How to know when to get outside help with business strategy


From experience people often leave it quite late to seek outside help. We wanted to provide you with a summary of the key themes and patterns we have witnessed over the last 6 years at ABP.

Here are some of the red flags and patterns to watch out for from over 250 businesses that we have consulted with:

1. Financial Health

  • Two consecutive quarters of static or reduced revenue growth
  • A gap of 40% or more between projected revenue or profitability and achieved.
  • When your “days of cash” dips below 3 months
  • When your biggest client represents more than 20% of turnover