Greg Crabtree

Greg CrabtreeGreg Crabtree is a Partner at CRI Simple Numbers, a firm dedicated to assisting entrepreneurs in optimizing business performance through proven financial strategies and quarterly tax planning. An accomplished speaker, author, entrepreneur, and financial expert with over 40 years of in-depth experience, Greg pioneered a metric for measuring labor efficiency and benchmarks for company and individual performance. He is the author of Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits and its sequel, Simple Numbers 2.0, which extend his principles for turning businesses into wealth-building engines. In addition to his publications, Greg has contributed to Verne Harnish’s Scaling Up and chairs the EO Wharton Executive Education Program.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Greg Crabtree explains why he prefers simplicity in finance
  • The importance of focusing on a few key drivers in a business venture
  • Private vs public companies’ economic impact
  • The trend of reducing marketing spend due to lack of ROI
  • Why is gross margin the true measure of value creation?
  • Challenges faced by small businesses as online shopping grows
  • AI’s impact on business operations and labor costs
  • The impact of demographic changes on small business growth
  • Why it’s crucial to continue adapting to changing market conditions

In this episode…

Navigating the complexities of financial management in a rapidly changing economy can be daunting. How can small business owners simplify their approach to ensure sustainability and growth in such a dynamic environment?

According to Greg Crabtree, a seasoned financial expert and author, the key lies in focusing on one’s own business economy rather than getting lost in the broader economic trends. Greg emphasizes the importance of understanding and adapting to the changing labor market, advocating for a straightforward approach to finances. His philosophy is grounded in practicality, stripping away unnecessary complexities to reveal the core elements that truly drive business success. This approach not only simplifies financial management for entrepreneurs but also enhances their ability to make informed, strategic decisions in an ever-evolving marketplace. entrepreneurs.

In this episode of the Financial Clarity podcast, Hannah Smolinski sits down with Greg Crabtree, Partner at CRI Simple Numbers. They explore the concept of ‘keeping it simple’ in business finances, discussing the importance of gross margin, challenges in scaling a business, and the impact of labor costs on economic trends. Greg’s pragmatic advice provides listeners with valuable strategies for thriving in today’s competitive market.

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