The CFO'S Perspective

How Do I Choose the Right Bank for My Company?

For many owners of growing companies, the choice of a bank is a crucial decision.  A solid relationship with a bank can make or break a company.  Banks provide relatively cheap capital to fund expansion as well as the everyday transactional and payment services that enable everyday operations. 

A poor relationship with your bank can hinder growth plans and even put you out of business.  Still, many business owners simply stumble into doing business with a bank because of convenience or with the mistaken assumption that all banks are all the same.  A wise business owner puts effort into developing and maintaining a relationship with their bank, just like they do with key customers and suppliers, to ensure their long term success. 

Topics: Finance Resources Financing

Resource Planning for Optimized Client Acquisition and Aggressive Business Growth

 

For many owners and executives, some of the most trying times are not when the business is in stagnation, or even decline. The difficult times often surface when a company is growing rapidly.

Aggressive growth phases test every aspect of an organization’s leadership, making growth one of the biggest challenges faced by small-to-medium sized businesses and startups.

On a growth trajectory, leadership is left wondering “How can we get the most out of existing resources?”, “Which new resources will we need to acquire?”, “How do we prioritize our needs?”, “How many new employees will we need to hire to achieve our goals?”, and “How can we get everyone bought into the growth plan?” In short, “What comes next?”

Topics: Planning Growth Resources