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 Want To Get A Shark's Advice?

Want To Get A Shark's Advice?

Issue 024

Frustrated with the way your business is performing? Can’t get everyone to see where you want to take your business? Working too many hours for very little reward? Has your team developed the right mindset for selling? Does your team sell with purpose? Does your business create and give value? Is your workplace “safety alert”? Do you employ casual staff? – Have you considered...
What Is Your Next Goal

What Is Your Next Goal

Issue 023

As the owner of a small or medium size business…Let me ask you…What is your next goal? Do you need funding to lift your company up to the next level, or perhaps you are thinking about retiring and want to get rid of those personal guarantees on your current loans from the bank. With all the problems circling around the banking sector at the moment, getting a loan for small and medium size...
Crowd Sourced Funding Can Help Achieve Goals

Crowd Sourced Funding Can Help Achieve Goals

Issue 022

What do you want your business to look like in two to three years’ time? You might have developed a new technology or a product through to the prototype stage. What is your goal for two to three years’ time? Would it look something like this? Turnover - $5 million Net profit before tax - $1.5 million External shareholders’ investment - $1 million Current shareholders’...
Directors, Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising  Presents Great Opportunities!
If you want to grow your business, stay ahead of competitors and offer a wide range of solutions to your clients – solutions that: provide you with “new income streams” – through new businesses; generate a variety of interesting work for your team, resulting in improved team morale, productivity and team retention; enable management to improve their business skills; you will...
SME Directors/Committee Members...  “Corporate Knowledge” Is Important
By 30th June 2019 company directors/committee members participating in the Corporate Governance Network will have gained new knowledge relative to their duties and responsibilities as directors/committee members together with a better understanding of how the various components of a company/organisation interreact to enhance business performance. If you are a company director/committee member...
Directors - A Positive Culture Is Vital!

Directors - A Positive Culture Is Vital!

Issue 019

Directors - A Positive Culture Is Vital! If you want your company/organisation to be successful, directors/committee members have to embrace the development of a “positive culture”. In this article we have summarised comments made by Andrew Geddes, the recently retired Chairman of Greencross Limited, whilst commenting on Greencross’ journey from a small company (founded by Dr Glen...
Key Taxation Issues!

Key Taxation Issues!

Issue 018

Directors of SME companies/committee members of not-for-profits, charities, sporting and social organisations need an understanding of taxation matters for the performance of their duties. Some of the key taxation issues that are applicable to this group of people include: Small Business Entity Businesses with an aggregated turnover of less than $10,000,000 can obtain some benefits...
Budgets and Cash Flow Forecasts Help!

Budgets and Cash Flow Forecasts Help!

Issue 017

Budgets and Cash Flow Forecasts are an intricate part of a sound financial system for every company, business and organisation.  Directors of SME companies and committee members of not-for-profit, charities, sporting and social organisations should have an understanding of the budgeting and cash flow forecast systems that are being utilised in their respective organisations. Budgets...
What 3 things Do You Need to Nail This Quarter

What 3 things Do You Need to Nail This Quarter

Issue 016

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. Directors of SME companies, business operators, committee members of not-for-profits, charities sporting and social organisations need to be able to write these three things down. Have you formulated your plan for the next three months?  If not, let me help you. Could...
Future Proofing is Vital for SME Company Directors

Future Proofing is Vital for SME Company Directors

Issue 015

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. Creating “future proofing” for a SME company and not-for-profits, charities, sporting and social organisations is an important issue for directors of SME companies and committee members of organisations.  ESS Small Business’ “Corporate Governance Network” is...
Australian Government Grant Awareness Important for Directors
Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. There are hundreds of government grants for small business provided by the Australian, State and Territory governments.  Company directors and officers need an awareness of the availability of these grants to assist small business – companies, trusts, individuals and...
Understanding Directors’ Duties Is Important

Understanding Directors’ Duties Is Important

Issue 013

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. The Corporate Governance Network, being presented by ESS Small Business, will give SME company directors and committee members of not-for-profits, charities, sporting and social organisations the opportunity to listen to commentary presented by a panel of experts relative to...
Directors Need Leadership Awareness

Directors Need Leadership Awareness

Issue 012

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. Directors/committee members need an understanding of the strategic planning process that will assist the development of their company/organisation.  Few directors are able to make the journey from an SME company director to chairman of a listed public company. We invited...
A Sale is not Completed Until You Are Paid

A Sale is not Completed Until You Are Paid

This Requires Good Debtors' Management (Issue 011)

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. Company directors and committee members of organisations have a clear responsibility to protect their company’s/organisation’s assets.  For many companies/organisations, debtors are a large asset. The “management of debtors” is a key area for directors/committee...
Nothing Happens Until a Sale is Made

Nothing Happens Until a Sale is Made

Issue 10

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. “Nothing happens until a sale is made” - this is a very true statement which, unfortunately, many company directors and business operators have not fully appreciated. Company directors have a responsibility to ensure that a proactive selling system has been implemented...
Directors Have Human Resources Responsibilities

Directors Have Human Resources Responsibilities

Issue 009

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. An awareness of human resources laws and best practices is an important component of a company director’s and committee member’s knowledge base. Whilst it is true that directors should authorise a company’s human resources system and that it is management’s role to...

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