The Hidden Network Revealed

The Hidden Network Revealed

One of the biggest business networks in the UK is "hidden" in plain sight - it's the network of the UK’s 4.7 million registered companies and their directors, other officers and owners. Many directors and owners are (or have been)…

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Better Financial Reports – Forecasting

Better Financial Reports – Forecasting

In my previous blog on financial reporting I described steps 1 to 3, that make up the bookkeeping phase in which accounting records are created. But that looks at the past. It's already happened; it's done and dusted. Hence the…

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Six Steps To Better Financial Reports – Overview

Six Steps to Better Financial Reports – Overview

In this series of blogs I'm going to discuss the financial reporting workflow in SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises). I'm doing so as an entrepreneur, so I'll be focusing on business issues, not technicalities. I'm not an accountant. But I've…

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Are You An Alien, An Accountant, Or Both?

Are You an Alien, an Accountant, or Both?

One of the fundamental challenges in understanding financial reports is the numbers! Sure, we can pick out a value from a table. We can find the a column, run our eyes (or finger) down it to a row that interests…

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Numerable: The Story So Far

Numerable: The Story So Far

Accounting is often described as 'the language of business'. Unfortunately most of us are not fluent in it. I've been a tech entrepreneur for over 30 years, so I've attended hundreds of SME board meetings. Some were for my own…

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