Planning & Management - Page 212 of 215

Do you do business like a man or a woman?

There are two distinct styles of doing business: a man’s way and a woman’s way. It doesn’t matter what body people are in. Often a man will d…

Using a debt-collection agency can help

How do people or businesses end up being referred to a debt collector? A person or business can find themselves in financial difficulty for many re…

How to start-up by someone who has – book review

Start it up: why running your own business is easier than you think – Luke Johnson, Penguin Books The ‘serial entrepreneur’ known best for Br…

How to attract & retain top talent – part 2

See part 1 here In Part 1  we looked at four elements of attracting and retaining top talent. I suggest that there is also a fifth hidden eleme…

Nine steps to minimise IP costs

There are nine simple steps that you can take to maximise your return on your IP investment. Nine steps to minimise intellectual property costs Qual…

Maximise the value of your business for a successful exit – part 3

External – what do we need to prepare to attract the right buyer (who will pay more) and convince them of our value and finally make sure they sign …

How to attract & retain top talent – part 1

If you ask a business owner, director or senior manager from any organisation what their biggest competitive advantage is, they will probably answer …

Design registration – why it matters

The design registration (DR) system protects the appearance of new products. DR can be used to stop others making, using, selling and importing etc pr…

Maximise the value of your business for a successful exit – part 2

Last week we looked at the results of the 2013 MGI Australian Family and Private Business Survey (Read part 1) Succession (or exit) will happen to …

What is franchising & how does it work?

This is the first in a series of articles that will build your knowledge about all aspects of franchising. For franchisors, we’ll look at how…

Trademark registrations & why they matter

Trademark registration (TMR) can be used to stop others using deceptively similar trademarks to draw away your customers. The TMR system is intende…

Maximise the value of your business for a successful exit

The research tells us that most don’t have a strategy around how to do this and therefore often fail to either maximise or extract the value, or bot…

Patents & why they matter

Patents can be used to stop others from copying your new products and processes. Patents are intended to encourage inventors to invent and to share…

How to franchise your business

Franchising is a great way to grow your business, often allowing you to expand locally, interstate and even internationally. Here are some key steps t…

Begin with the end in mind

Steve Covey’s second habit is ‘Begin with the end in mind’ – this means that every decision we make in business should be made considering our…

Avoiding the pitfalls of intellectual property

Navigating others’ intellectual property (IP) rights is a challenge faced by all businesses. So many business activities potentially infringe others…

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