business vision statement

Writing Your Business Plan: Vision Statement

Kurt Graver Business Plan

The first section of your business plan after the executive summary is your business strategy.  In this section, you will have to explain what our business is about, where you want to go and how you will get there.   The first stage in developing your business strategy is defining what your business is and what it will be in the …

Business Perfomance

8 Ways To Improve Business Performance

Kurt Graver Business Development

There is always room for improvement in every business. Most small business owners do not have the time to review their business as much as they should. Below are business performance strategies any small business owner can implement quickly to help improve their business. 1. Accounting Software Getting the right accounting software is crucial for your business. Get an accounting …

Management Accounts

Management Accounts – Why Your Business Needs It To Grow

Kurt Graver Business Development

Many small businesses do not produce management accounts, by not doing this they are putting at risk. Small business owners tend to perceive management accounts as just another administrative task. Booking keeping & financial statements are focused on record keeping and compliance. You can leverage management accounts to help understand and improve your business. Key benefits of producing management accounts: …


The Modern Business Plan – How Business Plans Have Changed

Kurt Graver Business Funding, Business Plan

The economic crisis of 2007/8 had a profound impact on how entrepreneurs and business owners finance their business and write business plans. Banks have been reluctant to lend money to start-ups without them offering significant collateral against the loan. Despite all the publicity that they are lending more money than ever banks are still assessing loans based on the CAMPARI …

protecting your ideas - intellectual property

How To Protect Your Ideas – Your Intellectual Property Options

Kurt Graver Business Development, Business Plan, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

If another business is able to copy or steal your ideas, inventions, contacts, designs or knowledge your business is at risk. Protecting your ideas and intellectual property is crucial for the sustainability of your business, potential investors will reluctant to invest in a company whose intangible assets are not protected. There are five main ways to protect your business’s intellectual …


A Guide To Getting Noticed At Your Next Trade Show

Kurt Graver Business Development, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

Trade shows can offer your business the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of your brand and attract interest in your products or services. However, with so many other companies all vying for attention, there’s a knack to getting noticed at these events. If you’re not careful, your firm will fail to make the impact you’re after. So, to help you …

hiring process

Is Your Hiring Process Up To Scratch?

Kurt Graver Business Development, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

Hiring new personnel for your company can be an expensive and time-consuming process, and the stakes are high; get it wrong and you could end up with unsuitable people working for your business and, worse still, you may end up facing legal claims from unsuccessful candidates who believe they were unfairly treated. Because of the difficulties associated with recruiting the …