Tag: business intelligence

Business Strategy: Key Thoughts

For most businesses, we are just over mid-way through another year, and for a few of you possibly approaching a September or October year end. For those of you who actively monitor your results against your plans, congratulations! If you haven’t already done so, it should be time to assess your progress against your goals.… Read more »

The Cost of “Standing Around”

Standing around

I just finished a great article I found in the August/September 2012 edition of Pavement Maintenance and Reconstruction (www.pavementOnline.com), a construction industry trade publication. The article appears in a re-occurring department of the magazine, written by Brad Humphrey. The August/September article was titled “Why do your workers stand around?”. I highly recommend reading this article… Read more »

The Nature of Engagements

Engagements

There is no such thing as a “typical” B2B CFO® engagement, which is what makes our proprietary, proven six-step GamePlanTM process highly effective. Briefly, the six steps are as follows: 1. The Discovery AnalysisTM 2. The Strategy ProcessTM 3. The Strategy ImplementationTM 4. The Results SolutionTM 5. The Excel ExperienceTM 6. The Exit StrategyTM The… Read more »

The Value Proposition of a Good Business Plan

When was the last time your company put together a Business Plan? The answer I usually hear is “Well, we’re not a start-up- we’re financed…we are mature and operating, we use budgets and strategic planning instead. Business plans are not just for start-ups anymore. A good business plan has the following components: 1.    It should… Read more »

Why do Business Transitions Fail?

Business transitions

Why do Business Transitions Fail? By Brian E. Christian, Partner B2B CFO® Recently Axial Forum (www.axial.net) published an article by Tom Schramski, President and Managing Partner of Vertess entitled “7 Reasons Why Some Businesses Don’t Sell”. I loved this article for several reasons: It is well written, The subject matter is straight forward, It is… Read more »

Companies That Benefit From a B2B CFO®

Businessman With Dollar-Bill Head

Strong, Growing Companies Cash is tight due to growth Growing but not profitable Profitable but need financial strategies/systems/processes/controls to continue Struggling Companies Have constant cash struggles Poor profitability Are profitable but can’t improve from year-to-year Need new ideas to “break out” Need help immediately or they may “go under” (turnarounds) Need to reduce expenses and/or… Read more »

Milwaukee area business owners thinking of selling a business…has your “Nest Egg” lost its value??

Exotic Blue Egg In A Nest

In this March 2, 2014 article, Forbes contributor, Mary Ellen Biery discusses the valuation gap that often exists between the selling price a small business owner wants and expects for his/her company and the price buyers are willing to pay. Click this link to read –> Is Your Business Worth As Much As You Think? Many Aren’t  Unfortunately, the negative impact of the “great… Read more »