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Business Owner Over 50? You need to read this.

How ready are you to exit your business?Research shows that 70% of people are NOT, and when you read the article below you will understand why that will have a significant impact in New Zealand over the next few years. New Zealand's population, like that of most developed countries, is ageing which means many business owners are also aging.We currently have approximately 180,000 business owners over the age of 50 which accounts to approximately 40% of the total business numbers in New Zealand.Bu...

October 17, 2019

Fast Five: Fergus & Alex at the Interiors Barn in Tirau

The Interiors Barn for several years has operated as a country destination for many seekers of uniqueness and quality. The owners, Fergus and Alexandra (Alex) Ewen have a created an amazing place to find furniture, antiques and all sorts of wonderfully quirkiness. Their aim when they first started was to import quality products that were affordable for the average Mums and Dads. They have kept this promise even as they shift to new premises. In the last month, the Interiors Barn has shifted to ...

October 14, 2019

The Friday Biz Thing #6

The Friday Biz Thing is now live. This week Phil discusses the differences between B2B and B2C (Business to Business and Business To Consumer) marketing and some keys things you should be doing differently. Craig has some insights on what your website should say to get peoples attention in the first 3 seconds. Check it out below. Apologies we got excited this week and went over our time but I think you will agree that it was worth the extra minutes! Leave a comment below if you have any questi...

October 4, 2019

Advice to business owners from business owners: Brent & Lyn Trail

From time to time we speak to our clients and glean some information that may be helpful to others. The business owners have good success and always provide some valuable tips based on our five questions we asked. The latest session was with Brent & Lyn Trail, from Surveying Services in the Bay of Plenty, and we're sure you will agree there are some valuable messages to be heard. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!...

October 2, 2019

The Friday Biz Thing #5

Some great tips this week from Phil and Craig. How to get 10 extra hours back per week with one simple technique. How to get a free Search Engine Optimisation software tool straight from the insiders at Google. Its a simple yet powerful strategy packed interview this week. Do your self a favour, grab a coffee, grab a cold drink, grab the dog and sit down and enjoy this this short but powerful interview. ...

September 27, 2019

TYBTYL Finale: Master Task List

Welcome to our final video interview with Rob Dorey from Business Success Partners on the Transform Your Business, Transform Your Life series, where Rob goes through the Business program used to ensure businesses meet growth targets. In our final video, we look at the master task list, what is it and how does it fit into the whole sequence. We hope you've found this series useful, and always feel welcome to comment with your questions or to send Rob and Craig an e-mail if you have any questions!...

September 24, 2019

TYBTYL Part 8: Finance and Reporting Plus Systems and Processes

This is part 8 in the interview series with Rob Dorey from Business Success Partners where Rob covers Finance and Reporting plus Systems and Processes. These are the final operational elements and Rob gives great insight into how these two components play an important role for your business growth....

September 24, 2019

TYBTYL Part 7: People and How to Recruit Great Ones

In part seven of our Transform Your Business, Transform Your Life series Rob discusses people and the impact they have on your business plus successful recruitment techniques to ensure you get amazing staff. This session is pure gold so we recommend getting a coffee, a notepad and pen and strapping yourself in for some brilliant content! Robs passion for recruitment and HR is evident in this video and Rob successfully provides a guiding light for SME business owners around people in their busin...

September 24, 2019

The Friday Biz Thing #4

In today's show we look at two questions from our viewers. The first is from Paul who owns an Engineering Shop In Wellington. Paul has doubled his turnover and increased his staff however is working 70 hour weeks, spending weekends doing admin work, receiving less profit despite higher turnover and feels he is losing control of his staff. Our second question is from Kasey who has a good business idea, has been told funding is available and wants to know how to go about with getting it As always,...

September 13, 2019

The Friday Biz Thing #3

In our third instalment of the Friday Biz Thing, we talk about forming a sound business strategy, breaking down the structure of a business and in the digital realm a few tips and tricks on receiving clear, accurate data from Google Analytics while eliminating false positives. As always, get in touch if you have any questions....

September 6, 2019

TYBTYL Part 6: The 5 Pillars of Success: Sales and Marketing

In part six of Transform Your Business, Transform Your Life Rob and Craig continue their discussion on the 5 Pillars of Success, and how to take the right approach towards sales and marketing to achieve the best possible outcome for your business....

September 6, 2019

The Friday Biz Thing #2

In this weeks episode Phil shares some tips on staff reviews and Craig shows a way to create content for your website. Don't miss this one, some gold nuggets in there for sure....

August 29, 2019

Local RSA Club Reinvents Itself in 2019

Once a mainstay of the local community, RSA’s were a popular destination for families and friends to seek social interaction, however in the 80’s and 90’s the popularity diminished somewhat and the RSA’s struggled to find their place in a very changing world. Some clubs closed and others struggled to stay afloat with a diminishing and aging membership roll. Forward on to 2019 and we now see some very positive changes occurring within New Zealand for the clubs and what better way to sh...

August 26, 2019

BSP Live: The Friday Biz Thing! Two great short tips for you this week

Each week we share one quick hot tip on marketing and one hot tip on growing your business. The tips are provided by Phil Wicks of Business Success Partners and Craig Connelly who shares digital marketing tips. This week we have a great tip on selling your business and the biggest threat to your business over the next 5 years, plus an easy way to get a powerful backlink to your website from Google to give your website more strength and visibility....

August 23, 2019

Transform Your Business, Transform Your Life Part 5: The 5 Pillars of Success

What are five things at the backbone of any business, but when worked on make a successful business? Welcome to part five of our series, where Craig and Rob introduce the "five pillars of success". As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions....

August 12, 2019

Transform Your Business, Transform Your Life Part 4: The Strategy

In this video Rob Dorey looks at the components of a business strategy and how you can use them to implement in your business. New to the series? Start with our first video here, or contact us below if you have any questions....

July 14, 2019

Transform Your Business, Transform Your Life Part 3: Business Vision

In part three of our series, Rob Dorey discusses the framework for establishing a business owner's business vision and how it dovetails into the personal vision. New to the series? Start with our first video here, or contact us below if you have any questions....

July 7, 2019

Transform Your Business, Transform Your Life Part 2: Personal Vision

In the second instalment of our "Transform Your Business, Transform Your Life" series Rob Dorey discusses the framework for establishing a business owners personal vision and how it dovetails into the business vision. Enjoy, and get in touch below if you have any questions!...

June 30, 2019

Transform Your Business, Transform Your Life Part 1: The Foundation

In our first video in the Transform Your Business, Transform Your Life sequence, Rob Dorey looks at the foundation of how a business advisor looks at a business and breaks it into manageable pieces to analyse. In this video Rob shows the breakdown of all the pieces and gives an overview of each. We will then break each one down into 5-6 videos that will be released over the coming days and weeks. Enjoy the content and any questions please contact us....

June 23, 2019

How to get the Maximum Value from a Business Advisor

Phil Wicks from Business Success Partners works with a lot of successful businesses and in today's interview we asked Phil how his clients use his services to get maximum value for their businesses. Phil has some great advice for business owners thinking of working with a business advisor so they start off on the right track.Any questions? Get in contact below....

June 1, 2019

What is Succession Planning, and Why is the Psychology of Retirement so Important for Success?

Tereza Murray: I'd like to introduce Rob Dorey a director of Business Success Partners. Rob specialises in working with business owners to take the business through to sale and succession. Rob, So what's the first step that business owners should know in preparing their business for sale or succession? Rob Dorey: In New Zealand we've got a massive number of SME businesses where the owners are in that late fifties or early sixties and the key thing people realise and they probably see amongst the...

January 14, 2019

What Does a Business Owner do Daily to Grow Their Businesses?

Craig Connelly: Hi there, today I am with Phil Wicks, from Business Success Partners. I’ve been working with Phil and his team for the last couple of months, the other day Phil and I were out calling on his clients and we got talking after the day had finished about a scenario in New Zealand's that is interesting. That is that 65 percent of businesses in New Zealand (SME businesses) trade less than an million dollars per annum. I had just mentioned to Phil, these other businesses in the same i...

December 18, 2018

Is franchising suitable for your business? Find out with franchise specialist Tereza Murray

Rob Dorey: I'm here today with Tereza Murray from Business Success partners who specialises in the SME space with franchising small to medium sized businesses. Can you give us a sense of what sort of businesses are suitable to franchise? Tereza Murray: I think any business in theory is franchisable as long as you can take the essence of that business and bottle it so somebody else can run it, then it's franchisable. I think if you're looking at your business in terms of if you want to franchise,...

December 4, 2018

A Customer Board Will Help Your Marketing

Success comes from meeting customers’ expectations and satisfying their needs. Both expectations and needs change over time and keeping abreast of these changes is essential. The owner of a small business usually knows their customers personally. This is an excellent beginning for the development of a relationship that can help you with your marketing and in the acquisition of new customers. A customer advisory board A customer advisory board is a representative group of your own customers tha...

November 19, 2018

Fast 5 - Loulous

Our next FAST 5 with Angelique from Loulous Salon and Loulous Day Spa Cambridge 1. What’s the best advice you have ever received as a business owner?Don’t be afraid of change and taking calculated risks. 2. What’s the best advice you would give another business owner?As Richard Branson would say – Appreciate your staff, look after them and they will look after you. 3. What has been your proudest moment in Business?Winning 4 awards including the overall Top business award at the Waipa Bus...

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