Excuse me for being so blunt with entrepreneurs. But over the years in my business experience, I have meet quite a few business people who call themselves entrepreneurs. But in fact, some of them are not at all entrepreneurs, but technicians. They lack some of the traits of the true entrepreneur. They lack two key ingredients – passion and purpose. It’s the ability to have a passion (dedication and commitment) and purpose (vision, goals and objectives) for the business. But enough said about that. This article is really intended for those who have the traits and spirit of entrepreneurship. The business owner who is intentional and focused on being the best he/she can be at what he/she does. And is willing to seek or take advice and willing to make proactive decisions to achieve the goals and objectives of the business.
In my business, I am often challenged (and frankly frustrated at times) when I try to explain/show/suggest to small business owners how they can improve their business performance by understanding what the numbers really mean. Fortunately, the ones that do get the meaning behind the numbers are able to be proactive and make timely, informed decision to take their business to the next level. I like to think of these as my “wow clients” because we have a win-win business relationship.
I provide them with value-added services:
- Understandable, usable analysis for focused vision
- Better discussion and decision-making information
- Proactive management reporting
- Greater clarity for making informed decisions
- Non-financial data and KPI’s monitored
- Customised reporting to meet their particular needs
In turn, they take actionable steps to achieve business success.
Here’s how we do it with Spotlight + Xero
Spotlight Dashboard is the easy-to-use performance tool that’s a ‘must have’ for those wanting business intelligence at their fingertips. Combining a rich mix of data grabs, charts and text options – this is the ultimate one-pager for better business insight and decision-making.
Xero is easy to use online accounting software that’s designed specifically for small businesses.
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