Business Success Isn’t About Working Harder. (It’s About This)

the key to business success

When it comes to business success it can be easy to become lost in the weeds. Your head can be so far down in the trenches it can be hard to assess what the real priorities are. The result – you just work harder, believing that doing so should surely bring you better outcomes. One … Read moreBusiness Success Isn’t About Working Harder. (It’s About This)

How to Create a Profit Model

Time to Watch: 5:56 well-spent minutes

Do you have a current profit model? Have you ever wondered about which changes in your business will make the biggest impact on your bottom line? Is so, you’re not alone – and this is the right place to be to find out the answer. This video tells you, with real-world examples, how to determine the level of profit you’ll be able to realize through different changes to sales and growth patterns.
If you’re interested in some related training, see our video “How to Create a Profit First Budget”  for a step-by-step guide that goes into a bit more detail.
Look, I get numbers are not the most exciting part about business ownership, but they are one of the most important. To see what I mean, have a look at Vol. 28 of our Business Nutrition Newsletter which exclusively deals with putting yourself in a strong financial situation, so you can sleep at night.
If money is where you’re really struggling as a business owner,  read this and then do this.
Now go out there and get amongst it!
Cheers,
 

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5 Ways to Make Better Business Decisions

When we started working with Adam he told us he didn’t have the time to measure stuff, let alone the time to compile and analyse the results. Adam’s situation is typical of many small business owners. While not all our clients say it to our face, we can see the anguish on their face when … Read more5 Ways to Make Better Business Decisions

Building a Profit-First Budget

Budgeting is not something most business owners would list as one of their most exciting tasks – and that’s ok, but it is necessary, and there is a way to build a budget that makes profit non-negotiable. Here’s how you can create a budget which helps you think differently about how you manage the expense side of your business, and will radically change your profit results.

The Hidden Profit Centre in Your Business

Think HR has no bearing on profitability? Think again… Having long been denounced as nothing more than a cost centre and a necessary part of doing business, the people management aspects of an organization (specifically HR) have been overlooked as an integral component of the profit structure of an organization. The link, however, is a … Read moreThe Hidden Profit Centre in Your Business

5 Ways to Make Better Business Decisions

When we started working with Adam he told us he didn’t have the time to measure stuff, let alone the time to compile and analyse the results. Adam’s situation is typical of many small business owners. While not all our clients say it to our face, we can see the anguish on their face when … Read more5 Ways to Make Better Business Decisions

The Reality of Open Book Management


Truthfully, this is just one reality .. but a good one at that 🙂
Norm Jefferies of Computer Merchants has been running his company for over 20 yrs and I think it’s fair to say, he’s doing a damn fine job at it.
Norm and his team adopted the philosophy of Open  Book Management (OBM) at an early stage and it has become a key part of their culture.
In this interview, Norm shares how they implemented OBM and what the benefits and challenges have been of sharing the numbers within the team. We dive into the specific of day-to-day tactics, how OBM affects performance and how they make it a living and effective tool to align the team.
If you are thinking of implementing Open Book Management or are on the other side and think it’s crazy, either way you’ll get some direct benefit of learning from Norm’s experience.
Enjoy!


 
Links from the interview:
Computer Merchants website – http://www.computermerchants.com.au/
Norm on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/normjefferies
The Great Game of Business – http://greatgame.com/
Ownership thinking – http://www.ownershipthinking.com/

How To Know When It's Time To Hire

When is the Right Time to Hire? You may have noticed you’ve been getting busier, and it would be great to have an extra person or two to take some things off your plate. But what things? How many people? Before you throw money at the problem and hire another team member into your midst, … Read moreHow To Know When It's Time To Hire

Cloud Technology – What You Need To Consider Before Diving In


Cloud computing is all the rage … in case you didn’t know. It has the capacity to significantly increase your competitive advantage … if you know how. And therein lies the challenge.
Enter Clayton Oates.
Clayton has been consulting to SME’s about software for over 25yrs. So if you ask how long he’s been involved with cloud technologies, it’s fair to say he’s been there from the start. In this interview we dive into the reality of cloud technology today, what it can do for your business and what you should be wary of.
There are definitely some precautions to be taken. But not so many as to stay on the sidelines. Be bold and have a listen to the gems Clayton shares with us in this 30min chat.
Enjoy.
Note: You can find Clayton at the following links: WebsiteTwitterLinkedIn
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