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4 Signs That It’s Time to Restructure Your Business

To be successful in business, adaptability and resilience are key. Often, things don’t go the way we expect them to, but if you have the resources and willpower to explore creative options, you can keep on thriving. Every company, from inception to maturity, will experience growth and evolution, and these changes sometimes call for legal and/or financial restructuring. Unfortunately, too many people avoid this at all costs, even when it would make sense for their enterprise.

There are many business restructuring attorneys in San Francisco, and they can be a good source of advice. In the meantime, here are a few signs that it might be time to explore some options for restructuring:

  1. Profit growth has halted

For companies that have previously seen good, growing profit margins, seeing a significant trend of shrinkage here can be a red flag. If you are experiencing a lagging profit profile for an extended period of time, it’s time to reexamine your expenditures, management structure, and salary to revenue ratio.

  1. You have rampant inefficiency

If there are several points in your manufacturing, design, or management process that consistently run into issues, restructuring may help. Notice where you’re leaking time and money, and where you aren’t getting a good return on investment, whether that’s in machinery, marketing, or your staff.

  1. Turnover is too high

With both your personnel and your clients, if you notice that you’re having trouble getting them to stick around, it’s a sure sign that something isn’t working. This can be due to low morale, inefficient workflow, poor brand reputation, unclear or unhelpful management styles, noncompetitive pricing, and many other issues. If you find that you suffer from several of these things, it’s time to speak with a qualified business lawyer.

  1. You’re behind the times

Many industries, especially in today’s fast-moving, highly-competitive market, are evolving at lightning speed. If you are still doing business the way you were 10-20 years ago, you’re likely falling behind. Companies that succeed are the ones that adapt to change, and stay current on modern technologies, processes, and social issues. Sometimes, for those who are really far behind the industry average, restructuring can shed some weight and allow for new innovation.

Running a successful business isn’t easy, and sometimes involves making some tough decisions. If you are curious about whether business restructuring could help you, reach out to us at Primum Law and ask for your free consultation.

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