Business Optimization Methodology

Optimizing an existing business is the fastest way to improve profitability and reduce workload and stress. We have catalogued our relevant resources here to introduce you to our  Business Optimization Methodology.   There are probably as many ways of optimizing your business as there are businesses!  We suggest one approach here but you can, and should, […]

Tell Your Business Legal Advisor What YOU WANT?

Business Legal Structures  The best form of legal structure in which to place your business is something you should get legal advice on, without doubt. But, it is important that you think about what you want from your structure. When you brief your legal advisor, you should have a pretty good idea of what you […]

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 

Generate a Million Ideas in 30 minutes

Do you find yourself stumped for ideas on what your Start Up Business might do or new avenues that your existing business might take? There is rarely a shortage of “good ideas” that can give you some inspiration on how to progress.  Here is a really easy way to generate a million ideas in approximately 30 minutes.  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 Choose a Business Legal Structure

The best form of legal structure in which to place your business is something you should get legal advice on without doubt. It will vary from country to country. But it is important that you think about what you want from your structure so that, when you brief your legal advisor, you have a pretty good idea what you want. Once set up, business legal structures are cumbersome to change Yellow Belt

How to do a Rapid Planning Outline When Uncertain

A project plan is critically important to ensure that everyone involved is on the same page. They don’t need to be complex. This article demonstrates a quick way to assemble a practical project planning framework.  It is a Yellow Belt article.

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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