Business owners often tell me finance is a necessary cost but is not any kind of business driver.
Over my career running a family business, working as a Fortune 500 executive, and as a recruiter, I have proof to the contrary.
Business owners’ disdain for finance is generally based on the financial people they have worked with. Over time, I have concluded 90% of the people in finance don’t add value. They appear to have X years of experience but are closer to having one year of experience X times.
Many of these individuals are solid employees, who are good at maintaining what you have. But growing businesses need finance to evolve and innovate.
Over the years, I have developed a system to help businesses hire and retain the 10% of the financial professionals who more than pay for themselves because they innovate and adapt.
If you are open to the concept that finance could provide you with valuable tools that can make your business easier to run and more profitable, reach out to me.
I would be happy to send you some case histories or talk to you.