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"I wanted to congratulate you on the RTP Financial Dashboard... You've really created a phenomenal tool that gives business owners a unprecedented level of insight into their business.     Our two hours spent with the tool yesterday gave me a level of understanding of my business that would previously have taken me days or weeks of Excel/QuickBooks crunching to accomplish.   After only 1 day using the tool,  I can't imagine running my business without it....   It would be like driving with my eyes closed.."

Jeff Roback
President & CEO
Praxis Computing, Inc.

"Thank you for the excellent workshop you provided us out here in California. Everything about the workshop made it a quality experience. We gained much insight from the event, although we now have a long list of issues to address!"

Steve Barnett
Streamline Networks
Los Angeles, CA

"Knowing your numbers, it’s critical to the success (or failure) of your business. Our success is truly TBG’s success. Without them, we would not be where we are today." Allen & Morray Aukes Midwest IT Systems, Inc.
"Larry Schulze and Taylor Business Group have greatly enhanced our service department's overall operation with a comprehensive, detailed examination and concise action plan. From increasing technician utilization and billable accountability to business planning with a service-centric mindset, Larry has helped our organization lay some important groundwork to prepare us for growth and success."

Darren T. Walter
Communications Supervisor

"In just 12 months, TBG has helped Next I.T. in so many ways, including improving our focus, strategy, budgeting, tactics, personnel, products, services, and sales structure - which has all led to better managing our profits and mitigating our weaknesses.

I started working with the Taylor Business Group in 2007. We were already very profitable, but suffered from a lot of turmoil inside the company. John and TBG were instrumental in helping me root out the causes of the turmoil and fix the problems. John also helped me move from a ‘service driven' to a ‘sales driven' company by helping me define and recruit a sales team. Through the help of TBG, I increased my 2008 sales and am projecting significantly higher sales (28%) in 2009."

Eric Ringelberg
President and CEO
Next I.T. - Muskegon, MI

"Working with Larry Schulze as our coach for the last two years has been a tremendous benefit to our business. We have transformed the company from a reactive sales and service company to a proactive, managed service organization. We have seen improvements in all key aspects of the business, including revenue, service utilization, and most importantly profitability. Larry has helped me focus on working on the business rather than working in the business."

David Prince

"Since our involvement with the Taylor Business Group we have more than doubled our technician's utilization rates, built a substantial recurring revenue stream and developed a very successful, proactive based service model."

Mike Doerfler
Network Technology Supervisor

"Since we began working with the Taylor Business Group, we have quadrupled our net profit, radically improved customer service and responsiveness, reduced our staff's stress levels, and gotten rave reviews from our client's on the improvements in our processes. Working with Larry has helped me to focus on the business in a way that only someone looking in from the outside can. TBG does for us, what we do for our clients - Provides the business tools and processes for success."

Eric Hanson
Inland Productivity

"I have been working with the Taylor Business Group since 2004 when I began attending their workshops, which include Managing for Profitability, Services Workshop, and Managing Sales. Within 2006, I engaged their consulting services to ensure that on a monthly basis, time was set aside in my business to focus on how and when we'd implement the things learned in these workshops. I highly recommend the Taylor Business Group as a way to regularly step outside your business to work on your business."

Alan McDonald
Simi Valley, California

"The TBG provides us with a solid foundation of strategies to improve our business. But what sets them apart is their ability to provide a detailed operational path to take advantage of their strategies. In a very short time, The TBG has helped us zero in on items to improve in our business, with operational plans to increase our success. We continue to work with the TBG because they show us how to get our business where we want it to be."

Jennifer Roback
Chief Operating Officer
Praxis Computing

"The Taylor Business Group has helped us obtain tremendous results! We knew we could improve our business, and with TBG's assistance, we have far exceeded our goals, and ahead of plan to the point we are generating profits well into six digits. Their expertise allowed us to recognize immediate results across the entire organization!"

Gary Aufdemberge
General Manager


Roadmap to Profitability Financial Dashboard

Roadmap to Profitability Financial Dashboard

Taylor Business Group is pleased to offer the Roadmap to Profitability Financial Dashboard, a revolutionary way of looking at your financials.

You no longer need to be baffled at what your income statement or balance sheet is telling you. The Roadmap to Profitability Financial Dashboard will display in graphical terms how each segment of your company is performing by comparing your results to the Taylor Business Group's industry leading performance benchmarks.

This is an online service. You simply upload your chart of accounts, income statement and balance sheet in a CSV format to a secure location on our website and these reports are automatically generated for you. You choose the time period(s) for the reports.

Income Statement

Through the use of gauges, you will be able to determine if you are not meeting the benchmarks (in the red), close but not at the benchmarks (in the yellow) or exceeding the benchmarks (in the green) as shown below:

example 1

This first page, as seen above, is an overall snapshot of your income statement for the period you have selected. You can drill down into the details of each segment of your business by clicking any of the other tabs (Products, Services, Recurring, Non-recurring, Sales or Admin). When you click one of those tabs a detail of that part of your business appears:

example 2

On any of those tabs (Services was chosen as seen above), you can view your financial performance in detail for that part of your business. Note that on some of the displays there is a blue ball. This is a slider that will allow you to adjust the values of an item. For example, on the page above you see that Service Salaries is in the red. You can move the blue ball slider to the left to see the overall effect of reducing the salaries (until it turns green) for your service department's profitability and the effect on the overall company's profitability (see the gauge in the far upper right hand corner). This feature allows you to play the ‘what if" game with any of your numbers.

Balance Sheet

Many of us pay too little attention to our Balance Sheet. Our creditors, however, pay a lot of attention to our Balance Sheet. The Roadmap to Profitability Financial Dashboard produces gauges that show the results of:

o Current Ratio
o Quick Ratio
o Debt Ratio
o Sales Days Outstanding
o Return on Assets Ratio

An example of the Current Ratio is seen below:

example 3

Note that there is an explanation of how the ratio is calculated and why it is important to you. Now you have the opportunity to view the financial well being of your business in a way that makes sense and in a manner that will allow you to take action on any ratio that is not meeting expectations.


The final aspect of the Roadmap to Profitability Financial Dashboard is trending. In essence, how are the components of your business performing over time. Up to 24 months of data can be accumulated for the trends. An example of a trend page is found below:

example 4

There are 6 basic areas of trending:

o Product
o Service Revenues
o Service Gross Profit
o Sales Expense
o Administration
o Net Operating Income

Now you can look over multiple time periods at how you are improving your business, and, at the pace you are going, project what your business is will produce in all of the categories just listed.

To see a complete demonstration of this service please click her to see a demo. For more information about how you can begin using this very popular service of the Taylor Business Group, please call 630-442-1402 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .