financial

From Zero to a Million: How to Plan for Growth

Not long ago, I was giving a workshop on budgets and financials.  During the Q&A an audience member asked about costing for future growth. It was a great question and something we don’t think about but should. In this particular case, there were some critical hurdles that growth would bring, and addressing them from [...]

By | June 20th, 2018|Blog, Pricing|0 Comments

Hop to it! 3 Steps to Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning With the (hopeful) coming of spring, thoughts go to spring cleaning. What about spring cleaning your business?  Specifically, all that financial stuff you generally think that you’ll get to. And don’t.  Now is a perfect time to give yourself an hour or so and just do it.  You’ve had to get stuff [...]

By | March 15th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Pricing Yourself: Pricing Services

Pricing services Last month we looked at ways to figure out what to charge for your services. While the most important starting point is knowing who your ideal client is, of course there are always other factors to think about. Time:  Whether you decide to charge by the hour or project, [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Pricing Yourself

What should I charge for my services?  Recently a couple of people have asked me about pricing themselves—what should they charge for their services? Like a lot of other things that happen when you’re an entrepreneur, it seems like a simple question but it becomes more complicated the more you delve into it. This [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Blog|2 Comments

3 Minutes to Understand Your Business Financial Reports

Do you look at the financial reports for your business or put off as long as you can? You’re not sure what it all means. You’re afraid if you ask for help, someone will think “How can she run a company?” I was just like you. One day my accountant took me under his wing [...]

By | December 15th, 2017|Blog, Financial Reports|0 Comments

The Best Way to Make Projections Quick, Easy & Fun

How could you possibly have fun working on projections? Recently I was giving a workshop on budgets and projections. Before you hit the escape key, bear with me for just a couple of sentences. At the beginning of the evening, the woman who organized the program said, “How I hate projections—can’t deal!” By the [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Blog, Financial Reports|0 Comments

A 60 Minute Budget You’ll Actually Use

No matter what your business is, having a budget will help you succeed.  I've been working on a presentation about budgets. Making them easy, accessible and useful. You know you need one. And you know you don't want to do it. I’ve got a way you can do it in an [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Blog, Financial Reports|0 Comments

Do You Want to Sell Your Business?

Recently, a woman I know called for some advice on selling her business. She had decided that it was time to sell. Timeframe—the next 2 years. Her company isn’t in the best shape, they recently lost a very big client. Which triggered the decision to finally sell. Although this might sound like an exit [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Follow Up: Just do it!

Follow up.  How many people/things do you have to follow up on right now? How many do you remember? One of the biggest complaints I hear about artisanal producers is that they don’t follow-up. That they’re flaky. I used to argue about it—might have just been a couple of bad incidents. Not anymore. If [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Aren’t You Worth It? Your Personal ROI

ROI – return on investment. What is the ROI on you-your time? Do you ever think about that when you’re in the car going somewhere? Making a delivery. Seeing a client. Working with your manufacturers. Doing a tasting. There are definitely times and places where the owner/founder needs to be. But there are just [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments