Strategic Advisory

Strategic Advisory

Privately held businesses and their owners face many decisions on how to capture the most value for their shareholders and from time to time they deviate from their overall goal due to overwhelming daily operational needs and compliance requirements of operating their companies, in short…..they lack the time, expertise, and resources to properly manage all aspects of their company.

ETA’s strategic advisory professionals partner with you to analyze every available opportunity, by studying the industry in relation to future opportunities and economic conditions, to capture the greatest value for your business.

We ready to assist in:

Preparation for Sale of the Business – By not only assessing the value of a business, but also, if your company has various segments/components, we can help you understand and analyze how much profit is being contributed by each of these segments/components. This is a very important element of the strategy of selling your business. Our goal is to help you analyze your business to maximize its value. We can also identify sources of value and areas of your business that can be improved, such as excess assets that can be sold before the sale of the business without impacting the value of the business.

Exit Strategy Planning and Retirement - Most business owners do not plan ahead for the time when they will decide to sell their business. Often when they make up their mind to sell, the business isn't worth what they had hoped. Don't wait until a few months before you plan to retire to plan your exit strategy. Your succession planning should begin well in advance of your planned exit from the business. Your planning should actually begin on DAY ONE. A formal plan for transfer of ownership should be high on your priorities. Don't leave your spouse or heirs in the position of having to make the biggest business/financial decision of their lives without a comprehensive plan.

Cash Flow Problems – This is the number one reason for a business needing assistance. A growing business normally requires more cash than a failing business. ETA has a network of ready capital sources available for consideration and analysis.

Desire to Grow the Business - ETA can help you analyze your business to determine which segment of your business is the most profitable and thereby determine the best and most profitable path to growth.

Strategic Planning/Business Plan Development - "If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there”- Lewis Carroll. Every business needs a plan and, lenders require a business plan prior to approving a business loan or a credit line. Every company should have a Strategic Plan that is reviewed regularly. ETA can help you develop a plan including performing relevant market research for your industry in your marketplace.