Small businesses can grow quickly. While you may excel at growing your ideas, you may not excel at managing financial growth. We understand the inclination that you have to manage everything yourself. Your small business is your baby, it’s your dream come true. You want to protect your vision but the best way to ensure the success of your endeavor is to hire the right people for the right task.
You Can’t Do It All On Your Own
The right financial leadership is crucial to optimizing the performance of your business. It fundamentally contributes to your business’ success. Financial leadership is about more than managing revenue and paying employees. It also involves more complicated startup issues, like capital, equity and loans. Your business needs to start off with the right balance of finances and develop a strategic path for financial growth. You also need someone on your side who can lead you through any pitfalls and market crises.
Even if you have a strong background in the finance industry, your focus should be on your overall business plan and the delivery of your products or services. The more time you spend managing the details of your small business finances, the less time you have to develop and grow your product. Entrepreneurs need to be involved in every aspect of their business, but not to the detriment of other tasks.
An Accounting Manager Isn’t Enough
Small business finances, more than any other aspect of your business, needs the full attention of an experienced professional. But experienced professionals can be expensive. Saving money is important for any company, especially at the small business level. Hiring a full time financial officer might not be possible for you. This is why many people settle for a simple accounting manager, rather than a chief financial officer. But an accounting manager merely manages the finances at hand. A CFO has the vision and skills to augment your business plan for the dynamic market.
This is why many people turn to consultants and that is where many people become nervous. Hiring a small business consultant comes with risks. As an entrepreneur, you’ve probably invested all of your mental, physical and financial health into your business. Allowing someone else to take over the financial reins will make anyone nervous – especially if that person is not a full time member of your staff. You want to choose a consultant who is as invested in the values and integrity of your business as you are.
At C-Leveled, we don’t consider ourselves consultants, for that reason. We consider ourselves team members and leaders. When you choose a C-Leveled CFO, you not only get a talented financial strategist and visionary, you get a valuable team member whose only goal is to take your business to the next level.