There is a saying in small business “you don’t know what small business is really like until you have paid the wages on the credit card”.
This is probably a bit extreme
This is probably a bit extreme for many, but the feeling is right. Small business and family business can be a very challenging and stressful way to earn a living. It should be fun but often we forget the fun and are lying awake at night worrying about a thousand big and little things.
We know how this feels because we have lived in the small business world. We know what it is like to work with family. We know what it is like to build something from scratch. We know what it is like to be the boss and find you are the one staying back and starting earlier than everyone else.
It is important to realise that simply wishing to improve your business or tidy up a process will not get it done. But most people in small and family businesses are ‘too busy’ to devote the time to their business improvement ‘wish list’.
We help you identify, build and implement changes to your business that will create the business you want.
Some changes are easy and others, especially in small and ‘family’ businesses, are really difficult. Because unlike a corporate we are working with people we care about. We are operating ‘at the coal face’. Knowing how to create change that actually sticks is critical to the success of any improvement program.
Financial control, certainty and succession
Get good, relevant, simple and useful accounting and financial information
Clear profit goals and method for achieving them
How to start making money – moving beyond breakeven
How to get the next in line ready to run your business – i.e clear succession planning
How to get your business ready for sale in a way that will maximise profits
Operations and processes efficiency
Effective job and product costing
Reducing owner workload
Controlling operations while still having the time to implement the business plan
Predictable and targeted marketing and sales processes
Sales and customer service improvement
Business development planning
People management, growth and motivation
Effective employee management processes
Innovation and improving customer/client service
Management and leadership succession
Human resource management
How do we do this?
We apply simple and robust business tools that you can quickly learn to use yourself. We combine this with our knowledge, perspective and experience to help you solve problems and make key improvements to your business.
This can be whole-of-business through clear simple plans, strategy development and implementation.