Business Advisory Services
Beyond the numbers, providing insight and understanding to help with the big decisions
Not long ago, managing a business was much simpler. These days you are faced with more variables and new challenges. Technology, combined with a rapidly changing economy and workforce, are forcing you, as business owners, to make decisions that impact your business ona more frequent basis. Often you have to make these decisions without a full understanding of relevant information. Enlisting the help of HSMC Orizon professionals is one way you can make better decisions about your business. Sometimes it’s hard to see the future when you are focused on the day-to-day business. That’s where HSMC Orizon professionals can help you. Because we work with many different types and sizes of businesses, we see things from a very different perspective and offer an independent point of view when advising you on those big decisions. We help our clients with a variety of financial related matters through our on-going consultative relationship or through the following services:
Forecasts, Projections and Budgeting
You would never start an ocean voyage without a map…the same goes for your business. Too often business owners make decisions about the future without having a map in front of them. We can help you build common sense forecasts, based on where your business is now and where you want it to go. The key is to focus on your business goals first, then work with you to build a plan that gets you there.
As business owners and managers, you may receive an endless stream of financial information or maybe not much information at all. In either case, we can help you develop an internal financial reporting system that will provide you with relevant information to effectively understand and evaluate your business when you need it.
Debt & Equity Management
Understanding how your business is capitalized and developing a plan to manage this area is often overlooked. Understanding the impact of both debt and equity on your business is critical to making decisions about structuring your business properly. We help you understand these matters, so you can make smart decisions on your capital and debt structure. We also have a good understanding of the current marketplace offerings and requirements, so you can make informed decisions on seeking new debt/capital or restructuring your current debt.
Benchmarking and Performance Evaluation
Simply put, benchmarking is a way to compare your company’s performance against others within your industry. By using industry standards and measurements, we can show you how you stack up and where you need to improve in areas like productivity, quality or efficiency. However, more importantly, we can help you identify the key performance indicators that drive your success. This is a great tool to help you manage your business and monitor your performance.
Without an actual offer in hand it is often difficult to know the value of your business. Determining a fair value depends on many issues, most of which need careful exploration by experienced professionals. There is no cookie cutter approach and no simple formula to determining what your business is worth. Because change is the only constant these days, there are multiple reasons why you need an experienced valuation team. Whether you are considering the liquidation of your business, seeking additional financing, developing a stock ownership plan or settling a dispute, we can help. Our professionals and partners through Enterprise Worldwide are knowledgeable and experienced in this specialized area to help determine and explain the fair value of your business.
Recent surveys have shown that nearly two thirds of business owners expect to exit their business over the next decade, but only a small percent actually have a written succession plan in place. We work with clients to help them explore the options for exiting the business so they can protect the value of their investment, minimize family discord and pay as little tax as possible through this transition.
Merger & Acquisition Advisory Services
The complexities surrounding a business deal require the insights and talents of highly skilled professionals. We believe the best deals are achieved by the client that has the best team assembled and are working together. At HSMC Orizon, we take a proactive approach to collaborating with our clients and other professionals, which is beneficial for you and your business.