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 Performance

8 Ways To Improve Business Performance

Kurt Graver Business Development

There are many ways to improve business performance, but not all of them are effective for every company. The following eight tips are a good place to start if you want to improve your business performance.   Whether you’re the owner of a company or business, marketing manager, or marketing coordinator, you want to be thinking of ways to increase your …

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 high-quality financial reporting to help understand and improve your business. Key benefits of producing management accounts: Getting …

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 …

how to reduce costs in a business

6 Ways To Reduce Costs Without A Loss In Productivity

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

For most business owners it always seems like prices are increasing. That may be so, however, as part of a wider business improvement program, you should always aim to find cost savings within your business. Starting a cost reduction program can seem daunting, there are a few keys areas you should be able to find cost savings that will yield …

establish startup

9 Ways Grow Your Business You Can Implement Now

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

Growing your business is always tough for small businesses and start-ups, especially when they only have a limited amount of working capital. You can’t let this stop you from planning to grow. Every small business should plan to grow, failure to so puts you at risk of being overtaken by your competitors. To put it simply, you either grow or …

Sir Alex Ferguson

How To Run Your Business Like Alex Ferguson

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

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed his managerial blueprint in the Harvard Business Review. It is an amazing interview which confirms him as one of the greatest sporting managers/coaches in sport in history. What is surprising is how many of the principles that Sir Alex followed can be used in business by business owners and their management teams. 1. Start With …