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LB3: Quick Goal Setting for Time Poor

LB3: Quick Goal Setting for Time Poor

Goals for your business are critical, otherwise, how do you know where you are heading?  But, if you are not used to setting goals for your business, the first few times can be rather overwhelming.  There is a lot of advice on what they should look like. The range of choice in targets and directions can be so overwhelming that you just never get started!  This article walks you through a very simple way to get started with goal setting that will see 3 year, 1 year and quarterly goals set in under 1 hour!Yellow Belt

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D8 Business-Life, Time and Stress

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COVID Recovery Program Many otherwise healthy businesses are ramping up after COVIDWe would like to help! 12Faces donates its profits …

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D10 Performance Analytics

Simple Free Online Business Plan Template

The Most Successful Businesses have a Plan But Business Plans are time consuming to put togetherOur online template lets you …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.5.2 Increase Revenue – Improve Cashflow

Be mindful of the old adage; “Revenue is vanity, Profit is sanity and Cash is king!“. There are a couple …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.5.3 Increase Revenue – Sales Revenue

Another long lasting boost to your business can be a growth in Sales.  In this section, we outline how such …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.3.5 Optimise100: Task Management

As you work through the plan for optimising your existing business en route to increasing Profits, you will be generating a …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.5.1 Increase Revenue Increase Throughput

Throughput is the process of moving production through your business. Eventually the production will culminate in cash in your hand …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.4.1 Target Costing

Not all costs should be treated the same. Target costing can be split into 2 groups: Group One: Strategic Costs: …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.4.2 Optimise100 – Types of Waste

Waste is a term very widely used in the various optimisation methodologies like Lean. There are many types of waste. …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.4.3 Cost Reduction – Products to Discard

Over time, the range of products that you have on offer will grow.  Not all of these are good contributors …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.4.4 Cost Reduction – Locations to Abandon

You want to decrease costs but you do not know where to start. Have you built up a number of …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.4.5 Optimise100 – Zero Based Budget

One discipline applied to costs by high performing organisations is known as “Zero-based Budgeting”. Zero-based Budgets are built from the …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.4.6 Cost Reduction – Supplier Relationship

One of the easiest, and least painful, places to start a cost cutting exercise is by looking at your supplier …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.4.7 Cost Reduction – Reduce Inventory Cost

Does your business rely on inventory? Then there are quite substantial savings to be made with improved inventory management. Reduce …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.4.8 Cost Reduction – Reduce Fixed Costs

Fixed Cost or Overhead Cost are those that will exist even if the business does not hypothetically produce anything. Alternatively, they …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.4.9 Cost Reduction – Research & Product Development Cost

Research & Development (R&D) costs are an issue to address if you have any significant amount of money expended in …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.4.10 Cost Reduction – Reduce Staff Cost

Earlier on we wrote about the importance of having “the right people on the bus”. It is crucial to reduce …

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Getting Started With 12Faces

Partner & Affiliate Program

Traditional Professionals are Trusted Advisors! We would like to partner with you as affiliates to provide services to you and …

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D8 Business-Life, Time and Stress

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D10 Performance Analytics

Getting Virtual CFO for Small Business

Ideal Virtual, Outsourced, CFO Solution for Small Business In a big business, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has the vital …

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D9.1 Business Plans

Small Business Strategy Consultant and Coach

24/7 Strategy Solution for Small Business In a big business, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has the vital role of …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.3.1 Set Your Optimise100 Goal

There can be no doubt that you will not be able to work very far into turning your Profit around …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.3.2 Get Yourself Ready

Your journey to increase Profit will certainly stretch your abilities as a leader and a manager, including your time management. …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.3.3 Right People on The Bus

Jim Collins, in his well-known “Good to Great” books, uses this term to refer to having the right staff ready …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.3.4 Optimise100: Time Frame & Scheduling

At the outset, we said that Profit doubling could happen in 100 days. How are your Project Management skills? Just …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.1 Optimise100 Campaign Outline – Profitable Business

Welcome to the Optimise100 Campaign to create a profitable business in readiness for your business to then go into a …

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.7 Using the Business Optimise 100 Spreadsheet

 12Faces provides a template spreadsheet that you can progressively fill in as you move through the Optimise100 steps. This article provides a user manual on how to take best advantage of this spreadsheet template.

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SM1: How 1% Price Change Could Give 11% Profit Increase

SM1.1 Rapid Profit Increase from Price Increase

As was outlined in the introduction to our Pricing Module, the extra profit from even small changes in the prices of your product goes 100% to your bottom line Profit (assuming demand doesn’t change).  Consider a business turning over $500,000 per year. Let us further assume that it makes a 5% profit on that, which gives it a Profit of $25,000.  If it increased its price by 1%, and assuming demand remained constant, that would lead to an extra $5,000 in Income. This extra $5,000 profit, over the original $25,000 profit, is an 11% improvement.  In keeping with our 80/20 philosophy this article discusses a rapid change to your pricing system that can flow virtually 100% to your bottom line Profit. It is a rapid, and not very subtle, change that you can later adapt to make it more focused and more successful.  This is a yellow belt article

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C2: Optimise100 (O100)

C2.2 Introduction to Optimise100 Campaign

Every manager, and particularly an owner operator, is interested in increasing the operating efficiency of the business units they manage.

This article is 12Faces’s introduction to the Optimise100 campaign. A wide range of advice and methods have been distilled into a Professional Development Course. The course recommends a sequence of events so that you can realistically hope to optimise your existing business, and in turn, double your Profits within 100 days. These are outlined at the end of this introductory article. This is a Yellow Belt course.

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A3 Double Profits Again in a Year (DP365)Campaigns

A3.0 Introduction to Grow your Enterprise in 365 Days Campaign

The third of our signature 12Faces courses is a Growth Strategy Over One Year.  This course builds on the rapid optimisation carried out during the course C2.0 Optimise Your Business Enterprise in 100 Days (Optimise100).

This Growth Strategy is designed to work with the various types of enterprise we service: 

For-profit, Public Sector and NFP

Each of these enterprises will likely want to grow something.

For Profit are interested in profit and/or revenue growth.

Public Sector and Local Government are interested in serving a greater number of clients better within their budget constraint.

NFP may want to raise more money to sponsor good works and/or service more clients within the available budget.

Generally, we speak of Profit in this course.  And that is of interest even to organisations not seeking to maximise profit.  These organisations will want to maximise growth while not making a loss; the other side of the profit coin.

Rather than write about the goals of each type of business each time, we generally refer to the process a for-profit business will follow. This is just as applicable to the various types of NFP.

To continue to grow, we discuss how to increase your revenue so that more money goes to your profit bottom line.  Since this is a slower process, we will allow ourselves 12 months to achieve it.  Nevertheless, these two combined are likely to more than quadruple the profit of your business in just 15 months.

The techniques discussed in this training course, “Grow365″ are designed for growth businesses.  They might be a relaunch of an existing business or a startup

This introduction to the course outlines the process with links to relevant articles. The next stages links are also at the bottom of this article.

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