Do you know what numbers you should be looking at each week in your business? Do you say that ‘you hate numbers’ or ‘you are no good at maths’? Or do you feel shame about the state of your books and the level of clarity you have around your business metrics? Enter Bec Buchanan, accountant, bookkeeper and the host of podcast Straight Up Small Business (we highly recommend this poddy).
This Masterclass will help you feel more informed and more confident about what numbers you should be reflecting on in your business regularly, so you can make better financial decisions for greater strategic success. Chris and Bec will do a fireside Q&A style chat where you can ask questions, but you will also learn about what holds most entrepreneurs back when it comes to running their business with clear financial metrics (you might be surprised!).
– What entrepreneurs are generally doing wrong when it comes to their numbers
– The mindset shift we need to make when it comes to our numbers
– What a business dashboard or scorecard looks like (what numbers to look at / how frequently to look at them)
– Easy ways to make Xero work harder for you
– The importance of a good chart of accounts
About the speaker: Bec Buchanan
Bec is a chartered accountant who worked at Australia’s big firms and banks for 15 years. Faced at a crossroads in her career, she backed herself, left her corporate job and launched Straight Up Bookkeeping. 5 years, 5 staff and a podcast later, Straight Up Bookkeeping is one of Australia’s leading virtual bookkeeping firms for purpose-led businesses, with a mission to free entrepreneurs from financial stress so they can create the life of their dreams. Bec was recently recognised as Bookkeeper of the Year at the Accountants Daily Australian Accounting Awards. And Straight Up Bookkeeping is Xero’s Bookkeeping Partner of the Year in 2024. She believes this to be largely due to the sustainability focus of her practice, which is dedicated to creating a positive impact on the world rather than just focusing solely on making profit.