How to Manage Tough Times For Business

Is your business facing tough times?  Are you facing the choice to fix the problem or exit the marketplace? Let’s look at some alternatives here. Yellow belt.

Want to Start a Business: Learn How

Profitable Startups Many people are attracted to the idea of starting and growing their own business. In most countries there are literally millions of Small Businesses and all of them have been started, at some point, by a person highly motivated and excited about starting their business. However, this is a highly risky and quite […]

How Thinking Ahead Leads to Profitable Business Exit Sale

At some point down the track, you will most likely find yourself with a successful business that you want to sell or pass to another. These exits can be planned or unplanned.  Either way, it is best to be ready to exit. It is quite likely that the value of your business, when you sell it, will be closely related to its profitability. Therefore, it makes sense to spend some time and energy positioning your business for the most profitable sale that you can achieve. Our C4.0 Introduction to Turnaround90C2.0 Optimise Your Business Enterprise in 100 Days (O100) and Grow365 Campaign Signup Courses are designed exactly for this purpose. They include essential actions for anyone considering selling their business within a year or two.   Yellow Belt  

How to do Profitable Start-ups

Many people are attracted to the idea of starting and growing their own business.This article goes through the process of how to start-up a profitable business. In most countries there are literally millions of Small Businesses and all of them have been started, at some point, by a person highly motivated and excited about starting their business. However, this is a highly risky and quite traumatic experience for many. In this article, we introduce several of the issues that a start-up needs to consider. We also suggest a far less risky approach to getting yourself into business. If you are starting either a business venture capital funded, high-tech, or business with out much business experience, the start-up techniques here can also help you. This material is at Yellow Belt 

How to Plan a Profitable Takeover

There are an increasing number of businesses, owned by “Boomer” owners, that are coming on the market as the owners age and find that they do not necessarily have family members who want to take the business over. There are 2 reasons why taking over one of these businesses might appeal to you.

1. As an alternative to starting your own business, which offers far more certainty than starting a business from nothing.

2. A way to grow your existing business, by “bolting on” an associated business, that broadens your product range and/or increases your productive capacity.

This article outlines some issues for a Profitable Takeover. It is at Yellow Belt 

What Business to Start

If you are aiming to start up a business, you are making a long term commitment of time and money.  Spending a little time now sieving through the possibilities looking for the best type of business to suit you will lead to the best long term outcome.  Yellow Belt

How to Feasibility Test Your Start Up

A lot of Start-up businesses use a Ready-Fire-Aim process!  They just start and cross their fingers it will work out.  The Lean Start-up methodology takes a different and incremental approach so that you can systematically feasibility test the proposed new business. Blue Belt

How to Plan for Manufacturing Industries

Manufacturing

Manufacturing businesses typically import raw materials and convert them into products that are passed down the chain to later manufacture as parts or to wholesalers & retailers as fully finished products for sale to consumers. Learn how to plan for manufacturing industries.

Despite the huge range of products they manufacture, they all share a number of processes that 12Faces covers with helpful resources.  Yellow Belt

Resources for Wholesale / Retail Industries

Wholesale/Retail

Wholesale and Retail business focus on importing products from a number of manufacturers or downstream wholesalers in bulk.  They then repackage this into smaller quantities of a size that their customers want to purchase. They make their money from a markup on the price they pay for the product they purchase.  12Faces tools likely to be particularly relevant to wholesalers / retailers are gathered here. Yellow Belt

How to Start Up Businesses

Start-ups are new businesses ranging from just a dream at present to ones that have successfully launched and are ready for growth.  We collect a range of useful business wisdom here to help you with your growth plans.  Yellow Belt

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