How can I build a positive business culture?

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 31-Oct-2018 02:00:00

 

By Kevin Catlin
Insight Strategies, Inc.

 

Q. What is the key ingredient in a successful business culture?

KEVIN CATLIN: Some will disagree with me, but I believe culture starts at the top.

You cannot, in my opinion, create a great company culture if the owners and the senior managers are not living it themselves.

 

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Topics: Business culture, Kevin Catlin, guest blogger, staff management, business management

Do I need a valuation or a market appraisal? [infographic]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 31-Oct-2018 02:00:00

We are often asked by clients whether they need a valuation or a market appraisal.

The answer has a lot to do with the ultimate purpose of the valuation or market appraisal. For example:

  • Does the valuation/appraisal need to stand up in a court of law?
  • Will the valuation/appraisal form part of a transaction/settlement process?
  • Is the client seeking an indicative view of a business' fair market value and the likely factors that add to and detract from that value?

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Topics: Business valuation, business valuer, market appraisal, business management, infographic

Are your customers adding value? [infographic]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 24-Oct-2018 02:00:00

Many people run successful and efficient businesses, but don’t take the time to sit back and ask: ‘What is actually driving the value in my business?’

Understanding those value drivers and focusing energy on them is the difference between having a business that runs efficiently today, and one that builds value over time.

Customers are key drivers of business value, but – as we know – not all customers are created equal. The following infographic contains 4 questions designed to assist you in assessing the make-up and value of your customer base.

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Topics: Customers and Clients, Customers, Business Value, business management, small business, infographic

How to use valuation as a management tool [video]

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

Don't wait until someone offers to buy your business to seek a business valuation or market appraisal.

Valuations are extremely useful management tools for business owners looking to maximise their current business performance and long-term value.

A valuation can help you identify what you are currently doing that is adding to your business value, and what you are doing that is detracting from value.

My advice is that, if your business is greater than five years old, you should have it valued on a reasonably regular basis.

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Topics: Valuations, Business Value, Advice, Video, business advice, market appraisal, business management

What is private equity and how can it help my business?

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 19-Sep-2018 02:00:00

In our eBook Partners in Your Business, guest contributor Gareth Banks from Champ Ventures explained how private equity works and what sort of opportunities private equity investors look for.

In this blog Gareth answers the following questions:

  • What is private equity and how does it work?
  • What type of business opportunities does private equity look for?
  • As a business owner, how can I benefit from private equity?
  • As a private equity investor, what affects your appetite to invest?
  • As a business owner, how do I become private equity ready?
  • Where do I go for more information?
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Topics: business advice, Private equity, business management, growth strategies, Succession planning, growing your business

Free business consultation for survey participants

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 25-Jul-2018 02:00:00

This month we're sharing our second Business Confidence and Outlook Survey and we would love you to take part.

The survey is designed to gather views on the current business climate and issues affecting business performance – both positive and negative.

Opt-in for a free phone consultation

At the end of the survey you have the option to enter your contact details and receive a free, confidential phone consultation in which you can seek advice and feedback on issues that may be affecting your business.

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Topics: business confidence survey, business advice, business management

Free business consultation when you complete our survey

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 18-Jul-2018 02:00:00

This month we're sharing our second Business Confidence and Outlook Survey and we would love you to take part.

The survey is designed to gather views on the current business climate and issues affecting business performance – both positive and negative.

Opt-in for a free phone consultation

At the end of the survey you have the option to enter your contact details and receive a free, confidential phone consultation in which you can seek advice and feedback on issues that may be affecting your business.

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Topics: business confidence survey, business advice, business management

Business Confidence survey – have your say

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 11-Jul-2018 02:00:00

This month we're sharing our second Business Confidence and Outlook Survey and we would love you to take part.

The survey is designed to gather views on the current business climate and issues affecting business performance – both positive and negative.

It follows on from our first survey, held in November 2017, which saw almost 60% of respondents indicate they were ‘confident’ about business trading conditions heading into 2018. (You can read all the results from the first survey in this blog post from December.)

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Topics: business confidence survey, business advice, business management

Have your say in our Business Confidence Survey (and receive a free consultation)

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 04-Jul-2018 02:00:00

This month we're sharing our second Business Confidence and Outlook Survey and we would love you to participate. 

The survey is designed to gather views on the current business climate and issues affecting business performance – both positive and negative.

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Topics: business confidence survey, business advice, business management

Why does my business need a plan? [video]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 04-Jul-2018 02:00:00

As a business owner or senior manager, you can’t plan for every eventuality, but you can plan to withstand shocks. 

In this video I explain that business plans don't have to be excessively large or detailed, but they do need to exist in order to demonstrate your commitment to your business goals.

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Topics: Business Planning, Video, Advice, business management, Business advisor, James Price

 
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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