[ CASE STUDIES ]

Getting clients where they want to go.

We’re proud to have helped so many wonderful businesses achieve their goals—from improving cash flow to securing new financing and everything in between. Here are just a few of their stories. 

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1 / The Challenges of Seasonality

Client:

Food Service Business

The Challenge:

Our client is a seasonal business who is cash-flush for nine months of the year, and cash-starved for three. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the tools or the right people to manage the problem. They needed to get caught up with vendors, set aside cash for some rebate liabilities, and then focus on growth.

Our Solutions:

ICS put our model and a 13-week cash flow into action to teach the company’s owner and their controller how to plan their cash needs. This allows then to get caught up with vendors and set aside cash for rebate liabilities. We also set up payment plans with large, key vendors and assisted with finding new, more favorable financing. In the end, our partnership enabled the owner to spend more time on her areas of strength: Developing healthy menus for her clients and growing her business.

The Results

50 %
AVERAGE YEAR-OVER-YEAR PROFIT GROWTH FROM 2015 TO 2020

Integrated Consulting changed the course of my business and my future. I was expecting exceptional experience—I was not expecting the warmth and mentorship that’s been available to me from day one. The learning curve and requirement on my part has been painless, and they’ve become my best resource for other business needs, as well. Craig and his team are the single best business decision I have ever made. 

— Nancy C., CEO

2 / Getting a Grasp on Inventory

Client:

Plastics Manufacturing Company

The Challenge:

The company had a large backlog of sales, but their inadequate inventory controls caused the company to sustain significant losses.

Our Solutions:

By applying our financial modeling and developing a 13-week cash flow, we helped the business owner and his accounting staff better manage the movement of cash, particularly through their inventory.

We guided them through proper reporting and adjustments of their inventory to stabilize earnings and prepare the company for growth. And we helped them secure new, less expensive financing.

The Results

50 %
AVERAGE YEAR-OVER-YEAR PROFIT GROWTH OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS

We have built a strong relationship of trust and value with ICS over the last 4 years. Craig and Jason understood our issues and were able to help us right away. They are easy to work with, and I appreciate their experience and practical approach to the issues at hand. I have no reservations about asking them for help on anything I am working on, and I would definitely refer them to other companies in need of assistance.

— Greg T., controller