Staff and succession case study: manufacturing business Background We recently advised a manufacturing business planning to reward employees with bonuses and successors with shares in the business. The four directors believed their business to be an employer of choice and had been discussing employee bonuses and… Read More >>
We advised a client “David” (53), owner/operator of a successful business providing professional services to the building and construction industry. David had started thinking about retiring and believed all it would take is not getting out of bed to go to work. Until he spoke… Read More >>
A ‘Business Value Gap’ is the difference between the value of your business today and what you need it to be at time of sale. A shortfall can have a significant impact on your retirement plans and may force you to reassess your desired standard… 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 >>
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:
Business Succession and Your Customers A key concern that is sometimes overlooked when considering succession is the impact that the change in ownership will have on customers. Addressing the concerns of your customers is critical to ensure that they are confident with the new business owner/s.
Life Balance “While you were working, your children grew up and moved out”. To ensure that this comical phrase doesn’t apply to you, the importance of a “Work Life Balance” is vital. It is also an issue that will become increasingly important to “Gen Y” employees seeking… Read More >>