With financial service analysts and consultants everywhere nowadays, it can be hard to vet what would be best for you and your small business. Unfortunately, a lot of financial consultation companies deal with huge businesses and large, wealthy clients that make the organization a lot of money. They don’t always know what’s best for a small business owner or entrepreneur, and sometimes they won’t even help you because they’re interested in making a profit, not building better, smarter, business owners.
There are a number of ways to identify a financial services firm that will work for you and your small business. No matter what step in the business plan process you are in, or if you’re already running your business today, these are the things to look for in your financial services firm.
Know your Expected Fees. It’s one thing to plan for financial consultation and pay fees you can afford, but it’s another to find out a few weeks or months into the process that the fees are going to be changing if you choose to progress further. A good financial services firm should offer you flat rates so that you can plan ahead and know what you owe for the services you’re getting. There’s nothing more important in the beginning steps of a small business than having complete control and knowledge of your assets, and if you are posed with the threat of surprise fees, that might damage another part of the business planning process.
Make sure the “analysts” you’re working with are vetted. There’s a difference between a financial services analyst you can trust, and one that you cannot. You can’t trust analysts that haven’t been properly vetted or proven in the finance world. You can trust professionals and consultants that have been looked into, and ones that have a background that lends itself to mid-market businesses like yours. It’s crucial that the financial services analysts you work with understand your reality, not the practices of businesses that have been around for years and have different resources and plans than you. Why hire someone to help you with your business if they don’t understand the ins and outs of your professional world?
At the end of the day, SA Capital Partners vets their analysts and charges flat fees for a reason. You seek out financial services help because there’s a lot to worry about with your professional aspirations, and it’s easier to turn to experts who work with others in your position all the time. Don’t add stress with a financial services firm: eliminate it. SA Capital Partners is tried, true, and proven to be the expert solution to your business inquiries, concerns, and future successes.
About SA Capital Partners:
SA Capital Partners is an innovative financial services firm that specializes in mergers & acquisitions advisory and capital raising for lower middle market businesses. We aspire to give all the tools necessary to complete any transaction. SA Capital Partner’s financial services industry specialists provide comprehensive, integrated solutions to banking transactions. Our breadth of services and industry knowledge allow us to understand each client’s unique business needs. Our goal is to make all financial services available to every small business.