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Financial forecasts just got a whole lot prettier

We have been quietly working away on completely revamping the Brixx dashboard for a while now. We think it’s incredibly important to be able to visualise the future of your business. We’re trying very hard to make this simple and beautiful.

At the same time, we want to deliver something powerful that is really useful for analysing your cash flow forecasts, understanding your future costs and generally being aware of every part of your business.

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A quick guide to starting up your own startup

Startups can happen quickly

Or at least, they appear to from the outside.

The first business I was involved with was a startup in the UK. When I started writing my university dissertation the business just didn’t exist. By the time I handed in my 60 pages of literary analysis the company had been running for a month and I was lucky enough that they were looking for new content writers to join their team.

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Can you make a great leader?

We’ve probably all worked for a variety of people, some good, and some not so good…but generally speaking, great leaders all share similar characteristics.

Effective and successful leaders of businesses inspire, motivate and lead their staff to working towards a common aim. With a clear vision for the business, staff will understand where the business is going, how they fit into that picture, and how the goals will be achieved.

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How I learned all about finance

When I first came to Brixx I didn’t know the first thing about finance.

But I did know something about small businesses and how they operated.

Within a week I was starting to understand that the Dark Art of accountancy wasn’t so dark, it’s just rarely explained in terms non-accountants understand. The reason why a balance sheet should balance, or the difference between retained earnings and opening cash is lost to most non-accountants. Business people and entrepreneurs see the world divided in different ways to the rules of accountancy.

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Here’s what we have in store this month

Ah August! Schools are out here in the UK, which makes the journey to work all the easier. It got me thinking about the journey that we are taking with our development of Brixx.

Every project has fast and slow periods, but below silent waters there is a hive of activity. We haven’t released an update since our component update on the 7th July. As you can probably guess this means we’ve got something in store for you.

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Do what you love, and you’ll never work again….

It’s something that you hear people repeat time and time again. And it’s central to the self-employed revolution. If you do something you love, it doesn’t feel like work. If your work is something you love doing, then the issue of work-life balance disappears forever.

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The Rise of the Self-Employed

Figures from the Government released in January stated that numbers of self-employed people are the highest they have ever been in 40 years. According to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, 15% of the UK’s workforce are now self-employed.

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Introduction to the Brixx Business Planning Blog

Welcome to our blog!

I’d like to take a moment to talk a bit about our company, our product and what you can expect to see from our blog in the future.

Brixx has a rich history supplying incredibly detailed and robust financial modelling software. The engine that sits behind our products is an extremely potent financial calculator. It is currently being used in the Social Housing market to create 30 year financial projections. We are incredibly proud to have developed a tool that so many have found useful and made the lives of financial experts so much easier. It’s now time for us to take this tool into the modern era.

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