Jack's Kids - Student Elements
Growing Entrepreneurs Who Know Business Numbers
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I’ve long had a passion to see businesses succeed. For that to happen the people who make up the business also need to succeed. Yet, for many, the majority even, there are gaping holes in their knowledge base that limit them in achieving the success they hope for.
Maybe if I explain the meaning of my business’ name you’ll understand what I am saying:
Well, what’s the nickname given to accountants?
Beanies, right! Maybe that’s because they, supposedly, count beans. Or, maybe, it’s because they used to use an abacus.
Either way, if numbers people are called beanies, then the numbers must be the beans.
Now, obviously, if accountants have (for centuries) been preparing accounts, those accounts must mean something, right?
And, the accounts are made up of numbers, aren’t they?
So, if the accounts – made up of numbers – mean something, then the beans (=numbers) have something to say – they talk!
This is a learning/training course – I want you to know what the numbers mean, what a business should look like.
After all, this knowledge is missing from most people’s education, and who wants to be “most people”?
Part of knowledge is the ‘how’. So, the course shows you how those numbers are prepared.
And the course shows you how to grow the numbers.
All this so you can grow the golden egg. You’ll remember the fairy tale – how Jack:
- planted beans seeds – sound familiar?
- the seeds grew into a beanstalk (another reason for the use of that word),
- climbed the beanstalk – yep, there was effort involved, and
- came back with the goose that laid the golden egg.
Well, Jack had kids, and he taught them about accounting and business. This course reveals what he told them, so that’s the reason for the name.
And that’s the reason for the course – to prepare you for business success. And, yes, you will need to work at it – the course, and the success.
How the course works
The course is broken up into seven sections/modules, with the last being a summary. All of the sections/modules include a discussion paper, and the first six also include examples, followed by exercises (followed by answers). It works like this:
PLEASE NOTE this is the Students Elements version of the Jack's Kids course. As such it does not contain the Answers.
I have worked in a variety of industries – from retail to printing, an international airline to a government health enterprise – and in organisations of various sizes – from global engineering giant to boutique accounting firm.
My roles have encompassed financial and management accounting, company and tax accounting, finance and operations management. My focus has always been on improvement – processes, my role, results – whatever I could do to contribute to bettering the organisation.
I’ve worked closely with Medical Professionals from various specialities, Engineers, Logistics professionals, Printers, Manufacturing specialists, Retail gurus, and clients from all over the spectrum – and, yes, I’ve tried to make things better for all of them.