Industrial Energy

3 Ways To Cut Industrial Energy Usage

Kurt Graver Business Development

It’s no secret that industrial processes can use a lot of energy. In fact, the industrial sector consumes over half of the world’s total delivered energy and, according to a report produced by the US Energy Information Administration, global power consumption in this sector is set to increase by an average of 1.2 per cent a year. However, if your …


How To Set A Budget & Stick To It

Kurt Graver Business Development

Budgeting is one of the most important business tasks in running a business as it sets expectation and parameters for your business to operate.  If you do not set a budget it increases the risk of risk failure and closure. Most companies that set a budget just see it just another administration task and do not stick to it because …

how to brand your business

How to Brand Your Business & Take It To The Next Level

Kurt Graver Business Development

If you are looking for ways to improve your business, most business owners try to look for operational improvements, however, the answer may be improving your identity through branding.  Branding is not just for large companies, it is an essential way for small business to communicate with their customers what they stand for and what to expect from them. Branding …

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: …

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 …

how to make your business a success

How To Make Your Business Successful

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

There are a couple of questions we get asked a lot. “How to make your business successful?” and “How do we get from being a start-up to being a successful and established business?” We have studied hundreds of different businesses and have identified a few common characteristics most of them share. Business Success Formula We have simplified this system and …