Numbers – fun? That’s the claim Nicole Fende, The Numbers Whisperer™, makes, guaranteeing laugh-out-loud fun for the financially math-challenged. You’ll laugh, she says – or she’ll eat her pocket protector!
There’s a math joke floating around, lately, that goes, “Every time I see a math word problem it looks like this: If I have 10 ice cubes and you have 11 apples, how many pancakes will fit on the roof? Answer: Purple, because aliens don’t wear hats.” Doesn’t everyone see math that way? Nicole recognizes the fear and loathing, and tackles it head on.
Money’s fun – to spend. Managing finances sounds like something many of us would happily put off in favor of, oh, say, mowing the lawn. And yet – Nicole is willing to back her claim with her very own “Pocket Protector Pledge – Laughter Guaranteed.” That’s a gutsy claim, but she’s got the credentials to back it up.
Nicole Fende is a credentialed actuary, experienced CFO, former Investment Banker and President of Small Business Finance Forum. She is also the author of How to be a Finance Rock Star: The Small Business Owner’s Ticket to Multi-Platinum Profits. Inside this book, Nicole shares simple, effective ways to overcome your fear of numbers, understand what drives profit and loss, set profit goals and steer clear of black holes, use creative and little-known ways of funding your business, important lessons on ROI, and more. She does this with her engaging, fun-filled style and examples we can all visualize and relate to, so that numbers don’t seem quite so daunting.
Did you know that your most important asset is time? Do you know how to set prices or run a profitable promotion? Do you know how to track your progress and make needed course corrections? The book promises this and more. There’s even a fun bonus!Her weekly radio show, SmallBizFinance, is perfect for small businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and independent consultants. Using real-world examples, she explains and demonstrates how to take charge of your business’s financial health.
“You’ll never make it to the big time if you never stop playing coffee shops,” says Nicole Fende. We all need to be aware of the subconscious habits that undermine us and hold us back, including the ones we used to initially build our business. In her podcast episode “Stop Playing Coffee Shops, Start Playing Stadiums, Nicole talks about how increase profits using analogies like little kids learning how to ride bikes – from tricycles to training wheels to hardcore cycling. She talks about how rock bands really make money – and it’s not with CD sales or coffee house performances now and then. Imagine The Beatles at a 50,000-seat stadium. That’s where you need to be. And that’s how she explains the concept of “profit margin” and the importance of increasing your market reach and the importance of time as your business’s greatest asset.
Be sure to add me as a friend, bbrian017