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A collection of blog posts to help you on your way to success.

We write about numbers and adjacent topics — statistics, data, visualisation, and best practices for modelling and forecasting.
Finance
Churn - How it works operationally and ways to calculate it
Understanding the intricacies of working with churn metrics
You just can't calculate LTV in a spreadsheet
Why you need to use simulations to model lifetime value
Personal Finance
Why You Need a Personal Financial Statement
Working towards your future? Start with a personal financial statement
Finance
Why Financial Analysis Matters
10 types of models every financial advisor needs
Finance
Financial Statements: A Beginner's Guide
A guide to the language of business.
What You Should Know about C-Suite Hiring
And how to hire successfully for each of the most common roles
Finance
What to Know About SaaS Downgrades
Understanding the impact of user downgrades on your SaaS
What is SaaS
SaaS = Cloud + Subscription
What is Monte Carlo analysis?
Monte Carlo analysis is a powerful tool for making sense of complex models.
What is Financial Modeling?
Financial modelling is all about putting the real world into numbers. It can help with a number of tasks, from attracting investors to helping you make decisions with financial ramifications.
What is Churn Analysis?
What is churn analysis, and why is it so critical to a company's success?
What is Capacity Planning?
What is capacity planning, and why is it critical to growing a business efficiently?
Finance
Utilizing Models to Increase Revenue & Business Efficiency
The benefits of a solid modeling process
Using Data Science to Make Smarter Business Decisions
How does data science factor into business decision making?
Unit Economics Fundamentals
Start with the Unit, then figure out the Economics (and then Grow)
Finance
Tiered Pricing, Explained
Finding the sweet spot with tiered pricing
Finance
Three Key KPIs for Startups
Three potential KPIs every startup should know
The Purpose of Business Modeling
Business Modeling vs. Budgeting vs. Forecasting vs. Accounting
Finance
The Pros and Cons of Common SaaS Pricing Models
A guide to the different SaaS pricing models
Finance
The Keys to a Successful SaaS Business Model
The keys to a SaaS business model, and the financials behind it
Finance
The Key Components of a SaaS Financial Model
And how to go about building your own
The FinOps Flow
This is a continuation of my earlier post, The Purpose of Business Modeling, and is meant to illustrate the FP&A process at a high level.
Finance
Staying One Move Ahead with Human Resource Planning
And how good resource planning can help your business grow
Finance
Staying in Front of the Numbers with a Financial Dashboard
How the right dashboard can simplify your workflows, and aid your productivity.
Company
Announcing our $4.2m seed round led by Accel
Company
CPA Firm Issues SOC 2 – Type I Report at Causal
Finance
How to Predict and Analyze Risk
The benefits of building an intelligent risk model
Finance
How to Formulate and Forecast a Yearly Budget
Things to take into account when putting together a yearly budget
Finance
How to Calculate Average Revenue
And what it can tell you about a business
Finance
How Do Ongoing Costs Impact Your Business?
Understanding the impact of ongoing costs
Finance
Five Startups That Failed
(and how not to make the same mistakes)
Finance
Finding Opportunity in Flexible Budget Variance
And the benefits of flexible budgeting
Finance
Financial Simulation Models, Explained
Getting the financials right, with simulation modeling
Finance
Everything You Need to Know about What-If Scenarios
What-If scenario analysis lets you understand how the outputs you care about are affected by changes in your model.
Finance
EBITDA, and EBITDA Margin, Explained
Explaining the brass tacks of profitability
Finance
Creating, Maintaining, and Analyzing a Rolling Forecast
How rolling forecasts keep businesses up to date
Finance
Creating Financial Projections for Your Business Plan
Understanding the importance of financial projections
Finance
Cost-Benefit Analysis, Explained
Understanding how to weigh costs and benefits against one another
Finance
Cost-Based Pricing, Explained
The deceptively tricky maths of cost-based pricing
Finance
Cohort Modeling, Explained
Cut through data clutter with cohort modeling
Finance
Capital Expenditure: Spending Money to Make Money
A whistle-stop tour of CapEx
Finance
Budgeting Reports, Explained
How to create and analyze budgeting reports
Finance
Budgeting for Student Loans
How to model out student loan repayments
Finance
Budget Management for Startups
Understanding what goes into a startup's budget
Finance
B2B, B2C, B2B2C, B2C2B... the GTM Menu and Business Model Innovation
With so many ways to enter a market, it can be hard to choose the right approach(es)
Finance
ARPU vs ARPPU: How Are You Analyzing Revenue?
What's the difference, and why does it matter?
Finance
Are You Picking the Right Financial Forecasting Model?
And what difference does it make?
Finance
A Starter Guide to SaaS metrics
And what you need to get started with SaaS financial analysis
Marketing
Six Marketing Metrics Every SaaS Should Monitor
A list of the most important growth metrics for SaaS businesses
Marketing
SaaS Retention, Explained
How your SaaS can retain subscribers
Marketing
Demand Forecasting, Explained
You don't have to be a psychic to see into the future
Marketing
Are Ads Worth It?
Understanding the different types of ads, and whether they're worth running.
Personal Finance
Why You Need a Personal Financial Statement
Working towards your future? Start with a personal financial statement
Personal Finance
Should you Join a Startup?
The pros and cons of choosing to work at a startup
Personal Finance
How to Pay off A Debt
How to model paying off a debt (and still be able to afford coffee)
Personal Finance
How to Manage Your Money 101
How to be more intelligent with your personal finance
Personal Finance
Cost-Benefit Analysis for Personal Finance

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