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Avoid financial crisis by recognizing early warning signs and taking action now

You’ve heard it before. “People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan.” This adage is almost always proven true in a business facing financial crisis. Many business owners and managers assume that plans are always inaccurate, so why bother? But the point of a plan is less about accuracy, than about creating a well thought out direction for your business, and a set of actions to guide your financial and non-financial goals.

The reality is that most impending financial problems have early warning signs. These signs include:

  • A sense that business is not performing up to standard
  • A reactive rather than proactive operational approach
  • No timely, accurate, meaningful, or predictive cash, profit, and sales forecasting
  • Dipping into your line of credit more often than usual
  • A disproportionate amount of resources are wasted on manual, error-prone administrative processes (e.g. billings, sales activities, month-end accounting processes, operations planning and scheduling)
  • Declining sales or declining margins
  • Lenders becoming concerned and more ‘involved’ in monitoring business

Left unaddressed, any one of the above factors could lead to a financial crisis. But if you know how to detect these issues and catch them early enough, you can prevent a crisis from happening.

Arbutus Advisors is your early warning alarm. By applying a well thought out plan and taking action, we can prevent financial problems and enhance your business performance. We’ll assist you in cutting costs, improving financial management, and increasing the efficiency of your business processes.

Our services include:

  • Business planning and assessment
  • Cash management and forecasting
  • Developing effective business reports
  • Identifying and implementing cost saving initiatives
  • Assessing and improving business systems and processes (simplifying and automating administrative tasks)
  • Management team coaching and development
  • Fulfilling interim management roles – CFO, VP Sales, VP Operations
  • Acquisition planning and implementation
  • Analyzing and improving sales and operations processes
  • Assist with raising capital/communicating with lenders
  • Business software improvement/additions
  • Succession planning
  • Ongoing monitoring and advisory

If you’re facing any of the above challenges, contact us now for a no charge, no obligation Business Success Discussion.

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