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

    Should I buy a franchise? [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 16-May-2018 02:00:00

    We have written a number of blogs on franchising and also created a free Buying a Franchise Planning Sheet.

    This week I've published a video highlighting 4 issues you should consider very carefully before buying a franchise.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Franchises, Video, business advice, buying a franchise, vendor due diligence

    5 first steps to buying a business [video]

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

    Every business is different, but in this video I'm sharing 5 'first steps', or tips, which we think are useful when buying any business.

    Following these steps will help you take a planned approach to what may well be one of the biggest financial investments of your life.

    They're each important in their own way, but I must admit Tip 2 – 'Have passion for the opportunity' – is a key one for me.

    Owning a business can be difficult at times, but it's easier to withstand those challenges if you have a 'fire in your belly' for what you do.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Video, business advice, Business advisor

    How to improve cash flow with suppliers [video]

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

    Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business.

    Cash flow has always been important, but it has become even more so in a post-GFC world.

    Money was hard to come by during the global financial crisis, so smart companies looked at their total business operations and asked ‘where do I have money tied up that I can use more efficiently?’

    In this video I'm focusing on how you can improve your cash flow through your dealings with suppliers.

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    Topics: Cash flow, Video, business advice, managing suppliers

    [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

    [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

    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

    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

    2018 Australian economic outlook in-brief [video]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 13-Dec-2017 03:05:00

    In this video JPAbusiness business analyst Alex Dzang presents a brief snapshot of our 2018 Australian Economic Outlook.

    The video includes forecasts for the Aussie dollar, interest rates and wages in 2018.

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    Topics: Video, 2018, economic forecast, australian economy

     
    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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