CASE STUDIES

Silver Fox Advisors works with small business owners, CEOs, and entrepreneurs to help objectively solve problems. Drawing from extensive experience, a Silver Fox mentor or advisor provides keen insight to help business leaders solve daily business challenges, make key decisions, and follow through with strategic planning, plan execution, and policy/procedure documentation for the business.

  • Mentoring Process is a long-term answer to common business problems.
  • Provide solutions for cash and people management, planning, organization, and control procedures.
  • Professional services offered to clients will result in improved management skills.
  • Real, bottom-line impact is achieved to help the business grow profitably.
  • Silver Fox Advisors have nothing to sell except their expertise and experience.

Each case study cited below follows the same format:

  • The Client COMPANY is described.
  • The PROBLEM ENCOUNTERED is identified.
  • The SILVER FOX ADVISOR INVOLVEMENT is reviewed.
  • CONCLUSIONS are provided.

 

Electrical manufacturing

Organization & Marketing

COMPANY The Company is a five million dollar Houston-based manufacturer of toroidal transformers for specialized electrical equipment applications. Their markets are medical, telecommunications, audio-video, computer and lighting industries (300 customers). The higher price ($85 average) and manufacturing complexity of toroidal transformers dictated that the Company work with their OEM customers in the custom design and manufacture of these components. The

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Business Start-Up & Organization

Advice from an experienced Silver Fox Advisor concerning what not to do is as valuable as guidance and suggestions on what should be done!! COMPANY START-UP Four people who knew each other well (a saleswoman, a commercial artist, a copywriter, and a physical fitness instructor) shared a common interest in their own physical fitness. They wanted to capitalize

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Manufacturing & Costs

COMPANY A well-known Company in enamel-on-steel cookware was the first to bring color, tempered glass lids, stay cool stainless steel handles and high quality non-stick em1 to the market. Their customers include quality retailers and mail-orders who require dependable, timely shipments and service. The assembly and warehousing of the Company’s cookware line is accomplished in their 40,000 square foot

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Commercial Interiors

Commercial Interior Build-Out Business

COMPANY A Silver Fox Advisor had been mentoring for about a year. The new Client was in the commercial interior build-out business.  PROBLEM ENCOUNTERED For three years, the Company: Had been stuck on about $7 million in annual sales with profits diminishing each year,  Had a good reputation, good people, good potential and good sales contacts,  Needed

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Restaurant management

Restaurant Management

COMPANY A Silver Fox Advisor Client has been the Owner of several restaurants in the Houston area for the last 25 years. The return on investment, pre-tax net, has been approximately 100%. The Owner’s business assumptions had been that the Owner should be involved 100% in the business, or else the business should be sold and the Owner

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Importing Business

COMPANY The Silver Fox Advisor Client is the Owner of an importing business which is supplying brass, aluminum and garden products that are made in Turkey, Germany, the Philippines and other countries to domestic outlets. The Owner was recently divorced.  PROBLEM ENCOUNTERED The major problems included: over bought inventory; too much capital tied up in security deposits for

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