Business Survival Strategies
Every small business
owner wants to be a success. Most are looking for answers. Some don't
even know the questions to ask! You rarely find companies accidentally
doing it right.
If you are doing
everything right, pat yourself on the back, and decide what to do with
your profits. If not, let's take a look at what you can do now to improve
the financial health of your business.
Would you believe ...
A business $3.5
million in debt with negative net worth, and $1 million in sales could
be completely restructured, and convert over $3 million in debt to
A small company could
cut more than $18,000 a month off overhead with no negative effect
on level of service or quality?
A healthy business, unable
to get bank expansion financing, could, in today's economy, attract
investors and obtain a bank loan package totaling more than $800,000,
just by rewriting its business plan, and repackaging its documentation?
Have you identified any of these trouble signs?
one of these symptoms means your financial health is at risk.
- You raided your
child's piggy bank to make payroll.
- Your accounts
payable or your accounts receivable are more than 30 days overdue.
- Your receivable
represent more than 100% of your monthly income.
- Your banker won't
renew your loan, and is asking for more equity.
- Cash flow is just
an abstract concept. (10% of businesses have NO cash flow.)
Is your company...
- In a negative
cash flow and/or negative net worth position (on the edge of bankruptcy)?
- Not growing, but
you're unable to determine why?
- For sale, but
the business is not healthy enough to attract potential buyers?
- Unable to obtain
financing because financial documentation is not properly developed
Are you concerned about...
- How much your business
is worth? ( Business Valuation
- How much it will
be worth? (Projections)
- Cost analysis
and cost cutting strategies? Is your business run as efficiently as
it could be?
- Are you in touch
with the financial status of your business?
(Financial management evaluation).
- What the bank and
investors really want? (Financial
packaging , the documentation to obtain financing.)
Venture Planning Associates can show you....
- More than
28 ways to finance your business.
10 Commandments for a growth company: key qualities of a successful
13 ways to identify trouble signs (includes
Financial Fitness Test ).
- 10 ways to turn
your business around, and when to call for help.
- 6 ways to identify
potential profit centers-within your existing business.
- 12 ways to cut
costs, increase profits NOW!
- One financial
formula that will let you know if your business is healthy or in trouble,
with 95% accuracy. This formula works for both private and public companies!
goal is to provide you the best funding tools available and to get your
Venture Planning Associates,
of the hundreds of sites offering business plan products and services, your VenturePlan
site is among the best, if not the best. "
Mike Rischard CPA, President, Agilecor
we received first round funding ($5 million) the VC firm asked us to show
how our financial models were created. They wanted to use OUR TEMPLATE (which
we developed from the 7 Venture Capital Reports) to help them evaluate alternative
scenarios for their portfolio companies!" Michael
.Lay, CFO, e-Commerce Internet Company
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