All posts tagged exit strategy

LIVE EVENT: “Business Ownership Is NOT a Life Sentence” YTM Networking with a Twist- KEW

Wed. 16 August 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm AEST @ the Skinny Dog Hotel, High St Kew. You’re invited to join us in a warm, friendly and supportive environment where you’ll benefit from a combination of open networking, strategic introductions and an expert speaker with ideas and practical tips on a relevant business issue. As business owners ourselves, we know that time is a scarce and non-renewable resource. That’s why we’ve designed a different type of networking event that delivers maximum value in minimum time with personal as well as professional rewards. In addition to ample opportunity for conversation…

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LIVE EVENT: “Business Ownership Is NOT a Life Sentence” YTM Networking with a Twist- KEW

Wed. 16 August 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm AEST @ the Skinny Dog Hotel, High St Kew. You’re invited to join us in a warm, friendly and supportive environment where you’ll benefit from a combination of open networking, strategic introductions and an expert speaker with ideas and practical tips on a relevant business issue. As business owners ourselves, we know that time is a scarce and non-renewable resource. That’s why we’ve designed a different type of networking event that delivers maximum value in minimum time with personal as well as professional rewards. In addition to ample opportunity for conversation…

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WIN a 30min session with an amazing Business woman (me included) @MotivatingMumOz

Did you know you can win a 30min mentoring session with some of the most amazing biz women in Oz for only $4? Including 3 sessions with me. @MotivatingMumOz is currently running Mummy Mentoring Festival, where 30 mentors have donated 57 mentoring sessions, all in the name if raising funds for @COPEorg – supporting women with struggling with the pre and post-natal challenges of parenting. Last bids are 10pm on Fri, Sept 30 so pop on over and take a  look now: http://bit.ly/1Yxa8OY

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WIN a 30min session with an amazing Business woman (me included) @MotivatingMumOz

Did you know you can win a 30min mentoring session with some of the most amazing biz women in Oz for only $4? Including 3 sessions with me. @MotivatingMumOz is currently running Mummy Mentoring Festival, where 30 mentors have donated 57 mentoring sessions, all in the name if raising funds for @COPEorg – supporting women with struggling with the pre and post-natal challenges of parenting. Last bids are 10pm on Fri, Sept 30 so pop on over and take a  look now: http://bit.ly/1Yxa8OY

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Growth is NOT an Exit Strategy, if the goal is to Sell your Business…

Yesterday, yet again, I have met with a Business Owner who hired a Business Coach to assist them with their Exit Strategy only to find the business is no better off i.e. no closer to being exit-ready 12 months later and they’ve spent a whole lot of money to boot… Here’s the thing from someone who deals in this space all day, every day – I have yet to meet a potential buyer who asks whether there’s a marketing and sales plan in place before they would consider buying the business, for example, it does not happen. Sure it may be in the…

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Travel can provoke the need to Change…

Travel is one of the best things for clearing your mind and really being able to concentrate on what makes your heart sing. By default, in doing so can also upset the current apple cart, specifically if you realise that what you’re doing is not cutting it, i.e. it’s time for a change. Over the 2015-15 break, I was most fortunate enough to spend time in Antarctica. Talk about getting away from it all! But as a business owner, I also appreciate how tricky it is to be able to arrange time away like this, amongst other things. Whilst I didn’t…

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ARTICLE: Four Ways to Protect Your Patch…

Warren Buffett famously invests in businesses that have what he calls a protective ‘moat’ around them – one that inoculates them from competition and allows them to control their pricing. Big companies lock out their competitors by out-slugging them in capital infrastructure investments, but small businesses have to be smarter about how they defend their patch. Here are four ways to deepen and widen the protective moat around your business: Create an army of defenders Ecstatic customers act as defenders against other competitors entering your market, a factor that has enabled many businesses to defend their market share in their…

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WEBINAR: talking “Start with the End in Mind” via AAVIP

I had the pleasure of presenting at the AAVIP Virtual Business in Brief mini conference in November 2014 (only just got the recording) Topic: Start with the End in Mind (regardless of how old your business is) Business Exit Strategies “Thank you for agreeing to speak at AAVIP’s recent Virtual ‘Business In Brief’ Conference, we really appreciate your support and the feedback from attendees has been amazing.”  

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PODCAST: talking “Are you ready to sell up?” with BEmedia

“Give yourself time – lots of it – if you want achieve the best outcome in selling your business.” This is what I said to the good folk at BEmedia production recently, when they interviewed me for their Business Essentials Audio Programs… If you’re thinking about selling your business, how about giving yourself three years to plan it all? That’s how long exit strategist Denise Hall would like to prepare a business for sale. There’s much to consider, she says. And don’t forget that an important ingredient is YOU and want you want in life when your business is finally…

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PODCAST: talking 6 steps to Boost Your Productivity and Profits with Lorraine Pirihi

Once again I had the good fortune to talk with Lorraine Pirihi about the importance of productivity and profit in your Business, highlighted by the 6 steps Lorraine often coaches by. A snippet of the gold contained in the below recording and transcript goes as such: “Quite often you’ll hear in the housing market about growth or cashflow. Business actually abides by similar rules. There’s growth and there’s cashflow. A lot of small business, especially if they intend to stay smallish business, need to concentrate on the cashflow aspect. Because unless you’ve actually got a plan to grow and go…

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