Focus Management Group: October Month in Review
Each month we will be posting an overview article that covers our recent company articles, announcements, and insights. Below is for the month of October.
Are Liquidity Pressures Foreshadowing Hyperinflation?
Working Capital Impacts Are Everywhere!
Looking to Q4 of 2021 and on into 2022, liquidity pressures are the primary concern of companies and their lenders. These impacts are magnified by the combination of these factors:
-💸Stimulus money targeting businesses has been deployed and, in most cases, fully utilized.
-📈Inflationary impacts increase costs to produce.
-👷🏼♂️Labor shortages and skill issues increase costs and disrupt production.
-🚚Supply chain issues impact working capital investments and financial performance.
-🌽Commodity prices continue to fluctuate and impact sectors.
Business owners and managers today may not have previously experienced any one of these impacts, much less seeing these impacts all together.
How do companies survive? Read the full article below!
Emerging Trends are Converging - Podcast
In this podcast we discuss the convergence of the emerging trends of labor issues, inflationary pressures, commodity price changes, supply chain stress and cyber security. These headwinds are challenging when they happen separately, and even more challenging today when they are converging.
Listen to this discussion between Senior Managing Director Juanita Schwartzkopf and Managing Director Joe Karel. These are important discussions for lenders and companies to have now. No business is immune from some combination of the impact of these emerging trends.
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