Roger recently appeared on the Small Small Business (SSB) podcast. Learn how SSB helps small businesses here. Roger discussed 10 reasons why you should do business projections. Here’s reason number three. Roger Scherping: We’ll keep it going. OK, here’s number three. Lack of planning is a leading cause of business failure. This could be number one on the list because it’s so true. And there are lots of great quotes about planning, but I pulled out my three favorites. “Planning is bringing t... [continue reading]
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Roger recently appeared on the Small Small Business (SSB) podcast. Learn how SSB helps small businesses here. Roger discussed 10 reasons why you should do business projections. Here’s reason number two. Roger Scherping: The second reason I think people should do projections is for peace of mind. And I hear this a lot from our customers. I hear from people who are considering starting a business, and they want to do it, but they can’t answer questions like, Am I going to be able to make money ... [continue reading]
Roger recently appeared on the Small Small Business (SSB) podcast. Learn how SSB helps small businesses here. Roger discussed 10 reasons why you should do business projections. Here’s reason number one. Roger Scherping: And the first one comes from my experience working with troubled companies, and my first reason is that troubled companies need a plan. So I mentioned that I worked at all of these small companies and got them turned around. Well, there are a lot of companies that 2020 wasn’t ve... [continue reading]
In my previous blog LINK I gave many real life examples of small businesses and entrepreneurs making serious mistakes because they didn’t understand the numbers of their business. Here’s a quick summary: Focusing only on the top line (sales) instead of on the bottom line (profit) Not understanding how their sales break down across products Not measuring gross margin and having no idea how much they make on each sale Not understanding how their gross margin breaks down across products ... [continue reading]
At ProjectionSmart we talk about how important it is for you to understand your numbers, but what do we mean by that? Understanding your numbers means knowing what numbers are critical to your business, exactly how each number affects your profitability, and how to impact those numbers to make your business more successful. Let’s think about a baseball team. Imagine that this team kept no statistics (i.e., numbers) about how they were doing. During the game the players and the manager didn’t know ... [continue reading]
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