if that isn’t great
why not create a happier story by planning your future?
are in reality a story - they explain where you have come from - although using
numbers rather than words.
you look through your accounting figures you start to probe, to ask questions.
ask ‘Why is that?’ Also, ‘Do they make sense?’ Thinking like that makes you
realise that you need to work with your accountant, the business partner to
your firm, to understand your story, your history. How did we get here? It is a
rich learning experience.
what if you don’t like where you’ve come from?
not build a future you want? Why not build your dreams?
can do this by planning your future.
historic financial numbers (your starting point, where you’ve come from) and
strategic planning and forecasts you can start to build the future you want,
where you want to be.
taking time out and focussing on where you want to be you can come up with a
series of action steps (your strategic plan over the next up to 5 years).
that with the numbers you need to achieve, you have a financial forecast and plan
to get where you want. Then keep measuring in a regular disciplined way, we
recommend at least quarterly calendar through quarterly management accounts and
board meetings, tweaking plans and forecasts and reviewing them all annually.
In this way you make yourself accountable.
measuring your past through your accounts, strategic planning and forecasting
your future and measuring your performance as you move through your future you
have a plan for your success.
not get in touch to let us help you to build a new story, your happier future.
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