Running a business is like flying an airplane: there are lots of buttons and levers and you have to know which ones to use at the right time. Now imagine trying to fly the plane blindfolded. That’s what many business owners do every day if they don’t have simple business metrics available.
Metrics Don’t have to be Complicated to be Effective
The best metrics can be simple to produce and easy to maintain. Like the dashboard of your car, they combine a few key indicators with an easy to understand colors and gauges. In just a moment you your status and if there are any problems. Business metrics should be the same way.