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I firmly believe that a financially healthy business results in a wealthy business and it’s somewhat easy to determine if your company is doing well based on the financial status of your business.  In this episode, I’ll share the SIX key steps to health and wealth in your business. These steps will put you away from the financial stress that can take a huge toll on your mental and physical health, and your overall quality of life. It’s easy to remember since it’s based on the word WEALTH and this will be incredibly helpful for you to achieve the life that you want for yourself, your family, and your business.  Enjoy listening!     Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - Healthy business results in a wealthy business. - The SIX key steps to health and wealth in your business.  Connect with Annette Ferguson: Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/ (https://annetteandco.co.uk/) Twitter and Instagram: @annetteandco_ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA)
KPIs are incredibly important and shouldn’t be understated. You should be aware that it’s just more than just a number. Measuring your KPIs will definitely help you understand the performance of your business and it will also be your indicator of whether you need to change or retain the processes you have in your business. It will help you make critical adjustments in your implementation to achieve your strategic goals. In this episode, I’ll share the meaning of KPI and the different areas that you need to measure in your business in order to achieve the life that you wanted to be for yourself, your family, and especially in your business.  Enjoy listening!     Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - What KPI is.  - The very first thing that you need to be measuring in your business - How bank balance helps you understand how your business is performing financially. - Measuring the length of stay of your customers and clients in your business. - The numbers are just the data. - The average client's monthly or annual spend. - The conversion rate. Connect with Annette Ferguson: Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/ (https://annetteandco.co.uk/) Twitter: @annette_fergs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annetteandco_/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA)
Your attitude dictates your day as well as it defines and delimits your level of success. Your attitude determines what those obstacles mean and therefore how well you deal with them.  In this episode, I’ll share a quick story of how I’ve come up to this episode, and my thoughts about having a positive mindset and attitude will definitely have wonderful results, especially in your business.  Enjoy listening!    Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - A short story about why your attitude dictates your day.  - The good things that will happen if we start off with a positive mindset. Connect with Annette Ferguson: Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/ (https://annetteandco.co.uk/) Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA)
Being in a service-based business, we all have different ways and methods when it  comes to pricing our customers and clients. Whatever ways or methods it may be, all we want is to gain PROFIT that will make our business sustainable. In this episode, I’ll share the worst pricing ideas I’ve ever heard that I want you to avoid. Enjoy listening!    Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - The worst pricing idea that I’ve ever heard. - By offering your services for free will expedite the collapse of your own business. - Discounting, mates rates, and “can you do any better?”--terrible strategies to employ!  - The reasons why slashing and burning prices is never going to be a good strategy. Connect with Annette Ferguson: Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/ (https://annetteandco.co.uk/) Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA
Applying accountability to your business can really be difficult. Especially when you’re the only one running your business or you have too many employees that are not being monitored.  In this episode, I’ll share my insights on why “Accountability” is incredibly important for your business. Enjoy listening!    Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - The power of “Accountability”. - The reasons why it’s hard in the business industry to fully exercise accountability. - The reasons why accountability in your business is incredibly important. Connect with Annette Ferguson: Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/ (https://annetteandco.co.uk/) Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
I’ve got a lot of questions and inquiries from many business owners asking whether they should get a bookkeeper or an accountant. I’ve got you all covered! In this episode, I’ll share the real definition of bookkeepers and accountants, what they do and don’t do, their scopes, and what they should look like. I will also share some very important tips that you need to consider before getting a bookkeeper or an accountant for your business.  Enjoy listening!    Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - The real definition of bookkeeping. - Things you need to check before hiring a bookkeeper and an accountant. - What bookkeepers normally do. - The reasons why an accountant is more qualified than a bookkeeper. - The advantages of getting a one-stop-shop as a business owner. Connect with Annette Ferguson: Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/ (https://annetteandco.co.uk/) Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
In this episode, I’ll share some information on how a great accountant can help you enjoy your life and your business better. Please keep in mind that a great accountant equals a better life and a better business.  Enjoy listening!    Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… How can an accountant help you enjoy your life better? Connect with Annette Ferguson: Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/ (https://annetteandco.co.uk/) Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
In this episode, I’ll share the THREE most effective tips on how to have a great working relationship with any service provider that you might use for your business. Enjoy listening!    Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… How to have a great working relationship with any service provider that you might use for your business? Connect with Annette Ferguson: Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/ (https://annetteandco.co.uk/) Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
In this episode, I’ll share some very important tips that I personally use and consider before outsourcing.  I will also share the seminar that I’ll be running about Profit First which will assist you in determining whether you can afford it or not. This will definitely be helpful as it will run through different methods and strategies for your business.  Enjoy listening!    Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - The first thing that you should consider before outsourcing. - Profit First--mapping out what your finances look like in your business at the moment. Resources: Profit First PDF Version: https://www.annetteandco.co.uk/pf-first-for-uk/ Connect with Annette Ferguson: Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/ (https://annetteandco.co.uk/) Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
Most businesses have online tools that they are using for automation of their business. These online tools have been a very big part of our business especially in this pandemic where every business owner is forced to become online. Join me as I share the top THREE online tools that I’m using for my business and how I use them. Enjoy listening!    Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - My favorite online tools that I use to run my business. Resources: Profit First PDF Version: https://www.annetteandco.co.uk/pf-first-for-uk/ Connect with Annette Ferguson: Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/ (https://annetteandco.co.uk/) Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
The Debt Snowball Method is a highly effective debt-reduction strategy where you pay off debt in order of smallest to largest. This may sound simple, however, applying this method will take a lot of reviews and sacrifices when it comes to your finances.  In this episode, I’ll share the most powerful book that can greatly help you in becoming a debt-free business owner and how to apply the Debt Snowball Method.  Enjoy listening!    Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - Profit First--a powerful method to get rid of your Debt.  - The Debt Snowball Method. - The things that you can do if you’re only barely servicing the debt. Resources: Profit First PDF Version: https://www.annetteandco.co.uk/pf-first-for-uk/ Connect with Annette Ferguson: Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/ (https://annetteandco.co.uk/) Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
Paying yourself as a business owner will definitely feel good! It’s like an added work incentive and a fuel that will be used to drive your passion and determination when running your business. In this episode, I’ll share some tips and tricks on how to pay yourself as a business owner. I’ll add some important and helpful methods and tools that I’m using to compute my own pay.  Enjoy listening!    Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - You should pay yourself as a business owner. - The negative results of not paying yourself as a business owner. - Methods and formulas on how to pay yourself. - The Cash Management aspect of paying yourself. - The Profit First by Mike Michalowicz. Connect with Annette Ferguson: Website: https://annetteandco.co.uk/ (https://annetteandco.co.uk/) Twitter and Instagram: @annette_fergs
The 'Profit and Loss Statement' (P&L), or ‘Income statement’ is one of the three major Financial Statements. In this video, you'll find out what the Profit and Loss statement is and how you can use it to measure a business's financial health. Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… - What is a Profit and Loss Statement and why it is one of the important financial statements of a business? - Sections of a Profit and Loss Statement and explanation of terms - If you are interested in making more profit come and join our (new!) free Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/915326342418247 (Profit First UK - here ) - If you want to speak to us about how we might be able to support you, https://www.annetteandco.co.uk/fitting/ (book a call with our team here)
Should you jump in a set up a limited company or hang back and try a sole trade? It can be a confusing decision to make yourself - so let us help you decide Whether to be a limited company or sole trader is always a hot topic and there is not a straightforward, right or wrong answer. What I want to do is present you with a balanced approach to help you decide which might work best in your particular circumstances so you can make the decision to go for a limited company or sole trader option. Perhaps you are already running a business as one or the other and are not sure if you are using the right vehicle for your business, or perhaps you are starting a new business - either way, this video will take you through the advantage and help you decide to be a limited company or sole trader. If you want me & my team's expert accounting and tax help, you can book a fitting call through our website → 🌏 https://annetteandco.co.uk/fitting
In this short solo episode, Annette will tell you what it means to adapt to a client’s situation. In the past two years or so, almost all industries have been subjected to many changes that were brought about by the pandemic and in order to sustain their business have to make changes in how they operate, as well.  If you are a service provider, you need to understand the actual reality happening on your client’s end in order to best deliver whatever it is you do for them. Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… Why is it important to understand your client's situation and at the same time adapt? Connect to Annette Ferguson: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UKAnnetteFerguson/ (https://www.facebook.com/UKAnnetteFerguson/) Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/annetteandco_/ (https://www.instagram.com/annetteandco_/) YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA) Listen to the Podcast - Financial and Lifestyle Freedom for UK Business Owners - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/financial-and-lifestyle-freedom-for-uk-business-owners/id1473582522 (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/financial-and-lifestyle-freedom-for-uk-business-owners/id1473582522)
We would generally think trauma is a result of a traumatic experience, e.g. being abused, or witnessing a fatal car accident. But trauma, according to Tatiana Vilarea, a hypnotherapy specialist, is an experience in the body and what is happening in our  neurological pathways.   Annette spoke with Tatiana Vilarea, who provided interesting insight into her own inner conflicts and mental blocks from the genetic imprint of trauma in her life. She was literally her own first client. We all have that impostor syndrome, patterns of comparisons or fear of rejection at some points in our life and we need to take action for healing as a part of our business strategy in order to succeed. Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… The two groups of entrepreneurs and the problems that go with each in relation to handling the business. What is really trauma and what causes it? How do we identify if we have trauma that is impacting us in our business? What kind of work does Tatiana do to help people with trauma? Why does therapy sometimes take years and years before the trauma can be healed? Where do people start when they notice the symptoms of emotional wounds and the trauma? How does transgenerational trauma actually happen?  Resources: Signs of Inner Child Wounding and Childhood Trauma https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2730622547242202&ref=sharing (https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2730622547242202&ref=sharing) Inner Child Healing for Your Professional and Personal Success https://www.facebook.com/tatianavilareahypnotherapy/videos/335259081788524 (https://www.facebook.com/tatianavilareahypnotherapy/videos/335259081788524) Where to Connect with Tatiana Vilarea Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tatianavilareahypnotherapy/ (https://www.facebook.com/tatianavilareahypnotherapy/) Website  - https://www.tatianavilarea.com/ (https://www.tatianavilarea.com/) Connect to Annette Ferguson: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UKAnnetteFerguson/ (https://www.facebook.com/UKAnnetteFerguson/) Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/annetteandco_/ (https://www.instagram.com/annetteandco_/) YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA) Listen to the Podcast - Financial and Lifestyle Freedom for UK Business Owners - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/financial-and-lifestyle-freedom-for-uk-business-owners/id1473582522 (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/financial-and-lifestyle-freedom-for-uk-business-owners/id1473582522)
There is still a big percentage of women trapped in the patriarchal system and money blocks. So they tend to put in more work and more hours than men have to for the same results. They play themselves small and fearful of what others may say.  In this conversation of Annette with Emma Clayton, they talked about the entrepreneurial gender pay gap and the narratives that women tell themselves. Emma is a business strategist and she helps self-employed women create their own wildly successful businesses and pricing themselves up according to the value that they put out. Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… Why is there a 43% entrepreneurial gender pay gap? The difference between the gender pay gap and equal pay. How should women position themselves in the market and up their prices?  The money blocks and narratives that women are telling themselves. What kind of fears do women have around pricing and having a business? Why do women need to push back on the patriarchal system, and find a support system that will lift them up? Resources:  https://annetteandco.co.uk/ppbook (Order The Profit Plan E-book ) https://www.annetteandco.co.uk/fitting/ (Book a call) https://www.businesswealth.co.uk/profit-first-checklist (Profit First Checklist) https://www.businesswealth.co.uk/pf-for-uk-business (PF for UK biz) Connect with Emma Clayton: https://www.millionpoundbusiness.club/ (Website) Instagram - @emmaclaytonstrategist https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-clayton-business-strategist/ (LinkedIn) Connect with Annette Ferguson: https://annetteandco.co.uk/ (Website) https://pod.link/1588887329 (Podcast) https://www.instagram.com/annetteandco_/ (Instagram) https://www.facebook.com/UKAnnetteFerguson (Facebook Page) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA (Youtube)
If you look at the personal branding of Gary Vaynerchuk and the corporate branding of VaynerMedia,  you will see that the personal branding is leading the business rather than the corporate. We see that coming of age and personal branding is gaining momentum because it’s all about reputation. Reaching out, building trust and establishing connections is equal to business growth.  Louise Booth, a leading personal brand expert expounds on the importance of personal branding for business in her conversation with Annette.  As a business owner, you will need to ultimately learn how to build your credibility by putting yourself out there and not hiding from your corporate branding.  Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… What is branding? How do you give clarity to what you want to be known for as a business owner? What is the proven formula to put across your brand and build connections? Why is it important for people to have their personal branding out there? Is video an essential part of building your personal brand? How can you fuse the business and the personal brand together? How do you put out your content as your value proposition on different social platforms? Resources:  https://annetteandco.co.uk/ppbook (Order The Profit Plan E-book ) https://www.annetteandco.co.uk/fitting/ (Book a call) https://www.businesswealth.co.uk/profit-first-checklist (Profit First Checklist) https://www.businesswealth.co.uk/pf-for-uk-business (PF for UK biz) Connect with Louise Booth: https://gohudsondigital.com/ (Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisebooth1/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/louise.booth4 (Facebook) Connect with Annette Ferguson: https://annetteandco.co.uk/ (Website) https://pod.link/1588887329 (Podcast) https://www.instagram.com/annetteandco_/ (Instagram) https://www.facebook.com/UKAnnetteFerguson (Facebook Page) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA (Youtube)
More often than not, when we are faced with so many good things that you think you’ve got to do, you end up not doing it all.  This attitude encapsulates what most of us feel when thinking about fitness and nutrition, especially when we are busy in business and our family life.   In this episode, you will learn how to embark on a fitness and good one step at a time that can bring you amazing results. Hear it straight from Fitness Coach Alix Hubble, the Holistic Core Restore® Coach of the year for 2020, as she and Annette discuss how to incorporate fitness in our busy schedules.  Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… When you are in business and have a family, how can you incorporate fitness into your day? The time factor in getting yourself fit, though short, can still get amazing results. What does fitness have to do with running a business and productivity? Tips on how to eat well when you're rushing around in your busy life. Resources:  https://annetteandco.co.uk/ppbook (Order The Profit Plan E-book ) https://www.annetteandco.co.uk/fitting/ (Book a call) https://www.businesswealth.co.uk/profit-first-checklist (Profit First Checklist) https://www.businesswealth.co.uk/pf-for-uk-business (PF for UK biz) Connect with Alix Hubble: https://www.chickfit.co.uk/ (Website) Instagram - @alix_chickfit  https://www.facebook.com/public/Alix-Hubble (Facebook) https://www.chickfit.co.uk/podcasts/ (Podcast - The Busy Woman’s Guide to Fitness & Wellness Podcast) Connect with Annette Ferguson: https://annetteandco.co.uk/ (Website) https://pod.link/1588887329 (Podcast) https://www.instagram.com/annetteandco_/ (Instagram) https://www.facebook.com/UKAnnetteFerguson (Facebook Page) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA (Youtube)
When we are doubling up as business owners and as family person, we sometimes forget to think about our own well-being. It takes a toll on our mental and physical health and instead of being productive, we tend to create an imbalance in our professional and personal lives. What if we can outsource and get the support from a PA to do some personal stuff for us, such as organizing events, planning birthdays and anniversaries to sourcing out gifts?  That would be really nice, isn’t it?  In this episode, Annette had a wonderful conversation with Abigail Langridge,  known as the online Mary Poppins, where she helps career women outsource their personal lives so they can focus on themselves, their family & career.  This is a must-listen episode.    Here are a few insights you’ll hear in today’s show… The importance of time blocking and giving time for yourself. Instead of having a "To Do List", why not have a "You List"? (...Put yourself first.) What are the things that you can do to deal with overwhelm? How do you establish boundaries when you return home from work and allow other family members to take on some minor responsibilities? What does Abigail do in her role as an online Poppins PAs, supporting people in their private and professional lives? Resources:  https://annetteandco.co.uk/ppbook (Order The Profit Plan E-book ) https://www.annetteandco.co.uk/fitting/ (Book a call) https://www.businesswealth.co.uk/profit-first-checklist (Profit First Checklist) https://www.businesswealth.co.uk/pf-for-uk-business (PF for UK biz) Connect with Abigail Langridge: https://poppins-pa.com/tasks-for-a-lifestyle-va/ (Free download on how you can outsource to a Lifestyle VA and take you through HOW to braindump) https://www.linkedin.com/in/abigail-langridge/?originalSubdomain=uk (LinkedIn) https://poppins-pa.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Poppins-PA-110865760780067/?ref=page_internal (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/poppinspa/ (Instagram) Connect with Annette Ferguson: https://annetteandco.co.uk/ (Website) https://pod.link/1588887329 (Podcast) https://www.instagram.com/annetteandco_/ (Instagram) https://www.facebook.com/UKAnnetteFerguson (Facebook Page) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohh_X-4R5mKfEW9rBQ1qA (Youtube)
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