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Our philosophy is rooted in our belief that financial management and human resources are interdependent functions which must operate in tandem to deliver the highest level of productivity, profitability and longevity.  We deliver on our beliefs by providing affordable solutions to help small businesses overcome the challenges associated with achieving long-term business success.
Growing businesses must stay lean to achieve optimal profitability
The quintessential challenge that every entrepreneurial business must successfully overcome is maintaining an effective balance between sales and expenses. When sales take off it is imperative to have the staff and internal infrastructure in place to handle growth and increasing customer demand. If the required level of internal support capability is absent due to ineffective planning, customer satisfaction suffers and prospects for continued expansion can be dampened. On the other hand, prematurely staffing up or expanding infrastructure to meet future need may put unnecessary pressure on cash flow and profitability.
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Employees must be fully leveraged to deliver best possible results
Very often, as businesses evolve, overlapping work processes materialize between staff members and departments due to missed opportunities for planning, organizational development and information exchange. Employee morale suffers due to heavy workloads, poor articulation of organizational objectives and foregone opportunities for employee growth and advancement. Systems are either not in place or not being effectively utilized to facilitate data gathering and information exchange that will provide the timely business intelligence needed to make jobs easier and strategically guide the company’s growth. All of these problems can contribute to under utilization of talent, job dissatisfaction, employee turnover and, ultimately, less than optimal operating results.
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Strategic HR management plays a critical role in reaching and sustaining higher profitability
Often when a business starts out, financial resources are limited and allocated sparingly. As the business grows and employees are hired, many businesses begin to think about HR in the context of benefits administration, processing payroll, and other routine administrative functions. While these roles are important to any growing organization, the fact is that most small businesses overlook the strategic nurturing of their most valuable asset; human capital. Behind every good business are the people who are creating, marketing, selling and delivering a product or service. In order to move from “good” to “great,” successful businesses must transition from a loose assortment of routine HR functions to strategic human resources management.
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Even small businesses have the need for high level financial and HR management, but perhaps only on a part-time basis
Let’s face it. Growing companies are not exempt from the need to proactively manage their finances and human resources to reduce risk and assure survival. Yet, many growing companies do not yet have enough staff or sufficient sales volume to warrant experienced, full-time managers to handle day-to-day financial management responsibilities or create effective human resources programs that will provide insulation from unexpected workplace issues or legal challenges.
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Small businesses faced with an accounting or HR dilemma can't afford a CPA firm or HR outsourcing company
Unexpected problems arise from time to time and they usually come up at the most inopportune moments. A flawed strategy decision, loss of income, disproportionate expense ratios, or inconsistent HR practices can create a full-time, but temporary need, for high level business management.
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Start up businesses need accounting and HR systems that will ensure efficient, profitable operations for the long term
Whether the business started yesterday or five years ago, there are certain organizational requirements that cannot be ignored; however, most entrepreneurs are primarily interested in being good at what they do and focusing on what their business is all about. Most entrepreneurs do not start a business to discover the indescribable thrills of developing human resources policies, recruiting, handling employee disciplinary actions, preparing financial reports and tax returns, complying with loan covenants, establishing internal controls, performing bank reconciliations, managing AR and AP, ensuring payroll tax compliance and implementing systems to name a few of the essential business requirements faced by all growing companies.
 
C3 Advisors, LLC | 1755 S. Naperville Road, Suite 100, Wheaton, IL 60189 | 630-510-3181