What Numbers to Track in Your Business
I’m a big believer in tracking the numbers you want to grow! By looking at them regularly, you’ll get multiple benefits:
- Know how you’re doing today
- Measure the impact of things you’re trying out
While some of the specifics vary by industry, here’s my list of the top 5 things I track in my businesses, so that I can grow them faster.
Here’s how to make tracking the numbers easy. Draw a grid listing the key numbers down the left, and the dates you will check in across the top. Do this on a whiteboard, in Excel, or even on a piece of paper you tape to the wall next to your computer. This is your “Management Dashboard”:
|Number to Track||Jan 31||Feb 28||Mar 31||Apr 30|
Each time you write the new numbers in your dashboard, ask yourself, what did I do differently to get these new results?