With The Accend Group, you are only paying for a portion of time, and yet have access to all the expertise as you see appropriate. Our services are scalable up or down, as your business needs change.
Typically, we chart a course that clearly shows how our costs are dwarfed many times by the new profits we identify and help you realize. We help you set goals, identify costs savings, negotiate better sales contracts, and numerous other CFO-related functions. We are experts in predictive forecasting. If we forecast a likely 'what-if' scenario for your company that predicts your company will run out of cash before your current strategies take effect, then years of hard work could be salvaged - not to mention the reality of a big payday in the future.
When you attend any meetings involving bankers, potential investors (both angel and venture capital), customers or potential buyers of your business, having a CFO and our team with credible business acumen on your side can make the difference between success and failure - in essence, you bring somebody that speaks their language and can help represent your interests.. The people with the money always want a feeling of confidence that the execution of your business plan is in good hands.
The Accend Group team has experience successfully negotiating much more favorable terms for its clients with key vendors and service providers like CFO's, bankers and leasing companies - all because of our experience across a broad range of businesses. We know what an audit costs. We know what lease rates for equipment - considering your company's financial position - are appropriate. We know how to negotiate with the largest purchasers of so many products and services to the largest entities in the world.
Ask yourself this: How can the most successful large corporations, with thousands of employees manage multiple business units and still outpace their competition? How can these same successful large corporations often grow revenue and customers and do it all with less employees?
Executing on sound business processes
Correct use of technologies
Established processes and systems of monitoring the important, day-to-day, week-to-week, and month-to-month cash positive growth, profitability, and milestones for reaching long-term goals
If you can systemize your processes and show how a manager can repeat your system, then any potential investor or buyer will more likely have an interest in your company and give you more for it being turn-key and organized. And, perhaps even worse, you are working FOR you business, and your business is not working FOR YOU. The Accend Group assists you working on your business through proven methods:
Assist in the strategic direction of you business for meeting your goals, whatever these may be
Show you and your staff how to prioritize and systemize your business processes for reaching your goals
Implement simple but sophisticated measurement tools for monitoring the RIGHT metrics that contribute to your goals
Implement processes that produce financials statements and other business measurements that provide key insights into the achievement of goals and area of concern and improvement
Likely Scenarios to Benefit from Our Services
Do you own a growing business with great sales but never have any cash? Where is all your money going?
Do you have an interest in preparing your business for a potential, possibly unknown, buyer? This potential buyer could buy you out entirely, or partially. You deserve a solid return on your years of hard work. You can retire, prepare for a new venture, or take a well-deserved break before changing career paths. Any of these scenarios are much more likely to happen at the highest values if the potential new owner can receive an "owners manual" of policies and procedures and a trusted set of historical records of performance to project what the future can be for the company. What about establishing a fair price for your business, and evaluating any offers for your business? The Accend Group will be your trusted partner through this entire process.
Do you have a great business but find yourself tied so tightly to working for your business that it never allows you a break? Will chaos break loose or employees slack off if you leave for more than two days in a row?
Do you have a great business but want to diversify into something else, but can't afford to lose focus on your existing business?
If any of the above describes your situation, The Accend Group is able to help.