Measuring business performance is a must for any small business,
but it can be difficult to decide which figures to monitor.

To set your business KPIs, you must first understand the key metrics
for your industry.

9 Spokes has done the hard work for you.
9 Spokes can help you define small business KPIs by making
your most important metrics more accessible when you connect
your favourite business apps to the smart business dashboard.



Set KPIs by recognising the key aims of your business. Ask yourself what you want to achieve for your business, and then you can set business objectives that are both measurable and help drive your decision making.

The number of KPIs you measure should be a short list - these are your most important business priorities, after all. A KPI should be a numeric value range. Outline the parameters of your KPIs - each KPI should have a numeric goal with a high and low quantity around that goal.

Before you set and track your KPIs, it's best to research the benchmarks for your industry. 


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KPIs differ by industry. For example, having positive cash flow is crucial for a startup, while having an accurate indicator of inventory value and sales performance is important for retail.

The good news is that your 9 Spokes dashboard can help you pick appropriate metrics. When you sign up and select your industry, your dashboard will launch with a sample display of relevant visual metrics (or 'widgets') for your industry. That makes selecting (and then tracking) your KPIs easy.

There is no need to switch between multiple apps. The 9 Spokes data dashboard will showcase your small business metrics in one easy-to-read interface. Even better, it's free and can be set up in minutes!

Setting the right KPIs for your business will help you be more efficient and enable better and more focused decision-making. With so many different metrics available to track, choosing the right key performance indicators can seem difficult.

Choose KPIs that help you take action within your business and help keep your business growing. Key performance indicator examples include:

  • Financial KPIs
  • Operational KPIs
  • Growth KPIs
  • Customer KPIs
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KPIs are actionable metrics that can immediately indicate the health of your business. They also reveal where you should focus your business attention. A data dashboard represents your KPIs, not just with numbers, but also with dynamic, interactive visualisations.

With a 9 Spokes data dashboard, you can easily track KPIs such as Business Growth, Sales Staff Performance, Website Goal Conversions and your Current Ratio - the ratio between your assets and liabilities. Alongside your KPIs, you’ll clearly see the other metrics that may be effecting your KPIs, including staff performance, bestselling products and goal conversions.

When you can easily access all your metrics in one place, it’s easier to make smart decisions. 

Get started with 9 Spokes for free today. Many of our app partners offer free tools and trials
so you will only pay for the premium apps you choose to connect.