Category: Management and Strategy

Written by seriously good accountants. For business owners who want to understand their numbers, make good decisions & grow.

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How your organisation can benefit from business collaboration

Innovation is a pillar of good business practice but it’s not something that should be tackled alone. Some of the best business ideas are unlocked by using effective business collaboration. While most businesses will have an understanding of its internal benefits, and may even have processes in place to promote…

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Filed Under: Business Advisory, Culture, General, Management and Strategy

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4 things to consider when looking for a business partner

Imagine you are looking for a partner in life. You’re not just looking to marry, but you want someone who will be your best friend and partner in crime for the rest of your days. Wouldn’t it make sense then that when searching for a business partner, you would want…

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Filed Under: Business Advisory, Management and Strategy

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I want to start a business; What do I do?

Getting off on the right foot Many people manage to get their new business up and running through sheer hard work, determination and a driving passion for what they do.  Sadly, statistics show a significant number of small businesses fail within the first 18 months.  While enthusiasm and hard work…

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Filed Under: Business Advisory, Growth, Leadership, Management and Strategy, Structure

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Company directors: Do you REALLY know your responsibilities?

As though business owners and principals don’t already have enough on their minds, discussion about the ups and downs of the business environment is being heard around the barbecue again — just to add to the list of excuses for not sleeping well at night. Company directors especially need to…

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Filed Under: Leadership, Management and Strategy, Structure

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Succession planning for family businesses

For most family businesses as well as private groups, succession planning (sometimes known as transition planning) involves considerations around the eventual sale of your business, or the passing of control of it to other family members when you retire. Depending on your circumstances, this may include realising assets and making…

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Filed Under: Business Advisory, Management and Strategy, Tax

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How Do I Set My Strategy?

What do we think of when we talk about mapping out a small business strategy? Is it a very, very cunning plan? Is it a document with an impressive “thud” factor as it hits your desk? Compared to larger businesses, small business often lacks the resources to dive head first…

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Filed Under: Business Advisory, Growth, Leadership, Management and Strategy

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What is Succession Planning?

One of the challenges of being a successful business owner is how best to tackle the thorny issue of succession planning? Many owners may have been dodging this difficult conversation for years. Subsequently, they often approach their advisors without a clear understanding of what they want and how they would…

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Filed Under: Business Advisory, Management and Strategy

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Setting SMART Goals Your Business Can Deliver On To Start The New Year

With a few weeks left to go in 2018, it’s time to start thinking about your business in 2019. Every New Year sees business owners revisiting their business goals. Yet, according to Forbes Magazine, research shows most business owners have given up on those goals by the time February rolls…

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Filed Under: Business Advisory, Growth, Management and Strategy

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Buying or Selling a Business

Many clients looking to increase the size of their business look to make bolt on acquisitions. Likewise, on retirement or in another phase of a career as a self- employed business owner others look to sell the business and build up a nest egg from the years of hard work.

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Filed Under: Business Advisory, Management and Strategy