What’s Cooking?

Someone at the bakery had been cooking more than pastries. The deeper they looked, the bigger the theft appeared to be. I know, I know—it’s not going to happen to your firm.  Your firm is…


Getting the Scoop

We’ve got to get the story. And then report it.  Quickly. Eventually just isn’t good enough. Good financial management requires good financial reporting. Good doesn’t necessarily mean exhaustive. But it does mean timely.


In Summary…

Following the last three posts, we can now finish our exercise in creating a reliable, and ongoing, predictor of profitability. Admittedly, for some, this can be a rather dry topic area. Nevertheless, as we discussed in Solving…


Put It On Our Tab

Keep those receipts! We’ve got to explain to our persnickety accountant what we spent, and why. But will we be able to tell him what we’re going to spend next month, and why? That’s impossible to…


Organized Labor

We’ve got to get organized here! Okay, admittedly, that was a pun. I’m not proposing that we organize a labor strike, but rather, that we quantify our firm’s labor. We’re interested in labor dollar signs,…


Eggs in a Basket

This would seem the perfect time for an Easter egg analogy. Gather ’em up, put ’em in a basket. And count ’em up. Each one is a little unique, different from the others.  But still…



Peering Into the Crystal Ball

The fortune-teller peers into her crystal ball and claims to see the future.  Who knows what she is really seeing, if she sees anything at all.  Perhaps she is making up the story as she…


On the Road

Picture the firm as a car racing down the road, pedal to the metal. A torrent of information rushes at us as we drive. We can see where we’re going by looking out the front windshield.  That’s our immediate…


Solving the Profit Riddle

In the 2009 feature film, Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective works frantically to put together enough clues to solve the mystery of what is about to happen, before it happens.  If he can solve the…