2016 is in the books and a new year starts. Many of the clients I start working with are so busy working IN the business, they don’t take a step back and work ON the business. Have you had the experience in your business where you can’t see the forest through the trees? Here’s a cheat sheet of questions to focus on and ask yourself how you’re doing. To work “on” the business the cheat sheet covers 4 areas:
As we close the books on 2016, there are likely some things that went very well and some things you would do differently. We start to look ahead at the possibilities for 2017 and what we might start, stop and keep doing. To get the thought process started, here are 4 things you must include:
We’ve closed several commitments for lines of credit, term loans and mortgage loans for equipment and real estate. When reviewing your term sheets or commitment letters, after you go through the borrower, loan amount, rate and fees, collateral and guarantor section, you’ll end up at a section called covenants.
Many closely held businesses are seeing significant increases in revenue despite slow overall economic growth. With those increases, pressure can be created on people and systems to the point where you’re confronted with finding quality people and investing in systems to support your growth. Those investments of people and systems may have come at significant cost. So, how do you construct your budget and incorporate some changes in it to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.
I have several clients that are involved in business acquisitions. With a sluggish economy, many are attracted to the opportunity to acquire business versus grow organically. If you’re deciding to buy a company, here are 3 things you must know about financing the acquisition.
It’s that time of year again when we begin to close the books on the year and look ahead to what the new year might bring. The assumptions you use are critical to your profit and loss and balance sheet forecasts. This is especially true if you will use these projections to attempt to obtain financing or attract an investor.