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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

Whats the best business structure to save tax?

4/11/2021
There are many different business structures available, but What saves you the most tax?. https://www.gov.uk/set-up-sole-trader (Sole traders), https://www.gov.uk/set-up-business-partnership (partnerships), https://www.gov.uk/set-up-limited-company (limited companies) and more. Which one is best for your situation? In this episode of I Hate Numbers I'm going to look at What saves you the most tax? I will look at the difference between the different taxes for...

Duration:00:13:50

How to decide which type of company is right for you?

4/4/2021
Do you want to start your own business? Don’t know How to decide which type of company is right for you? There are two types of companies that you can choose from when starting a business. Sole traders and limited companies. Both have their pros and cons. Understand your needs before making any decisions about which type of company is right for you. This week’s weekly I Hate Numbers podcast makes the decision process easier. I outline the differences between sole traders and limited...

Duration:00:10:14

What pricing strategy is right for your business?

3/28/2021
What pricing strategy is right for your business is one of the most important questions and decisions you will face. Setting the right price for your product is an important part of running a successful business. It's not just about how much to charge, but also what type of price to use. Your choice will depend on your objectives and purpose. There are many different types of prices that companies use in their businesses - each with its own strengths and weaknesses. What price is...

Duration:00:16:06

Your tax and status situation with your company

3/21/2021
Are you a self-employed individual, a freelancer or employer? Have you ever wondered what your tax and status situation is with your company? If so, this podcast is for you. Whether you are classed as https://www.proactiveresolutions.com/tax-your-self-employed-business/ (self-employed) or a worker has a major bearing on tax. Most importantly it affects how you are paid, and your obligations pertaining to paying taxes. The two main ways that you will earn money in your life. Either as...

Duration:00:18:06

How the 2021 Budget affects your business

3/14/2021
How the 2021 Budget affects your business. Whether you are self-employed or running a company, there is something in here that will help answer your questions. https://ihatenumbers.captivate.fm/listen (Listen) to find out more! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rishi_Sunak (Rishi Sunak), the https://www.gov.uk/government/ministers/chancellor-of-the-exchequer#:~:text=Rishi%20Sunak%20was%20appointed%20Chancellor,2018%20to%2024%20July%202019. (Chancellor) has spoken and presented his 2021 Budget. I...

Duration:00:18:01

How you calculate your pricing rates

3/7/2021
How you calculate your pricing ratesHow you calculate your pricing rates is vital for your business. Why should that be so? Firstly, it helps you achieve your goals. Secondly, it sends a message to your clients about you and your business. Above all, your pricing is there to make you https://www.proactiveresolutions.com/make-money-take-charge-of-your-numbers/ (profit). Moreover, it goes towards building you a sustainable, giving you time, choice, and freedom. The podcast is part of my...

Duration:00:21:05

Why Gross Profit is a big deal for your Business

2/28/2021
Your gross profit and business decisionsThere are so many needed, powerful and insightful business decisions you need to make. You can’t do that unless you know some key financial numbers. Gross profit is one of them. What sort of decisions, let’s list a few https://www.proactiveresolutions.com/what-is-break-even-to-your-business/ (Break even.) How much you need to sell to cover costs, meet your financial targets, your safety cushion. How much you should charge your customers? Pricing your...

Duration:00:15:05

Why Working Capital is Important for Your Business

2/21/2021
Why Working Capital is Important for Your Business is episode 52 of I Hate Numbers podcast. The podcast is part of my mission to help you get closer to your numbers, to appreciate the power of what those numbers can do. Improve your money mindset, help you make more profits, save taxes, and help you have the business you want and deserve. Firstly, let me tell you what is in his week’s episode. What working capital is Explain how you calculate it Why Working Capital is Important for Your...

Duration:00:15:24

How to Diagnose Business Failure

2/14/2021
How to Diagnose Business Failure is episode 51 of I Hate Numbers podcast. The podcast is part of a wider mission. It's to help your business improve your money mindset, get closer to your numbers, make profit, survive, and thrive. Firstly, in last week’s episode we looked at one way of looking at business failure. Secondly, the words poor and leadership were common factors. Why diagnosing Business Failure is important Running your own business is...

Duration:00:11:19

Why Your Business May Fail

2/7/2021
Why Your Business May Fail is episode 50 of I Hate Numbers podcast. The podcast is part of my mission to help your business improve your money mindset, get closer to your numbers, make profit, survive, and thrive. Firstly, the motivation behind the choice of topic. My business birthday of 26 years, birthdays are a period of reflection. Secondly, I have made bad mistakes over the years, not always taken on board the advice that I share. What are the four main reasons behind business...

Duration:00:10:01

What is your Profit for Tax

1/31/2021
What is your Profit for Tax is this week’s I Hate Numbers podcast theme. Last week we looked at how you should budget for your tax bill. Firstly, your money in your bank account is not the same as your tax profit. Secondly, your accounting profit is not the same as your tax profit. However, they are both important numbers. It may sound confusing. Listen to find out more. How the tax authorities look at your businessIn the words of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Twain (Mark Twain) "I...

Duration:00:11:50

How you should Budget for your Tax Bill

1/24/2021
How you should Budget for your Tax Bill is this week’s podcast theme. If you are self-employed, a freelancer, run your own business then you have responsibility for your own taxes. You do not have an employer who takes care of that for you. When you are self-employed you must keep records, work out your tax profit, complete a tax return and then pay over the tax that is due. It sounds exhausting and stressful. Listen to find out more. How good record keeping helps you keep on top.Firstly,...

Duration:00:11:49

How to Build your Business Resilience - Part Two

1/17/2021
How Information and Communication helps Build your Business Resilience is this weeks theme. Last week’ we looked at what Business Resilience was, and how your leadership plays a big part. Listen to find out more How Information helps Build your Business ResilienceFirstly, we looked at the three parts of business resilience. Leadership information and communication. Further to that, and in addition we talk about information and communication in this episode of I Hate Numbers. To clarify, you...

Duration:00:11:30

How to Build your Business Resilience - Part One

1/10/2021
How to Build your Business Resilience - Part One. That is the theme of episode 46 of https://www.proactiveresolutions.com/c1zn (I Hate Numbers). Certainly, a lot of people talk about Business Resilience. Firstly, we need to understand what Business Resilience is. Secondly, we need to know how we can improve our own Business Resilience. Most importantly, you can improve this, and it is a practical way to deal with what faces you in a changing business landscape. Listen to find out more...

Duration:00:11:33

Your Money Mindset in your Business

1/3/2021
What is Your Money Mindset in your Business? That’s the theme of episode 45 of https://www.proactiveresolutions.com/c1zn (I Hate Numbers). Certainly, a lot of people talk about why Money Mindset Is important. Firstly, we need to understand your current attitude to Money. Secondly, we need to know the reasons why. Most importantly, there are many reasons, but you can’t fix a problem unless you know what’s causing it. Listen to find out more Numbers and moneyNumbers are your best friend in...

Duration:00:09:07

What is VAT reverse charging ?

12/27/2020
What is VAT reverse charging and how does it work? That's the theme of episode 44 of I Hate Numbers. With the UK leaving the EU on 1st January 2021 your business needs to know. Brexit also brings a number of other changes to VAT, we've covered this in previous https://www.proactiveresolutions.com/c1zn (podcasts), and a more detailed https://www.proactiveresolutions.com/vat-in-a-post-brexit-world/ (blog). In this episode, I'm going to look at VAT reverse charging and An overview of what it is...

Duration:00:13:06

Trust in Business

12/20/2020
This weeks podcast episode of I hate Numbers looks at How to develop Trust in Business. Without trust, you have nothing. With it, you can do great things. Trust, a firm belief in the reliability, truth or ability of someone or something. BOGOFBuy One Get One Free is a pricing strategy. I am applying that to this week’s episode, you get two themes wrapped up in one podcast. Trust and https://www.proactiveresolutions.com/getting-paid-on-time-3/ (Credit Control), they have more in common than...

Duration:00:10:39

VAT & Your business in a post Brexit world

12/13/2020
Brexit will affect the UK business landscape. In this week's podcast, I am going to take a look at Your Business and VAT after Brexit. Last week’s podcast episode of I Hate Numbers looked at Brexit and Your Business. In this week’s episode, VAT takes centre stage. Firstly let’s consider that from a VAT point of view countries outside of the UK will be the Rest of the World. The 27 remaining countries in the EU will see us as a third country. What will happen to VAT after Brexit?VAT was...

Duration:00:18:00

How Brexit affects your business

12/6/2020
At the end of December 2020 the UK enters a brave new world, it seems appropriate to see How Brexit affects your Business We have lots of questions about Business and Brexit, some answers we know, some answers we don't. In this weeks podcast we share some answers, advice and tips. What is Brexit?Firstly, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brexit (Brexit) is a fusion of the words “British” and “exit”, referring to the U.K.'s decision to leave the...

Duration:00:20:54

Third Grant Self-Employed Conditions

11/29/2020
The Conditions for the Third Self-Employed Grant have toughened. The virtual claim doors open from 30-Nov-20. The impact of COVID 19 on your business and your trading profits is key. Unfortunately, the guidance is not expressed in terms of awful, crap, rubbish or fine. In this podcast, I share with you what HMRC mean by reduced demand & trading conditions. Crap, average or fine feels like better words. There's a new language that's been introduced. Consequently, we look at coronavirus...

Duration:00:16:00