Our professional staff includes MBA, CPA, and Industrial Engineering expertise.
The majority of our client base is engaged in B2B operations. We have offices
across the Southeast US. Visit our contact page
to find the office nearest to you.
"Bob's deep experience, penetrating insight, sound advice, and strong reliability were
critical to our success. We passed through the some very dangerous periods with his assistance. "
- Dan Nolan, US
Plastics and Recovery (Georgia)
Directory of Services
Six Continent Ventures provides a variety of financial tools for companies that are growing, at a plateau, selling, and everywhere in between.
Select one of our services below to read more about them.
Your assets are the fuel to run your business. Our consulting provides you with expert advice about maximizing utilization.
This will help your business attain its goals.
Questions we solve for your business:
Have you wondered why 'on paper' you are making money, but have no money in the bank?
How often do you look at customers and wonder which of them really is your most valuable?
Are you unable to figure out if certain customers are not worth doing business with?
Have you wondered if you should 'reward' your better customers?
Are all facets of your business treated as equals?
Do you have 'loss leaders' and why might you have them?
How does the 80/20 rule apply to my business?
How well is your supply chain working?
Is it worth for you to carry inventory that turns over 150 days?
What is a supplier discount worth to your business?
Do you have a credit policy for your company?
Are accounts that pay over 90 days worth keeping?
Six Continent Ventures will undertake a comprehensive strengths and
weaknesses evaluation and benchmark out findings against those in your industry.
Questions we solve for your business:
What is your view of the competitive landscape along with those that you compete against?
What is the difference between business strategy and strategic planning?
At what point does a 'cash cow' have to be put out to pasture?
When do I need to innovate or experiment with new revenue streams?
Do economies of scale matter?
When is it better to expand a business segment versus contracting it?
Am I focusing on the right issues to be successful?
Fractional CFO Services
Our fractional CFO services provide invaluable financial analysis for growing companies that cannot afford a full time position. This service is
important for expanding companies that need to budget new capital effectively.
What is the difference between a CFO and an accountant?
An accountant typically balances the ledger and produces financial statements. This job is absolutely necessary to manage a business.
A CFO is more concerned with the information that the accountant produces to provide strategic options available to maximize the profits of the entity.
How can a CFO add value to my business?
In many young businesses, the accountant can provide valuable financial advice to the owner. At some point in any company's development a CFO is desirable
to provide additional analysis on asset utilization, liability management, pro-forma analysis, budgeting, and capital structure.
Is your business growing to the point where you could benefit from a CFO, but can't afford full time service?
A fractional CFO allows you the ability to draw relevant information from a professional at your own level of need, rather than having
a full time professional employee.
What is the minimum time commitment of your CFO services?
Our minimum time commitment level is 4 hours a week or 16 hours a month.
Valuation and Exit Planning
Our valuation services will help you understand your company's net value. Whether selling partial equity or the whole business, we make sure
you have a solid financial basis for marketing your company.
What is my company worth to outside interests?
There are numerous models and metrics used that can create a large variance. However, every buyer should have a strategic reason for any acquisition.
This can result in a company that loses money to be worth more than any financial metric might produce.
Do I need to sell ALL my equity in the business?
Not all sales are for the entire company. The amount of equity sold should only be done after careful evaluation of the selling company's needs and
the exit strategy of its owners.
What do buyers need to evaluate my business?
Most buyers want to review all financial information on the company for the past three years. If you don't have this, a knowledgeable industry specific
buyer can operate with much less than a full financial disclosure. However, in good faith we'd like to have the financials for the past here years available
for review before we list any business.
How do I initiate the process of selling my business?
We'll have a conversation about what you are trying to achieve and if we all agree that if a sale is possible, we'll gather financials and start the
process of finding a buyer for you.
Is selling my business a lengthy and difficult process?
Not really. If you have adequate financial information available, we'll market it to a group of investors that generally have indicated a desire to own
a similar basis.
Small Mezzanine Financing
Asset Based Loans Under $2M
Equipment Leasing Transactions
My business is growing quickly, do I need attract additional investors?
We can guide you through the process of figuring out if debt or equity is the best solution for your situation. Sometimes, it can be some of both.
How do I determine what stake to 'give up' to attract an investor?
You will need to understand what outside investors want. Further, we'll outline how an independent investor might value your business for a better
understanding of equity share.
Am I comfortable with reporting results at quarterly board meetings?
Many companies that sell a portion of their company don't realize that the outside investors want to be brought up to date on the company's operations
on a formal basis.
Is equity a better method to increase my capital base than debt?
This totally depends upon the company. Categorically, there is no 'right' answer.
Do I understand the total desired return of an outside investor?
You will need to understand their valuation techniques as well as exit strategy.
If I choose to use debt financing, is there an optimum structure?
Most attractive terms are generally the lowest interest rate and a low amortization (payback). However, if you approach the exercise in this way, you
may be shortsighted.