andresr12083-200x300There can come a time in any business when things begin to go wrong, resulting in possible insolvency. When this happens, there may be a temptation to bury your head in the sand and not admit what is going on until it is too late to make positive changes. This is where an insolvency consultant can help your business tremendously, particularly if you invite them into the situation instead of waiting on a court appointed examiner or consultant.

Fresh Perspective
When you are on the inside of a situation, it can be very difficult to see a clear way out. Insolvency consultant professionals are trained to deal with financial situations of all kinds and their only focus is in getting your company financially fit again. This means that the barriers you may have to making the right cuts such as personal involvement or sentimental concerns are not going to be an issue.

Clear Cut

Just because you know your business is in trouble does not mean you have any idea on how to move forward to a successful conclusion. An insolvency consultant can give you a clear road map or step-by-step instructions on exactly what it will take to move your company from near bankruptcy to operating in the black again. They can hand you a surgically precise formula that can be passed to the right people within your organisation for implementation.


In addition to helping, you return to solid ground an insolvency consultant can also give you some helpful tips and ideas on how to maintain your financial stability. You see, consultants are highly trained and vetted accountants who have a vast amount of experience in this type of situation and they can help you avoid this problem in the future.

Call a Code

There are times when insolvency is simply inevitable; your business has just gone too far into the red. This is another time when it is hard for someone close to the situation to actually give up and face the difficult decision to liquidate the business. While you can choose to ignore an insolvency consultant professional’s advice in this area, you should know that continuing to operate a business knowing it is insolvent could leave you personally responsible for huge debts and other sanctions.

An insolvency consultant can offer many different options and help your business out of financial difficulty. The key to this is being willing to listen to what your consultant has to say. When you hire a consulting firm yourself there is a temptation to “take it under advisement”, meaning you have no plans to follow the program. This will be the worst mistake you can make in business, especially in a failing business.

This article was written by Robert Potter of RP Consulting, a professional process and training company based in Dublin, Ireland. For more information and advice Contact Us here