A consulting CFO (“Chief Financial Officer”) is an executive with which you contract to do everything that an in-house CFO would do. The only difference is the amount of time spent doing the job.
Many companies do not need, or cannot afford a full time CFO as an employee. Annual salary plus benefits could result in a cost up to $250,000. However every business can benefit from financial guidance and oversight.
Are you concerned that you are not getting the optimum results from operating your company? Do you want to see better, more consistent performance translating into increased earnings and benefits for you?
Most small businessmen are very good at what they do – they make, market and sell their products and/or services in an extremely strong manner. Unfortunately what most small businessmen lack is an acute sense of the financial aspects of their business and how proper structure and adequate capital resources, and a clear view of how to deploy those resources can greatly enhance their company’s chances of future financial success.
Can the right type of capital properly structured and in the right amount help you get what want from your business?
Capital is the lifeblood of any business but more important than just the existence of capital is the type of capital and the terms and conditions that attach themselves to that capital because it is those rules that determine the ability of the business to use the capital effectively to fuel its success.
We get a constant stream of inquiries from entrepreneurs and businessmen looking for debt or equity capital, many of them with good ideas and great promise. A lot of these people want us to commit our time and resources on an “if come” basis, meaning that we raise capital on their behalf, using their financing profile and business plans, in return for back-end “success fees” and – in some instances – equity in their company. In most cases, the reward is not commensurate with the resources we would have to dedicate to the assignment to complete it properly. We do not work solely as a broker, so we decline those opportunities. We do not accept assignments where we cannot participate in creating, or offer objective advice on, the business plan, financial projections, strategic plan and other essential components of the financing information package. We must also must have a primary role in preparation and development of the financing search program, and we do not work exclusively for success fees ….. ever!