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Planning for 2021 financial success with Stephanie Skryzowski (S5E168)

Finances and legal are like four-letter words for most entrepreneurs. You know you need to have a grasp on them to run a successful business, but the amount of things you don’t know about finances and legal makes you want to bury your head in the sand.

In this episode, I brought on CFO consultant and founder of 100 Degrees Consulting, Stephanie Skryzowski, to share some of her best practices and advice for entrepreneurs when it comes to getting a handle on the financial side of business. 

In this episode, we’ll cover:

  • Why you shouldn’t run your business based solely on the money you have in your bank account (i.e., what cashflow is and why you need to pay attention to it!)
  • How widely profit margin can vary among different industries and service providers and how often you should review yours
  • Some helpful advice for hiring new team members
  • How a cobbled together contract ended up costing Stephanie five months of pay
  • Stephanie’s best practices for coming up with your business’s financial plan for 2021
  • The difference between a forecast and a budget (and why a budget can actually be freeing!)

BONUS: If you’re starting something new, or this episode has spotlighted areas of your business that have you worried, now is a great time to make sure your business is in good shape legally.Download our free legal checklist below to make sure your business has a strong legal foundation!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

100 Degrees Consulting:

Free financial worksheet:

This podcast is information, not legal advice specific to your situation.


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