Look What Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Investors, CPAs, and Business Advisors Are Saying About This Gem of a Book
My new book is attracting two unique audiences. One group is business owners and CEOs who run profitable companies and who are serious about creating a sizeable net worth, both personally and in their business. The success of their company is very important to them because it is the key to achieving their financial goals in life. They recognize the importance of the financial side of the business. And they understand that the path to financial success in business requires a focus on driving growth, profitability, and cash flow higher over time.
The other group is investors, CPA’s, FP&A professionals, and outside advisors who focus on helping business owners create a bigger and brighter financial future. They love the idea of creating the view through the financial windshield of the business and finding new ways to play a more forward thinking, strategic role in the future of a company. They want to find ways to add more value for business owners and they know that financial forecasting is an incredibly powerful tool to include in their financial toolkit.
These customer testimonials are a fun look at how each person views the message and methodology in A Quick Start Guide to Financial Forecasting: Discover the Secret to Driving Growth, Profitability, and Cash Flow Higher.
Customer Reviews on Amazon
Incredibly Insightful. Immediately Applicable. Game Changer!
“Without a doubt, this is the single best book I’ve ever read on accounting and finance to drive growth and profitability! Philip Campbell is a down-to-earth finance professional. His material is simple to understand and easy to apply. That said, there are literally millions of dollars of tactical and practical strategies, tools and resources hidden in plain sight within this twenty some dollar book.
The clarity and content in the introduction alone is worth tens of thousands of dollars. My review copy looks like an adult coloring book filled with highlights and notes for specific ideas and application. Philip Campbell created an easy framework for making an accounting and finance system specifically for fast growth entrepreneurs and business executives.
As a bonus, I found this to also be a major relationship resource enhancer between business development executives and finance/accounting executives. Each group has a unique language and skill-set sometimes in conflict with the opposite group. Each may want the same result, but are usually ill equipped to effectively communicate with each other. Philip’s toolkit handily bridges this gap like an experienced marriage counselor teaching a newly married couple how to both get what they want through enhanced communication and alignment.
I can’t wait to get a copy of this into the hands of every one of my entrepreneur and business builder clients — Bravo and thank you Philip!”
—Frank F. Lunn, CEO, Kahuna Accounting
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“The ability to forecast business performance is the ability to see the future. Applying the tools in Philip Campbell’s book is like wearing glasses for the first time. His explanations and tools are simply the best I have seen and applied in helping my company see where it is going well before it gets there. I highly recommend this book not only to business owners and senior executives, but also to their accounting staff who will implement these tools and become better business people as a result.”
—Mark Helman, CFO
Highly recommend this book to business owners!
“Thoroughly enjoyed reading this easy to read and understand book for a not so easy topic that is so important, but often ignored/overlooked. Being an entrepreneur (owner of two small businesses), with some accounting background, I quickly realized that Philip bridges the gap between the accounting side of the business and the operating/decision making side of the business.
With the bonus chapters, he provides some valuable information, guidance and benchmarks for business owners, regardless of size of business. Having a clear and concise understanding of cash flow is a challenge that he tackles in spades and takes the mystery out of understanding the importance of controlling the cash flow instead of it controlling the business. Highly recommend this book.”
—Ricky Hux, Founder/Owner
Praise from Business Owners, CEOs, Investors, CPAs and Business Advisors
“What I like about Philip’s book is the very practical way it helps organizations get started in forecasting. Many organizations are overwhelmed by the vast array of potential drivers they could use. Some who have tried to use rolling forecasts get lost trying to create the perfect predictive logic diagram. This book takes a simpler approach.
It reduces complexity by simply asking what two numbers can you multiply together to forecast the direction of your business. By starting with the simple equation of price multiplied by quantity, virtually any business can get started with forecasting quickly.”
—Steve Player, Director, Beyond Budgeting Round Table North America, Co-author, Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting
“Philip’s approach to financial forecasting has helped us completely turn around our profitability and cash flow and get it moving in a positive direction. I love the way he speaks and writes in a way that is simple and easy-to-understand. The principles in A Quick Start Guide to Financial Forecasting have become an integral part of how we plan and manage our financial future every month.”
—Andrea Sato, Chief Executive Officer, Gary’s Vacuflo, Inc.
“Thought provoking and detailed. Not only does Philip explain how to prepare a financial forecast, but he also helps you to understand the value and benefits of forecasting.”
—Joanna Vu, CPA
“Philip Campbell has a special knack for helping business owners uncover financial insights that others miss. A Quick Start Guide to Financial Forecasting is a brilliant example of his talent for helping entrepreneurs use insightful, forward-looking financial information to develop a bigger and brighter financial future for their company.”
—Ed Lette, Founder, President and CEO, Business Bank of Texas
“This book provides an incredibly useful tool for entrepreneurs and finance people alike. It paints a compelling picture of the power of developing a more forward-thinking approach to financial performance. And I love the bonus chapter on how to assess the quality of a company’s accounting department. Very enlightening!”
—Patrick Finn, CPA, Principal, Finnancial Group, LLC
“I’m recommending A Quick Start Guide to Financial Forecasting to my clients and I highly recommend you read it too.”
—James H. Johnson, CPA, CITP, CGMA, MBA, Trainer, Wright, & Paterno CPAs
“The same way a pilot creates a flight plan and checks the weather forecast along their route, A Quick Start Guide to Financial Forecasting provides the view of where you want to take your business and helps you plan the route that will get you there safely and on time.”
—Ali A. Mohammed, Managing Director, Ramco International (U) Ltd
“Philip Campbell has a unique talent for taking complex financial subjects and simplifying them so that every business can benefit. His knowledge and background are apparent in his depth of understanding of such difficult financial subjects as cash flow and forecasting. I have added A Quick Start Guide to Financial Forecasting to my list of required reading for entrepreneurs and business owners—a list which already includes Philip’s first book Never Run Out of Cash.”
—Mark A. Adam B.A., B.Sc., M.B.A., Lecturer (Sessional) in Finance, School of Business and Economics, Thompson Rivers University
“Cut out the chart Building a Financially Strong Business in the bonus chapter. Pin it, tape it, or post it where you can see it daily. Follow every step on there. Then use what Philip teaches in this book to make it happen. It will help turn your business into a secure, financially strong generator of CASH.”
—Stan Touchstone, Owner, Kissimmee Valley Feed and Ranch Supply, Inc.
“I enjoyed the focus on simplicity and the value of treating the forecasting process as a top-down exercise. The book provides specific tips and tools for those new to forecasting as well as the seasoned forecaster.”
—Jennie Enholm, CPA, CGMA
“I believe a business owner that is making some money, but not getting where he/she really wants to be, will benefit the most from this book. Sometimes business owners find themselves depressed for not having done ‘all the right things’. This book will inspire you to buckle down, take steps to create a reliable, top down overview and forecast, then hone in on where your business is truly going. THEN you can align it to where YOU want it to go!”
—John Albers, President/CEO, The Albers Group, LLC
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