Manage your direct reports.
The moment your business gets large enough that you need to hire employees then you have an employee management requirement. Our experience shows that this is one of the most neglected skills in the SME market in New Zealand. You need your employees to help…
Revive Your Business
The adage “before we can thrive, first we must survive” is quite well known. However, I feel there is a missing step. Once we have survived, then we must Revive. This is particularly important for businesses that truly want to get out of constantly scrapping for…
What gets measured gets done!
A simple process for identifying KPIs for your business. The reasons for monitoring KPIs in your business are well known, but it is surprising how many businesses large and small don’t monitor any KPIs other than cash in the bank, or at best profit. And…
Who would have imagined the space we now inhabit?
Has everybody’s plan gone out the window in the last six months? Late last year we were all starting to think about the coming Christmas, and the new year was nearly upon us. What were we going to do over the break? I believe that…
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
Why are businesses so reluctant to engage a business advisor or consultant? Here are the five excuses that we get most often and how we debunk them. It costs too much!What is the cost of not having a professional advisor? Yes, we do cost good money,…
Lights, Camera, ACTION!
Question: 3 frogs are sitting on a fence, when one decides to jump off. How many frogs are left sitting on the fence?A) 1B) 2C) 3The answer is of course C) 3 Because it only decided to jump off. No action! OK, so there are…
Are you an SME Business Owner or possibly looking to start your own business?
Feeling burnt out by all that has been happening of late? Christmas then the Covid virus, then Shutdown? Wage subsidies 100% or 80% or perhaps 50%? Then school holidays and now the election? What next? Wow what a year so far. Are you perhaps feeling…
The Business Advisor Paradigm
What do The All Blacks, an Olympic Gold Medallist and Bill Gates have in common? They all employ a coach. They employ a coach to help them “Create the perfect game plan perfectly implemented.” It is no coincidence that the vast majority of businesses that…
Identify your target market
Fish where the fish are biting! One of the questions we ask businesses when helping them plan, is, do you know the ROI (Return on Investment) on your advertising and marketing spend? The answer is almost always the same, No. And, do you know your…
Seven Steps to Growth
If only 50% of new businesses survive more than five years and only one-third make it to 10 years, what’s the one thing you could do to ensure your company is sustainable? The answer is to create a growth strategy for your business. But a…
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