“We hate keeping track of time,” the business owner told me, shaking her head. “We really suck at it. But I want to know how efficiently our employees are working. I’d also like to see how our billable hours stack up against our competitors. Isn’t there another way than tracking time and labor dollars?” What …Read more
“It’s a work in process,” I said, as my wife stared at the partially installed and therefore fully ineffective replacement shower door. Where she saw an incomplete Honey Do project, I saw progress—small though it may be. I’ve run into similar situations when looking at some of my clients’ financial results. The owner will tell …Read more
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.