Social Bee Podcast Ep 97 – Focus on Profit with Carmel Seery

Social Bee Podcast - focus on profit with Carmel Seery

Do you feel in control of the money you make and spend in your business? 

Do you know which products or services are the most profitable for you?

Have you been thinking about outsourcing some business tasks but worry that you might not be able to afford it?

Then you’ll want to listen to this episode! This week on the podcast, I interview my good friend Carmel Seery, who is a Management Accountant. Carmel helps business owners and entrepreneurs build profitable businesses by understanding their figures and by focusing on their most profitable activities. During the interview, Carmel and I talk about the importance of tracking your expenses as well as your payments and about the need to focus on planning, forecasting, and money management when it comes to running events and conferences (especially large ones like our Social Media Bootcamp in Belfast!). 

If you want to learn how to implement a system that allows you to have better control over the money in your business without getting stressed or overwhelmed and making things too complicated, this is episode is a must! We also talk about outsourcing, and Carmel shares a simple way to understand whether you can afford it and how to work out whether you should outsource a task or do it yourself! 

You will learn…

  1. Why it’s important to have a simple system to help you manage and keep track of your business accounts every single month (and not once a year in a panic when tax is due!).
  2. Why it’s better to have £10k profits in a £50k business than £10k profits in a £100k business. (Spoiler alert – building a £100k business requires a lot more hard work, more hours, and more money!).
  3. How to work out when you’re ready to outsource some of your business tasks and what to do if you find your workload and your turnover fluctuate month on month.  

More about Carmel. 

If you’d like to get in touch with Carmel to get some help in gaining more control over the numbers in your business so you can focus on your most-profitable products or services, you can find her on her website, Carmel Seery

Carmel also runs 6-week guided courses(her next courses start on 10thSeptember 2019 and then in January 2020) and is available for one-to-one’s and further training. If you want to get in touch, you can email Carmel at

Want to work with me?

Join The Social Bee Academy!

I run a monthly membership, The Social Bee Academy, where I can teach you how to raise your visibility online through social media, email marketing, podcasting, blogging, and much more. The first month is only £10 if you use code SOCIAL-BEE-TRIAL. After that, for only £30 per month, you get access to me and the rest of the community to ask for help with anything you need to grow your business online. 

If you’re in Northern Ireland, I also run regular workshops to help you use social media for your business, so keep an eye out on Eventbritefor any upcoming workshops you may be interested in. 

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The Social Media Bootcamp – Content Marketing for Business. 17thOctober 2019, Belfast

Following the success of our first Social Media Bootcamp in May 2019 at the iconic Titanic hotel in Belfast, my friend and colleague Ashleigh Watson of Copper Square Communications and I are proud to announce that tickets for our second bootcamp-style conference are now on sale. The second Social Media Bootcamp is all about Content Marketing for Business and is taking place on Thursday, 17thOctober 2019 in Belfast

Here are some of our amazing speakers – go and check them out! 

Erin Thomas Wong, founder of Making Mumpreneurs. 

Alex Curtis, founder of The Lead Engine. 

Ian Anderson Gray, who was my guest on episode 91. 

More about me. 

If you enjoy the show, I’d be very grateful if you could share it with at least another person and leave me a review on iTunes. And if you haven’t subscribed yet, why not?

Also, come and join my Facebook group for podcast listeners,Social Beehive, where we chat about the topics I cover on the podcast, you can share your feedback, and get in touch about upcoming episodes. 

And if you want to find out more about how you can work with me or what events I am running in the future, head over to my websiteor email me at

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