I don’t remember a time when I was not involved in business. My mother married my father on the condition she could have her own business as soon as the kids were old enough.
As soon as she was able, she was in business. I was there every step of the way, listening to the decisions being made and being involved wherever I could. This started my lifelong obsession with businesses, business owners and the entrepreneurial spirit.
I felt the need to acquire skills that would be useful to the family business, so I headed off to university to study economics & accounting. Despite my initial intentions, I did not return to the family business but instead went on to spend a decade in banking, merges and acquisitions before going starting my own business.
As anyone in business will tell you, it’s difficult being an entrepreneur and the yellow brick road has its share of heartbreak and failures along the way. I was, and still am obsessed with finding ways to use my education and experience to help my clients run better businesses.
As a practicing accountant, it soon became clear to me that all the typical statements the profession prepares on behalf of its clients, investigated the past and had no impact on their decision-making process because, among other things:
They didn’t understand what they were reading.
The Information was too late to have any real decision-making impact
They’re only doing it because they must do it to report to the government to work out how much tax to pay.
I’ve made it my lifelong ambition to change this. We’ve got the tools to look forward and so we now only work with business owners who want to grow and want to look forward, and who possess the personality type required to grow and run a prosperous and thriving business.
And Sow, Grow and Reap, is what we help them do.