“I am a creative thinker — not a numbers guy! As the owner of a small but growing advertising agency, I recognized a need to pay attention to my company’s financial picture on a more frequent and regular basis (you know, “what gets measured gets done”). I was not ready to hire a full-time onsite bookkeeper, so Right Column fit the bill. What was interesting, though was how Mike and his team went beyond the organization of my numbers and reports. They have enough insight to my business that they are a great sounding board for all my financial decisions and growth. They have great ideas, and help me stay accountable to my business, employees, vendors and clients. We hold a weekly “snapshot call” and then “close out the month” meetings and quarterly reviews so I can be sure I am making the best decisions for my cash flow. Our agency revenue has steadily grown by at least 50% every year since working with Right Column, and I know EXACTLY why and how the numbers work because of them. They have developed special reports to track things like growth, employee value, and gross profits — they recently helped me add profit sharing for my employees.
If you’re only using Right Column as bookkeepers, you’re missing out. These guys think strategically — more like a CFO would. I consider them confidants. I call Mike for many things — just to run an idea past him, or even to let him know when we’ve landed a new account. They get excited about the things I do. They have gotten to know MY personality, and MY business. I consider them part of MY team.”