“Having a snapshot of where your business is, can help you get to where you are going.”

Business Finance Solutions can help you identify your company's weaknesses using the Business Snapshot Tool.

Business Finance Solutions can help you identify your company’s weaknesses using the Business Snapshot Tool.

Periodically using the Business Snapshot Tool ™ will help your business sustain profitable growth.

This concept is not a new business concept; however, it is often overlooked practice among owners of rapidly growing businesses.

The beginning of the year is a traditional time to access your condition, make resolutions and commit to new and healthier practices.  It should also be a time to reevaluate your business’ health and your marketplace opportunities.

Periodic business assessments are essential to the well-being of a company. Understanding the economic and operational drivers within your company can mean the difference between success and failure.  Business Finance Solutions has developed a tool that helps owners of small to mid-sized businesses assess their strengths and weaknesses in four key areas. Using our Business Snapshot tool™ an owner can evaluate the current condition of his business and help identify areas that need improvement.

How to use the Business Snapshot Tool to Analyze your business’ strengths and weaknesses

Our easy to use business assessment tool reviews four of the most important characteristics of your business.

The four broad areas of your that are addressed in the Business Snapshot Tool are:

  • Your company’s management strengths and weaknesses
  • The business problem being solved
  • Your company’s solution to the business problem being solved
  • Financial performance and measurement
Sam Thacker is a co-owner of Business Finance Solutions and the author of Business Snapshot Tool.

Sam Thacker, President, Business Finance Solutions

Although this list may seem fundamental to some, there are key indicators within each section that determine the exact condition of your business.  Sam Thacker, co-owner of Business Finance Solutions with 30+ years of business improvement and banking experience will review these areas with our guests at our monthly Meetup on Thursday, January 28, 2016.


(Lunch is on your own)
Thursday, January 28, 2016 – 11:30a-1:00p

Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub
9012 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

RSVP: at: Austin Small Business Gorilla Operations and Finance Jungle

During this hour-long presentation, Sam will help you fill out your own Business Snapshot Tool, the areas it addresses, why these are important, and how to score your business using the tool. All attendees will receive a copy of the tool to work along and to use later with their management teams. After the meetup, Sam will be available for individual questions, or you can make an appointment for free consultation at a more convenient time.

Business Finance Solutions is committed to providing continued support and educate our clients and business network. One of the tools we use to help you is the Business Snapshot Tool. We hope you will attend this presentation and take away some insight on how to grow your business and make it stronger. We realize that not all of our 800+ Meetup members will be able to join us on January 28, 2016, so we have decided to offer a free online version (webinar) of this material.

If you would like to attend our free webinars on: How to Analyze your business’ strengths and weakness, please email us directly at info (at) bfs-usa.com of call us at 512-990-8756.


The Austin Small Business Gorilla Operations and Gorilla Finance group has been meeting for over six years. Many of our members are original to the group, and each week we welcome newcomers. Our goal is to provide business owners with free business education that they can immediate use in the operations of their businesses. In exchange, we learn from great local experts and build a strong business network for our members.

Be sure to actually “join” our Meetup, by registering on the site and completing your profile. Each month you will receive an email notice announcing the topic for the month. Stop by for those meetings that interest you and let us know if you have any suggestions on topics or speakers. It’s free to join.

Register today and invite a fellow business owner or entrepreneur.


Meet-up Agenda
11:30 – Noon –  Networking
12:00n – 12:45p – Presentation
12:45p – 1:00p – Group Q&A
1:00p-1:30p – one-on-one Q&A


Francoise Luca, Chief Marketing Officer, Business Finance Solutions, is co-organizer of the Austin Small Business Operations and Gorilla Finance Group.