Know your Business Contracts

July 14, 2021

Most of us don’t love legal contracts – they are often hard to understand and costly to prepare.  In the thrill of the moment we may skip through the fine print without full understanding, signing the agreement in hope of a good outcome. But the details of the contract often… Read More

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The End of Q1 – what have you achieved?

June 30, 2021

It’s 30 June – we’re half way through the calendar year and, for most of us, 25% through the financial year ending 31 March 2022. If your revenue goal for the current financial year is say $1m (or $10m?)– have you recorded at least $250k (or $2.5m?) by 30 June?… Read More

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Thinking about productivity

June 23, 2021

Last month the NZ Productivity Commissioner stated that “New Zealanders are working harder rather than smarter”.  It seems we are working harder but producing less compared to other countries. NZ’s traffic infrastructure is not helping – the time getting to and from work, or around the city as part of… Read More

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Business, Tennis and Mental Health… a hot topic

June 16, 2021

Times are changing and mental health is a common discussion topic these days. According to Google “mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution… Read More

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Business Model v Business Plan… What’s the difference?

June 9, 2021

A business plan is a document presenting the business strategy and expected financial performance for the years to come. The business model is usually part of the business plan as it is the mechanism through which the business generates profit. The Business Plan The business plan covers the value proposition, target market, competitive advantage,… Read More

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Experience v Mastery

June 2, 2021

Someone’s CV or business profile may say, for example, that they have “20 years experience”.  After 20 years you would expect them to have gained mastery, or at a minimum competency, in that field.  But perhaps they have repeated one year of experience 20 times? The four stages of competency… Read More

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