The Importance of Budgeting

As business owners/managers it will be so important to now ensure you are looking at the preparation of a 2020/21 fiscal year budget and in doing so you would be consolidating the current 2019/20 performance which will then set the scene for going forward. Budgeting can be a daunting activity however a budget is the [...]

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Growth is Paramount in 2020 and beyond

Sustainable and profitable growth must your strategic intent heading into 2020 and the new 2020/21 fiscal period. I am listing some of the strategic areas where I believe you need to focus which are based on hard experience over the years but are still very relevant for sound budgetary and operational controls. Give existing and [...]

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Taking the Stress out of Business Growth

Every business seeks to grow and set themselves apart from competition and/or to become an attractive asset for someone to purchase. There are some fundamental lessons to take on board relative to growth and how to establish these as part of the strategic business plan and/or succession plan. The biggest and most important lesson to [...]

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Business can be your Success

Business is a Journey to reach your ultimate Destination Why would I make a title such as this? Simply because even at this stage of my life I am still learning and adding to my history a huge business success in amongst the losses. I have never looked at my failures as total losses because [...]

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Board Meetings – Treat them Seriously

After serving on various boards as an executive for over 40 years now, I am fully aware that the management and contribution made by each respective member is critically important. Not just in terms of the decision making process, but in ensuring all decisions are compliant with the respective corporations laws and add sustainable value [...]

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New Opportunities for 2019/20 Fiscal

Although we are now in the second month of this new fiscal period, there are still opportunities for small, medium and large businesses to strategise and achieve growth and profit as we also enter a period of world economics which could present extremely challenging times. The powers of technology today has also presented business strategists [...]

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Market Growth

I have been asked about the underpinning elements of market growth which will set a business apart from the competition and the approach I recommend is as follows: Always work in conjunction with your strategic business plan (SBP) Be aggressive but realistic with your budget without 'blue-skying' projections A SBP will identify immediate opportunities for [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Market Growth

What does the ‘Future’ really look like?

After somewhat of an absence from my regular posts I have been stirred into sharing some pertinent thoughts about what the 'Future' will look like and what business will need to do so that they keep in front of overseas opposition. There is no doubt that after spending an inordinate amount of time in Asia/China, [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What does the ‘Future’ really look like?

Vision for Change

As we prepare to enter the new fiscal period it is essential to review current operational results whether you are experiencing a loss, breaking even, or making an acceptable profit, a critical part of the review process must include an accepted 'Vision for Change' Michelangelo stated, 'The greatest danger for most of us is not [...]

By |February 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Vision for Change

Why Source from China?

WHY SOURCE OFF-SHORE? We need to respect China But Not be intimidated by China!!   FOR EXAMPLE   Costing comparisons between China and / or India and Australia will be cheaper, but, how much cheaper?   CURRENT COST (China) REALITY COST (China) Quoted Piece Price Freight (slow) Additional Inventory Carry Cost Safety Stock for Uninterrupted [...]

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