Frequently Asked Questions

We have helped many clients to improve their margins, efficiency and cash flow. We review market pricing, product sourcing, labor standards and staffing levels in order to determine the best levers to push to improve your business.

Our management consulting firm in Chicago can help you to manage cash (Receivables, Inventory, Sourcing, Payables) if that is determined to be the issue or help you to source and secure additional debt or equity funding to help you support growth.

We have been bankers in the past and understand what they are looking for. We can translate effectively between you and help to improve your performance to meet their requirements or find you a new bank with whom you feel comfortable working.

We can help put systems and processes in place to help you gain control of and realize the originally contemplated value of your investment.

We can help negotiate with your vendors so that you can both take care of them and get the material that you need to generate sales. We can also help you to manage staffing levels, smooth material receipts and find additional financing to support your resumption of business.

We may be able to work with you and your bank to arrive at a plan to repair the situation. We can also help you to source alternative interim financing, secure outside capital or sell your business. If necessary, our strategic planning consultants in Chicago can help you to navigate bankruptcy protection or sell your business through similar processes (ABC, UCC-Sale).

We help businesses improve their operations by advising the management group. We can help in this type of circumstance be functioning as your children’s “Active Advisory” board member and give them the support and guidance that you would like them to have.