With over 25 years of IT experience, Mauricio Rodriguez decided he wanted to start his own business, FletNet, providing support for communications companies. In 2018, when a CEO friend advised him to make a business plan, Mauricio signed up for LivePlan, connected his Xero accounting data, and soon realized that business planning was just the beginning of what LivePlan could do for his startup.
“I'm a very data-based decision-maker,” says Mauricio. Today LivePlan helps him see how FletNet is doing, and then, based on the data, make decisions on how to improve. With FletNet growing and ready to increase headcount, Mauricio is currently focused on hiring people at the right time.
“I want to bring on and retain the talent I need to grow the business,” says Mauricio. “I plan and review the expenses and the planning for onboarding staff. I plug in the numbers and review: cash flow healthy, profit-and-loss healthy. That tells me when I can bring on staff and grow the business.”