Growth is more than sales! It’s cashflow… margins… capital investment… forecasts… KPIs… systems… controls… as explained here, over 16 short and simple chapters.
Your free book includes:
Reading between the numbers. What’s the hidden story, and how do you find it in your balance sheet?
“Delegate, but don’t abdicate”. How to step back from finance, without losing control of the numbers.
Laying foundations for growth. Creating a sound financial system that you can scale with ease, and replicate as you expand.
How to plan your spend and resources around the money that’s flowing in and out of the business.
Extending your Cash Runway by tightening your spending controls and building more accurate forecasts.
How to find investors and secure their capital…then keep them on side, even if numbers are disappointing.
The top 5 metrics that drive your business, 80/20 style. How to spot them, and use them to make smart decisions.
“Can you afford this sale?” – 4 questions to save you taking on work that pushes you over the edge.
Sanity-checks and calculations to make sure your accountant or CFO has drawn the right conclusions.
How to manage debt and get paid faster: the “Vintage Table” that keeps you on top of creditors.
To co-found or go it alone? How to decide, and create a simple Equity Ownership Structure.
Stock Options – offering future equity to staff. (A great way to get your whole team pulling in one direction.)
Budgeting: have you suddenly outgrown your old methods? Find out how budgets change, and the 4 “box-ticking” errors to avoid.
CFO or Financial Controller? Which do you need, and how do you choose the right candidate? (It’s more than pedigree!)
Your hiring plan – and how to build it around a realistic forecast. (This exercise will align your staffing levels with your business plan and performance.)
Approaching an angel investor – and the red lines you should never cross when they ask for concessions.
The “5-100-500” Mindset for raising capital, fast. Plus, how to handle a pitch meeting with a potential investor.
The Monthly Review System that keeps you in control, and the 4-part financial package to submit to your board once a month.
Fraud prevention – internal controls to protect your business. (You can’t ignore this, especially if the business is going to run without you.)