Published On: Wed, Apr 22nd, 2020

Stay Close to Your Banker

By: Robert Curry

Stay Close to your Banker –  When your company is having financial problems, the last thing you feel like doing is talking to your banker. However, your business would suffer if your bank did not renew your line of credit. So, learn to treat your banker as your friend, because you certainly don’t want him to be your enemy.  Make sure you meet with him regularly and update him on your company’s progress. Always share your plans with him on how you are fixing any problem or issue that your business is experiencing.

Stay Close to your Banker – Banks loan money to people, not companies.

The more that the business owner impresses the banker that he or she is an experienced business owner, the easier it is going to be to secure a line of credit. Things like operating budgets, cash flow forecasts will give the banker confidence in the company. The more confidence the bank has in the business owner and the company, the better terms you will get from the bank. Better terms mean things like,

  • Lower interest rates.
  • No personal guarantee required.
  • Monthly or quarterly reporting vs. weekly reporting for collateral (accounts receivable and inventory).
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My name is Robert Curry, and I am an Author, CEO Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Turnaround Specialist. Over the past 20 years, I have turned around more than 70 companies taking their businesses from Loses to Profits.

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About the Author

- Robert Curry is an author, seasoned business coach, and successful turnaround specialist. Earlier in his career, he served as President and CEO of three different companies, the largest with annual sales of more than $1 billion dollars - all which experienced successful turnarounds under his management. In the late 1990s, he started his turnaround consulting firm, and for the past twenty years, he has turned around more than seventy distressed companies in many different industries helping each to establish a strong management team and become profitable. He has published two books: "From Red to Black" and "The Turnaround." He resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with his wife, Esther.

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