What Stage is Your Business Lifecycle At?

Learn how to determine your business lifecycle. Is your business troubled? Or, is your business ready for a growth stage? Maybe you are a start up business. Do you want sustainable, success or both? Go to the choice of articles, tools and courses below.

What Issues Are You Facing in Your Industry?

Whether you are in the manufacturing, service, retail, construction or wholesale industries, your business will have issues from time to time. Therefore, issue management planning is vital for a successful business. 

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Choices to Sustainable and Successful Business Lifecycle

Sustainability in Business Leading to Success

Our Mission is Sustainable Business Success.  Sustainable, to us, means a business the owner can comfortably manage and which provides a comfortable income and return.  Our resources on this topic are collected at this menu link.

Troubled Business Turnaround

Sadly, many businesses – large and small – fail.  Tis means a great deal of lost money, confidence and time.  We have collected our resources on failing business turnaround under this link.  Visit to get access to courses and tools to help.

Lifecycle: Start Up Business

Where do you start once you have the idea for a new business. What business lifecycle are you aiming for? Is the business to be Bound or Unbound? How do you feasibility test your business idea? And questions keep on coming. Here, the articles will answer these questions and more. 

Lifecycle: Micro Business (1-4 Staff)

Micro Businesses are the first step after a Solopreneur and Start-up.  They typically have 1-4 staff. These businesses represent the first stage where the business owner starts to employ staff and all the associated issues.  See our collected resources relating to Micro Business on this link.

Lifecycle: Small Business (5-19 staff)

A Small Business has successfully navigated the start-up and Micro Business phases of a business’s growth.  The Small Business phase is where the business begins to hire managers and supervisors to oversee its growing workforce.  This link collects our resources assisting owners in this growth phase.

Lifecycle: Business Exit

At some stage, you will want to sell your successful business.  To get the best price, you will need to “tune” the business for sale; which is different to tuning it for growth.  Our collected resources on how to maximise your exit price are on the link above.

Business Issue Management Planning

Depending on your industry, your planning will cover areas such as Accounts Receivable, which are crucial for cash flow. In some industries you will be focusing on closely monitoring inventory. Click on this link for articles and Skills Modules. For more detailed information on Inventory go to “Improve Inventory Management”.

Work Life Balance Strategies

Learn about stress management; time management; leadership skills and working with partners. In addition, learn how to focus on the important issues and outsourcing jobs to free your time.

Course: C4.0 Troubled Business: Turnaround90

Your business is failing. Time is critical. Immediately tap into Turnaround90 (T90), which is designed around a 90 day period of intense activity. Go to this link and sign up now.

Course: C2.0 Optimise100

Either, your business has been operating for some time or you want to grow. Determine your business lifecycle. Then eliminate your wasteful habits; check your pricing and overhaul your costs. These will all drag on your Profitability. Your goal is Sustainable Business Growth. This is the course for you. Sign up now. 

Course: C3.0 Grow Your Enterprise in 365 Days

This course builds on the rapid optimisation carried out during C2.0 Optimise100 above. Your ultimate goal is to increase your Profit rather than just increasing the amount of money coming in. Click on this link to learn more and sign up.

Course: SM5.0 Theory of Constraints

The Skills Module, Theory of Constraints (TOC), is an important optimising technique to improve the work flow through the constraint in your business. This is true of many businesses, not just manufacturing. TOC needs to become an ingrained habit. 

Course: SM4.0 Waste Reduction

Business efficiency relies upon waste management. Learn Toyota’s process and how it impacted Productivity and Profit. Waste refers to all industry types. Plan and reduce waste for your business lifecycle. 

Tools: TrendBoard

Find the extra information hidden in your Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet reports. Properly interpreted, these reports will unleash valuable information about the sustainability of your business. Following are examples of what you will find: could my business fail over the next 12 months; what is ruining my cash flow; how much will I get if I sell my business right now. Click here to see an example of a TrendBoard screenshot.

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Business Symptoms of Unknown Cause

The reasons behind the problems concerning you may not be clear cut.  This Tool helps to narrow down the underlying reason for your problem and sets you on the path to solutions.

How to Increase Business Revenue

Investigate Sales, Marketing, Pricing, Customer Retention, Product Range, Distribution Systems symptoms and then eliminate inefficiencies to increase Revenue

See how to Reduce Operating Costs

Reduce Cost of Goods Sold, Production Costs and Operating Costs by improving productivity as discovered by Henry Ford and later improved by Toyota.

Ways to Reduce Overhead Costs

Overhead Costs or Fixed Costs like rent, permanent labour and other costs that do not fluctuate with your day-to-day production levels directly impact on your Operating Profit

Issues with Business Information Systems

Finance, accounting, IT and legals are information systems a business needs. Find solutions to common issues here.

Managing Staff and Your own Productivty

Managing staff and your own productivity are critical issues because people make your business work. Learn more on problem resolution

Business Planning and Business Decision Making Techniques

Planning need not be complex.  We show simple solutions with proven effectiveness.  Along the way, we introduce some decision making tools to simplify hard decisions.

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