Designed Strategy

Hamish Mexted Odds & Ends

It’s remarkable how often business strategy, which is designed to achieve a certain outcome, leads to the exact opposite. Strategy should bring clarity to a business, instead often it just creates confusion and distraction. This is because people make strategy much harder than it needs to be. For some, the problem is that they focus too much on the tools …

Facilitating Plans

Eugenie Jones Odds & Ends

Here’s the thing, everyone has a plan. It might be to build the business, it might be to retire next year, it might be to buy a rental property next year. The thing is, more often than not that plan is in someone’s head rather than being written down. Now this in itself isn’t necessarily a problem. The real problem …

Get the Real numbers on the Business

Riann Umaga-Marshall Odds & Ends

We get it, a whole lot of numbers, statistics and percentages doesn’t sit too well with the sexy idea of owning and running a business. We understand that it can look like a lot of mumbo jumbo and not mean anything. But, we also know that having accurate figures and someone to help you break it down can really uncover …

Design Challenge

Hamish Mexted Odds & Ends

Every business owner has partly formed ideas rattling around in their head. Most have plans which don’t quite get completed. Some know that there’s a different business strategy to follow but don’t quite know what it is. We’re no different ourselves. This noise or clutter can mean businesses operate with either an intentional design behind what they do, or by …