Planning for the Unexpected – How?

2021 has been another whirlwind year. Disruption ran rampant. When managing your business through chaotic times, one of the most challenging issues to grapple with is the loss of critical talent.  This past year, businesses across industries faced month over month of rising departures. Prime mid-career employees (generally between the ages of 30 and 45) represented the greatest increase in resignation rates. Here’s how two clients proactively engaged NextLevel [...]

Planning for the Unexpected – How?2021-12-14T16:24:14+00:00

Is it Time to Re-think Who Has a Seat at Your “Table”?

Lisa Clarke, Senior Managing Director Thanksgiving is the time of year that many of us unite with family and friends around the dinner table. These gatherings can be diverse—in opinions, perspectives, and experiences and might just open us up to new, enriching ideas (and yes, maybe a spirited political debate with Uncle Bob). In business, we also have a table where we gather to share perspectives – the board [...]

Is it Time to Re-think Who Has a Seat at Your “Table”?2021-11-24T08:51:40+00:00

Stronger Together: NextLevel Joins Forces With E78

Since 2011, NextLevel has made a name for itself by helping mid-market companies across the Pacific Northwest and West Coast transform and optimize their businesses. During that decade, NextLevel has also been evolving. Despite the global pandemic, we experienced record growth in Q4 2020 and in 2021. Now, as we move into our next phase of our growth, we are proud to announce that we have joined forces with [...]

Stronger Together: NextLevel Joins Forces With E782021-09-28T09:04:22+00:00

How Profitable Are You Really? It Might be Time to Re-Examine Your Finance Function

After a year and a half, many of us have grown used to the upsets that have resulted from the Coronavirus pandemic. While people have been feeling the pressure at home, around the world, businesses have been affected by the rising prices across supply chains worldwide.  The cost of production and distribution for raw materials and goods alike have been driven up by a conservative approach at the start [...]

How Profitable Are You Really? It Might be Time to Re-Examine Your Finance Function2021-09-20T08:09:24+00:00

The SWAT Team Approach to Achieving Big Goals Fast

Do you need to accelerate your ability to execute against goals? Speed and agility are often critical factors in achieving strategic objectives—but there are a few situations when it matters most: Scaling your financial function and operational capabilities in support of aggressive growth aspirations Turning around a distressed company Standing up a carved-out business unit Integrating acquisitions or joint venture operations Preparing to go public In each of these [...]

The SWAT Team Approach to Achieving Big Goals Fast2021-08-16T13:16:40+00:00

SPAC or IPO for Going Public?

Are you considering becoming a public company? Do you need more capital but are finding private financing difficult? Going public can provide long-term capital for growth, but taking a company public is a major undertaking. A traditional IPO is complicated, time consuming and requires extensive disclosure. Some smaller companies turn to a SPAC (special-purpose acquisition companies) as an alternative. What is a SPAC? A Special Purpose Acquisition Company is [...]

SPAC or IPO for Going Public?2021-08-05T12:05:54+00:00

Five Smart Tips to Consider Before Selling Your Business

Putting your business on the market can be intimidating. It may feel like there are endless loose ends to tie up, and limited time to do it. Before you even begin the process of selling your business, though, there are some things which can make the process much smoother. If you’re thinking of divesting, keep the following in mind. 5 Tips for Selling Your Business 1. Start Early. A [...]

Five Smart Tips to Consider Before Selling Your Business2021-07-15T09:38:53+00:00

Is your organization positioned to take advantage of CPG challenges post-Covid?

It has been a challenging couple of years for CPG. Supply chain issues, demand volatility, and the inability for consumers to safely shop in the physical world have added a level of uncertainty that has rocked marketers to the core. But among these challenges there are also countless opportunities to follow the consumer to that “new normal” which is now part of every household’s vernacular. What does the “new [...]

Is your organization positioned to take advantage of CPG challenges post-Covid?2021-07-15T09:42:07+00:00

Benefits of Using Interim Leadership to Fill Sudden Gaps on the Executive Team

How well can you weather the disruption of a sudden departure? A key executive has suddenly left your company, possibly at a critical time, leaving a gap in institutional knowledge, uncertainty in the minds of direct reports, and instability in the leadership team. Finding a quality replacement is a long and time-consuming process. Interim leadership can provide continuity, stability, and forward momentum as you search for a permanent [...]

Benefits of Using Interim Leadership to Fill Sudden Gaps on the Executive Team2022-02-15T09:35:39+00:00

How to transform your supply chain into a valuable asset

Is it time to make major changes to suppliers and supplier relationships? Your company has matured to the point where you have a significant number of outside suppliers of materials and services. If they are not meeting cost goals or contributing to your strategic intent, it may be time to navigate to new suppliers and/or supply arrangements. With thoughtful analysis and execution, you can take advantage of valuable [...]

How to transform your supply chain into a valuable asset2021-02-17T16:41:14+00:00
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