At idea space, it’s really important for us to get to know our community. Let us introduce to you Dan, from Quantico Analytics.
WHAT IS YOUR COMPANY?
Quantico Analytics helps ambitious entrepreneurs make better decisions using data. We combine all your business data (CRM, accounting, G-Analytics, etc) into one easy to use and personalised dashboard. Our clients use data to increase sales, maximise web conversions and optimise cash flow.
WHAT DO YOU DO YOU ON A DAILY BASIS?
I spend most of my days out of the office talking to clients and prospective clients. I want to understand what their problems are, what’s causing them and what we can do to make them go away.
I’ve loved using idea space as a base for this. Its a great space for meeting people and for getting work done!
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE?
I spent the last six years working at PwC helping large corporates make a lot of money using data. One day I thought to myself, ‘why isn’t this service available to startups and SMEs?’ I couldn’t think of a good reason why not, so I decided to do something about it myself.
I’m also a chartered accountant. The combination of technology training and finance experience has been invaluable in turning data into practical business decisions.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR BUSINESS IN FIVE YEARS’ TIME?
We want Quantico to become the iconic professional services brand for SMEs. The technology available to small and medium businesses is changing atan incredible pace, but accountants and lawyers are still offering the same overpriced services. Quantico is on a mission to bridge that gap.
HOW COULD YOUR BUSINESS HELP/CONNECT WITH OUR MEMBERS?
Do you want to get a better return on your web presence? Do you want to be able to predict your future cashflow? Do you want to automate your reporting process? If so we can help.
WHAT QUALITIES DO YOU NEED BEING YOUR OWN BOSS?
Growing your business is like spinning plates. There’s a dozen difficult things that you have to do, but you to do them all at once. If you take your eye off one plate it smashes on the floor. Nowadays services like Quantico’s make this easier than ever before, but you still have to be a great multi-tasker.
ANY ADVICE FOR OTHERS ABOUT TO EMBARK ON THEIR START UP DREAM?
It’s very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you need more preparation or that you need to wait a bit longer for the timing to be just right. In reality, the timing is never perfect and the preparation you do isn’t always that helpful. As soon as you get started opportunities start taking you off in new directions and the business turns out being quite different to what you expected.
If you want to give yourself an advantage you should also find yourself a great data analyst to work with 😉 firstname.lastname@example.org