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Categories / Accounting, Bookkeeping, Budgeting On May 04, 2017

Every business has a number. Now I’m the numbers guy, so of course I’d say something like that. I’ve even written before about key performance indicators (KPIs) and how crucial they are to managing any business. I’ve discussed the ways in which numbers help our clients keep score of monthly, quarterly, and yearly results. And …

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Categories / Budgeting On Jan 02, 2017

After the holiday shopping and celebrations of December, January often shines the cold light of reality on a new year—highlighting how prepared you feel for it. In the world of small business, that includes having a budget. Last month, we looked at how your company defines mandatory and discretionary spending. Many of you replied that …

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Categories / Budgeting On Nov 30, 2016

Call me a nerdy numbers guy, but at NPS this isn’t the holiday season, it’s the budgeting season. Did your eyes glaze over at “budgeting”? Did your brain immediately go to “I can’t be fenced in by some bean counter, telling me how many pencils we get to buy next year!” Then I accept your …

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What Can I Learn Today to Improve Our Financial Performance?

You can hear when an engine is running smoothly—or racing or sputtering. The same is true for the financial drivers of your business.

You just need to know what to listen for. The good news is that your numbers are talking all the time!

Here are the best ideas we can find on how to ask your business for the information you need, to understand what it says, and take action on what you learn.

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What’s on Your Reading List?
We’re always learning new ideas to improve our clients’ lives. Here are some of our favorite books—and we hope they’ll become yours, too:
  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It, by Michael E. Gerber
  • Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine, by Mike Michalowicz
  • Managing by the Numbers: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Using Your Company’s Financials, by Chuck Kremer, Ron Rizzuto and John Case