It's tough running a business at the best of times, especially when you're running blind and you don't know your numbers. The key to any successful small business is knowing how you're performing financially and what you need to do financially to achieve the desired results in the future.
I see and hear far too many small business owners that don't know their numbers. They either abdicate responsibility to their Accountant or bury their head in a bucket of sand and hope for the best. This isn't just small businesses, quite often this is larger, successful businesses that could and should be delivering better results.
It's time to get your head out of the sand and understand the key numbers, why they're important and who can help you understand, develop and deliver them.
In this discussion, Dani and I explore why you need to know your numbers to reach your goals faster.
1. Where SMEs go wrong when it comes to their numbers 2. What should be measured, how often and why 3. Why insight drives decision making 4. Why you need an expert in your corner 5. Why you cannot grow a profitable business without knowing your numbers
Register NOW and access the full un-edited discussion with Dani Wainwright. We dig deep on each of these critical areas and share our insight from years of working 1-2-1 with high growth leaders in small and medium sized owner managed businesses.
Meet Gary & Dani...
After over 25 years in high-growth businesses delivering results at a senior level, Gary knew he could use his skills to help SMEs.
A straight-talking, no-nonsense Yorkshire man, he now helps business owners to have the freedom to choose how, when and where they work through a range of online and in-person programmes.
Having turned around his business and his lifestyle as a result, Gary now runs three successful businesses and it’s this experience he uses to help other entrepreneurs ditch the guilt, start earning what they are worth, and creating the ability to make choices about how they spend their time.
He creates what many hard-working business owners are missing – the freedom to choose.
Gary holds a key role in the Association of Business Mentors in the UK and regularly engages business and university audiences about building the right business to give freedom and choice.
Dani is a Portfolio Finance Director, and provides Part Time FD services to a small portfolio of ambitious SMEs, with turnover of £1m, in Yorkshire and the North.
A Fellow Chartered Accountant with 20 years of finance experience working with both SME and PLCs, Dani believes that financial insight is a key unlocker to growth and profitability, as it allows for nimble, informed decision making. Dani works with businesses to understand what measures and information is key to their business, then sets about providing this information. The business accesses the highest level of Finance Director support, experience and commerciality, without having to commit to the full time salary and benefits package of hiring an FD.
"I like to think I’m not your typical, traditional Finance Director. Having worked in large corporate companies I have big company experience and understand the processes and systems that work, giving a business the insight needed to understand their numbers, and stay in control as a company scales."