What We Do
We are passionate about creating well-rounded organizations that are built on strong customer experience, healthy employee engagement, solid shareholder results, and a connection to the community.
Our goal is to help you become a self-sustaining organization that is fiscally healthy and happy, by working with you to build the right fiscal solutions for your team for long-term success beyond our partnership.
HOW WE HELP
We work with driven entrepreneurs, leaders, and CEOs leading small to mid-size companies in the Pacific Northwest.
Whether you’re preparing for growth, acquiring new business, or setting your 5 year strategy, we are your partner and advisor in navigating the journey comfortably and profitably. We work with your team to help make fiscally-sound business decisions across all aspects of your company.
Analyze your current business operations and finances to create a data-driven, sustainable plan that is suitable for your organization’s unique processes, model, and culture.
Financial forecasting and analysis
Capital need evaluation
3- to 5-year strategic plan
Budget and Cash Management
Assess your organization-wide budgets and provide realistic recommendations on how, when, and where you should be spending money to keep your business on track and allow for maximum profitability.
Analysis of current spending and company costs
Uncovering operational or profit & costs efficiencies
Provide financial model for budget forecasting
Create budget and recommendations
OUR EXPERTISE AREAS
Sustainable Business Growth
Prepare for successful and scalable growth by applying a holistic business perspective. By putting the right people, systems, and processes in place, set your company up to consistently generate revenue and increase your financial position at the appropriate clip.
Operational and/or profit & costs efficiencies
Mergers & acquisition opportunities
Establish and manage company boards or advisory groups
Business model definition
Build and staff the right-sized teams for your organization’s unique operations, and provide the most-effective ongoing management solutions to drive continued success.
Employee benefits analysis
Staff training to build high-performing teams
Role clarity and development
Staff evaluations based on tangible KPIs and metrics
Improve Current Financial Activities
Evaluate your current financial systems and build up the right channels to improve your organization’s accounting activities and processes.
Due diligence readiness to completion
Assist with bank and service provider relations
Measure the Impact
Set and monitor progress on business and revenue goals by defining and measuring the right, critical financial metrics and KPIs that are tied to your strategic direction.
Financial key performance indicator creation
Progress tracking, measurement, and analysis
Metrics dashboard creation
Financial Advising for Craft Brewing
We have over 20 years of experience in the beverage industry, with in-depth knowledge of the trends, expectations, and results needed to make your craft brewery a success.
PROBLEMS WE HELP SOLVE
We work with a variety of leadership teams facing challenging business problems. Do any of these roadblocks sound familiar to you?
How do I manage and control my business’s growth in a healthy and sustainable way?
What’s the true cost of my business and how are we performing based on margin?
Is it time for me to add to my labor force and who do I need on the team?
How do I develop a successful and profitable 5-year plan for my business?
“Rich Shawen brings a high level of financial planning and decision making expertise to our rapidly expanding environmental non-profit. He’s a critical voice for any strategic decision that impacts our budget.”
— Dan Kent —
Executive Director for Salmon Safe
HOW WE WORK TOGETHER
Our main goal is to equip your company with the tools, processes, and skills to be successful for the long-term, beyond our work together. To do that, we often work with our clients in two main formats:
We will review your business from a high-level, outsider’s perspective to help determine the most impactful projects to address immediately and work with you to complete them on a project-to-project basis.
We will collaborate with you over an extended period of time to deeply understand your business’s operations for a set number of hours per week, with the objective to have you self sufficient or placing capable people in the appropriate positions for the long-term.