You know you should be looking at your business numbers at least monthly but you look at them and feel overwhelmed and stressed.
Do you just look at your bank account to manage your business numbers?
Or just pass everything to your accountant at the end of the year, which costs you money you don't have?
What about when your tax return is due? Do you know in advance a rough idea of what the number is?
Or do you have to scrape the money together each year, maybe even using a credit card?
If any of this applies to you I can help you stop feeling embarrassed about your lack of numbers knowledge, ease your accounting stress and feel confident talking about your numbers.
You can spend an hour a week working on your accounts, and this will transform your business.
I set up Business Growth by Numbers in order to give businesses clarity around their numbers, and to enable flexibility around a young family. I’m a married mum of 2 boys aged 7 & 5. Life can be a bit crazy at times!
My background is in larger corporate businesses, and I’ve watched people see how quickly they can eat cream crackers (not many, they are sooooo dry! – Guinness World Records); I have worked on a factory line understanding how TV screens are made at Philips Electronics and enjoyed the controversial age of Channel 4 when Big Brother was at the height of its popularity. More recently I worked for Volac, a fast growing whey protein company, with loads of product streams.
I love watching football, rugby and cricket and I’m a keen sailor. I’m an avid reader, and I read most things but I love a thriller and a trashy beach read!
I specialise in sorting out company accounts to ensure the accounts clearly reflect how the business is doing, and then producing clear management information for business owners to understand. I also help people to understand how their accounts actually work, and to be able to run them without me. I also run online courses to help micro businesses get set up correctly from the start.
I love a spreadsheet and a messy balance sheet!
There are a handful of things you MUST do (otherwise you may be fined/face legal issues), but there are things I recommend you do in your business to create good habits too.
"I’ve finally plucked up the courage to take your course. I don’t know what was stopping me, but I’m guessing the thought of completing the course made me freeze in the same way thinking about sorting out my business accounts does. I really enjoyed the introduction because it was short and sweet and you looked relaxed. You also reassured me by saying that I didn’t need to take loads of notes and none of the videos would be over 10 minutes. I felt I could actually do this and really wanted to get started! I’ve finally managed to stay on top of bookkeeping since meeting you. "