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A trusted ally in critical times, TAP’s financial expertise and decades of collective experience make it a difference-maker for small and medium-sized businesses, no matter the assignment or mandate.
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TAP Financial Partners had its origins in the desire to fill a void for small and medium-sized companies that traditionally didn’t have access to firms with the expertise, experience, and resources to help them to realize their business potential.
The quest to make a difference for companies at all stages in their history continues to drive the senior-level pros that created TAP, a privately-held, boutique merchant bank that offers client-centric advisory, restructuring, and fundraising services to a select group of clients and affiliates.
10 Biggest Challenges Faced by Small Businesses
One of the many risks a business faces is customer concentration. In general, if a large customer represents more than 10% of revenues, the business is exposed to customer concentration risk.
You can do a lot, but you can’t do it all or hire all the people you need at critical times in your development. It’s that plain and simple. Do I need, can I afford and should I bring on outsiders to assist?
Family office investment preferences can be as varied as the families doing the investing, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t common themes each may look for that provide perspective for small and medium-sized businesses that may be in need of capital.
While you no doubt know your business inside and out, the most successful executives are ones that can effectively share their vision, strategies, needs, and expectations with a wide variety of audiences. Whether internal or external, current and potential stakeholders require clear, concise, and nuanced communications from your company’s senior leadership.
One of the most important decisions executives must make relates to the company’s information technology function and who is responsible for maintaining internal systems. Whether outsourced, in-house, or a combination of both, the key is to get the service you need when you need it.
The lack of access to capital is a main reason businesses stumble and sometimes fail. Crowdfunding is one of the newer soltions to this age-old problem, but determining whether it’s the right choice for your company is something that requires careful consideration.
It’s been said that you aren’t really a business owner until you’ve spent a sleepless night wondering how you’ll be able to meet payroll. While few are exempt from that worry on at least a few occasions, it’s important to understand when a short-term fix could lead to a long-term problem.