Business Advice

Success is About Discipline and Persistence

If you could sit down with some of the most successful people in business and learn all the lessons of success that they had taken a lifetime to gather. Do you think that would help you to be more successful   What if you could sit down with one hundred of the most successful people who ever lived and learnt their rules, their lessons and their secrets of success? W...

3 Steps to Improving the Return on Your Business For Sale

The fundamental principles of selling a business are the same as selling anything, including whatever the business sells. The best businesses have a sales system and documented processes. They also sell on value rather than hourly rates or other ‘per widget’ metrics. But most business owners have either never sold a business or only very rarely. It comes as no...

How to Find the Right Purchaser for Your Business

Selling your business can be stressful, but it’s also the chance to move onto new ventures. This process involves considering what you want the future of the business to look like, what assets you want to sell, and the taxes you may be liable for. Regardless of how you choose to sell your business, make sure you follow these 3 steps when searching for the right purch...

Business Plans: What is the point?

Business plans are not a new concept, most of us have seen them and have a fair (if theoretical) idea of their value. Despite a lot of interest from business owners who seem enthusiastic, what I have seen over the last 15 years is a long way from that enthusiasm. My estimate is that less than five percent ever had a business plan. Gurus and experts love to spruik all sort...

Selling your business due to mounting debts? Not all is lost!

  Many small and medium sized businesses experience regular cashflow problems. It is more common than you may think and it becomes a balancing act, or a poorly choreographed juggling attempt. A clear head is the number one ingredient, not yours, your thinking is hampered by stress. You need someone that offers substantial business experience and sound advice. Don&r...

Is Your Labour Apple Going Bad?

Have you started to eat lunch or have a snack during a busy day when you get interrupted? Have you ever taken a couple of bites from of an apple and have to put it down to take care of something? The problem is when you come back, your apple has started to turn brown and just doesn`t look as appetizing as it did. The same thing can happen to your labour margin. If you &...

Healthy Workplace

With time becoming an increasingly scarce commodity, employees are now placing greater value on their own personal time. For businesses to prosper, employers need to pay great attention to employee conditions and remuneration. Flexible working arrangements allow a greater choice of ways for employees to access the necessary time to complete their tasks. This shows that t...

What’s your business worth? – It depends on how you slice it

Considering what your business is worth is essential for any business owner in making decisions. But it’s not just good for identifying the purchase price in the event of a sale or acquisition; it can also be used to establish partnership agreements or dissolution, resolve disputes relating to estate and gift taxation or even assist in something as left-field as divo...

Ground Rules for Buying a Business

Ground rules outlined below can be useful in providing assistance to Purchaser of a Business in finding the right business. 1.  Take Your Time  When buying a business, it is important that purchaser allows for a considerable time (2-4 months) to find an appropriate business. Since buying a business requires a major commitment on purchaser’s part...

How to Get Going and Growing In a Difficult Economy:

In this article we’ll get down to the nitty-gritty of how to get going in a difficult economy. When we’re done, you’ll be armed with a creative, industrious, positive attitude in the face of hard times – the same hard times that cripple your competitors. If you’re reading this article in the middle of a difficult economy – and the chanc...

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