We’re honored to work with a wide range of exceptional organizations. Here’s what our clients have to say about us:
I have been working with BottomLine Growth Strategies and in just a few months I have resolved some key issues that were “keeping me up at night.” My company has seen tremendous growth and Carol and her team have given me the answers I need to make the best decisions for my business going forward. I have financial information that makes sense, metrics, a projection and cash flow. I can now focus on growing the business and not be weighed down with the uncertainty of the implications of it. I would highly recommend BottomLine Growth Strategies!
Have recommended Bottom Line Growth Strategies to many of our members. Absolutely no reason to not use them. Their work is impeccable and their Vision and Mission is executed well making them a joy to work with.
BottomLine Growth Strategies provided our company with a great strategy for tracking profitability. They quickly grasped our business model and complexities, were able to think about creative ways to address our issues and provided proven solutions to realigning our financials and books. We are very grateful to them and their high level of expertise and would recommend their services to any firm that truly cared about their financials and books being in great order and a tool to make executive decisions.
We hired BottomLine at the beginning of 2008 to act in an outsourced CFO capacity for our company. Tasked with reviewing and revamping our entire financial processes from beginning to end, BottomLine has been phenomenal in producing concrete results for us that have resulted in dramatic increases in profitability, reduction in outstanding accounts payable, improved collection time for accounts receivable, and overall greater insight into various financial aspects of the business. We are extremely pleased with the service they have provided for us and look forward to our continued relationship with them.
Sharp focus, forward thinking, the ability to quickly trouble shoot and resolve problems, and attention to detail are all attributes of Carol Coughlin. Carol has worked for me for a total of 13 years at two different companies as my CFO. She has the unique ability to see the big picture while not losing track of the details. She easily developed credibility with the Board, the bankers, auditors and regulators. She was an instrumental part of the deal team to help sell one of the companies we worked on together. She successfully implemented meaningful financial and business reporting, budgeting and forecasting where none had previously existed. And, I relied on her for sound business advice. I enthusiastically recommend Carol Coughlin as CFO/Business Advisor for companies experiencing growth and/or having performance challenges.
BottomLine’s assistance established the foundation that allowed our client to have a smooth and seamless accounting and payroll transition.
Our non-profit organization was looking for someone to take a close look at our financial management, projections, long-term financial needs and provide us with some financial goals. Carol came through 100%!!! Her interactions were always professional and efficient. She gave us information that helped our Board of Directors have a vision for our fund raising and diversifying our funding base. THANK YOU!
Lucky me! When I asked some industry colleagues to refer me to a consultant who could assist BOC with internal control diagnostics and process improvement strategies in our Accounting Department, I was very fortunate to receive a referral to Carol Coughlin. BOC’s needs intersected beautifully with Carol’s “sweet spot” of providing business guidance — specifically in the areas of finance and accounting — to a rapidly growing business like ours. In December of 2009, Carol conducted an impressively thorough assessment, providing a detailed report comparing BOC’s business performance to industry benchmarks, plus a list of recommended actions. I was impressed at how thoroughly she listened and learned, and how quickly she was able to lay out a cogent plan to move forward. Next she matched us up with a CFO “Sherpa” — as she likes to call her colleague consultants– who has since become a respected and valued member of the BOC team. Carol is always professional, always available, and always up to speed on what’s going on at BOC. In short, I highly recommend her and have nothing but the highest regard for her and her staff. You are welcome to contact me for additional information.
Carol is a highly professional CFO who quickly delved into my company’s finances and provided us with useful and detailed analyses and forecasts of our income and expenses. Carol helps her clients and colleagues build their businesses by connecting them with others in the Baltimore business community. Her breadth of experience in finance and her role as a business owner herself sets her apart from other CFOs. I would highly recommend Carol to business owners who want to gain a deeper understanding of their finances and to plan for future growth.
Carol quickly gets to the heart of a challenge and contributes in a meaningful and timely way. When organizations are in transition or in a growth mode, investing in CFO services by the drink from such a fast study adds value, and allows resources to be used efficiently.
I have had the pleasure of working with Carol for more than a year and I have found that she is an extremely hard and smart problem solver. One of the most fascinating traits that Carol posses is her attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture.
BottomLine has served as our outsourced CFO since early 2007 and has been a tremendous asset in supporting the company’s strategic planning efforts and overseeing its financial management. Carol is a pleasure to work with and her deep experience in growing businesses enables her to provide invaluable guidance.
BottomLine has been a great help in bringing structure to our expanding business. As creative people, not finance people, we needed a reliable anchor to make sure we were keeping our business focus in the right place. Thanks to BottomLine, we are more confident in our future and in our decision-making process.
BottomLine Growth Strategies provided me the opportunity to assume a more strategic role in my company. My CFO Guide added insight on the most effective communication styles regarding financial conversations and she is always a great sounding board for planning and creating opportunities. BottomLine has been a tremendous resource for me and our company.
Carol has served as CFO for Community Analytics since early 2007, and has been a tremendous asset to the company in supportung the company’s strategic planning efforts and overseeing its financial management. Carol is a pleasure to work with, and her deep experience in growing businesses enables her to provide invaluable guidance.
Carol has worked with several of our clients as a virtual CFO — from local start-ups to national industry leaders. She is able to bring all of the skills and insights you’d expect from a full-time CFO with 20+ years experience to a management team in a part-time capacity. A great option for getting the financial side of a small- or mid-market business under control.
Carol has been invaluable in helping clients understand their financial stragtegic needs in order to achieve growth. She provides the road map they need to meet their bottom line growth. Carol also mentors several controllers in preparing them to be a CFO. She understasnds the big picture and knows how operations, sales, and finance all intersect. We routinely use Carol to keep us focused. There are many CFO’s for hire but Carol has the experience of 3 start ups guiding them from thier first dollor to over $400 million. I welcome any questions about her services and approach. Eric Miller Managing Partner Smart Performance Strategies, LLC.
Carol is a great mentor and coach to Celebree Learning Centers CFO.