The Finance Readiness Score, aka FiRe Score, is a free tool for owners and leaders of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) to assess their finance function capabilities in the context of growth objectives, transaction objectives and risk profile. This is no ordinary assessment – others focus only on “best practices”, whereas FiRe Score aims to highlight what matters most to your unique business and goals.

FiRe Score was created by First Water, a Relational Finance specialist providing finance function transformation and capital solutions to SMBs. Over the last 15 years of working with dozens of companies, guiding and executing numerous transactions, and speaking with countless entrepreneurs and business leaders, we identified a consistent gap between SMB finance capabilities and the ability to manage, grow, and transact efficiently. Our mission is to close that gap.

Now, in a matter of minutes, you can get a baseline on whether your finance capabilities are aligned with your objectives. Based on our proprietary Discovery process, we created FiRe Score to ignite dialogue, spur action, and help companies reach their goals faster and with less risk. The launchpad awaits.