Are you a visionary founder or sales-focused business owner?
Passion, financing and
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A strategic C__O with a focus on might be useful. Would it be worth 10-minutes to learn more?
Founders expertly skilled in one area of the business often have little experience in other key functional areas of the business, especially as the business grows. Business Advisory services by Vessel Advisors empower business owners with resources, frameworks, and business maps to make data-driven decisions to increase the likelihood of success.
Businesses are built by entrepreneurs who find a way to survive and thrive, but successful businesses are driven by consistent process. This requires organization, documentation, and a desire to improve upon the way things operate today. We bring a systems-thinking mindset and frameworks to optimize your existing business into repeatable steps, which increases your ability to scale.
Many business owners have phenomenal talent in-house who have risen up through the ranks, but all they know is what they've learned at one business. They are knowledgeable, passionate and can get-it-done. But the larger vision is missing. They have not been exposed to best practices. They are missing the confidence gained from doing the work across multiple organizations. Our team of professionals will mentor and guide your talent into a strong, well-rounded Controller or CFO. We leverage outside resources, real-world situations, and video-based Q&A calls to walk alongside your talented team member. After 12-months, they have the confidence to do their job better and you can feel confident promoting them further in the organization.
Business owners can become a slave to the constant emails, notifications, pings, and dings. It’s often 6:00 PM and the business owner had not completed any “real” work, so it bleeds into the evening, family time, and even the early morning. It doesn’t have to be that way. We understand the pain and we know how to navigate out into a healthy and highly productive work-life balance. Our team helps business owners regain control of their life in a way that empowers even more growth.
When can we increase our R&D hiring? What is the right sales compensation model? When should we consider outside investment for financing? How much should we invest in customer acquisition? There are countless decisions that must be made daily, but there are high-leverage decisions that must be made methodically. We help business owners understand their options and present them with recommendations.
When was the last time you considered the tools you use every day? We think about it constantly because the pace of change and the volume of tools available to business owners today is greater than ever--so is the opportunity to leverage technology for faster and cheaper execution of work. We help business owners discover what’s possible, recommend specific solutions and even assist in implementing those changes throughout the company.
“Vessel's ability to bring focus along with financial and operational excellence into a rapidly changing startup ecosystem has been one of the most impressive things I've ever seen, and all of that comes along with the fact that they're just a class act and great company to be around.”David Jay Founder @ Pass, Agree.com, Shoot & Share, Vivi, Warm Welcome
“Vessel Advisors balances a focused talent for bringing structured systems, streamlined processes and measurable metrics to all aspects of the financial and operational management of an enterprise with an innate ability to dynamically adapt in support of fellow executives in achieving both tactical and strategic objectives.”Don Oparah Founder & CEO of Blockvolution Inc
"Vessel Advisors is one of the best numbers companies I know when it comes to start-ups and tech-related companies. They understand this space including the various players and stakeholders that converge. They're also great with people and bring a can-do attitude. They helped Polis Technologies get clear on our revenue model and how much we could spend to acquire new users. They also helped communicate this during our fundraising efforts with Pasadena Angels and BMW iVentures among others. I recommend Vessel Advisors without reservation."Dennis Baker Founder & CEO of Polis Technologies
"Having Vessel's team as my trusted advisors and business coaches has been like rocket fuel for my business. They helped create clarity for my pricing and helped me implement a new pricing model. They also bring systems and frameworks from a finance and operations perspective that have been perfectly suited for my business. I’ve recommended them to many of my clients and would highly recommend them to any business owners."Kristin Prosser Founder & CEO of The Accounting Collective
"Vessel Advisors created a work environment for myself and my team that I didn't know was possible. They had a vision and order that was way outside of my own ability. When we brought in Vessel, it was to reorganize our systems and people, so that things ran smoothly and I could hand off some obligations to my team. What they gave us was more. More time and energy to be open to bigger opportunities. More confidence in the ability and gifts I do possess. More connection to my team and their strengths. Everyone was healthier and happier because of the investment we made in Vessel Advisors and their ability to see things through. The relief it gave me from a personal standpoint is still to this day, invaluable. I'm so thankful I'm so much better at delegating, so I don't miss out on what's right in front of me. That's all because of Vessel Advisors and the role they played with Cara Clark Nutrition."Cara Clark Author, The Wellness Remodel, and Founder & CEO of Cara Clark Nutrition
"Don't work with them! That's what I selfishly told everyone when I first started working with Vessel. Admittedly it was because I wanted their skillsets 100% dedicated to FunnelDash and didn't want anyone else buying up their time. But, it turns out, a startup full-time CFO would be overkill. Vessel Advisors has been instrumental in helping me navigate our start-up's turbulent financial crosswinds. They were our financial advisors in the early stages when we self-funded the business heavily with debt and cash flows from other businesses all the way through to our first round of seed capital. Every startup should have a contract CFO and I can't recommend Vessel Advisors enough."Zach Johnson Founder & CEO, FunnelDash