Raising Funds during Difficult Times

Bhairav Kothari writes an article on the subject as a guest author for Business World

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Bhairav Kothari ( Founder, SuperCFO ) in an Exclusive Interview with The Afternoon DC.

Bhairav Kothari recipient of the Special Recognition & Appreciation Award from ICAI(2015) and the Best Young Entrepreneur Award in Financial Service Sector (2010).

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Business Today: Who is to be blamed - Mohan or the Start-up?

Mohan, a young executive in his late 20s, was happily earning around 1 lakh per month, until he received a great job offer from a start-up. His salary doubled to Rs 2 lakh, and he also received a good number of ESOPs.

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Article written on 5 Tips for managing business through finance by Bhairav Kothari, published by Sandesh - Gujarati Newspaper

All successful businesses (globally), have a strong finance function, and that differentiates the best from the others. Here are 5 quick tips to managing and building a good business, utilizing some of the best practices in financial management

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The Hindu: A market place for used bikes... and a business idea

Bhairav Kothari, Managing Director of SuperCFO provides his view on : "The car segment, the emergence of Mahindra First Choice and Maruti's True Value"

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DQ Channels: Aim for nothing less than the Best, in Everything

Bhairav Kothari shares few lighter moments from his life in a Rapid Fire round to Zaheeb Ajmal of DQ Channels.

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Live mint: Transfer pricing case: Vodafone gets relief from Bombay HC

Bhairav Kothari, Managing Director of SuperCFO provides his views on the judgement: "It needs to be seen if the department abstains from appealing this in the Supreme Court. Investors globally are tracking this case..

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IIFL: Leader Speak

Replying to Anil Mascarenhas of IIFL, Bhairav Kothari says, "Good talent is always short in supply, across functions. And this situation is amplified when it comes to good quality CFOs."

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Finance Monthly: Freelance CFO Firm of the Year

SuperCFO has bagged Finance Monthly Global awards 2015 in the category of Freelance CFO firm of the year. The annual Finance Monthly Global Awards, instituted by UK based Finance Monthly magazine, recognize the outstanding qualities of companies and individuals who have delivered the highest quality results within the corporate, financial and legal sectors.

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Business for all: A fancy for FIGURES

Here is a new field of entrepreneurship – providing financial services to startups and even established businesses in the role of a freelance chief financial officer ( CFO ). One such agency that has taken the lead in bringing this concept to India is Mumbai's SuperCFO founded by Bhairav Kothari, a Chartered Accountant.

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Here's how start-ups in India are getting sound financial help!

Start-ups are on a great start in India. As they climb up the ladder gradually, their need for a sound financial advisor becomes imperative. It is generally then that the company starts scouting for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), which is crucial but a very expensive task

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Business Today: Clearing a few myths around business planning

As part of my job, I get ample opportunities to meet several entrepreneurs every month. Once we get talking about best practices towards building a strong finance function, I ask them if they prepare detailed budgets every year, if they prepare LTF (Latest Thinking Forecast) every month, basis actuals and new facts with respect to business forecasts. But invariably, I end up facing some of the entrepreneurs' myths that they harbour. I hereby present some of these common myths along with responses.

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Article written on the importance of Sell Through Ratios for Retail Business by Bhairav Kothari, published by Business Today.

All businesses have a few important KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) and if you track them carefully, a lot gets addressed automatically. Sell-Through ratio is one such important tool to understand the intricacies of a retail business.

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Gulf News: Calling in a virtual financial expert.

A virtual CFO is the best option for SMEs to build their finances with quality talent. A typical entrepreneur, while building his business, has several serious organisational issues to grapple with on numerous fronts. One of the most critical is to ensure that his business generates cashflows for managing day-to-day operations. As many an entrepreneur has discovered, it is cash rather than customer who is king.

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Bhairav Kothari ( Founder, SuperCFO ) in an Exclusive Interview with The Global Analyst.

Redefining the CFO Services Space. If you’re a start–up or a SME, who always dreamt of hiring a CFO, but felt constrained due to paucity of funds, don’t worry. For, help is around the corner. Bhairav Kothari ( Founder, SuperCFO ) in an Exclusive Interview with The Global Analyst talks about redefining the CFO industry by helping small businesses access professional CFO Services without spending a fortune!

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Bhairav Kothari (Founder, SuperCFO) - Interviewed by Saraswathi Pulluru, Journalist with The TechPanda

In this freewheeling chat with Saraswathi Pulluru of Tech Panda, Bhairav candidly talks about his journey as an Entrepreneur and shares his plans for launching a fully integrated, customizable Business Intelligence Solution Platform targeted mainly towards the global Small and Medium Business sector, later this year. He also shares some thought provoking ideas on the path a budding entrepreneur should take in order to be successful and the mistakes to be avoided...

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Business Today: The Virtual CFO

The concept of "anytime", anywhere high quality finance professionals, otherwise known as Virtual CFOs, is catching up now in India. SuperCFO has been a pioneer of this unique business model where companies who do not have the wherewithal to hire a "fulltime" CFO, hire top class CFOs from firms like SuperCFO who not only assist CEO’s and Entrepreneurs with strengthening their Finance function, but also act as strategic partners in growing the business. The prominent business fortnightly, Business Today, from the India Today group features a discussion with Bhairav Kothari on the salient features of a Virtual CFO service offering and its benefits to SMEs and mid to large corporations as well in building robust accounting processes and systems. Among many facets discussed in the article, Bhairav talks about how a CFO is like the Kryptonian Superman who appears unassuming and modest but when push comes to shove, shows his inner prowess to the financial world. Bhairav also reveals that a CEO and a CFO are the most important cogs of an organizational wheel, who have to work in close tandem with each other if the strategic vision of a company has to be realized. Read on to find out more about the world of Virtual CFOs.

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Entrepreneur Magazine: CFO: Engine of the Finance Function

Ever wondered how some companies are able to raise substantial debt & equity funds, and grow organically as well as inorganically, rapidly? Ever wondered how some organizations are able to manage crisis far better than the industry average, when the going gets tough? The answer...

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The Economic Times: Corporate Governance norms for SMEs

Corporate governance among SMEs has been absent for the most part. They cannot be blamed when even some of the bigger firms lack it. But now some steps are being taken which can radically alter the scenario. Recently CB Bhave, Chairman, Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) released a White Paper on Good Governance, Business Ethics and SME Stock Exchange, prepared by SuperCFO Services, to create awareness about Good Governance as well as to highlight benefits to SME's by becoming a public company on the proposed SME Stock Exchange...

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Bhairav Kothari (Founder, SuperCFO) - Interviewed by D. Murali, Deputy Editor with The Hindu Business Line

Watch Bhairav Kothari, Founder of SuperCFO, share his insights on the potential of SME's and why Audit Committees & PE firms like his services, in an interview with Mr. D. Murali, Deputy Editor, The Hindu Business Line...

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The Economic Times: SME Factory - Responses to SME Queries

Read responses to queries on company formation, regulatory compliances and bank financing from a startup company...

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Rediff.com/GetAhead: Achievers.

Most start-ups don't strategy's for growth Meet Bhairav Kothari whose company Super CFO takes care of the financial needs of start-ups and SMEs...

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YourStory.in : Entrepreneur of the week.

Knowledge and talent when it comes to finances is an integral part of an entrepreneur's journey. However the financial ballgame can always use a bit of professional expertise especially when an entrepreneur is just beginning to grasp the full potential of his startup...

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