My top 5 ways to get the most out of your business improvement consultant

Business foundations

Business improvement consultants bring with them a vast background in experience from dealing with many businesses. While every business is unique, there’s not many problems we see that are unique, so we can recognise patterns and will already have a wealth of ideas and resources for dealing with specific issues. It’s our job to compliment your planning and business skills and support you in creating a better business through the success of a business strategy.

Whilst we continue the quest to reduce costs

If you could reduce costs in your business without cutting your value or service, how would this impact your business sustainability through a downturn or unexpected, uncontrollable change?

Is your business leading the pack?

When was the last time you looked for opportunities to improve your business? It is incredibly easy to become relaxed and employ a set and forget approach. Could this be causing your business to become stagnant or to get left behind in its industry?

How a business health check can save your cashflow

Business Health Check

All too often, I see businesses making tougher decisions than they want to, mostly because cashflow is suddenly and ‘unexplainedly’ tight, even though the business is showing a profit and sales are strong.

Is your business set up for fraud opportunities?

All too often, you hear horrible stories about bookkeepers defrauding businesses – recently, one stealing more than $300,000 from a local business in Western Australia, and last year, a worker stealing almost $1m from a popular Hastings Street restaurant over a number of years. Could you imagine how you would feel if this happened to you?

Develop the sophistication your business needs: The time is now

It’s so easy to get bogged down in the ‘doing’ and daily running of the business that the bigger picture is often forgotten.

The start of a new financial year is a perfect opportunity to review how your business performed last year and put in place a budget and cashflow forecast to set you up for success in the coming financial year – another step for your business becoming more sophisticated.

How reading your financial reports could be the most exciting thing you do today

Exciting-Financial-Reports

If you think reading financial reports is low down on your list of priorities in your business (after all, it’s only a report on what has already happened, right?), then think again. Financial reports are one of the most important tools that can help you make some really exciting decisions in your business. But if not done accurately (or not read properly… or at all!), it can lead to some pretty frightening consequences.