Emerging company insights

Curated for those navigating the fast-track from private to public company

Observations to keep early stage company leaders ahead of the curve

Smaller, early-stage companies face more challenges to profitability than larger counterparts. Even if an official US recession is avoided this year, economic growth will likely remain below potential. Shifts in supply, demand, and public policy could also be abrupt and warrant a proactive and nimble business strategy approach. That said, 47% of CFOs we surveyed say their top priority is building predictive models and scenario analysis capabilities.

Our advice to the ambitious:

Turbulent markets and the recent stresses within the banking sector have highlighted the importance of financial risk management. Finance leaders, especially for emerging companies, have the opportunity to play an active role in managing risk while driving growth and business agility through collaboration with functions across the enterprise. Most emerging company leaders have never seen a business environment like this before. Lean into more agile, data-driven scenario planning, so you can model out the potential impacts of market risks.

As always, get in touch with our Emerging Company Solutions team with any questions.

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