Name, title & company name
Freddie Talberg, CEO at Pie Mapping.
In five words, tell us what your business does?
New generation connected fleet management platform.
When did you know that you wanted to set up your own business and what made you finally take the plunge?
I have always had an urge and a strong desire to run my own business. I am a problem solver at heart and wanted to create solutions that fit naturally with running my own fleet management business.
What’s the best thing about your job?
I get the most pleasure from selling a solution that I have made and that my customers love using.
And the worst?
It can be a challenge to manage technology teams. I often also spend a lot of time building and servicing the technology that sits behind our solution.
Why did you choose KPMG Small Business Accounting?
We were actually recommended the service by an FD centre who were looking after our accounts, which came at just the right time. It was just the sort of service we were looking for in terms of dedicated and year round support.
How have KPMG Small Business Accounting and your dedicated KPMG accountant helped you?
KPMG Small Business Accounting have really helped to reduce the cost and time associated with keeping my accounts in order. The service has also enabled us to look more professional when we share our financial information with third parties. The Company Secretarial support that we get as part of the service also saves me a great deal of time which makes my life a lot easier.
What one thing do you think the Government could do to help small businesses?
I think the Government needs to keep innovating and finding ways help small businesses raise finance and bring new skills into the work place. We definitely need a bigger talent pool.
Who do you most admire in business?
I admire anyone with an entrepreneurial knack. It takes quite some work to scale and manage a successful business.
If you could give one piece of advice to small business owners, what would it be?
Stay on top of your finances, recruit good people to support and work with you, and figure out smart ways to generate funding without sacrificing the success of the business.
What’s next for your business?
We’re quite focused on the technology aspect of the business at the moment, but I’d quite like to see us move towards a more service driven business model.
If you hadn’t set up your company, what do you think you’d be doing instead?
I’d probably be working in the corporate technology space, doing a similar role.
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