Missions, Visions and Values: corporate flatulence or business doctrine?

Time for a quiz. To what organisations can we attribute the following statements, components of the published statements about themselves: “Integrity. … Read more  


Rowing your boat vs. Steering your ship. Which are you doing?

“I don’t want to grow too big” are words I very often hear from business owners, when we start a business planning project. My understanding o… Read more  


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  


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  


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  


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  


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  


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  


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  


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  

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