AEX Business Consulting
Small business owners usually have more problems than they care to think about. We're here to help fix that.
Some small business problems should have a higher priority, and a big part of what we provide for small businesses is to help them prioritize what they are doing. Some of the biggest difficulties can be totally eliminated or avoided by taking appropriate steps on a timely basis.
While we have the expertise to help with small business problem-solving that involves almost any difficulty, our unique strength is the ability to take on and solve high-priority, complicated, and specialized problems. More often than not, here are the areas that consistently act as the biggest recurring obstacles for small businesses:
- Evaluating a current or prospective commercial bank
- Business finance communications
- Obtaining small business loans and commercial real estate financing
- Commercial lending negotiations
- Reduction of operating expenses
- Ineffective marketing and sales management
- Lack of effective contingency business planning
- Business communications with other businesses
AEX Commercial Financing Group and Stephen Bush are experts in all of the critical small business problem areas noted above, and we are ready to help in any way that we can. Our business consulting services are available throughout the United States and Canada.
Stephen Bush, Founder and Chief Executive Officer for AEX Commercial Financing Group, recently made the following comments about commercial lender communications:
“Business lender communications has recently played a more critical role for small business owners seeking help in dealing with banks and other business lenders. Our clients repeatedly tell us that one of their most disliked activities involves negotiating and communicating with commercial lenders. Because of a prevailing negative attitude about banks in general, AEX is well-positioned to be particularly productive and helpful when assisting borrowers with business lender communications and contingency business plans. To make our small business consulting services involving commercial lender communications more affordable and available to small businesses throughout the United States and Canada, we have eliminated all business finance fees paid to us by borrowers. AEX now charges only a fixed consulting fee based on the effort and time to help small business owners. Because this arrangement also applies to commercial real estate loans, the cost savings can be substantial. When lenders compensate AEX for our efforts in arranging business financing, we share resulting payments on a 50/50 basis with any business owner client using our regular consulting program. This will further reduce the cost of this critical business service and is a direct effort by AEX to place it within the practical financial reach of most small business owners.”
Small Businesses in the New Economy
Things are always changing, but the changes thrust upon small businesses during the past decade have been truly remarkable (and I definitely don't mean that in a good way). The economy that small business owners are operating in currently is not the one that most companies have prepared for with their well-planned strategies.
Most financial planning by companies probably did not allow for the possibility that banks would come within an inch or two of destroying the economy both here and abroad during the period starting in 2003. In a similar vein, the relative demise of real estate as a safe investment was missed by many business experts.
But we don't always get the change that we want, so the ongoing challenge is to respond quickly and prudently with a contingency business plan. The importance of "Always Have a Plan B" has become crystal clear. What is your Plan B and Plan C?
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Small Business Financing Problems Video (see below)
Small Business Experts
Small businesses and individuals increasingly need to think at a very early point about how to have adequate legal protection in place for themselves. A key part of this process is to prevent and avoid financial problems that will otherwise consume a considerable amount of time and energy at a later point. Ideally this should involve a collaborative strategy that involves key business partners: an accountant, attorney, and small business expert are three prudent sources of financial expertise that represent a practical starting point.