28/05/2017

Top 11 reasons why having a business is like having a baby

My first business was a restaurant, which, despite the common perception of it being a fun, glamourous businesses, actually really it’s hard work. About… Read more  


09/05/2017

Stingy bosses strangle company culture

Money in small business feels like Australian weather, either drought or flood, always unpredictable and not knowing when the season will change. It’s is … Read more  


03/05/2017

What is a business plan?

The most common perception of a business plan is a formal, structured, professional document that describes all parts of a business, ordered in a sequential and… Read more  


28/03/2017

Business planning – how to make it work.

The enemy of business planning is the business plan, well, at least the traditional concept of the business plan. For most small business owners, the idea of a … Read more  


19/02/2017

Use Guzmania to grow your business

Recently, The Business Plan Company completed a research project on Guzman y Gomez, the highly successful taqueria chain that is steadily growing across Austral… Read more  


04/01/2017

Foot in mouth

Foot in mouth - a condition all business owners should avoid. Here’s how. We have all put our foot in our mouth at some time and said something stupid,… Read more  


04/01/2017

On the lookout! Stop your business getting eaten alive.

Working ‘on’ your business is one of those things that we know we should all be doing, but it’s so easy to put off in the day-to-day hubbub of… Read more  


03/07/2014

Snake oil for small business - get it here!

Picture this: a new business owner, just the first few months but getting impatient to get results and with almost no funds to spend. What does he do? Pays a so… Read more  


25/09/2013

My business idea - will it work? Take the Sniff Test

The idea of the new business is a glorious thing. In the mind of the aspiring business owner, it is perfect. Before the reality of costs, staff, landlords and t… Read more  


04/09/2013

Are you leaving millions in cyberspace?

I am yet to meet a small business owner that doesn’t want more business, or at the very least for their sales and marketing costs to be lower. Huge sums o… Read more  


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