Do You Really Need a Business Plan, You Ask?

Every business leader must take control of the design and implementation of the direction for their business. Developing a Business Plan is the first crucial step toward this.   If are you selling your business, a different type of Plan is important to ensure you get the best selling price.  These don’t need to be elaborate documents that end up sitting on a shelf gathering dust.  Some best practice plans can be as short as just 1 week!

Plan to Achieve the Life You and Your Business Want

Develop a Business Plan that will consider what lifestyle YOU want and where your business is at in its life cycle. What type of industry are you in? Know where you are heading and where you want to get to. Plan now!

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Choices to Develop a Business Plan and Execute It

Theory: Constructing a Business Plan

Are you struggling to build a comprehensive strategy for your business? Learn how to do a rapid planning outline through to building and monitoring your plan. Direct link to Courses are available at this link.

Branch: Execute a Business Plan

It is vital that you understand your business plan to then guide your staff on the effective execution of the plans. Ensure that it includes your goal for the direction of the business. Growth, lifestyle or exit. Learn how to manage your staff for change. Also, learn how to prioritise the tasks that are in front of you. 

Branch: Business Lifecycle and Industry Type

When developing a business plan you will need to consider what stage you and your business are at. Are you ready for growth? Are you approaching retirement? Do you want to spend more time with your family? What is happening in your industry as a whole. Direct link to Courses are available at this link.

How to Improve The Efficiency of Repetitive Work

Production in all types of industry can consist of a lot of repetitive work. Developing a business plan to optimise the efficiency of this work. See the tools to assist with this here, covering Takt Time, Lean Management, throughput and others. Increase your Revenue by optimising the efficiency of your repetitive work. Direct link to Courses are available at this link.

Branch: How and Why to Build a Marketing Plan

Are you having trouble creating leads or have leads who aren’t converting to buyers? If you have a marketing plan is it specific to your clientele? Act now to find out how to create a plan or what the problem is with your current one. Direct link to Courses are available at this link.

How to Systematically Conduct Projects

Learn about project management tools that will allow you and your staff to have the confidence to seamlessly conduct all projects, including one-off projects. Covers the PDCA cycle, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Theory of Constraints, 80/20 Rule, Kaizen, Drum/Buffer/Rope, Critical Chain Project Management, Local Optima, Small Batches Tool. Direct link to Courses are available at this link.

Business Planning Resource Kit

Many small business owners are not too interested in business planning.  Probably because most that you read is designed for larger companies; and probably fairly stable ones.  We have assembled a different approach which takes into account the realities and uncertainties of small business life.

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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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