Financial management made simple
People react to financial management in a variety of ways. Some find it dull...others find it scary...and some just bury their head in the sand...but there are aspects of financial management every business owner really should know.
We've pulled together a few fun videos to help!
How to choose an accountant
Here's a short guide to choosing an accountant. Everyone has views on what accountants do but often there’s a huge variance between expectations and reality...
Real Group Testimonial
A brief video testimonial from Real Group Ltd who have grown 400% in 5 years. Insight Associates have been critical in helping them get to where they are now.
Lifesaving Properties of a Balance Sheet
A balance sheet provides in depth information about the inner workings of your business. If you just focus on profit & loss you might miss key warning signs
Big Hairy Audacious Goals
Your business needs a Big Hairy Audacious Goal. Aim high.You might not reach it, but you’ll achieve far more than if you set an easy to reach goal.
Are You Building On Sand?
The accounts foundations, tools and controls of a small business can fail as a business grows. Inadequate financial structure early warning signs are:
Why do successful businesses run out of money?
Even a successful business can run out of cash. This is a brief introduction to working capital, over trading and what can be done to solve it.
The small tweak that gets big results
A tiny change in your prices can have a disproportionate affect to you profit. Here's how.
Big Budget Fails
A budget doesn't have to constrain business. Turning things upside down with a different approach will guarantee budget success.
How to improve your cash cycle
This simple video guide demonstrates what a cash cycle is, why you need to understand it and what you can do to improve it.
Accounting disasters that stunt growth
Bad information can lead to bad decisions. Follow this simple video guide to avoid mistakes that can stunt the growth and development of your business.
One Accountant vs An Outsourced Accounts Team
Just a few of the reasons why an outsourced finance department is better than an internal accountant.
Invoice essentials that ensure you get paid first
A sale isn't a sale until the money is in the bank...these top tips will ensure you get paid first.
The exciting world of management accounts
Yes we know accounts are dull but management accounts really are the holy grail to understanding your business. Here's why.
What's the difference between a bookkeeper an accountant and a finance director?
We're often asked what's the difference between a bookkeeper an accountant and a finance director and why all 3 are needed in your business
Why don't babies go to university?
The three stages of business growth from infancy to maturity and why you need to grow up.
Why do I need a Company Secretary?
We often hear 'I don't need a company secretary any more', which is true....but that work still needs to be done...which can be a legal minefield.
Overseas Head Office Support
Insight Associates provide accounting and financial support to UK sales teams that report back to an overseas head office. Just like having your own team.
Outsource is the secret sauce
A brief video explaining how outsourcing gives early access to essential skills.
What is cashflow theft and how to avoid it
Giving your customer an extended period of time to pay your invoice is funding their business at a possible risk to your own.
Just One Day - with lamp and pencil
Video Testimonial from Lamp and Pencil about Insight Associates 'Just One Day' Business and Financial Management Planning.