Strategy & Profit Improvement

Strategy & Profit Improvement

Profits don’t just happen. It takes business planning, organization, accounting systems, procedures, financing, a strong financial foundation and a management team equipped with an organization structure designed to meet the unique needs of the business. Our strategy and profit improvement program begins with "The Business Checkup." The business checkup consists of the following:

Based on our findings, we will create an action plan designed around the improvements that have the greatest potential for increasing the return on equity and increasing free cash flow. We will then work side-by-side with management to assist them in the implementation of the action plan, and the creation of a tactical and strategic financial plan that will assist the shareholders in obtaining their objectives for their business.

  • Meet with ownership and key personnel to gather history, opinions, perceptions and points-of-view.
  • Distribute appropriate management and staff questionnaires to employees and prepare an evaluation based upon the questionnaire results.
  • Gather and evaluate financial data, then prepare appropriate charts, graphs, etc.
  • Review all appropriate operations, processes, and systems.
  • Prepare business reports that contain all findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Does your organization have a written cash management system? Does the cash management system include the following?
    • Cash and Liquidity management
    • Short-term Investment management
    • Preparation of Operating and Cash Flow Budgets
    • Preparation of Cash Flow Forecast daily, weekly, monthly and annually?
    • Banking Relationship/Loan Acquisition program
    • Balance Sheet & Working Capital management program
  • Is the financing and capital structure of your organization adequate?
  • Do you have an organization chart? Are your employees aware of it?
  • Does your organization prepare operating and cash flow budgets?
  • Does your organization forecast cash flow?
  • Are you applying the best practices in managing the balance sheet and working capital?
  • Does your organization have written policies and procedures for all systems and processes used in the organization?

If you answered no to any of the above questions, Alan Neal & Associates is positioned to assist you. To learn more about how our value-added services can provide value to your organization, contact:

Alan Neal & Associates, Inc.
240 Forest Avenue Suite 202
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405
Phone: (423) 756-4076
Fax: (423) 756-4085
advisors@alanneal.com

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