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Why Growth, a Personal Perspective

The first stage in developing growth plans for your business is to determine where you want to go in a personal context – in other words, why you want to grow your business. You need to decide this in a personal context, before you can approach the business context – […]

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Change Management

Long-term structural transformation has four characteristics: scale (the change affects all or most of the organization), magnitude (it involves significant alterations of the status quo), duration (it lasts for months, if not years), and strategic importance. (more…)

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Market segmentation strategy

It’s been said that the world will not beat a path to you doorstep, even if you have invented the best mousetrap. Real success lies in finding the right customers for your ‘better mousetrap’ and attracting them to your door, repeatedly for purchasing. (more…)

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Pettycash

                              This spreadsheet will help you to record and analyse petty cash expenses for your business. (more…)

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Pre-Expansion Considerations

Before you decide to expand you need to examine several aspects of the company, such as skills set, your operations, the financial situation, the rationale for the expansion and the exit. Use this below to prompt your thinking: (more…)

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Pre-Expansion Considerations

Before you decide to expand you need to examine several aspects of the company, such as skills set, your operations, the financial situation, the rationale for the expansion and the exit. Use this below to prompt your thinking: (more…)

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Branding For Exit

Brand and Exit are two of the most difficult challenges the entrepreneur faces in creating and then subsequently realising value in the business venture. (more…)

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To Leave The World a Little Better

To Leave The World a Little Better “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the […]

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Sources of market research information

Significant amount of market intelligence can be built through inexpensive secondary market research. Free databases/sources can be used to identify competitor companies, branded positioning(s), customer types and needs and market size. (more…)

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Where Do You Want To Be?

You need to define where you want to be, preferably in the form of targets and milestones- your future “destination”. Try this exercise. Don’t be concerned if you cannot complete the exercise in the level of detail suggested. The purpose is to give you a sense of direction – you […]

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Where Do You Want To Be?

You need to define where you want to be, preferably in the form of targets and milestones- your future “destination”. Try this exercise. Don’t be concerned if you cannot complete the exercise in the level of detail suggested. The purpose is to give you a sense of direction – you […]

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Segment Descriptor

The favoured export market entry strategy favoured is to select a first-priority region, secure initial business revenues and then focus on building operations there, rather than trying to expand into all regions at once. This is termed the win-and-build approach. (more…)

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Payments

                              This spreadsheet will help you to record and analyse payments made by your business. (more…)

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