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The Profitability Partner for Businesses Doing Real Work

Talanton

Matthew I. Snowden, CRIS, CLCS
602-833-8095
matt@GoTalanton.com
8900 North Central Avenue, Suite 108-B
Phoenix, Arizona 85020

Insurance

Not getting the results you want from your commercial insurance agent? When accepting the role of trusted advisor to my client, we avoid the traditional features and benefits sales pitch process that comes with an outdated bid and quote selection model. Instead we partner to procure proper insurance and surety, at a fair price, that protects their bottom line and the ongoing viability of their enterprise. We can help clients structure, restructure and/or review their insurance program. We work with the people who can make stuff, break stuff and hurt people to help them protect and restore what matters most. Our areas of focus include:

  • Worker’s Compensation
  • E-Mod Reduction & Stablization
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Umbrella and Excess
  • Commercial Automobile
  • Commercial Property
  • Construction Project Wrap-Ups
  • General Liability with Extended Products & Completed Operations
  • Cyber Liability for Contractors
  • Builder’s Risk and Course of Construction Programs
  • Inland Marine, Contractor’s Equipment and Installation Floaters

We understand business. We also appreciate that you don’t like insurance. There is nothing fun about complicated applications, frustrating “gotcha” exclusions, inaccurate pricing or confusion about what makes you and your business unique. What happens if “the best” agent isn’t “the cheapest”, or worse, what if “the worst” agent is “cheapest”? Now you’ve got a real problem on your hands. By engaging Matt Snowden and the Snowden Investments team to handle your insurance you can sleep well at night knowing you’re getting quotes from all the right insurance companies without the hassle of picking which insurance salesman is the least painful combination of annoying and expensive. We just do thing right, deliver value and build relationships that profit you and us. Call 602-833-8095 or email matt@GoTalanton.com to share about your company and find out if we can help you accomplish your goals.

Surety

Not getting the results you want from your surety / bonding agent? When accepting the role of trusted advisor to my client, we avoid the traditional features and benefits sales pitch process that comes with an outdated bid and quote selection model. Instead we partner to procure proper bonding / surety, at a fair price, that protects their bottom line and the ongoing viability of their enterprise. Bonds, also known as surety, are not insurance. They are a financial guarantee that you will do what you said, how you said you’d do it, when you said you’d do it. If you don’t, a guarantor, who often happens to also be an insurance company, has to pay out on your behalf. Then, in most cases, they will pursue your company and you personally for repayment of their loss. It’s not a small matter. Do you want to trust your personal financial worth, and your company’s, to someone who doesn’t appreciate the pleasure and pain that motivates you? As a commercial surety advisor, we partner with companies who will work to understand you and your company to build a bond that works hard to meet your goals. Think of bonding like a ticket to the dance, with the potential for profit. There is no guarantee of profit, but in most cases, there is a guarantee you can’t even get in the door to compete if you can’t get the bonding you need to run and grow your business profitably.

  • Payment & Performance Bonds
  • License Bonds
  • Fidelity Bonds
  • Court Bonds
  • ERISA Bonds

We understand business. We also appreciate that you want to run and build a great one. There is nothing fun about complicated applications, unexpected changes or reductions in bonding capacity, frustrating “gotcha” exclusions, inaccurate pricing or confusion about what makes you and your business unique.

What happens if “the best” agent isn’t “the cheapest”, or worse, what if “the worst” agent is “cheapest”? With a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and a highly productive career in lending and financial services, I’ve heard from many clients how frustrating and painful it is to hear “no” from the person who stands between you and your goals without also being told what “yes” can look like. In the event we can’t get you to yes today, we’ll partner with you to understand what you can do to get a “yes”.

By engaging Matt Snowden and the Snowden Investments team to handle your surety / bonding needs, you can sleep well at night knowing you’re getting help finding the right “yes” without the hassle of picking which salesman is the least painful combination of annoying, inattentive, confused and expensive. We just do thing right, deliver value and build relationships that profit you and us. Call 602-833-8095 or email matt@GoTalanton.com to share about your company and find out if we can help you accomplish your goals.

PROFITABILITY

Are your company’s finances not performing the way you’d like? Maybe you don’t know how to hire the right CPA, or your bank wants to know things you’re not able to provide. Perhaps a bonding / surety limitation is keeping you from winning the work you deserve? You run a business. That doesn’t mean you want to spend your life pouring over financial statements, building spreadsheets or figuring out accounting systems and software. Stress no more. Talanton Consulting, LLC is a leading financial partner and can serve as your outsourced CFO or partner with your existing CFO and financial team to add systems and capabilities to your operation. We can work with you on limited project-focused outcomes or provide ongoing support so that you don’t have to spend the time and money (or take on the risk of a bad hire) bringing in a full-time CFO before you’re ready. We can even help you find your next (or first) great CFO. Our expertise includes:

  • Work in Progress (WIP) Schedule Creation
  • Work in Progress (WIP) Schedule Ongoing Production
  • CPA Selection
  • Insurance Audit Disputes
  • Insurance and Surety Program  or Agent Reviews, Selection and/or Management
  • Cashflow Projections
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Accounts Receivable and Account Payable Aging Analysis
  • Financial Statement Review
  • Bond Quality Financials
  • Banking Relationships
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Sales
  • Cost Restructuring
  • Creditor / Debtor Renegotiation and Settlements
  • Job Costing

We understand business. We also appreciate that you want to run and build a great one. There is nothing fun about complicated financial problems, unexpected changes in financial health or borrowing without a plan. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and a highly productive career in lending and financial services, I’ve heard from many clients how frustrating and painful it is to run a company but not knowing where the money goes or where you can afford to invest in growth. Risk is not a bad thing when it’s understood. It can be catastrophic when not respected. By engaging Matt Snowden and the Talanton Consulting team to handle your internal financial leadership needs, on a limited or general basis, you can sleep well at night knowing your business is being treated with the diligence and care you’d give it yourself. We just do things right, deliver value and build relationships that profit you and us. Call 602-833-8095 or email matt@GoTalanton.com to share about your company and find out if we can help you accomplish your goals.