Why We Love Turbulence (And You Should, Too!)

Why We Love Turbulence (And You Should, Too!)

As a middle-market business owner or executive, you know how difficult it can be to react to changes in the marketplace. Often, the hard part is knowing where to start and how to prioritize your time in terms of new business opportunities, existing sales and corrective actions. There’s a lot of advice floating around — and more business self-help books than is reasonable — so how do you cut through the noise? Our firm, Quadrillion Partners, invests in businesses in complex situations where we can add real value to a company’s strategy, operations and financial management. We don’t focus on companies that are operating at the top of their industry and appear to have all of their issues solved. Rather, we focus methodically on one simple thing: making companies stronger and more viable than when we bought them. We believe that improving performance sustainability is hard. Unlike other private equity investors, we work with middle-market business owners and their management teams, partnering side-by-side, to improve profitability and assist in making smarter and better decisions. As former operators and advisors, we know the difference between a “check-in” during a board meeting and working on an initiative day in and day out. Embracing economic turbulence In fact, we engage with business owners every day to discuss their plans for their businesses, their personal goals, and their fears about the economy, increased regulation, new healthcare laws, the Euro crisis, and a host of others concerns. What we’ve learned over time is that navigating economic turbulence is more about focusing on the fundamentals of your business and knowing what your company excels at...
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