Business Planning: What’s the point? How a plumbing business found the path to growth.

Richard’s Plumbing is based in Melbourne’s bayside suburbs, with a long history of more than 20 years and client base that includes builders, mainte… Read more  


Suppliers: what to do when they don’t hold up their end of the deal

As a business owner, the relationship you have with your suppliers is vital to client satisfaction and ultimately, the success of your business. If you promise … Read more  


Partnerships: How To Avoid A Nasty Breakup

In the early stages of starting a business, you and your business partner work tirelessly to set-up the business to hit the ground running – brainstorming… Read more  


Buying a business - explained by a lawyer

Buying a business involves a number of important legal, financial and commercial considerations. If you are looking to buy a business, this article sets out thr… Read more  


Missions, Visions: 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  

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