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Business Turnaround Consulting

Business Has Changed. Now What?

Business Turnaround ConsultantIf you’re like most business owners, you’ve sacrificed a lot for your company: worked long hours, juggled payroll and vendors, and missed family events. Until recently, the business did OK and provided you a nice income.

Today, things have changed. The past few years have been tumultuous for the business and financial markets. The “Great Recession” brought with it considerable contraction and upheaval for many companies. An improving economy has posed its own challenges as efforts to shed excess capacity and deliver have left many business owners unable to meet rising demand. You certainly didn’t plan for this to happen, but your business is struggling. . . and the pressure is mounting.

What’s the answer?

A guided turnaround works well for business owners who realize that trying something different is better than continuing on the present course and risking the life of their business.

Status quo — you know — is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in.’
Ronald Reagan

Before reaching out for professional help, you naturally have questions, such as:

  • ‘What exactly is involved in a turnaround?’
  • ‘What about my reputation in the community?’
  • ‘Is there a proven strategy I can rely on?’

We’re passionate about helping you maximize and solve your financial opportunities and challenges, at an affordable cost and in an empathetic manner. Our business is your business and we are dedicated to working with owners to develop a specific turnaround plan to get you back on the right track.

The Turnaround Process

A guide to accomplish this is the Turnaround Roadmap. Our experiences are based on our decades of experience of managing businesses through tough times and helping owners revitalize their companies.

The Turnaround Roadmap is particularly effective for business owners who have the following characteristics:

  • A strong work ethic and the will to succeed;
  • Maturity to know their company needs something other than more money to heal itself and stay healthy; and
  • Manage a business with annual revenue of $2 Million to $100 Million.

Our Services

Turnaround Services

  • Assessments of problems and development of alternative corrective action plans
  • Business turnaround and planning
  • Revenue and margin optimization
  • Financial modeling and projections
  • Cost reductions and downsizing/rightsizing
  • Negotiations with lenders, creditors and customers
  • Refinancing and capital acquisition

Performance Improvement

  • Operational assessments
  • Industry positioning
  • Marketing plans and margin improvement
  • Integration and streamlining
  • Productivity improvements
  • Product line rationalization
  • Cost accounting margin validation

How Does This Work?

When you hire us as your turnaround consultant, we will develop a custom turnaround plan for your business and help you implement it.

  • First, we will stabilize your cash flow so we can calm things down with your lenders and creditors.
  • Second, we will conduct a series of tests to diagnose your business problems. Based on the results, we’ll recommend solutions, prepare a cash forecast, and develop a written turnaround plan for your company. We have the ability to not only analyze financials but also the operations of the business.
  • Third, we will prepare a series of action items and help you implement them as you guide the turnaround to a successful conclusion.

Our turnaround assessments can typically be completed in approximately one month. In difficult cases, additional time may be required.

Turnaround Experience Matters

If you were looking for a medical specialist to treat a life-threatening condition, you’d naturally want one who knows what he’s doing. We’ve been doing turnarounds for a long time and have the expertise and industry credentials to prove it. A long list of clients have successfully turned their companies around and regained their profitability. It’s a reasonable bet you can, too.

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Are We The Right Turnaround Specialist For You?

The answer depends on several factors. We produce the best results for clients who have the will to fix their companies and who can adapt to modest change. However, there isn’t much we can do if you believe that borrowing more money will heal an unprofitable business.

How Much Does a Business Turnaround Cost?

As you would expect, the fee is determined by the severity of the problem. We do not charge by the hour. Instead, you get our services for a fixed fee. This way, you know before we begin exactly what it will cost to turn your company around, and there will be no surprises.

Featured Turnaround Specialists

Aaron Gillum, MBA, Business Plan Consultant

Aaron Gillum, MBA

Senior Advisor
Chicago, IL
Aaron brings over 12 years of experience in management and turnaround consulting, venture capital, entrepreneurship, and financial advisory. He has worked extensively with companies at all stages from...
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Van Lanier, MBA, EA, Business Plan Consultant

Van Lanier, MBA, EA

Senior Advisor
Washington DC
Van is an accomplished business practitioner who helps entrepreneurs start, grow, and harvest their ventures. Van has prepared over 300 business plans, financial forecasts, and funding memorandums in industries...
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How to Get Started

The first step is a complimentary half-hour telephone conversation with our turnaround specialist. This enables you to learn more about the turnaround process and what is involved. The call also allows you to learn more about us and how we can help you. You’ll know at the end of the call if the chemistry is right and you want to proceed.

Please complete the form below to schedule the initial call.

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