ProfitSense Episode 53: Andrew Sullivan, Sullivan and Schlieman Wealth Management, Ken Madren, PermaTherm Inc., and Jim Pursley, Factory Automation Systems
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ProfitSense Episode 53: Andrew Sullivan, Sullivan and Schlieman Wealth Management, Ken Madren, PermaTherm Inc., and Jim Pursley, Factory Automation Systems

On this episode of ProfitSense, we welcomed three accomplished company leaders to delve into various aspects of successful businesses, financial management, and future planning. Andrew Sullivan, Sullivan and Schlieman Wealth Management, discussed year-end financial planning and common issues that prevent people from achieving financial success in retirement. Ken Madren of PermaTherm shared the impact of communication on business…

3 Quick Tips for Perfecting Your 2024 Projections
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3 Quick Tips for Perfecting Your 2024 Projections

Projections are critical to knowing whether your profit and loss and balance sheet forecasts are realistic, especially if you will use these projections to obtain financing or attract investors. Whether you’ve finished your 2024 projections or not, here are 3 tips you need to know to put the finishing touches on your forecast for next…

3 Essential Steps to a Successful Business Exit
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3 Essential Steps to a Successful Business Exit

A successful business exit can be a complex and daunting process. There are many factors to consider, such as the value of the business, the best way to sell it, and how to ensure a smooth transition. That’s why it’s essential for business owners to consider following these three major steps.  One of the best…

The Liquidity Rule Every Business Owner Should Know
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The Liquidity Rule Every Business Owner Should Know

Every business owner understands that cash/liquidity is critical to running our business. But, knowing how much cash is needed leaves many business owners confused, frustrated, and sometimes losing sleep. It takes a guide to help us know how much cash is needed. Often, we hire an accountant or controller to keep track of cash. Some…

Liquidity Traps to Avoid
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Liquidity Traps to Avoid

“Gazintas”? What is that? “Gazinta” is what I call a “goes into” and your balance sheet is full of them. Your balance sheet is dynamic, not static, and a “gazinta” indicates a change in your balance sheet and the reason. Cash going down “goes into” receivables going up or purchasing equipment for cash or funding…

Profitability = Viability
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Profitability = Viability

Every business owner wants to increase profitability. But many CEOs/business owners don’t know where to start or what to do. Business financial literacy classes are something that many of us didn’t take in school and there’s limited to no on-the-job training to help you get there. Every business owner deserves to have a business with a…

Are You Accidentally Making These Common Financial Mistakes?
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Are You Accidentally Making These Common Financial Mistakes?

Every business owner wants to maximize cash flow and profitability. But I’ve found that while business owners are excellent at their craft, they often struggle to understand and manage the financial side of their business. They don’t know where to start or what to do. This leads to making common mistakes that when left unchecked,…

Is Your Business Suffocating?
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Is Your Business Suffocating?

Cash is to a business what oxygen is to a person. A business can’t “breathe” without it. 80% of businesses fail within the first 5 years in business and the number one reason is a lack of cash (capital). But the lack of capital is not the cause. Many businesses need sufficient cash to figure…

Is Your Business Scalable?
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Is Your Business Scalable?

Every business owner wants to maximize profitability and cash flow. But, many owners don’t know where to start or what to do. Confusion sets in. Which levers do we pull to improve profitability and cash flow? The uncertainty leaves many confused, frustrated, and sometimes paralyzed. It shouldn’t be so hard to manage a business. Many…

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