Using a Cash Gap Plan in a Service Company in 2022

Cash Gap Plan

A Cash Gap Plan In A Service Company

This week I’m writing about using a Cash Gap Plan in an service company. A Cash Gap plan will help you to quickly collect your outstanding receivables, get your customers to pay faster, and negotiate better terms with your vendors to improve your cash. I have been writing about some of my hero clients and how we are able to achieve significant results from our work together. We have 36 Coaching Modules, which are areas within your business that when we improve your performance in these areas, your business will run better.

Robert’s Service Company Challenges

Robert is this week’s small business hero. He owns an service business that has been in business for over 50 years. When I met Robert he was interested in selling his business. Although he had been successful in growing his business, it was having financial problems. To make things worse a very large customer had defaulted on a payment of nearly $200,000. This event had him thinking about filing bankruptcy. He was working very long hours and was constantly interrupted by customers and employees. This was affecting his health and personal relationships with his family, in particular, his wife. He was spending very little time with them.

Solutions for Service Company: Strategic Plan, Team Deployment, Tactical Marketing, Lean Program

We decided to implement several of our Coaching Modules to address his situation. These included a Strategic Plan, Team deployment meetings, Tactical Marketing Plan, but most importantly a Cash Gap Plan, Time Management Plan, and a Lean Program.

A Cash Gap Plan for Robert’s Business

A Cash Gap Plan is all about carefully monitoring your plan to improve collections, lengthening your payments with vendors, increasing your prices aggressively as possible, and eliminating operational efficiencies. In all things in life, we tend to get what we focus on. During our coaching sessions, we focused on his cash flow.

Time Management for Robbie’s HVAC Company

We developed his Strategic Plan and held team deployment meetings. Additionally, we discovered a serious time management problem. Employees and managers were constantly interrupting one another during the day. This wasn’t causing chaos and stress in the business. We began to track interruptions and developed policies and strategies to reduce distractions. We also implemented team meetings in the business.

Results for Robert’s service Company

As a result of these strategies, his results were immediate and dramatic. Here’s what Robert said:

Alan first worked with me one-on-one, then met with me and my managers, and finally with all of the employees. Our cash flow has started to improve and continues to improve daily. After six months our profits had increased over $152,000, which annualized is over $300,000 per year! We have started paying off our accounts payable to our vendors. We have reorganized our office and improved our staff with Mr. Melton’s help. We are starting to achieve many of the actions in our action plan. I have a clearer vision of where we are going and what it takes to get us to the next level. With this clearer vision comes renewed hope. Most importantly, I am working less and have started taking my wife out on dates. I would like to thank Alan for seeing hope in me and my company, and helping us through this difficult time.

 

Congratulations Robert for your remarkable success in using a Cash Gap Plan and other strategies to improve your company! You are one of my business heroes and an inspiration to other business owners. You can view another case study using a Team Building System in a landscaping company here.

 

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Using a Tactical Marketing Plan in a Law Firm in 2022

Tactical Marketing plan in a law firm

Using a Tactical Marketing Plan in a Law Firm

This week I’m writing about using a Tactical Marketing Plan in a Law Firm. A Tactical Marketing Plan is an aggressive, measurable plan to increase your leads, improve your sales conversion rates, and increase your annual revenue per customer so that your profits increase exponentially.

I have been writing about some of my hero clients and how we are able to achieve significant results from our work together. We have 36 Coaching Modules, which are areas within your business that when we improve your performance in these areas, your business will run better.

David’s Law Practice

David is this week’s small business hero. He owns a Law Firm that has been in business for over 30 years. I met David in one of our marketing focus groups. He has been successful in establishing a niche legal practice. His firm helps individuals negotiate tax liabilities with the IRS. David was interested in improving his practice in the area of marketing. His law firm had provided a consistent income to David over the decades. However, I saw an opportunity to grow his cash flow considerably.

Law Practice Cash Flow Improvement

We decided to implement several of our Coaching Modules to address his situation. These included a Strategic Plan, Tactical Marketing Plan, Key Performance Indicators, Pricing Plan, Employee Acquisition Plan, and an Organizational Plan.

A Tactical Marketing Plan for A Law Firm

A Tactical Marketing Plan entails developing 5 to 6 revenue streams. We make sure each revenue stream is providing an acceptable return on investment. David began to provide weekly Key Performance Indicators which included his marketing results. David compiled marketing results that we reviewed to give us the information we needed to eliminate marketing that was not providing a strong return on investment.

Strategic Partners and a Strategic Plan for a Law Firm

We decided to pursue some strategic partners. We developed his Strategic Plan and implemented pricing changes. We developed job descriptions for employees and hired some new team members.

Results for David’s Law Firm

As a result of these strategies, his results were immediate and dramatic. Here’s what David said:

David Greene Attorney“I was initially hesitant to take on a business coach, but now I’m glad I did. Since Alan and I began working together my sales have increased significantly and I’m glad to use his services. My profits have increased an average of 50%.” David, Founder, Law Firm

 

Congratulations David for your remarkable success in using a Tactical Marketing Plan to improve your company! You are one of my business heroes and an inspiration to other business owners. You can view another case study using a Team Building System in a landscaping company here.

 

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