Benchmarking

Have you ever wondered how your business is performing compared to your competitors? Are you spending too much on advertising? Are you paying too much rent? Are your staff costs too high? What is the average bottom line of your competitors? Survival in today's business climate requires you to spend more time working ON your business rather than working IN the business. It's also important to know what is working in your business and what needs working on. This is where benchmarks can help you.

What is Benchmarking?

Benchmarking is a way of assessing your business' performance by comparison. Most businesses compare financial results with budgets and historical data, usually last month or last year. But all these comparisons are internal. On the other hand benchmarking compares your business performance with others in your industry or related industries, so that you can measure yourself against the best, average and poorer performers.
Benchmarking also allows you to assess where other businesses are doing things differently which may help you to improve your own business practices and results. We generate comparative reports and graphs that are easy to understand and we spend time with you making sure that you understand your industry averages and analysis.

Benchmarking Characteristics

You can benchmark your business against a variety of characteristics including:
  • sales and turnover
  • profitability
  • overheads
  • key performance indicators such as Gross Profit, Wages to Turnover and Net Profit
  • pricing structures and fees
  • number of customers
  • staff turnover

Benchmarking is of limited value unless you use the results to improve your business. Having identified where there are weaknesses in your business, the next step is to make changes to strengthen those areas.

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