All posts tagged grow business

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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#OpportunityAlert: would what you do work in the New Heartland?

Is Your Brand Missing the Mark with 60% of U.S. Consumers? By Paul Jankowski Published Feb. 18, 2015  “There’s one part of the country where, I think, many brands are completely missing the mark: it’s what I call the New Heartland. It’s made up of the Southwest, Midwest, and parts of the Southeast and is home to 60% of all U.S. consumers. It’s a massive and influential cultural segment that is largely misunderstood and underserved by advertisers—and a huge opportunity for brands willing to make the effort. So how do brands effectively reach the New Heartland?” Read all about it at ChangeThis.com

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#OpportunityAlert = the power of apprenticeships

Certainly my read of the Australian market at present is that Apprenticeships definitely have a role to play, and most importantly with our PrimeTime | Seniorpreneur demographic, either one of two ways: a) as part of the Exit Strategy for a Business Owner b) as part of the entrance strategy for those who want to take on a new role in life, maybe after executing the sale of a business… “There is a huge shift happening in the United States right now: a return to the time-honored tradition of apprenticeship. Apprenticeship is the Western World’s oldest form of occupational training,…

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Podcast: Denise Hall talking Buying a Business on “Taking Care of Business rpp.fm” with Jackie Mitchell

Taking Care of Business – How To Successfully Buy A Business (or Start Your Own)T by Denise Hall on Mixcloud A most interesting show last Friday on “Taking Care of Business rpp.fm” with Jackie Mitchell. Not only did we discuss the initial thoughts processes around Buying a Business, we also talked Customer Service with a local and a national award winners. Most thought provoking and well worth a listen. Be my guest.

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… WANTED: BUSINESSES TO SELL! Why, because we have buyers! Yesterday I attended a funeral of a mother of a dear friend of mine. Always of time of sadness and reflection… Given the amount of grief experienced again today, I can’t help thinking about the poor families of business owners who have not done anything about their business affairs before they fall off the mortal coil, leaving it to their family to clean up. “Take me out in…

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… WANTED: BUSINESSES TO SELL! Why, because we have buyers! This week, Hurst Partners – Business Brokers ran another of our “How to Successfully Buy a Business” roundtable workshops (as discussed here). What a pleasure it was to co-facilitate to! The points covered: is Business Ownership for you? how do you know? what type of business? starting vs buying overview of the Business Transaction process price vs valuation using professional advisors What became clear to me was how…

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the result of the latest “how to successfully buy a business” workshop…

Today, we ran another of our “How to Successfully Buy a Business” roundtable workshops. What a pleasure it was! The points covered: is Business Ownership for you? how do you know? what type of business? starting vs buying overview of the Business Transaction process price vs valuation using professional advisors Not only did we do a great job (even if I say so myself) but the conversation around the topic was also of a high standard. With a mix of first-time buyers, accountants, financial planners and bankers in the room, it made for not only an enjoyable session, but one…

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… WANTED: BUSINESSES TO SELL! Why, because we have buyers! Next week, we’re running a workshop “How to Successfully Buy a Business” for first time business buyers. Ideally it will be fabulous to practice of live stock, but case studies might just have to do… for now! Had a great lunch today, with 39 fellow service providers to the SME market. The beauty was that I was the only Broker (along with one other Valuer)  as there are…

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Sell Yourself First, even as a Business Owner wanting to sell…

Even when a business is being sold, whilst the business can stack up, it usually rests finally on the shoulders of the owner to get the deal over the line. If the potential buyer thinks the seller is at all dodgy, the deal will not go ahead… as you can imagine! “People buy you first! It doesn’t matter if you’re meeting people for the first time in a social or business situation, you won’t get far unless you sell yourself first. This comes as a surprise to many people who just show up without thinking about the impression they make…

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… WANTED: BUSINESSES TO SELL! Who knew I’d be actively asking for Business Owners looking to sell to come forth? I have buyers ready to buy but the sellers seem to be hanging on that little bit longer. Sure, there is always the more churn type businesses around, like cafes and shops, but businesses of quality in my niche (i.e. Online and Professional Services) have seemed to stopped exploring the sell option… for the time being. Only this…

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