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For some, watching paint dry, or a poke in the eye is better than dealing with their business numbers. I get it, numbers can be scary, confusing, and boring, not what your business is meant to be about. But here’s the thing. If you’re serious about your business, you need to grab hold of your numbers, and connect with them. Falling in love with them may feel weird, but at least be on friendly terms with them if you want your business to survive and thrive. Numbers make you accountable, showing you the financial impact of your successes, a route map to success and highlighting those flip-ups. Above all, learning to love & use your numbers means you have a better chance of making money, what’s not to love. Fundamentally business is there to make money. You need to make money to survive and have impact. It’s about knowing how your future is going to pan out. Bear with me as I embark on this new journey. This podcast is aimed at any business, for profit or not for profit that is looking to get more acquainted with what their numbers mean. My aim is to make this podcast listener friendly, jargon and BS free. In the words of W.E.B. Dubois “When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books. You will be reading meanings.”

For some, watching paint dry, or a poke in the eye is better than dealing with their business numbers. I get it, numbers can be scary, confusing, and boring, not what your business is meant to be about. But here’s the thing. If you’re serious about your business, you need to grab hold of your numbers, and connect with them. Falling in love with them may feel weird, but at least be on friendly terms with them if you want your business to survive and thrive. Numbers make you accountable, showing you the financial impact of your successes, a route map to success and highlighting those flip-ups. Above all, learning to love & use your numbers means you have a better chance of making money, what’s not to love. Fundamentally business is there to make money. You need to make money to survive and have impact. It’s about knowing how your future is going to pan out. Bear with me as I embark on this new journey. This podcast is aimed at any business, for profit or not for profit that is looking to get more acquainted with what their numbers mean. My aim is to make this podcast listener friendly, jargon and BS free. In the words of W.E.B. Dubois “When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books. You will be reading meanings.”

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For some, watching paint dry, or a poke in the eye is better than dealing with their business numbers. I get it, numbers can be scary, confusing, and boring, not what your business is meant to be about. But here’s the thing. If you’re serious about your business, you need to grab hold of your numbers, and connect with them. Falling in love with them may feel weird, but at least be on friendly terms with them if you want your business to survive and thrive. Numbers make you accountable, showing you the financial impact of your successes, a route map to success and highlighting those flip-ups. Above all, learning to love & use your numbers means you have a better chance of making money, what’s not to love. Fundamentally business is there to make money. You need to make money to survive and have impact. It’s about knowing how your future is going to pan out. Bear with me as I embark on this new journey. This podcast is aimed at any business, for profit or not for profit that is looking to get more acquainted with what their numbers mean. My aim is to make this podcast listener friendly, jargon and BS free. In the words of W.E.B. Dubois “When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books. You will be reading meanings.”

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English


Episodes

Personal & Financial Risks of Self-Employment

6/28/2020
Freedom is something that everyone looks forward to when self-employed. More time for yourself, live life on your own terms. However, just like the business and financia (https://www.proactiveresolutions.com/risks-of-self-employment/) l risks, there are personal and lifestyle risks associated with self-employment. Now do bear with us here, we aren’t talking about risk to put people off self-employment. We just want you to be aware of the risks so that you can manage them and take advantage...

Duration:00:17:27

Risks of Self-Employment

6/21/2020
Being your own boss has a good ring to it, but there are Risks of self-employment. Making that transition to being self-employed is what millions dream about. It's filled with excitement, nerves, and a whole host of other emotions. I still remember clearly making that transition over 25 years ago. It was good decision for me, not without its mistakes, successes, highs, and lows. In this episode of I Hate Numbers I am going to run through 10 financial and business risks you are likely to face...

Duration:00:12:42

The MCP approach to business growth

6/14/2020
How do you see your business future, optimistically, pessimistically, or is the jury out? Whatever your outlook, you cannot afford to stand and be swept away by inaction. In this episode of ‘I Hate Numbers’ I talk about looking at your business future in terms of growth and using the MCP approach to driving forward and growing your business. To be fair MCP is also needed if you want your business to stand still. What is MCP?MCP is not some new medication or drug, MCP is shorthand for Mindset...

Duration:00:13:50

Tax and Your Self Employed Business

6/7/2020
If you are self-employed, you are basically your own boss. This was the topic of my podcast last week. Check it out if it you haven’t had a chance to listen to it, or need a refresher In this episode of ‘I Hate Numbers’ I talk about tax and your self-employed business. I dive deeper in this week’s podcast and look at the difference and add some numbers. Sole trader vs limited companies There are approximately 3.5 million sole traders and 1.9 million limited companies in the UK alone. It...

Duration:00:17:37

Your Business Structure

5/31/2020
When setting up a business one of the first considerations you will have to make is what business structure you should choose. The common options are whether to operate as a limited company, a sole trader, partnership, or a charity! In this episode of ‘I Hate Numbers’ I talk about the options available for choosing your business structure (also known as business form), and how to decide. Mini spoiler alert if you are your own boss then you are self-employed! Why business structure is...

Duration:00:18:06

Budgets: Your Future Business Financial Story

5/23/2020
Your Future Business Story, shorthand budget, translates and converts your business story and action plan into financial terms. Check out my previous podcast which talks about why your business plan is a smart way to map out your future story. In this episode of ‘I Hate Numbers’ I am going to be talking about developing, producing and using your budget to help turn your business dream into a closer reality Why you need a Budget Your budget is your 12-month footprint, that normally connects...

Duration:00:15:18

Planning Your Business Journey

5/15/2020
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” - Benjamin Franklin. That saying applies perfectly to business planning, or as I like to see it, planning your business journey. In this episode of ‘I Hate Numbers’ I am going to be talking about Planning your Business Journey, how to turn your business dream into a closer reality Why you need a business plan Your business plan is a smart way to map out your future story. Lots of businesses do not bother writing one, then again lots of...

Duration:00:13:41

Migration to Cloud Accounting

5/10/2020
“There is no such thing as luck. Luck is when opportunity meets preparation. Ice T “ In this podcast I talk about the steps required to migrate to Cloud Accounting. Last week’s episode talked about how Cloud Accounting connects you more easily to your numbers, navigating your business present & future with ease. Your mobile phone can double up as part of your Cloud tool kit, it also is useful for making calls! The 3 stages to Cloud Migration, Onboarding if you want, are covered, these stages...

Duration:00:15:23

Recording and Capturing Your Numbers

5/3/2020
Recording and Capturing your Numbers is a must do if you want to take your Business seriously. Last week’s podcast looked at the how bookkeeping gives life to your financial and business activities – and helps you make money. In this episode of ‘I Hate Numbers’ I am going to look at the options for keeping your financial records, the pros and cons, my thoughts and suggestion. Your Numbers Are Your Best Business Friend Watching paint dry, taking a cold sales call, or a poke in the eye with a...

Duration:00:12:01

Bookkeeping: Capturing the Words to Your Business Story

4/25/2020
Welcome to today’s episode of I Hate Numbers where Bookkeeping is the topic. Travel back to Ancient Mesopotamia, Babylon, Assyria & Sumeria and you will see they have got their bookkeeping & accounting sorted. Documents from ancient Mesopotamia show lists of expenditures, & goods received & traded. Nearly 7,000 years later how records are kept has changed, however the reasons for doing so remain the same. Why Keep records We take videos and pictures to capture moments that we will treasure...

Duration:00:10:32

Break-Even, An Important Business Milestone

4/18/2020
Welcome to today’s episode of I Hate Numbers where we talk about Break Even. Making profits is what your business should aim to do. The financial milestone before that is for you to break even. Knowing your break even gives you better business insights, greater accountability and helps you make more profit in your business. What is Break Even Your business breaks even when your sales covers all your costs, neither a profit nor a loss is made. However, you can look at break-even for your...

Duration:00:08:40

Knowing Your Costs Makes You Money

4/11/2020
Knowing Your Costs Make You Money Welcome to today’s episode of I Hate Numbers. Knowing your costs makes you money, a statement of the obvious perhaps. The thing with statements of the obvious is we sometimes forget the business basics. In this episode of ‘I Hate Numbers’ I am going to take a real cool way to look at your costs and for you to get great insights into your business. I don’t mean whether they're naughty, or nice, but how they react according to what your business does. Why you...

Duration:00:13:33

What is Profit?

4/4/2020
Introduction Welcome to another weekly episode of ‘I Hate Numbers’. The podcast that wants you to get acquainted with your best Business Friend. The friend that won’t lie to you, the friend that you need in times of turbulence, times of calm and times of prosperity. That friend is your numbers. Where profit is, loss is hidden nearby, Japanese Proverb. In this week’s podcast I look at profit, and then go one step further and talk Gross profit and Net Profit. Importance of Profit Your business...

Duration:00:14:11

Creating your Cash Future

3/28/2020
Cash Flow Welcome to today’s episode of I Hate Numbers. When you are in the eye of a financial storm what’s the one major thing that’s going to get your business through it. That one thing, that protection, that comfort blanket, that financial lifeboat? Well let me tell you, that one thing is cash, not profits. Today we’re going to have a look at cash, how to build your own cash story, and connect to your best business friend that won’t lie to you, your Numbers! Looking at your cash future...

Duration:00:12:40

The Language of Accounting

3/21/2020
The Language of Accounting Welcome to today’s episode of I Hate Numbers. Today we’re going to have a peek at some of the language that Accounts, and Finance people use. It can be an alien language if you are a stranger in the Number’s world. I am learning the ropes of podcasting, and enjoying the experience and sharing the world of Numbers with you Buzzwords and Jargon Buzzwords and Jargon are useful shortcut words. Let’s be honest, all businesses have them. However, if we don’t understand...

Duration:00:14:40

Getting Paid on Time

3/14/2020
Learn how to help your business survive and thrive by understanding your numbers. I really hate not getting paid on time without good reason. This episode is about what we can do to get people paid on time. Why is paying on time important? If you don’t pay on time, you are going to have people knocking on your door. The cash generation part of your business is your customers. Policies Don’t get sidetracked. Make sure you do your due diligence on the customer. If you can do a background...

Duration:00:11:45

Keep an Eye on Your Business Cash

3/7/2020
Learn how to help your business survive and thrive by understanding your numbers. The one thing you really need to keep an eye on is money in the bank. Why is cash so important? Cash is important because if you have no cash in the pipeline and no access to cash, then you won’t be able to pay your suppliers or staff and you won’t be able to invest. Things will ultimately come to a halt. It doesn’t matter how big your business. The one thing that determines survival over anything else, is that...

Duration:00:09:21

Welcome to I Hate Numbers

2/24/2020
Welcome to episode number one of ‘I Hate Numbers’. Bear with me as I embark on this new journey. This is aimed at business owners and charities who are looking to get more acquainted with what their numbers mean. This is not a technical podcast and is listener friendly for those of all knowledge levels. What is ‘I Hate Numbers’ It’s not about dissing numbers. It’s about getting better equated with your numbers. About Me I’m one of nine kids. I knew I wanted to do something to be more in...

Duration:00:10:46