Sustained Growth 5 Step Programme©
Run by Georgina Kearney, a qualified accountant with an MBA from Smurfit Business School, this programme is aimed at helping Irish SMEs with turnover between €1m and €5m uncover the hidden opportunities in their businesses, to create sustainable strategic growth.
Management teams can often get caught up in the day-to-day running of the business, and don’t necessarily have the time to review the business to exploit key opportunities. This 5 step programme is tailored to your business needs, producing an action plan which can begin to deliver results immediately. It also implements a system of regular monitoring of KPIs, facilitating a deeper understanding of your business drivers.
Master Cash Flow in your Business
An article by Georgina Kearney, as featured in Siliconrepublic.com, Ireland’s No 1 resource for science, technology and innovation news and interviews since 2001.
Many businesses don’t understand the relationship between profitability and cash flow. It is an easy assumption to make that if you have a profitable business model and you increase sales, that your cash will increase. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, this is not necessarily the case.
When cash flow is tight in a company, it can create a stressful environment, with energy being focused on firefighting rather than on creativity and growth. Ultimately, failure to manage cash flow can lead to the business becoming bankrupt.
In this article, I look at two key areas:
- The factors that affect your cash flow
- What you need to do to effectively manage your cash flow
Above all, we believe that real change is possible and that tomorrow doesn’t have to be like today.
Our framework enables you to see your business from a fresh perspective. We provide you with a comprehensive overview of your business and key performance indicators that enable you to create a plan to support profitability growth and improved cash flow.
We provide support in the execution of the plan, access to a panel of experts in all key business areas, and the coaching you may need to create a cultural change within your business.
Georgina helped the company raise funding rounds from both private investors and state bodies. She focused on understanding revenue drivers, developing appropriate marketing channels and understanding the cost of customer acquisition. She created a balanced scorecard with key metrics that made reviewing company performance easy for the advisory board and investors. She’s a wonderful, positive person and I would be happy to recommend Georgina as a CFO or business advisor.
“I have witnessed how the strategies she and her business partner have put in place have seen sales increase by a multiple of 3.5 year on year from 2016 to 2017. Her communication skills are excellent; I saw her present the business on stage at the Bank of Ireland startup incubator in a very confident and clear manner. I would recommend Georgina as a Management Consultant for her skills in finance, operations and overall business strategy.”
“Since joining the organisation, she has helped to revamp and consolidate the financial policies and process of the organisation and has been pivotal in the development of the organisations first strategic review. Her acumen, considerable knowledge and dedication have been of tremendous help to the organisation and to me. Without hesitation, I would recommend Georgina when it comes to financial management in business.”
“Georgina took responsibility for setting up and reporting on new business units on an EMEA basis plus direct management of staff in different regions. I’d recommend her as a strong finance professional who met targets and worked well across teams and departments to get the right result for the business.”
“She excels at IT Project Management having implemented many systems in Dublin Bus including cash counting software, a customer complaints database and management reporting on a new Automatic Vehicle Location System. I am happy to recommend Georgina as a business professional with good people skills, strong IT skills and someone with a constant focus on improvement.”
“If we live in a world where information drives what we do, the information we get becomes the most important thing. The person who chooses that information has power.”