What our circle of SMEs is thinking about: …

Big THANKS to all those who participated in our SME Survey, we had an outstanding response rate.
A quick summary of the SME Survey Results:

  1. Cashflow and sales/marketing continue to be the two biggest challenges for 2013
  2. 60% of respondents have an accounting system but are not using it as a tool for profitable decision making
  3. Although in Australia theft by staff is estimated at $500 million per annum, less than half of respondents have in place any safeguards (although to be fair 25% of respondents work solely with their family and as they pointed out it would be REALLY bad if they were stealing!)
  4. Only 1/4 of people are actively ensuring their business is ready for sale

 
 
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We were a little surprised by the last group of responses, as selling a business should generate a significant profit and is usually part of an owner’s retirement plan! Your business is just like a house, it needs to be maintained, from time to time renovated, and well and truly in tip top condition to maximise the price. The great news is we are now developing a range of new services and also stay tuned for some FREE RESOURCES to get you started.
For those who have never visited our shop there are currently 5 FREE CHECKLISTS to help you get the most out of your business. Add them to your cart, fill in your details and check-out then download away – we developed these and make them FREE to help you so take advantage and share them around.
 
 
 

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