My zip-lining nightmare

20th October 2021

Recently, I decamped to Wales together with my wife and children for a family weekend...

The highlight was doing the ziplines over Llechwedd slate quarry.

Nowadays, it’s home to “Titan 2” - a kilometre-long zipline over the site, which allows 4 people to do the route in parallel.

Here’s a picture of us in action:


Now, you may be squinting at that photo, trying to work out which one is me...

Don’t bother.

When I said “us,” I meant that very loosely. I didn’t do the zipline myself - actually that would be one of my worst nightmares. I was the one taking the photos!

You see, I’m not a thrill-seeker. I prefer to be on terra firma. Or in other words, I’m an accountant!

Now, when it comes to holidays and leisure activities, you might be a completely different personality to me. Perhaps zip-lining at immense speed sounds tame to you. And if that’s the case, have a great time.

But when it comes to your business?

Very few people really want to run their operation feeling like they’re on a zip-line... ...Zooming ahead at full speed, with no ability to stop and think - and absolutely no control.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what it feels like when your financial management is lacking...

When you’re not sure exactly how much money you’re going to have in your account next month - and need to decide whether to hire new staff members on gut feeling alone...

When you’re not completely clear how profitable your services are (or whether they’re profitable at all) - but still have to decide which ones to expand...

When you wake up one bright morning to a large VAT bill you just weren’t expecting and which throws your entire operations into disarray.

And while ziplining with no control can be fun (I’m told)...

...managing your business with little control over your money is terrifying.

Your future, your family’s future and your team’s future are all at stake.

And you’re making financial decisions in the dark...

...without solid ground underneath your feet.

Right now, you might have even less control over your finances than normal, because the external environment is so unstable.

Taxes are rising, it’s costing more to hire staff in many industries, supply chains are breaking down and no one has any idea what the winter will bring.

Understanding your financial situation and being able to plan ahead are more critical than ever.

But if you feel that your financial management is a bit out of control...

...You don’t have to put up with it.

We can help you work out exactly where your business stands financially, getting all your numbers in order and helping you understand them.

Then we’ll use those numbers to help you make excellent financial decisions for your future - so you can grow quicker, become more profitable and lead your company with complete confidence.

To find out more, the first step is to have a no-obligation chat about your business and its financial challenges.

Simply hit ‘reply’ to this blog or call us on 01279 647 447 to get in touch today.

Let’s get you back on financial terra firma.



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