It is a common rule of thumb that business owners should begin exit planning no less than five years before a desired exit.  This is true for a wide range of reasons, but perhaps most importantly that most acquirers of size or sophistication are going to want to see a […]

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Attracting Talent and Retaining Them!

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies worldwide were temporarily closed or permanently shut down. Many business owners were forced to furlough or cut their workforces. Governments throughout the world placed strict controls on the mobility of their citizens, causing commerce to nearly grind to a halt. In response […]

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The Current Economic Environment is New Territory for Many CFOs

For many active CFOs in the corporate world today, the current and impending economic circumstances are a whole new territory for them to deal with. Inflation and borrowing rates continue to increase and will create issues that many current CFOs have not had to resolve during their tenures. Since the […]

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Do your financial statements accomplish your business purposes?

Do your financial statements accomplish your business purposes? John Jones owns and operates a successful supply business historically generating about $8 million in annual revenue. However, the supply chain issues arising from COVID-19 put a large dent in 2020/2021 sales due to product availability. After much research, John located a […]

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Labor Constraints, Supply Chain Disruption, and Rising Inflation

Along with the human life and health consequences of the COVID pandemic, the above three undesirable conditions have become COVID-associated legacies for business operators. There is correlation and intertwined causation amongst these. Labor availability effects were the first to appear, initially and unsurprisingly, due to the virus itself reducing hours […]

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There’s More to a Good Business than Sales

Analyzing business data

Any successful business is sales-driven. At Nperspective, we’ve come across numerous fast-growing businesses guided forward by a driven entrepreneur that serves as the company’s chief salesperson. It’s not uncommon to see a business with a tremendous amount of sales, only to see much of the cash inflows wasted on poor […]

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Managing Costs of Supply Chain Disruptions

Supply Chain

Supply chain issues have been dominating the news for several months. Offshore products and supplies have been backlogged and so have their entry into many of the major US ports.  In addition to these backlogs, there are delays in shipping goods from US ports to customers. The backlog and delays […]

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Raising Capital to Fund Growth

Time is money

You have started your business and things are ramping up with opportunities to grow your company and take it to the next level. This will often come with a need to raise capital to fund expected growth. Typically, an early-stage company has used either self-generated funds (bootstrapping) or has secured […]

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Working Capital Management: A Shared Responsibility

Finances and budgeting, businessman stacking coins

Everyone talks about cash and how much cash matters.  “Cash is King” … “Cash is Everything” … We’ve all heard this before.  Over the last 18 months, because of the pandemic, cash collection has been at an even greater premium as businesses have struggled to pay and collect.  Numerous articles […]

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Business Exit Strategies 101

exit planning

A quick guide for the potential sale or succession of your business. Every day business owners are making the decision to exit their businesses.  This is usually the event that has the greatest financial impact in their lifetime (although most of us swear it is having children).   Unfortunately, many owners […]

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