Reactive or Proactive – where do you stand? Many of us run our businesses in a reactionary way; we are forced to implement changes in because the market demands it in order for our business to survive. So how can we be more proactive and… Read More >>
David and Barbara Leek started life together like many parents seeking a great place to bring up their young family. But engineer David also had to make sure he could earn a living. Back before the convenience of the internet, he and Barbara went searching… Read More >>
OBT Feature Business Sipelectrical, Helidon You’d think managing a young family and rebuilding after the hardship of the 2011 floods would be a full-time job in itself. But talk with Sipelectrical’s husband and wife team Jonathan ‘Jono’ and Annaka Sippel and you’re soon reminded of… Read More >>
Consider the following: Only 1 in 15 (7%) retirees live on an annual income of $70,000 or more. Almost one million people have returned to work since retiring. Four in ten retirees maintain that you need the same or a higher amount of income in… Read More >>
The first thing that strikes you about Anita Lyne is that she is a woman of principle. And, just as she makes it her business to nourish Gatton with good food and wellbeing, so does OBT make it theirs to ensure Anita’s business has all… Read More >>
Thomson Refrigeration + Air Conditioning is based in the Lockyer Valley and has been operating since 2010. The business has outgrown the home office and recently opened a showroom, workshop and office at their new premises at 59 Western Drive, Gatton.
A business that runs on systems and processes, therefore reducing owner reliance, is intrinsically more valuable than one that places a significant operational reliance on owners. The pace at which technology is developing can be daunting, yet few properly understand the leverage it offers.
As boring as it may sound, your ability to analyse and control cost structures as a business owner will prove to be a valuable resource when preparing your business for sale. By analysing the cost of providing a service or producing a product enables you to identify under-performing… Read More >>
Understanding what your customers want and reacting to their needs quicker than your competitors can give you a crucial advantage in a tough market. To be competitive, you must ensure the main focus of your business is on your customers:
OBT recently advised a wholesale and retail business that was experiencing large fluctuations in its sales, profits and cash flow. The business supplies goods to mining and rural businesses and is required to carry large stock holdings and significant credit accounts. Heavy rains also caused damage… Read More >>