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Investor Connect is for investors interested in learning more about investing in startup and growth stage companies. Experienced investors share their experiences and advice with those who are considering an investment into startups and growth companies. It includes a podcast series of interviews with investors to inform others about the process of funding startups as well as a resource list and a discussion board.  

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Disclaimer: Hall T. Martin is the Director of Investor Connect which is dedicated to the education of investors for early stage funding. All opinions expressed by Hall and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of Investor Connect. This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.

May 22, 2024

Best Practices for a Turnaround

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

There’s an old saying, ‘never let a good crisis go to waste’.

A turnaround is not only a crisis but also an opportunity to rebrand, redirect and reposition the company.

Here are some best practices in working on a business turnaround.

View each turnaround as unique and customize your approach to fixing it.

Set goals for the turnaround to ensure you are on the right track.

Apply the same standards to your turnaround as you would apply to other businesses.

Review the skills the company needs and adjust the team accordingly.

Review the team and recruit key players who can help with the turnaround.

Engage the board into the process and make sure they are working at their full potential.

Put cash as the central financial metric first and gear all decisions around it.

Just as you have a story for raising funding for the business so you need a story around how the turnaround will work.

Be action oriented and timely in doing so.

Look for some early wins to build momentum with the team for the turnaround.

Take the turnaround as an opportunity to rebuild compensation and incentive plans.

Consider these points in running a turnaround at your company.


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