The Bookkeeper Who Ran a Successful SME
Do you ever worry that your bookkeeper may not fully appreciate the business side of things? Like the nuances of understanding how the business is doing on a monthly basis, or how its financial performance matches up to your future forecasts?
If you’re looking for a fully licensed bookkeeper with years of business experience and AAT qualifications, Pulse Bookkeeping is for you. For instance, we check that your monthly turnover compares favourably to your budget, whether your overheads are under control, and if you’re making a profit.
Mandy Alberry – successful business owner of Sonning Flowers
Mandy Alberry, owner of Pulse Bookkeeping, spent 20 years working in finance departments for large, multi-national companies. After all that time, she needed a complete change. As Mandy’s passion was floristry, it made perfect sense to set up a florist shop, and Sonning Flowers was established.
Initially, Sonning Flowers was situated in a tiny but beautiful wooden building, not much larger than a garden shed. It even had leaded light windows! Fifteen years later, the company had flourished into a large high street florist with several staff, winning multiple national awards in the Wedding industry too.
Mandy says: “Without a doubt, my finance background kept Sonning Flowers on track. What I enjoyed most about running Sonning Flowers was being a business owner, and all that pertained to running it as a business.”
In a nutshell, Mandy has all the experience necessary to run a successful SME.
Eventually, one of Mandy’s staff members, who had worked with her for six years, wanted to buy Sonning Flowers and run it herself. Mandy saw this as an excellent opportunity to move on in her career and help business owners to run their businesses, so the deal was made. Better still, Mandy still helps to run Sonning flowers, saying: “Now I can do what I love best – work onthe business, not in the business!”
More than ‘just’ a bookkeeper
After fifteen years of growing Sonning Flowers into a flourishing business, Mandy now wants to help other SMEs to grow their businesses. On selling Sonning Flowers, she could start a new business to do just that – help other businesses to succeed using both her financial skills and her sound business sense. Thus, Pulse Bookkeeping was born.
Whether you’re a start-up or an established SME, you will receive expert help and advice from Pulse Bookkeeping’s personal service. Acting more as a business partner, Mandy makes it a point to get to know you and your business. That way, she gains a deeper understanding of your future growth plans and will help you achieve your goals. Many of the services that Pulse Bookkeeping provide includes:
- Bank reconciliations
- Entering invoices
- Chasing debts
- Cash flow forecasts
- Profitability analysis
- Preparing forecasts
- Setting budgets
- Comparing actual figures to forecasts and budgets
- Preparing business plans
- Competitor analysis
- Implementing financial packages
It’s a surprising fact that many business owners are so busy working on their businesses, but don’t have any money in the bank and don’t know why. If that sounds like you, then it may be time for Mandy’s green-fingered approach to help grow your business more successfully!
Pulse Bookkeeping – your trusted business partner, helping you keep your finger on the Pulse!
So, if you need a bookkeeper who is also a trusted business partner, do get in touch. Either ring 07771 538753, or email by clicking here.