The Research Design Associates Blog

(financial numbers)

The Financial Dashboard and The Vital Few

One of the main challenges that business owners face is how to make timely and critical decisions to keep their companies growing and sustainable. When you know how to turn the data from your accounting systems into meaningful information, you set the stage for strategic thinking. The next step is to capture the information in a clear, concise presentation, so it’s easy to interpret and incorporate into the decision making process.

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Don’t Be Afraid of Numbers

The Problem: Most independent business owners don't even know what numbers they need; they don't know what they don't know. For many small and medium sized independently owned companies - owners struggle financially and emotionally for all the years they are in business. Many never achieve reliable cash flow. Others don’t know where their next customer, project or cash inflow is coming from. They have bookkeepers and CPAs. They have financial statements and file tax returns.

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