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The challenge permalink

This company produced high-end artisanal candles sold in the specialty market. Despite high margins, the business struggled with working capital. Interest from retail buyers led management to chase speculative projects that strained resources.

The Virtuoso approach permalink

We implemented a process to identify the core strengths of the business and set mechanisms to discourage chasing speculative projects. We also cleaned out the warehouse and liquidated slow-moving inventory, developed forecasts and presentations to renegotiate terms on a line of credit with the company's bank, restructured sales operations and implemented a new product development funnel.`

The results permalink

  • Received support from the bank with a new line of credit and support for new strategy
  • Created new line of lower-priced products under a sub-brand to engage new consumers without diluting the existing brand
  • Presented sub-brand to specialty retailer for private label arrangement
  • Revenue doubled on a lighter-weight chassis

Now is the Time permalink

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