As a business owner, it's important to understand your business inside and out. This includes having a firm grasp of your performance and figures.

After all, your business is only as strong as the numbers behind it. While many owners try to get a firm grasp on their organisation’s finances, the reality is that there is often not enough time in the day to delve deeper into the data.

What’s more, without the right insights, guidance and advice, information is only so useful – even to the most experienced entrepreneur.

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To that end, here are three tips from Lamont Pridmore for understanding your business by getting a better grasp of your figures:

Create monthly forecasts for cash flow and profit – This will give you a good idea of where your business is heading in the short to medium term. It's also helpful for identifying any potential financial challenges further down the road.

Prepare and manage budgets – A budget is a roadmap for your business's finances. It will help you track expenses and income, so you can make informed decisions about where best to allocate your resources.

Set and keep tabs on your KPIs – Key performance indicators (KPIs) are metrics that help you gauge the success of your business. By setting and tracking the right KPIs, you'll be able to identify areas that need improvement and make changes accordingly.

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Not got enough time or expertise in-house?

Don’t worry you aren’t alone. We regularly speak to, and work with, a wide range of business owners to create insightful plans and strategies that improve the performance of their company, drive growth and enhance profitability - all based on the latest information

We offer a wide range of business planning services that can help your business achieve more and understand your business better, while you do less.

Keeping tabs on your performance and figures is crucial for any business owner. By doing so, you'll be able to make informed decisions about where to allocate your resources and identify areas that need development.

Want to understand your business a little better? Find out how our trusted experts can help you – it may be the best next decision you make.

Get in touch with our team today by calling 0800 234 6978 or emailing

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