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    Template – Buying a Franchise Planning Sheet

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 21-Mar-2018 02:00:00

    Buying a franchise may, on the surface, seem like any other business purchase.

    However, a franchise is a special type of business in which the brand and business operational model has been systematised.

    A franchise may have additional, more complex requirements for a buyer to consider and meet, but they also tend to come with more ongoing support than regular businesses.

    We have created the JPAbusiness Buying a Franchise Planning Sheet to help business buyers assess potential franchise opportunities.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Free download, Template, Franchises

    Tips for successful outsourcing [cheat sheet]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 14-Mar-2018 02:00:00

    Outsourcing is hardly a new phenomenon in business, but globalisation and technological advances have made it a much more common one.

    Many small to medium-sized enterprises – including my own – have a ‘virtual team’ of service providers who work in concert with the regular team of in-office staff members.

    We have created the following cheat sheet based on our experience and that of our clients who also have valuable outsourcing partnerships.

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    Topics: Free download, Advice, Staff, Running your business, cheat sheet, outsourcing, business advice

    Buying a Business Planning Sheet [template]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 09-Aug-2017 05:12:00

    A good business purchase is about planning and ensuring you have plenty of information to base decisions on, rather than rushing in and letting emotions take over.

    Use our Buying a Business Planning Sheet to help you ‘make a match’ between your requirements and risk profile, and the business you are assessing.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Free download, Advice, Template

    FREE template: JPAbusiness Outsourcing Checklist

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 05-Jul-2017 05:51:00

    Improved communications and the global economy mean businesses are increasingly using outsourcing parties to drive efficiencies.

    Contractors, part-time and casual staff, consultants and advisers, are now common among SMEs and larger businesses alike.

    We’ve created the JPAbusiness Outsourcing Checklist to help you as a business owner or senior manager decide where and when you can use outsourcing, or virtual resourcing.

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    Topics: Free download, Template, outsourcing, virtual team, staff management, Checklist

    10 steps to buying a business [infographic]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 28-Jun-2017 05:44:00

     

    Step 1: Imagine the process of assessing different businesses for sale as a funnel

    The top of the funnel is wide and has a screen which sifts out businesses which don’t meet your requirements.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Free download, infographic

    Time for an end-of-financial-year check-up? [template]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 14-Jun-2017 05:17:00

    We created the JPAbusiness Business Health Check template to use with our business advisory clients.

    It helps them to identify business health issues they can address in-house, as well as areas where they need to seek external advice on methods to improve the business’s outcomes.

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    Topics: Free download, Advice, Running your business, Template, Financial

    How does a business' online activity impact its value? [infographic]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 07-Jun-2017 05:04:00

    In order to determine a business’s value we assess business health factors, which may include:

    • Financial performance
    • Quality of product or service delivery
    • Point of difference and competitive position
    • Staff culture and performance
    • Physical location and geographic coverage
    • Diversity, size and quality of clients
    • External pressures on business, including industry trends and dynamics
    • Future projections and prospects
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    Topics: Business Value, Online, Free download, Running your business, infographic

    Free Business Transfer Checklist for buyers and sellers

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 17-May-2017 05:00:00

    Value can be destroyed overnight if a business sale transfer goes wrong.

    Whether you are the buyer or the seller, there are numerous issues that need to be considered and dealt with in the transfer process.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Selling your business, Free download, Advice, Business transfer, Template

    3 key questions when assessing business value [infographic]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 22-Feb-2017 02:18:00

    Business valuation is not an exact science and nor is it a simple science.

    However there are some factors that should always be considered when assessing a business’ value.

    They are:

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    Topics: Business Value, Free download, Advice, Valuations, infographic

    Free download: Annual Business Plan Template

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 08-Feb-2017 05:47:00

    Business planning is about making your business as robust as possible, so it can take advantage of opportunities and also successfully withstand inevitable shocks.

    Annual business plans don’t have to be weighty documents, but they do need to contain some key information, with the most important being:

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    Topics: Free download, Business Planning, Template, Succession planning

     
    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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