Are you worrying about your business accounts?

Do you ……

….. panic at the end of January each year when your tax is due, trying to get all the information together in time?
….. lie awake wondering how you are going to pay your tax bill?
….. feel like a dummy in front of your accountant?
….. stress constantly about not understanding terms such as profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow and dividends?

Do you want to ……

….. feel in control of your business finances?
….. be able to pay yourself a decent salary?
…… know how much and when money is due to HMRC?
…… know if you need an accountant?
…… be able to spend money growing your business, knowing you can afford it?
…… pay to outsource areas of your business you hate or are not good at?
….. save time on doing your accounts?

If this is you, I have exactly what you need to guide you through the terminology, deadlines and minefield that often greet new business owners.

Instead of dreading accounting, I make it a simple part of your everyday tasks, and one of those things you just do, without fear or loathing. I know that just because I love a spreadsheet, that doesn’t mean everyone else does!

I want you to stop being scared of the numbers in your business, and instead use them to focus your attention on the most profitable areas, cut costs where you can, and ultimately, grow your business to the level you want it to.

I know how hard running your own business can be, and with my help the finance / accounting part of it will become so much easier to manage.

About me

I set up Business Growth by Numbers in order to give businesses clarity around their numbers, and to enable flexibility around a young family. I’m a married mum of 2 boys aged 7 & 5. Life can be a bit crazy at times!

My background is in larger corporate businesses, and I’ve watched people see how quickly they can eat cream crackers (not many, they are sooooo dry! – Guinness World Records); I have worked on a factory line understanding how TV screens are made; enjoyed the controversial age of Channel 4 when Big Brother was at the height of its popularity. More recently I worked for Volac, a fast growing whey protein company, with loads of product streams.

I love watching football, rugby and cricket and I’m a keen sailor. I’m an avid reader, and I read most things but I love a thriller and a trashy beach read!

I specialise in sorting out company accounts to ensure the accounts clearly reflect how the business is doing, and then producing clear management information for business owners to understand. I also help people to understand how their accounts actually work, and to be able to run them without me. I also run online courses to help micro businesses get set up correctly from the start.

I love a spreadsheet and a messy balance sheet

Accounting Essentials for Small Businesses

Why did I decide to create this course? Because these are the issues I hear all the time at networking events, from friends, and in Facebook groups.

You need to know how to set up your business correctly from the start, but how do you know what that should look like when it’s so overwhelming?

I’ve done it and I know this stuff yet I still found it a minefield, so I created Accounting Essentials for Small Businesses to help you avoid overwhelm, stress and sleepless nights trying to work out what to do.

I’ve finally plucked up the courage to take your course. I don’t know what was stopping me, but I’m guessing the thought of completing the course made me freeze in the same way thinking about sorting out my business accounts does.

I really enjoyed the introduction because it was short and sweet and you looked relaxed. You also reassured me by saying that I didn’t need to take loads of notes and none of the videos would be over 10 minutes. I felt I could actually do this and really wanted to get started!

The course reassured me that I’m doing what I should be doing and I’ve finally managed to stay on top of bookkeeping since meeting you. Mel Knibb

Freelance writer / Recipe developer / Presenter / Photographer, Award-Winning Blogger at 'Le Coin de Mel'

Course content

The aim of the course is to give you confidence and clarity around your business accounts. It should stop the overwhelm you feel around your accounts and be able to ask your accountant (if you have one) key questions, without feeling like a dummy.

Each module is designed to be around 10 minutes for the video and then worksheets to accompany it.


  • Getting started – should you be self employed or a limited company and why
  • Do you need an accounting system? If so, which one should you choose?
  • Understanding your accounts – what is the difference between revenue and profit, assets and liabilities. This module gets this all clear
  • Do you know how much money you want/need your business accounts to make in the next 3, 6 or 12 months? This module is about getting you on track with a budget for the year, to make sure you are going to get the money you want to lead the life you want.
  • If you have an accountant, you need to know what questions to be asking. This module covers that so that you can pay for and get the advice you need.

Also included is lifetime access to the course plus a Facebook group where I will be doing live rounds.  The next live round starts on 4th November for 5 weeks and I will cover a module each week.

Course cost £97 + VAT


Sally Farrant
Freelance Accountant & Coach at Business Growth by Numbers

07979 815934