Finance & Operations
What are your company’s financial goals and objectives for the next 5 years? 10? 20? If you don’t know or you’re not sure, you’re not alone.
A company’s financial state of health is a complicated matter. In fact, when you calculate the amount of on-hand cash and assets, debt obligations, losses including shrinkage … there’s a reason larger companies have entire departments devoted to keeping track of it all. Having a well developed budget and plan of action is the only way you’ll survive in these globally competitive markets today.
Cash flow is the lifeblood of all organizations. It dictates your ability to grow, invest, and make critical business decisions for your firm. Once your company grows to the point where you’ll either sell to a larger firm or IPO, the dynamics begin to change.
Whether you’re on an Accrual or Cash Basis platform, having cash flow and knowing how much is on hand at the close of each business day, and how much is devoted to marketing, research, and more is essential to the ability of any business to step out and into new uncharted waters. The development of a well-planned budget will be one of your most significant financial challenges. It’s the road map for your success.
The Principles of Growth
A company that sits still and is content with what it has working at the moment is a company that is bound to fail. It might not happen this year or the next. It might not happen for 10 years, but it will happen.
There is a long list of major corporations in the United States that succumbed to their inability to expand and grow. Even during the best economic times these companies failed.
Because they were content with the sales they had. They were content with the products, services, and regions in which they operated. They didn’t see any need to explore new avenues or possibilities. They subscribed to the age-old philosophy of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’
But it was broken … those companies became stagnant and by the time they realized they were falling behind new, young, hungry, and ambitious competitors it was already too late.
Today, the way businesses reach new customers and keep their existing ones is changing all the time. In order to capitalize on those opportunities, you need to be in a strong financial position with a plan in place that all stakeholders understand.
So let’s talk about your company’s financial health. Are you the Arnold Schwarzenegger of the corporate world or Pee Wee Herman? Do you have a strong financial situation that will make it easier (or even possible) to take advantage of new opportunities? Can you reasonably step into some risky markets without too much fear of what might happen?
Can you obtain financial backing for certain ventures or are you stretched too thin to appeal to most investors?
Get Your Financial and Operational Strengths under Control
Even if you associated with the latter, you can become the Terminator of your industry. SBS will assess your financial and operational fitness, strengths, and weaknesses and develop a plan that maximizes your assets and limits your risks.
· Financial P/L Assessment Review Recommendations
o Asset/Debt Analysis & Planning
o Equity Sourcing
· PLC (Product Life Cycle) Analysis, Review, Recommendations
· SWOT Analysis
· Balanced Scorecard Analysis
· PESTEL Analysis
· Operations Analysis
· Project Management Assessments
Put your company on the right financial and operational footing to launch into the future and leave your competitors in the dust.