Business planning


Start figuring out where you will be in three years time

8:00AM | Wednesday, 8 August 2012 |  Today we’re going to start a process that might take you months to finish. The task is simple – figure out where you want your company to be in three years.

Should I put together multiple versions of my business plan?

9:24PM | Tuesday, 13 September 2011 |  Writing one business plan is a big enough task within itself – there is no need for two.

Break a workplace habit

7:00AM | Tuesday, 3 July 2012 |  Your challenge today is to look at something in your business that you just know you can improve on, but you’ve resisted doing so for fear of rocking the boat.

Start your EOFY review process

5:00AM | Monday, 23 May 2011 |  While planning for the year ahead is a focus at this time, it’s also crucial to conduct some sort of review of the year just gone.

Start the week with one-on-ones

5:49PM | Friday, 13 May 2011 |  Here’s a simple task to get your week off to a good start and reconnect with your employees – spend an hour or two sitting at the desk of your employee and talking about the week ahead.

How much does an investor value an actual business plan compared with how you present it?

1:40PM | Tuesday, 17 January 2012 |  Consider this, if the shoe was on the other foot and you were the investor, what would you want to see?

2011 a bumper year for Australian M&A activity

1:55PM | Thursday, 5 January 2012 |  Australian merger and acquisition activity soared in 2011, thanks to multibillion dollar deals made by major mining companies, but Australian IPO volume was at its lowest level since 2001.

Top 10 technology trends for 2012

1:15PM | Thursday, 5 January 2012 |  Technology trends in 2011 were heavily influenced by the uptake of mobile devices, namely smartphones and tablets. So what’s in store for the year ahead? StartupSmart picks out the top technology trends for 2012. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Car sharing start-up HiGear closes after theft

1:53PM | Wednesday, 4 January 2012 |  Luxury car-sharing start-up HiGear has been forced to close after the company fell victim to a ring of professional car thieves.

IT spending tipped for slight increase in 2012

1:42PM | Wednesday, 4 January 2012 |  Business spending on information technology will rise by less than 2% this year, according to Gartner, but SMEs will continue to lead the way in newer areas such as cloud computing.