A business growth seminar run by Sarah Harkness, from IN Accountancy, pulled in a good crowd of business owners to a thought provoking session that was generally judged to be ‘not what you would expect from an accountants’ seminar’.
Accountancy firms in Stockport might not be expected to focus on a topic like ‘Marketing – more maths than magic’ in their breakfast seminar, but today’s session held at Gorvins Solicitors in Stockport resulted in business owners going away knowing how they can make faster, better decisions, if they understand their numbers.
“If you can shake the numbers hard enough then the answers will drop out,” explained Sarah Harkness, “and you need to know which numbers are important.”
Justin Gibbs, from iNet Years, described it as ‘thoroughly enjoyable, informative’ and David Osborne, from Santander Bank, said: ‘Worth SMEs investing the time.”
Different people came away with different insights and spoke about what they will do differently at work. One insight was to really look at repeat sales opportunities and for others it was the ‘compound effect’ as Anna Lees from Analysis Legal said: ‘The difference a 10% increase can make in profit.”
The seminar was also a great networking opportunity for business owners to make contacts and catch up with others who they work with.