reduce costs

4 Ways To Reduce Costs In Your Business

Kurt Graver Business Development

GDP growth has been forecasted to remain subdued in 2019 as Brexit-related uncertainty, global trade tensions and higher interest rates weigh on the economy. Basically for most small business owners trading conditions will be uncertain for at least the next few months. The only realistic chance of an upturn in optimism over the next 18 months is if there is …

recruitment challenges for startups

Recruitment Challenges For Startups & How To Overcome Them

Kurt Graver Business Development

Employees are the most critical part of any business, you can have the best product or service in the world, but if you don’t have the right people, you will never be able to grow your business. Understanding how to recruit and retain the best staff is a skill that every new business owner should possess. Without high calibre, motivated …

cash flow statement business plan

How To Prepare A Cash Flow Statement In A Business Plan

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

The cash flow statement is one of the sections of a business plan that people tend to experience the most difficulty with. Preparing a cash flow shouldn’t be that difficult as long as you follow a few simple steps. If you are applying for a startup loan The Cash Flow Statement will be the only financial statement you will have …

Make Your Business Successful

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 run a successful business?” 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 five characteristics most of them share. They have a strategic direction and a clear plan for how …

Development Plan

How To Create A Business Development Plan

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

Whether you are just starting up or an established business every business has room for improvement. The market is constantly changing if you are not planning to improve and grow your business you are just stagnating and risking sustainability. This is why the stock market value of companies crash when they announce lower than predicted sales growth. Growth is a …

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How To Choose The Right Business Model For Your Business

Kurt Graver Business Development

Choosing a business model is one of the most critical factors setting up your company as it determines your product, how the world views your company and most importantly, how you make your money. For internet businesses, there are five main options Advertising The Facebook model, a free product for users, revenue is generated by targeted advertising. This is fine …

Transform your business

4 Ways To Transform Your Business

Kurt Graver Business Development

Is your business stuck in a rut and not growing as fast as you would like? Instead of waiting for something to happen, as a business owner, you need to take the initiative and attempt to transform your business. Transforming your business doesn’t mean you need to employ expensive consultants to analyse re-engineer your processes and technology. You can transform your …

manage a business

6 Tips to Help Manage a Business in Uncertain Economic Times

Kurt Graver Business Development

Making sure you understand the best way to manage a business is even more important when negative factors that are not in your control are affecting it. More small and medium-sized businesses are pessimistic about the future than positive for the first time in four years, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).  Small business‘ concerns are growing that …

Budget

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 …