Raising Capital – 3 Key issues to address

Raising capital to start or fund an existing business is more science than art.  It takes careful planning and great stewardship to ensure the investors get their capital back including a reasonable return on their investment.  Investors who evaluate companies seek opportunities where the risks are mitigated, comprehensive fiscal forecasts are prepared and the management… Read more »

Maximizing the Cash Generated by Your Business

Most articles published about maximizing cash in a business focus on managing the balance sheet (i.e. collecting accounts receivable, reducing inventory levels, extended payment terms, etc.). While managing these accounts is important, it does not reflect how cash is generated in the business. There are three sources of cash in any business: from lenders, from… Read more »

Positioning Your Emerging Business Against Larger Competitors

Now that you have established your business as a viable entity and have several successful years under your belt, deep pocket competitors view your business differently. You may even be formally identified in a corporate SWOT analysis as an “Opportunity for Growth” or a “Threat to Success” by their local manager. Depending on your situation, you may want to be acquired (Opportunity)… Read more »

The Frankenstein Monster – A Business Parable

Administrative Infrastructure “The Continuum from Meatball Surgery to Rocket Science” My son began watching “The Simpsons” when he was in his teens. Although I wasn’t particularly interested in cartoons at that time in my life I decided that I should check out what he was watching to maintain my street-cred. After adjusting to the rather… Read more »

B2B CFO Extends Leadership Position in Mid-Market Business Transitions

Source: Finance.Yahoo.com Company sees widespread adoption of its proprietary exit strategy software, increased demand for expertise as owners of mid-market companies struggle to sell their businesses MESA, Ariz. [Business Wire] – B2B CFO, nation’s largest CFO and business transitions services firm, today released a summary of its Partners expertise in exit strategy leadership, highlighting a… Read more »