Tag Archives: Business Strategy

When “Ready, Fire, Aim” Hurts Business Results

Business Results

As Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “plans are nothing; planning is everything.” Taking the time to plan ahead, rather than taking a “Ready, Fire, Aim” approach, will almost always create better business results.
We are often tempted to act on impulse, thinking a spontaneous decision will save time and, therefore, money. But in doing so we often set ourselves up to fail.
In our latest blog, we dispel the notion of the “Ready, Fire, Aim” mentality, sharing how a little forethought, investment and planning can ultimately yield far better results.

CrossFit for Your Business: A 3-Step Guide to Organise Your Business [part 3]

Organise Your Business

The only thing that chaos can produce is more chaos.
In business, disorganisation is self-perpetuating, creating more work, costing more money and producing more issues the longer it goes unchecked. It takes time to step away from your existing business structure and implement new protocols, but it is time that you will get back tenfold.
What’s more, a well-organised business is more efficient, productive, cost-effective and even more attractive to prospective investors, clients or future employees.
Learn the five steps to a well-organised business in the final blog of our three-part series.

CrossFit for Your Business: A 3-Step Guide to Business Organisation [part 2]

Company Organisation

The quirks of a business can be endearing. Its idiosyncrasies can be regarded simply as ‘the way we do things here’.
But these ineffectively-organised aspects of your business can escalate, causing frustration, embarrassment and financial impact while appearing unprofessional and far from reassuring to potential clients or investors.
When these processes have been in place for months or years, it is easy to disregard or overlook them, and far too much effort to correct. But these can become your greatest undoing.
Learn whether your business has its own characteristics, of if it is dangerously disorganised in part one of our new three-part series on effective business organisation.

CrossFit for Your Business: A 3-Step Guide to Business Organisation [part 1]

Business Organisation

The quirks of a business can be endearing. Its idiosyncrasies can be regarded simply as ‘the way we do things here’.
But these ineffectively-organised aspects of your business can escalate, causing frustration, embarrassment and financial impact while appearing unprofessional and far from reassuring to potential clients or investors.
When these processes have been in place for months or years, it is easy to disregard or overlook them, and far too much effort to correct. But these can become your greatest undoing.
Learn whether your business has its own characteristics, of if it is dangerously disorganised in part one of our new three-part series on effective business organisation.

Struggling to Pay Vendors On Time? It May be Your Cash Flow

Cash Flow

Have you ever been confronted with the choice of whether or not to retain a staff member?
It can be one of the most challenging decisions to make but, like so many aspects of your business, it should simply be a case of following the correct process.
In our latest blog, we define the step-by-step guidelines for determining your staff members’ positions, value and whether they are worth investing some time and effort in, or whether you should simply let them go.

Letting An Employee Go: When to Know It’s Time

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Have you ever been confronted with the choice of whether or not to retain a staff member?
It can be one of the most challenging decisions to make but, like so many aspects of your business, it should simply be a case of following the correct process.
In our latest blog, we define the step-by-step guidelines for determining your staff members’ positions, value and whether they are worth investing some time and effort in, or whether you should simply let them go.

Company Finance Planning & Execution

Finance Planning

Many problems that arise in business can be avoided by first recognising five commonly-occurring blind spots.
The first of these is the concept of company finance planning. While finance planning may seem like an integral part of your business, if you aren’t executing it correctly, you are, at best, falling short of its potential and, at worst, completely wasting your time.
In our latest blog, we address this frequent blind spot, highlighting the reasons it can occur, the ways to overcome it and the long-term benefits it will produce.
Take a look now – we hope it helps to overcome some of your company’s financial blind spots.

Business Strategies for Effective Solutions

Business Strategies

Storytelling is one of the great life skills of human evolution. For millennia, we have used story to convey wisdom, teach lessons and advance knowledge.
Despite its prehistoric roots, storytelling is still a valuable skill in contemporary society, and even in business. When we convey our message in a more story-like manner, our audience, whether our staff or our clients, become more engaged, amused and connected, retaining the information better and building both confidence and loyalty in the brand.