I was having a look back through Tom Peters The Excellence Dividend the other day and came across a story that I thought I'd share with you. It comes in relation to JP Morgan who was an American industrialist in the late 1800s early 1900s and the story goes how a person approached him with an envelope and asked him for twenty five thousand dollars, back in those days which is about three hundred and fifty thousand dollars in today's funds.Read More
If there's one thing I really enjoy it's just sitting and watching the ocean and it's always changing, different things to look at I was chatting to some folks the other day and it made me realize that actually being in business sometimes is like being in the middle of the ocean let me explain how.Read More
In a couple of earlier vlogs I was talking around shareholders agreements and family charters, and I mentioned a board charter. I've had a couple of people come back to me and say what is a board charter, what does it do, and why would we have one? So I just want to give you a bit of a rundown as to what a board charter does and where it may be appropriate for your business.Read More
In the first two instalments around our current theme of Strategic Reviews, Annual Business Plans & Execution we looked at the importance of strategic reviews and staff workshops to gain insight. In this update we look into the key questions you need to ask on your way to discovering your competitive advantages.Read More
Over the next three months (July-August-September 2021) we’re going to be looking at Strategic Reviews, Annual Business Plans & Execution. As part of this we’ve pulled insights from two PlanA Consulting clients that we’ll call Business 1 and Business 2.Read More
I was asked the other day if I work with people outside Hawke's Bay and the answer is yes I do and yes I can. With technology as it is today, it doesn't matter where you're located within New Zealand. If you think we can add some value to your business then we can definitely help wherever you are.Read More
When I chat to people about their strategic planning or their business planning, an answer I quite often get is, "I know I need to do something, but I just don't quite know what to do". So that's why, over the next couple of months, I'm going to do a series of vlogs talking about both strategic planning, that really big picture side of things, right down to business planning, along with implementation plans and how to make things happen.Read More
Well, kia ora folks, thanks very much for taking the time to come and check out today's vlog. You know, people often tell me they'd love to have the time to step back and set some plans for their business. But one of the challenges is they don't actually know what to do or how to go about it.Read More
In August & September I will be holding a business Roadmap Review aimed at the small to medium business owner We all know the benefits of taking time to review our business – but when did you last do it?Read More
Business can be hard at times, especially if you are in that SME space.
I get it, I’ve being self employed for close to 20 years (crikey where has that gone!). In that time I’ve had businesses that have gone from no staff (just me) to 40 odd staff with a senior leadership structure in place.