I have been reading this forum for some time and I have been fascinated by how number oriented some people are here. For instance, I have read a lot of discussions on prices, food costing, margins, fixed costs, inventory - this is all very interesting stuff since I deal with this daily as a financial analyst.
I still have a full time job, but I am looking into building my own business, the main idea is to be a virtual CFO/Analyst. Few areas where I believe I can help:
- Food costing
- Monthly Income Statement consolidation and review
- Budgeting and Forecasting
- Web analytics (if you have a site/social media)
- Cash flow analysis
- Defining and tracking your own metrics
The service should come at a fixed monthly prices, which would be a fraction of the cost of adding a headcount or consultant for this task.
The service would also be getting better and better over time since dealing with the same type of customers (restaurants and professional chefs) means I can see patterns and start developing best practices.
I would like to ask your opinion on something like this. From my end, it's a very exciting idea, but I am having difficulties finding people interested. The web seems to be full of sellers nowadays and it makes things very tricky when it comes to promote yourself, even though what I want is to genuinely build something that helps people.