Four Essential Financial Management Tips for Business Owners

Four Essential Financial Management Tips for Business Owners

Business owners know only too well how difficult it is to run a successful company. Areas of concern seem to be everywhere but one that frequently occupies the owner’s attention is financial management. Let’s explore four financial management tips that can increase the success of your company. Business Strategy— The Impact of An Aggressive Tax Strategy Sources of Funding— Including the Company’s Own Working Capital Meaningful Sales Relationships vs “Top Line Only” Sales Transactions Cash […]

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Do Small Businesses Really Need a Sales Strategy?

Do Small Businesses Really Need a Sales Strategy?

Many small business owners have a very straightforward approach to sales that can be summarized in one sentence—“I need as many sales as I can get!” While it is difficult to argue with the impact such a “strategy” has on the company’s top line, to achieve the best bottom line results and solid cash flows every company needs a simple yet clear sales strategy.

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How Can a Project-Based CFO Help When a Portfolio Company Is Underperforming?

How Can a Project-Based CFO Help When a Portfolio Company Is Underperforming?

Today, private equity firms find that the market is demanding relatively high multiples for those companies “in play.” For those companies that can demonstrate reasonably consistent and fairly sizable patterns of cash flow generation, private equity (PE) firms are finding they need to offer EBITDA multiples in the upper single digits to low double digits range.

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5 Value Added Services Small/Midsized Businesses Can Receive from an Outsourced CFO

5 Value Added Services Small/Midsized Businesses Can Receive from an Outsourced CFO

How does a small/midsized businesses gain the experience and leadership of a seasoned CFO? Generally these types of companies do not employ a full-time CFO as the cost of hiring one typically doesn’t align with their budgets. Fortunately, there are options available to partner with an outsourced CFO and receive the value-added services they provide which pay for themselves many times over.

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Cost Cutting Opportunities For Small Business Owners

Cost Cutting Opportunities For Small Business Owners

The Need To Be Prepared We’ve all heard the phrase…”tough times call for tough measures.” Businesses of any size, but particularly small businesses, will experience “tough times.” Due to the reduced margin of error in small businesses, it is critical to have a plan for reducing expenses, and the associated cash drain, before the tough times appear. 

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How Can an Outsourced CFO Help Bankers Close More Loans?

How Can an Outsourced CFO Help Bankers Close More Loans?

The Loan Request As a Banker, you routinely have customers who come to you with a loan request. Frequently, that request is verbal and comes more in the form of a question…”I’m thinking of doing this or my business needs that and I’m going to need a loan—will the bank lend me the money?” This sets in motion a process where you attempt to more fully understand your customer’s need, the company’s ability to generate […]

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