Ask a cross-section of small business owners what they love most about running their own business, and it’s unlikely any two will give you precisely the same answer. However, ask them what they least enjoy about it, and an overwhelming majority will almost certainly say the same thing – managing their accounts and finances.
It’s often said that entrepreneurs are wired differently and find it challenging to apply their creative brains to dealing with figures. There may be some truth in this, but if you have a fear of numbers or dislike accounts and finances, it’s far more likely to be down to memories of school and double-period maths classes or because you resent having to take time away from working on what you enjoy.
In fact, neither of these is a valid excuse. Understanding and interpreting the vital signs of your business doesn’t require more than a rudimentary grasp of maths. And thanks to technology, it needn’t be time-consuming either, with many of the more mundane aspects easily automated.
So, can you say what the financial position of your business is right now? Are you able to predict what it’s likely to be in 3- or 6-months’ time? If you don’t have this kind of information at your fingertips, you can’t make plans with any degree of confidence. At best, you might miss opportunities to invest and grow; at worst, you might sleepwalk into a problem. As thousands of business owners find out each year, for example, being busy and having a full order book won’t prevent your business from failing if you’re not on top of cash flow.
In our October webinar, How to Better Know the Numbers in Your Business, Inca co-founder Graham Carson will explain how anyone can easily get a basic understanding of the numbers at the core of their business. And he’ll demonstrate how to use the information generated to build a successful and sustainable company!
Who Is It For?
Do you want to feel more in control of your finances and make better business decisions? Are you uncomfortable with numbers and want to spend less time on your accounts? If you run or are about to start a micro or small business, How to Better Know the Numbers in Your Business is for you.
What Will You Learn?
Graham will ensure this webinar is fully accessible to everyone – especially those who feel intimidated by numbers or maths. He’ll go out of his way to avoid using accounting jargon and confusing terminology.
By the end of the webinar, you’ll know how to find the critical numbers in your business and use them to:
- Easily carry out an instant financial health check on your business
- Get insights to help you run your business more efficiently
- Make better business decisions
- Plan for the future with confidence
- Accurately estimate your next tax bill
These are just some of the invaluable lessons you’ll learn. In the course of the webinar, Graham will also be introducing you to some powerful, easy to use tools that will save you time and make keeping on top of your finances simple.
About Graham Carson
Graham Carson is Sales Director of award-winning Inca Accounting, the business he co-founded with his wife Lesley more than 15 years ago. Inca specialises in working with the owners of micro to small start-ups, helping them build and grow successful, sustainable businesses. 63.9% of the new start-ups Inca works with get to celebrate their fifth birthday – a success rate more than 300% higher than the national average!
A key differentiator that sets Inca apart from most other accountants is the company’s philosophy of ‘caring accounting’. Inca is committed to supporting a range of community projects and donates a percentage of its annual profits to local charities.
Learn to Love Your Number!
We know that not everyone gets as excited about figures and finance as we do. But unless you have a basic understanding of the key numbers in your business, you’re leaving your success – even your survival to chance.
You might find them difficult or just plain boring, but whatever kind of business you run, you can’t run away from numbers, so come and learn how to embrace them!
We look forward to welcoming you online!