Blog Category: Business growth

Approaching Your Budget

  If you’re never quite sure where to start when compiling your budget, here are a few ideas to help: 1. Jack Welch Approach A personal favourite of mine! Jack simply asks 2 questions: • How can we beat last year’s performance? • How continue reading...

Why do we do Budgets?

  Sometimes it seems so fruitless, doesn’t it? We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, let alone in 1-3 years’ time. I don’t think any of us has a crystal ball to enable us to see into the future (thankfully – can you imagine ho continue reading...

Managing Your Budget

  Do you have a budget to manage and you’d love to know how to do it better? Then read on! 1. Understand your monthly results When you review your monthly budget report, you are looking for variances (differences) between the actual results re continue reading...

People = PROFITS!

“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits.  They will be embarrassingly large” – Henry Ford   To me, it’s always been a no-brainer.  If you look after and build strong relationships with all the continue reading...

Cash vs Profit – Part 2

Cash vs Profit – Part 2   Last month, we looked at why cash and profits differ.  Part of the reason is due to timing differences between when invoices are posted onto the Profit and Loss account and when cash is received or paid.   This m continue reading...

Sources of Finance

A common complaint from SMEs in recent years has been the lack of availability of funding to help them grow (or survive).  However, many of these SMEs simply asked only their banks for financial support and this was not always approved.  Did you know th continue reading...

Catapult Your Business Growth!

  Rarely does business growth just happen.  The power is in the planning!  Follow these simple steps, take charge and catapult your business growth!   Where do you want to be.  Dream big.  Set your goals – what would outrageous succe continue reading...

7 Steps to Successful Credit Control

1. Know your customer – trap key information from the start Due diligence – ensure they exist, what legal entity they are, credit checks, ability to pay, check Google for any adverse publicity, etc. 2. Effective payment terms & conditions continue reading...

Boost Your Bottom Line! Part 2 of 2.

In January, we looked at part 1 on how to get rid of those saggy bums as part of our New Year Resolutions and improve our company bottom lines at the same time.  To improve profitability, our ‘bottom line’, we can either boost our income, improve our continue reading...

Boost Your ‘Bottom Line’! Part 1 of 2.

We’re all talking about improving our ‘bottom line’ in January - getting rid of any saggy bums and improving our overall health and fitness.  How about making it a New Year’s Resolution to boost the bottom line of your business at the same time! continue reading...

How it all began!

A question I am often asked is “what inspired you to set up your own business?” Well, it all started with a cycle tour!  A solo cycle-camping tour across Switzerland and France via the Swiss and French Alps, the Jura Mountains, the Vosges Mountain continue reading...