How a CFO Can Help Solve Your Biggest Problems

category-badge-FINANCEWhat keeps you up at night? As a business owner, it could be any one of a number of things.

Are inefficient processes costing you? Are you carrying too much inventory? Are you set up to grow? Is your workforce the right size? If market demand shifts, will you be able to adjust? And through it all, can you keep producing revenue? Can you maintain a positive cash flow?

None of these questions has an easy answer. But with the assistance of a qualified CFO, you can amass and analyze the data that can help you find the answers and, in turn, make the right decisions for the future of your business.

A CFO can help you:

  • Establish a rolling 13-week cash flow projection. A rolling quarterly projection gives you valuable insight into the future cash needs of your business and how to prepare for them. A rolling projection can also help you identify future cash shortfalls while they’re still on the distant horizon — before the problem creates major issues.
  • Manage inventory. Are certain items hot sellers? Are others gathering dust? Should some SKUs be priced at premium rates, while other are priced to move? A CFO can help analyze the moneymaking potential of your inventory to maximize profits.
  • Bring a financial perspective to long-term strategizing. Where do you want your business to be in three, five or 10 years? A CFO can help ensure that your company’s leadership team makes top-level decisions with an eye toward future financial resources to ensure you’ll have the money available to take the company to new heights.

If you are interested in the services of FocusCFO, please contact us.


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How FocusCFO can help manufacturers:

FocusCFO logoIn manufacturing organizations, understanding all the components of a product’s bill of materials, such as labor, material cost and fixed and variable overhead, is vital to the profitability of the manufacturer. Investments in inventory and fixed assets are sizeable; therefore, returns on investment need to be sufficient to support the appropriate capital structure and bank financing. These are just a few areas where companies can benefit from outsourced CFO consulting services.

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Jeff Lacy

Partner / Area President at FocusCFO
Jeff Lacy is a successful entrepreneur and business owner who has proven success at starting and growing a business from the ground up and then eventually selling his company. With more than 30 years in business development, Jeff is keenly aware of what areas of a business need work and how to fix them. He understands the key drivers of profitability and helps small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Central Ohio effectively improve, enhance or implement those drivers. In his current role as a Partner and Area President of FocusCFO, Jeff and his team empower SMEs through sound financial management, forward thinking insights & tools, and proactive financial strategies, enabling them to improve their internal cash flows, reduce their business risks and increase the value of their businesses.
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