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The Business Life Cycle

Start Up

Are you a start-up who needs help with some of the typical challenges facing startups? Maybe you are trying to decide what entity type is best for your situation or working with banks to get financing for your ideas. Statistics show many businesses fail due to inadequate planning and unrealistic assumptions. Meridian can help get your business off to the right start while incorporating your goals and expectations with the following services:

  • Business formation filings
  • Business plans
  • Bank loan package
  • Financial Statements
  • Accounting Systems Implementation
  • Accounting Policies and Procedures


Is your company experiencing the typical growing pains? As sales increase and business grows, you may find more of your time being devoted to issues like cash flow management, setting up financial controls and personnel issues. Rather than take your eye off the ball, let Meridian help you gain visibility to what’s driving your business with customized services in:

  • Business Performance Measurement
  • Profitability improvement
  • Employee training
  • Policies and Procedure Manuals
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Working capital and cash flow analysis
  • Accounting Systems Implementation
  • Systems Training


Companies in the mature stage may be thinking about succession planning, exiting, or expanding. Meridian is available to provide tailored strategies in:

  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Acquisition Analysis
  • Valuations


A decline in business can be caused by a variety of factors such as increased competition, economic downturn, or a significant change in consumer demand patterns.  The challenge for a business in decline is finding the best way to right-size it. Emphasis needs to be on cost-cutting and finding ways to identify and discontinue unprofitable products and services. Short-term financing may also be needed. Meridian can add value with:

  • Cost analysis
  • Product profitability improvement
  • Customer profitability improvement