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This survey will take no more than 4 minutes!!

From today’s afflictions to tomorrow’s aspirations, the annual NSS CEO survey presents a number of options that will contribute to overcoming challenges. Rank what priorities you think are most important and then find out what your peers are thinking.

This survey will take no more than 4 minutes!! <br><br>From today’s afflictions to tomorrow’s aspirations, the annual NSS CEO survey presents a number of options that will contribute to overcoming challenges. Rank what priorities you think are most important and then find out what your peers are thinking.<br>
Thank you for choosing to participate in the Annual NSS CEO Survey. The survey is anonymous, so your privacy is completely protected. The information collected from this survey will be aggregated and only the collective data will be shared.

Next Stage Solutions, Inc is a leading finance-on-demand consulting firm with a team of senior level CFOs and Controllers working with clients in multiple industries.

We are conducting this survey to better understand how you view the current and future state of your organization and what is of importance to your company in moving forward.

We have experienced one of the worst economic cycles in the nation's history. How will you prioritize the next steps for your organization?

Within the framework of present state, future state, challenges and resources, please review and rank the following questions. It is a forced rating, meaning that we ask you to choose from most to least.

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Next Stage Solutions, Inc. 2011- Proprietary & Confidential

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* 1. Which of the following best describes the culture of your company?

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* 2. ASPIRATIONS

With the ability to wave a magic wand, what would be most important to your company in the near future? Rank from most to least important.

  Most important Somewhat important Less important Least important
Market opportunities are exploited with effective account management
Profits are maximized by focusing on value drivers
Performance is integrated from strategy to execution
The finance team is a recognized value creator for growth and profit

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* 3. AFFLICTIONS

Which is the biggest constraint in the present state of your company?

  Most constrained Somewhat constrained Less constrained Least constrained
Sales force and support systems not in place to capture growth opportunities
Cost reduction constraints to build out a scalable infrastructure
Working in the business does not allow time to work on the future of the business
Emphasis on accounting and compliance hinder business analysis and predictive capabilities

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* 4. CHALLENGES

Which is the biggest challenge you face in moving forward?

  Most challenged Somewhat challenged Less challenged Least challenged
Identifying and prioritizing opportunities using product and channel cost/benefit analysis
Putting processes in place, shorten time to market and streamline product delivery
Building an executive team that is balanced between vision and execution
Obtaining liquidity through organic cash flow plus access to credit and capital markets

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* 5. VALUE CREATION

Which improvement ranks the highest for you to achieve success moving from present to future state?

  Most important Somewhat important Less important Least important
Establishing a culture for sales of managing team goals and forecasting future performance
Gaining efficiencies by leveraging operating technology and advanced management techniques
Increasing the understanding of how all levels can contribute to achieving the goals of the company
Expanding financial strategic vision and risk assessment to achieve growth and profitability

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* 6. Please add any additional comments here:

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* 7. What industry do you represent?

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* 8. Thank you for your time, the NSS team appreciates your feedback.

Any questions you may have, please contact Rudi Scheiber-Kurtz, CEO of Next Stage Solutions at 781-929-9125.

You must provide us with an email and phone number to receive the survey results.

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