Business Advice

Finding and Delivering Value in Challenging Times

In the current marketplace, it’s easy to say that your franchise can’t afford to invest in innovation, training or new initiatives. But can you really afford not to? It might be a new year, but the challenges facing small business and, in particular, franchising are familiar ones. In the economic briefings and forecasts I’ve attended, the message has be...

How to Maximise the Value of Your Business by Maximising the Value of Your Most Valuable asset

While I thoroughly investigate the financials and hard assets, I am also asking questions about the people. What is the culture like. Does this current owner have the respect of staff. Will this be a happy transition?­ This is a summary of the key points from an interview between Joanna Oakey of Aspect Legal and Tony Arena of BCI Business Brokers. “How to Maximi...

Top 5 issues facing small business in 2020

Without specialised skills and departments in marketing, financials, HR and many other functions, the business owner just has to deal with each one, juggling a constant barrage of decisions coming at them. Small business owners are the ultimate jugglers. With too many business functions to manage, too few hours in the day and usually not enough expertise in the business, ...

How to prepare your business for a profitable sale

Those on the hunt for a business investment are savvy. They will only invest in a bargain that suits their current situation and has the ability to expand their business success. The process of selling a business can be extremely difficult. When I embarked on this journey for the first time I had absolutely no idea just how arduous it would be. I didn’t realise how ...

Supporting Your Small Business

The Australian Taxation Office offer a range of tools and services to help make it easier for you to get your tax and superannuation right, and to help your business thrive. Owning and operating a business comes with many rewards, but also a lot of work. The Australian Taxation Office knows business owners often have a lot to manage and have provided information on some c...

News Laws in 2020 that will Affect Small Businesses

Within the last 6 months there have been a number of changes to laws that are relevant to small businesses. Whether you’re an owner looking to sell or a prospective buyer, it’s important to understand how these changes can affect you. As the new year has rolled in, most business owners will be in the early stages of carrying out their strategic plans with hope...

Is Now Your Time?

Unlike Real Estate agents, who need to understand the readily available comparative house and sales data, professional Business Brokers should be able to source comparative business and sales data which is not readily available to most business professionals. Is now your ideal time to buy or sell a business or franchise? If so, you will need a qualified team of industry p...

COVID 19 Response Plan For Businesses

With the Coronavirus officially gaining pandemic status, many businesses are forced to close their doors. If you’re not there yet, it is a great idea to create a COVID 19 response plan to keep your business productive should you have to shut down for a period of time. Is your team prepared to work from home? They may say they have a home computer, but can it perform ...

How to pick the right franchise In 2020

As a rule of thumb, I recommend that a first-time potential franchisee be prepared to spend at least one hour of research for each thousand dollars they are looking to invest in a business.  Franchising continues to appeal to existing Australians who are looking to become self-employed, as well as new arrivals who qualify for business migration visas as a method of o...

9 Ways to Create an Iconic Brand That Wont Date

Here today. Gone tomorrow. Such is the life of many brands in the fast paced digital world we now live in.  The challenge for any brand, is how a brand can can effectively express it's own essence, it's true 'WHY" and cut through all the social 'noise' in a way that’s more easily digested by those who will buy from you.  As world famous Tennis star Andre ...

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