Who is the Corporate Undertaker?

For 25 years I worked as a crisis manager and an operational turnaround professional for troubled companies in the middle-market. I worked with more than 200 clients in 45 different industries. All of them were struggling, most were on their last breathe. My objective was straightforward: inject a new sense of life into these companies, return them to profitability and, get all debts paid.

I Am On A Mission To Save Jobs And Communities.

During these two decades, I saw a lot of death, both corporate and personal. Most of it was unnecessary and preventable. Tens of thousands of people lost their jobs, communities were decimated. Established companies, gone forever.  It was awful –but, I learned a lot. I was determined to help others avoid this suffering. I studied day and night.  I studied the best and worst practices of every client and every industry.  I then put these lessons, more than 50, into my consulting practice, speaking engagements and writing. Today, I focus on helping small businesses learn from the mistakes of others. I show them the dangers down the road. And, then I teach them practical techniques and tactics for avoiding trouble or successfully managing through it.

What worries you most?

Even when things are going well, owning or managing a business is difficult. Every day you are faced with countless questions and decisions that you absolutely need to make. There is a constant buzz of concerns running through your mind; checking and re-checking.

It’s a worry that never ends. And, when a crisis happens, the questions multiply exponentially.

What would happen to your business if:

  1. You lost your top three customers?
  2. You lost your top two suppliers?
  3. Your IT system was hacked or crashed?
  4. There was a change in laws that affected your product or service?
  5. Your bank called your loan?

The faster we move in business the more mistakes we make. When money is coming in, we feel comfortable and we tend to be more forgiving on short comings. As we grow, as time passes, those small things become big threats. Do we have the right employees? Are they trained properly? Will our customers stay with us? Are we in the right markets? What is our competition doing? Will the bank stay with us if times get tough?

What would happen to your business if:

  1. You lost your top three customers?
  2. You lost your top two suppliers?
  3. Your IT system was hacked or crashed?
  4. There was a change in laws that affected your product or service?
  5. Your bank called your loan?

The faster we move in business the more mistakes we make. When money is coming in, we feel comfortable and we tend to be more forgiving on short comings. As we grow, as time passes, those small things become big threats. Do we have the right employees? Are they trained properly? Will our customers stay with us? Are we in the right markets? What is our competition doing? Will the bank stay with us if times get tough?

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Who Are You Going To Call?

Your spouse, best friend, lawyer, accountant, and banker may be a part of your advisory team and you trust them implicitly… but they are not experts in a business crisis. When the company is on the brink of financial ruin, the rules, and the environment change dramatically. It is no longer the typical corporate and legal world. You need a skilled turnaround and restructuring expert to help you plan for and get through the worst of scenarios.

Who Are You Going To Call?

Your spouse, best friend, lawyer, accountant, and banker may be a part of your advisory team and you trust them implicitly… but they are not experts in a business crisis. When the company is on the brink of financial ruin, the rules, and the environment change dramatically. It is no longer the typical corporate and legal world. You need a skilled turnaround and restructuring expert to help you plan for and get through the worst of scenarios.

There is a vibrant life in every business, I will help you find it.

How much time do you have before it’s too late?

The number one reason businesses fail – they wait too long to make meaningful change.
Owners, managers, board of directors and even creditors all avoid addressing real issues. In general, people don’t want to be confrontational. They don’t want to “step on toes”, “speak out of line”, “hurt feelings.” They just want to be “part of the team.” This is a nice environment to work in but it’s also an environment where small problems will be glossed over. Little problems begin to accumulate. Eventually, they become big problems.
How much time do you have before your big problems put you out of business? It all depends on (i) how much cash your business is generating, (ii) how much credit you can borrow against your assets…and, mostly, (iii) how much patience your creditors are willing to extend to you.

What can I do to help you?

When a business struggles it begins to decay.
Decay can lead to crisis.
Crisis can lead to death.
At each stage, the pressure to manage increases dramatically. Miscommunication leads to misunderstandings. Misunderstandings lead to lost time and lost margin. Declining margins lead to layoffs, cut-backs and unpaid bills. Eventually, the lawsuits from creditors start to mount, customers fade away and the best employees leave. And, just when it looks like it can’t get any worse – the bank calls the loan for your business and your home.  If you don’t take action quickly, it’s all gone.

What can I do to help you? I teach you how to build back your business piece-by-piece while defending yourself against the wolves and sharks.  I have a comprehensive approach that includes a wide range of tools and strategies for dealing with every aspect of adversity and crisis.

I will help you:
Negotiate with creditors
Resolve outstanding litigation
Re-energize and re-unite employees
Re-build relationships with customers
Drive sales upward
Accelerate e-commerce and on-line marketing
Dramatically improve margins and cash-flow
Improve operating efficiency
Minimize waste
Secure new financing

And, if in the end, you feel that you just don’t have it in you to keep the business or we can’t find an operating solution, i will help you sell the company or assets to maximize a return for you and all outstanding creditors through a sale process.

There are 28 million small businesses in america.
70% of them will fail within the first ten years.
You don’t need to be one of them.
Be a part of the living.
Schedule a free 30 minute consultation with me.

I will help you:
Negotiate with creditors
Resolve outstanding litigation
Re-energize and re-unite employees
Re-build relationships with customers
Drive sales upward
Accelerate e-commerce and on-line marketing
Dramatically improve margins and cash-flow
Improve operating efficiency
Minimize waste
Secure new financing

And, if in the end, you feel that you just don’t have it in you to keep the business or we can’t find an operating solution, i will help you sell the company or assets to maximize a return for you and all outstanding creditors through a sale process.

There are 28 million small businesses in america.
70% of them will fail within the first ten years.
You don’t need to be one of them.
Be a part of the living.
Schedule a free 30 minute consultation with me.