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Why do we need to know our numbers?

Understanding the numbers that sit within our business ensures that future business decisions can be made on facts rather than gut instincts. With one off, annual, quarterly, and monthly options, there is something to fit everyone’s needs.

Understand what to focus on

When you know which aspects of your business are most profitable and which need more focus, you can realign resources accordingly or focus your business development efforts in a different area.

Create clear financial goals

Having reviewed the previous two years’ accounts, you will be able to establish clear financial goals, based on facts. You can break down the goals to clearly show how many services / products you need to sell to enable you to reach, or exceed, these.

Measure success

Once your financial goals have been set, you can clearly measure progress against them. Track how many services / products you have sold, check that everything is going according to schedule, and know if the best sellers are those that provide the highest profit.

Annual trends

Understanding annual trends in your business will help you plan accordingly. If September is your busiest month you may need to prepare to take on some freelancers to assist during that time or keep your diary as clear as possible to ensure you meet the business demands.

Spending habits

A review of spending is as important as setting and tracking turnover goals. A financial report will show where money is being spent, and potential opportunities to reduce these. A review of spending habits could increase your annual profit.

Remove the fear

Take away any fear you may feel about finances. Once you understand what the numbers are, and the impact they can have on your business, you will be able to act accordingly and prepare for success.

Happy Clients

“The perpetual challenge is to ensure that the vital day to day work, administration and systems are in the best possible shape to support the business. Natalie offers not only the skills in setting up the support but that most valuable of contributions, peace of mind.”

Jonathan Driver, Driver Trading Ltd.

“Natalie quickly got to grips with my business and immediately started to make my life easier. To say she is efficient is an understatement. I am able to get on with what I need to do, safe in the knowledge that Natalie has everything else under control. She is an integral part of the business. I dread to think where I would be without her.”

Alex Freeman RGN, DPSN, CDMP Owner, Absence Management Solutions Ltd.

“I can never predict when I’m going to need Natalie’s support. She jumps in right away and always meets the promised deadlines. On her own initiative she ensures she understands the background to each job and is very aware of the impact of her contribution on how the work appears to my clients. A truly 5-star service.”

Cathy Howells, WordsWork

“Her commitment to getting the job done and attention to detail are genuinely second to none. She is dedicated, flexible, hardworking, and easy to work with. She needs little instruction and I can fully trust her to deliver on time and within budget.”

James Holder, Expatbenchmarking

“Natalie is a wonderfully supportive person and VA. She’s always there for her clients and wanting them to succeed. She’s one of a kind, efficient, effective and experienced. She produced a body of work for me in record time, which would have taken me hours to complete. You know that you’re in very safe hands when handing over your precious business to Natalie.”

Jo Tocher, Life After Miscarriage Mentor

“Natalie’s experience and professionalism shine through in all she does. She really listens and genuinely wants the best for others and is generous with both her time and ideas. I have hugely appreciated Natalie’s support as I build my business.”

Claire Norwood

“We have been working with Natalie since 2017. She has become a valued and seamless extension of our business team. She is always very responsive, thorough and courteous and clear. She juggles a number of balls behind the scenes and is always proactive in ensuring she manages our time effectively and that tasks are followed through to completion. We would be delighted to recommend her work.”

Alison Mackay and Andrew Deller, Primonovo

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