If you're like me, you're reflecting on 2015 and setting the table for 2016. What are you going to start doing, stop doing and keep doing? One of the ways of determining this is to look at the key metrics of your business to determine if you're on the right track for success or what changes need to be made to get back on track. The key metrics that you're using to make changes can become key performance indicators (KPI's) that you and your team want to track regularly. Here are the three things you must know about KPI's.
Two things have become increasingly apparent to me. If you're a big company, you have good access to capital and can find the funding needed to finance your business. Small companies don't have that access to capital and finding funding is difficult. Here's why:
Have you ever had the experience where sales and growth were either happening way too fast or not fast enough? The success of both requires management on the part of the owner and his or her management team. The size of the business will determine what the division of labor is for these management tasks. Here are three ways to manage both:
When you first start your business and begin recording business transactions, you must decide whether to use cash basis or accrual basis accounting. The big difference is in how you record your cash transactions. Many people use cash basis accounting for taxes and accrual basis for managing the business. Here are 5 things you must know when considering which to use.
Fundamentally, there are four ways to increase profitability (without merging with another company). There are no quick fixes. Gradual progress will get you there, but you must focus your strategy and execution on one or two to be successful.