What does December 2017 look like for you?

Riann Umaga-Marshall Business Strategy & Planning, Increasing Profit, Time Saving & Processes

2016 finished just a few weeks ago, but already businesses are planning one year, two years, even five years ahead. When you sit down and start mapping out the year’s events and activities on a big annual calendar, you suddenly realise – a year isn’t a very long time. A one-year business plan is integral to your success in the …

“2017 is the year I’m going to……..”

Riann Umaga-Marshall Business Strategy & Planning, HR & Managing Staff, Increasing Profit, Managing Cash

How many times have you made a New Year’s Resolution and not stuck to it? Set business targets at the beginning of the year, and not really given them much thought after that? Or set vague goals that don’t really mean anything? These 5 simple tricks will help you set better goals, and keep you ‘on mission’. Write them down …

Wash, Rinse, repeat – How to run your business like a business

Eugenie Jones Asset Protection, Business Strategy & Planning, Increasing Profit

We often come across business owners with great goals and big plans, however they have no real method in place as to how they are getting there. Here is a list of seven sections that we believe you should focus on in chronological order. Advertising – The purpose of advertising is to generate sales leads. There is a variety of …

Cash Flow

Hamish Mexted Increasing Profit, Managing Cash, Odds & Ends

Cash flow Cash flow is critical to any business. If you’re like most other business owners, it’s probably the thing keeping you awake at night. Most business owners spend an average 10% of their day chasing up late payments which has a significant impact on cash flow. To help, here’s a few tips we’ve used successfully in the past to …

Wealth Creation

Hamish Mexted Asset Protection, Business Strategy & Planning, Increasing Profit

Business owners having an ‘investor attitude’ towards money is often the difference between furthering their short term income and long term wealth, or them taking undue risks and not future proofing their circumstances. As an investor you’re actively examining what you’ve got (current income and current assets), and how you can change the management of your income and assets to create …

What is each customer worth to you?

Hamish Mexted Increasing Profit, Managing Cash

What is each customer worth to you? The lifetime value of a customer is one of the most important numbers in a business (next to how much cash you’ve got in the bank). Lifetime value helps make decisions around marketing, sales, customer support levels, new product development and more. Lifetime value looks at the total profit from each customer over …