3 Reasons to Consider an Acquisition

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Acquisitions can seem like an exciting strategy to grow your business, offering a fast-track to quick growth and scale. Big companies do acquisitions! The prospect of doing one for your own company can be alluring….. Before you go down this path and spend time and energy focusing on what may not be the right strategy […]

Scaling up – know your numbers

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When the time comes to ramp up your business, and invest resources for growth, you really need to know your numbers so you don’t invest in the wrong things. Here is a very simplified summary of the key numbers you need to know: Sales Where are they coming from? Where do you make most of […]

How-To: Setting KPIs for Your Team and Your Company

Setting KPIs

Most people who run a business or part of a large company struggle when it comes to setting KPIs –  Key Performance Indicators. Here are three steps for setting KPIs for your team: Ask what the person is responsible for and what you want them to focus on. Check their position description and adjust if […]

Managing by Dashboard – Make it Easy 

Managing by Dashboard - Make it Easy

It can be really time consuming, when you want to track how your business is performing across multiple departments or product lines, or other variables, when you don’t have that information at hand. You have to find it, maybe pull out a comparison of last year’s figures, and then wade through it all.  That’s why […]

3 Ways to Have Others Bring Innovation into Your Company

3 Ways to Have Others Bring Innovation into Your Company - Jenny Stilwell

If you want to learn more about what sort of innovation you could be developing in your company but don’t really know where to start, I highly recommend the following: Ask your key suppliers to come in and brief you on trends and innovation in their industry. When I ran a contract manufacturer of bath […]

Dream, Believe, Create – Make Your Goals Come Alive This Year

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Step 1: Dream Think about what you really want – this is the key. Most of the time we set goals based on what we can do or should do. If this year is going to be different and better, stretch your thinking to what you really would like to have happen. For example, if […]

TEC’s CEO Report on Opportunities Over Next 5 Years

The Executive Connection (TEC – a networking organisation for CEOs) recently produced the result of their research with 700 CEOs from Australian and NZ. They produced the findings that the top four ways that CEOs agreed would unlock potential new business opportunities over the next five years to 2020 are: Disruption Leadership China Selling These […]

Resist Temptation When Hiring Becomes Urgent

Resist Temptation When Hiring Becomes Urgent

Let’s imagine, just for a moment, that you desperately need to find someone to help take the load off you, or some of your team. This may be because you’ve lost one or two people from your business, or you’re growing and just have too many things on the go. You decide beforehand what sort […]