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    How to take the emotion out of recruiting [infographic]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 10-Jan-2018 02:00:00

    We all bring our own biases and prejudices to the task of hiring new staff and it's important to be aware of them.

    It's equally important to minimise the impact of these personal biases when making important decisions that will impact the future of your business.

    With this in mind we're sharing our new infographic, which has been designed to help take some of the emotion out of the hiring process.

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    Topics: infographic, business advice, staff recruitment, hiring staff

    [Video] How to use the Business Health Check template

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 10-Jan-2018 02:00:00

    JPAbusiness has been conducting Business Health Checks for clients for over 15 years.

    In this video James explains how the Business Health Check has become such an important part of JPAbusiness' portfolio of client services, and how it serves as a diagnostic tool for uncovering a business' weaknesses, while also identifying its strengths.

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    Topics: Template, Video, Business advisor, Business health check

    How to use our Selling a Business Planning Sheet [template]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 03-Jan-2018 02:00:00

    With the new year upon us, we thought the time was right to publish our new Selling a Business Planning Sheet.

    Business owners often use time off during the holiday period to reflect on their business’ performance and make decisions for the year ahead – decisions which may involve exit and succession plans.

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    Topics: Selling your business, Template, Business advisor, Business selling

    [Video] Don't let over-reliance on key personnel erode business value

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 03-Jan-2018 02:00:00

    In this video James explains how business value can be eroded when the majority of knowledge and expertise is held by one key individual.

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    Topics: Video, Succession planning, Business valuation, Business advisor

    Buying a business: is your advisor acting in your best interests?

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 27-Dec-2017 04:00:00

    We recently worked on a business sale transaction in which one side had far less robust advice than the other – and you can guess which side was which!

    Our client – the vendor – was selling a reasonably large, engineering-style business.

    The purchaser – while a successful business operator in their own right – was not experienced at acquiring businesses and did not appear to have thought deeply about the sort of expertise they would need to advise and guide them.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Advice

    How to use the Buying a Business Planning Sheet [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 27-Dec-2017 03:00:00

    Buying a business is a major investment and it can also be a very time-consuming activity.

    In this video James explains how the Buying a Business Planning Sheet can help save time and also give direction to your purchase planning.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Template, Video, business advice

    5 lessons from a client's business sale

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 20-Dec-2017 05:00:00

    We recently facilitated a business sale for a long-term client in south-west Victoria.

    The client operated an industrial services and utilities business that had been operating for over 20 years.

    The business had about 20 staff, a turnover of around $5 million and earnings before interest, tax and depreciation in the order of $650,000 per annum.

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    Topics: Selling your business, Advice

    M&A 2017 activity and 2018 outlook [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 20-Dec-2017 03:20:00

    As part of our research for the 2018 Economic Outlook eBook and blogs, we looked at mergers and acquisitions activity, both in terms of our own experience in the small to mid-cap market, plus activity in the broader M&A market.

    In this video, James shares some of the highlights, including the factors that are contributing to a stronger business sale market.

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    Topics: Advice, Video, economic forecast, selling a business, business buying

    2018 Global economic outlook in-brief [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 13-Dec-2017 05:05:00

    In this video JPAbusiness business analyst Phillip James presents a brief snapshot of our 2018 Global Economic Outlook.

    The video includes the global growth forecasts for 2017 and 2018, and the reasons behind these figures.

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    Topics: Video, 2018, economic forecast, international economy, global economy

    Survey results plus tips for overcoming business challenges

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 13-Dec-2017 04:58:00

    Almost 60% of respondents to our recent survey indicated they were ‘confident’ about business trading conditions heading into 2018.

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    Topics: Advice, business advice, survey, business confidence

     
    Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and should not be taken as personal, professional advice. Readers should make their own inquiries and obtain independent, professional advice before making any decisions, taking any action or relying on any information in this blog. 
     
     

     

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