We have had a lot of our fellow accounting professionals ask us: Why did we choose a specialty in cultural & adventure tour companies? Safari and tour entrepreneurs are intrepid, adventurous, passionate, service oriented, and caring people… and they are people who want more reliable income and success in their businesses. We want to help the wonderful people who help us experience the world.
The Business Side of Tours
As entrepreneurs, we all need to understand our numbers enough to make intentional, effective business decisions. The business side of business can seem hard and confusing, even boring to a care-free business owner who would rather be out on tour. Alas, what we don’t know CAN hurt us. It’s hard to navigate unfamiliar terrain where we don’t speak the language.
For travelers, we avoid getting injured, lost, or sick by working with a tour guide. What about in your business? Are you feeling lost or confused by the new technology that is coming out? Is doubt or fear of risk keeping you from reaching your company’s potential?
The Tour Guide’s Business Guide
You don’t need to go on this business journey alone. Polymath specializes in helping tour companies with financial management and business strategy. We are downright NERDY about staying on the cutting edge of technology in the industry, learning the tools and language as updates become available so that you don’t have to.
It’s the same thing that you do for your clients: knowing the language, the weather, what’s in season…
Resources for Tour Companies
We have created educational resources just for tour entrepreneurs to help navigate the unfamiliar terrain of business and finance.
- Choose from our DIY tools, such as our articles or our Facebook discussion forum. This is a lot like stopping to pick up a map when you want to find your own way. We’re happy to point you in the right direction.
- If you’re looking for more of a GPS for your journey, you can join our monthly group strategy calls for tour entrepreneurs. We discuss business strategy that is unique to the tour industry, supporting and growing together.
- For a fully guided experience, Polymath can join you on your business journey. We will dive deep with you into the specifics of your business finances and strategy on a monthly basis.
Focus on Results and Positive Outcomes
Go from the fumbling free-fall of confusing financials to feeling confident, skilled, and fluent in your business with solid forecasting and planning. You don’t have to change everything; small changes can make a big difference! Over the course of an international flight, a 5% course correction can dictate whether you land in England or Spain.
With a little education, you can make more intentional decisions, guiding your business in the right direction so you can reach your desired destination.
To heck with being stressed out by bookkeeping and technology! If you want to take your business to the next level and you’re ready to truly live your dream and Empower Your Passion, please fill out our New Client Questionnaire to start a conversation with us. We are excited to learn more about your journey!
Ingrid Edstrom is the Priestess of Profits at the award winning bookkeeping firm, Polymath LLC. She has been recognized as one of the accounting profession’s Top 40 Under 40, Most Powerful Women in Accounting, and the 2017 Top “Up-N-Comer” ProAdvisor. She is a certified FICB (Fellow member – Institute for Certified Bookkeepers), and she has been instrumental in establishing the ICB in the United States, including launching their new webinar series. Ingrid is the creator the AskABookkeeper.com online education series, a member of the Intuit Trainer/Writer Network, and leader of the Southern Oregon Woodard Group. When Ingrid is not teaching or playing her favorite video game (QuickBooks!), she is usually playing Irish music or frolicking with her goats.