019. The Metrics Your Really Need with Nicole Boucher

  by Keleigh Lauermann  

Sometimes running a business can feel a little bit like a guessing game. What’s working? What’s broken? What is most important to fix NOW? What can wait until later?

Most direct sellers and network marketers don’t have a formal degree in business… most likely you started your business for a love of people, not a passion for metrics.  As a result, things like tracking metrics seem very overwhelming. It definitely did for me, especially when I first started Anchor Design Co.!

But the truth is, you can’t just rely on your gut when it comes to making business decisions. Sometimes you need the numbers to back it up or guide you when you have no idea where to start! 

On today’s episode, I chat with Nicole Boucher, Operations and Business Manager as well as one half of Pixie Dust and Profits, a podcast that takes case studies from Disney and applies them to small business. Nicole is an expert at all things on the numbers side of business, and she joined me to talk more about where people can get started with tracking metrics.

At the end of this episode, you’ll walk away feeling more at peace with metrics. Once you see that numbers don’t have to be scary, you’ll be able to identify some of the metrics you can start tracking today so you have the data you need to make important decisions about the future of your business!

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The Highlights:

Short & sweet episode highlights

What a metric is and how it helps you understand where your business is now and where it’s moving toward

How to complete the 5 Whys exercise to get a handle on your business expenses

Why it’s important to start tracking your numbers, even if they are zero

How long you should be tracking metrics before you have enough data to influence your decisions

Which metrics people often forget to track (that are more important than you think!)

The two most important elements of setting realistic goals that make sense for your business

Four things that every small business owner should start tracking today

The Links:

Links mentioned in this episode

Download Nicole’s incredible freebies below!

Follow us on Facebook

Join the Build it Like a Business Community

Connect on Instagram

Follow Nicole on Instagram

Visit Nicole’s Website

Listen to the Pixie Dust and Profits Podcast

Nicole’s Metrics Challenge

Nicole’s Kick Shiny Object Syndrome to the Curb

Nicole’s Metrics Tracker

Meet Nicole!

Nicole Boucher is an Operations & Business Manager and co-host of the podcast Pixie Dust & Profits where she gets to geek out on the regular about her favorite things—Disney and business systems! With an English degree, an MBA, and a background in Lean Six Sigma, Nicole helps her clients be more productive and strategic with their time so they can play BIG with their businesses (without the overwhelm).

Her biggest mission in life is to live sustainably—in business, this means pursuing operational excellence and reducing waste so you can get more done, in less time, with fewer errors. You CAN live that life you’ve been dreaming of and systems will help you get there.

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