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My Takeway: Just don't show me the numbers, tell me what it means so I can take action (make decisions).
Data storytelling uses storytelling techniques to help analysts present their findings in ways that spur decisions and actions.
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Would like to hear from others here who are using Power BI and online accounting apps like +Xero Accounting Software. Here's a sample that I published - https://goo.gl/Mo01Wm
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Using Narratives for Power BI - https://goo.gl/9H27Tw

Just when you thought Business Storytelling couldn't get much better, here comes +Xero Accounting Software and +Microsoft Power BI and +Narrative Science
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Bringing #Smallbusiness details to life with Microsoft Power BI.

Power BI makes you a master storyteller with stunning visualizations and interactive dashboards that offer a consolidated live view of your business. At +The StoryTelling BeanCounter, we can help you get started.
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Collaboration with a Purpose: Create your Virtual Small Business Model system with ManageHub.

A key innovation of ManageHub is the way it organizes your company into department workspaces and your departments into process workspaces. This transforms ManageHub from a simple social network into a powerful collaboration platform that is focused on innovation, and continuous improvement.


ManageHub's Virtual Business Model organizes your company into department workspaces and your departments into process workspaces.
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Sustainable Small Business Success requires an employee powered Continuous Improvement Cycle.

ManageHub creates a self-sustaining, employee-powered continuous improvement cycle. It does this by leveraging the power of social networking to encourage every user to report their ideas for improving the organization directly to the individuals or teams who can take action.
ManageHub's innovative continuous improvement cycle of idea, discussion, project, update creates self-sustaining and employee-powered continuous improvement
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Open Book Management - The thinking: Treat employees like owners, and those employees will act like owners. They will think about ways to save money and how to spend it as if it were their own.

Is OBM a strategic concept you can adopt in your business?
 
Transparency and open-book management can yield big savings for companies. Here are a few ways organisations can be more open.
Companies that share information with employees find that transparency makes everyone more visionary.
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A Key Takeaway: "Like data analytics and data visualizations, data storytelling may lack a connection to business outcomes. When it misses on this point, it may be informative, but not necessarily actionable".
Telling a compelling story with your data helps you get your point across effectively. Here are four tips to keep your data from getting lost in translation.
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Examining how cloud trust relates to business performance - Key finding from a report published by The Economist and sponsored by Google on how trust in cloud computing correlates with business performance.

Three primary elements that will help businesses engage further:

1) C-suite support for cloud initiatives. The survey argues that at organisations with low levels of cloud trust, management is the most common barrier to the adoption of cloud technologies. “The C-suite alone cannot instill trust in cloud technology, but without its help such confidence may not develop,” the report notes.

2) Introducing cloud services with an eye to building trust. High profile improvements can help build trust across an organisation, the report notes, as well as simpler, quick win solutions. This was one of the keys to Siemens building their trust in cloud.

3) Go further than simply educating employees. Training in new tools is one thing, but for ‘deep change management’, as the report puts it, pushing people to use their new tools in a creative way will be more fruitful.

Read full report here - https://goo.gl/rVMI6t
Cloud technology can create positive business outcomes for businesses – but only if the organisation is willing to foster business transformations that leverage what the cloud offers.
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So Cloud based Technology adoption does not equate to Trust in Cloud Technology. Here's the way it is:

● Cloud-based technology already makes up
a sizeable portion of corporate and
government IT systems, with 38% of enterprise
IT currently based on this technology; this
figure will likely grow to 45% by 2019.

● Trust in cloud technology, however, while
also growing, remains muted, with only 16%
of survey respondents indicating very high
trust in the cloud
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A compelling and insightful business story helps you make informed business decisions - +The StoryTelling BeanCounter & +Microsoft Power BI & +Xero Accounting Software - https://goo.gl/6re81q
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Want to improve your Business Performance?

Then start by answering these key Cash Flow Management Questions:
Do you understand what impacts cash flow in the business (for example, key drivers such as sales and tax payments)?

Do you use a cash flow forecast to track cash inflows and outflows?

Does the business have effective systems in place to collect and track cash flow information?

Do you use the cash flow forecast to run sensitivities to various business scenarios (such as decrease sales, decreased margins and increase in expenses)?

Do you use financial ratios to monitor liquidity and cash flow?

Does everyone in the business understand the importance of cash flow?

Does the business have strategies in place for potential cash flow crises (such as undrawn finance facilities)?

So how did you do? Did you answer “yes” to all of them? Then congratulations, you’re on the right track to improving your business performance. If “no” to any of them, then we can help you get on the right track.

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Small Business Knowledge Management: Driving the Right Information to the Right People to Make Informed Decisions.

ManageHub’s integrated knowledge management system makes it easy to capture, store, and continuously update all of your organization’s valuable know-how. Use it to organize your policies, procedures and training methods by process area. Also, use it to store documents, minutes, and client related files.
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"Numbers Tell Compelling Financial Business Stories"
Introduction
I'm an "Out of the Box Thinker" (Left Brain + Right Brain thinker), accounting professional, and babyboomer, cloud computing techie - aka the Storytelling Beancounter (quite the mouthful -:). I help small businesses understand what their financial numbers really mean (hence the story) to make proactive, informed decisions. I get a "rush" working with techno-savvy small businesses interested in managing their finances and business operations in real time using cloud based business apps.

I'm always looking to connect with creative like-minded people who want to make a difference by helping others along in the journey of life and business. Firm believer that "Knowledge is Power" and that sharing it is a totally win-win proposition. Totally passionate about cloud based apps and internet technology that simplify life - whether business or personal. Needless to say, I'm always on the lookout for the next new, innovative, intriguing and transformative apps, especially those that integrate well with others. Hope to ultimately find "The Perfect Small Business Integrated Apps Ecosystem" (think this is a life long quest).

My core competency is in the area of online bookkeeping and accounting services for small businesses with Xero Online Accounting with a focus on Franchises, Startups, Legal Firms, Creatives, Non-profits, Online Retailers, Professional services and growing businesses that see the value in innovation and transformation. 

Business apps I like: Xero Online Accounting, WorkflowMax, Spotlight Reporting, Blue Camroo, Unleashed Inventory, Clio and SmartVault, On the social media front, my favs are LinkedIn, Twitter, You Tube, Google +. 

I'm Interested in social responsibility, internet technology, online business applications and mobile technology.

The Storytelling BeanCounter is focused on helping Small Businesses monitor, manage and control their finances online. We. make our skills available to provide coaching, advice, and day to day assistance in the business operations.
Helping Small Business Focus on What They Do Best to Succeed

Core Beliefs: Authentic. Interactive. Proactive. Purposeful. Empowering
Bragging rights
Hooked on internet technology; passionate about Xero Online Accounting and its Add-ons
Work
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Small Business Online Solution Provider - Helping Small Business Focus on What They Do Best
Skills
Implementation* Support* Training* Maintenance of Online apps like Xero, WorkflowMAX, SimplePay, Vend, Unleashed Inventory, Clio, Spotlight Reporting and ManageHub
Employment
  • Virtual Office available Anywhere, Anytime
    Chief Online BeanCounter
    Online accounting services and related solutions for small businesses using Xero Online Accounting, or QuickBooks Online or ZohoBooks , Serving small business in Oshawa and the Durham region and the US and Canada.