XU Magazine - Issue 04

Forecast the Future

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The word ‘future’ conjures up strong human emotions – hope, expectation, fear even. It is a place that we are yet to go, but that we can see or imagine just out of reach.

We’d all love to be able to look to the future with more certainty and clarity. If we can quantify and qualify the pathway ahead, opportunities can be seized and crises averted.

In business, the future holds special challenges as it is here that so many ventures fail. With business failure rates scarily high around the world, it’s clear that too many owners and their advisors are operating in the dark.

It doesn’t need to be this way…

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About the author

Richard Francis, CA

Richard Francis is founder and CEO of Spotlight Reporting, the Xero Add-On of the Year 2014. Richard also founded Francis Consulting, an early Xero Partner and cloud advisory practice and Spotlight (now Xero) Workpapers, which was acquired by Xero in 2012.