business growth · Lean Manufacturing · profit · strategic vision · strategy

Time to plan next year’s budget

For those of us living and running a business in Australia it is time to prepare for the new financial year. What do I mean by that? Regular readers of my blog will know that I am a firm believer in the saying “If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail”. Sounds harsh?… Continue reading Time to plan next year’s budget

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With a new year almost here, are you and your team ready to excel?

With only weeks to go to the start of a new year have you done the necessary to give your people the flying start needed to achieve your goals for 2014? What are your goals? Have your team been involved in setting them and are they on board? What are your smart numbers and do… Continue reading With a new year almost here, are you and your team ready to excel?

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Is the perceived lack of employee engagement really a lack of manager competence?

Confused? Let me explain. Like many business owners you have invested in the annual Strategic Workshop with your senior & middle management team. Together you set the vision, agreed on the strategies that would get you there, got the buy-in and commitment on the who, what, when & where. Sounded great at the time, you… Continue reading Is the perceived lack of employee engagement really a lack of manager competence?

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The Time to Plan Your Exit Strategy is Now!

Imagine its 12 months or two years from now. A potential buyer walks into your business and asks to see how things operate…. You happily walk her through your business pointing out: How these days it runs without you How you have systemized each and every process How from anywhere in the world you have… Continue reading The Time to Plan Your Exit Strategy is Now!

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EOFY – What does it mean for you?

Here in Australia, today is the last business day of the financial year. How did you go? Did you achieve your goals? Did you have goals or did you just plod along and hope for the best? Regardless of the result, with a brand new year beginning you have the opportunity to set course for… Continue reading EOFY – What does it mean for you?