key people for advisors, board members and mentors.  Those valuable professionals will provide access to a sea of talent and that talent is key to growth.

What's the fun new twist for your office hours next week (Wednesday, June 10th, 9am-12pm)?

Rankin McKenzie will be hosting limited-edition office hours called "5 in 15." Most startups use Quickbooks to organize their financials, but that doesn't mean you're getting the best possible use out of it. Rankin McKenzie promises to give you five tips in your fifteen minute appointment, or you get a candy bar! Check out these win-win office hours next week to make sure you're getting the most out of your Quickbooks account.



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