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The Top 5 Things Holding Your Business Back

We are approaching June 30 so it is time for reflection and planning. If your unhappy with your growth rate in the 2020 FY then apart from COVID-19 there are 5 key things holding your business back. The first one is YOU! You need to surround yourself with people that...

Family Business – 12 Rules for Harmony

Operating a family business is as challenging as it is rewarding. Generational viewpoints and sibling personality differences will ensure that without good structures in place, frustration and even anger will bubble to the surface. Here’s 12 rules to assist family business harmony.

Virus will Mean Survival of the Fittest.

These are The Ten Drivers of Operational Effectiveness to pivot your business during and out of COVID-19. Use this as a framework to identify and implement improvement initiatives within every department. Focusing on these 10 drivers will increase profitability, net...

Leadership and COVID-19

In a crisis, ‘people may forget what you say and they may forget what you do, but they will never forget how you made them feel.’ - Carl W. Buehner. NOW is the time to step up your support level for family, friends, employees, suppliers and clients. With the fear and...

Protect Your Business from COVID-19

The press have just announced the start of major public bans at events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to reduce the infection rate and speed of COVID-19. Their objective is to minimise pressure on the health system, primarily hospitalisation rates/occurrences. Aust...

‘Sales Fixes Everything’. Really?

I believe it was Guy Kawasaki who quoted, ‘sales fixes everything’. If only that was true. I’ve had to assist numerous businesses over the last 15 years where the owners had a sales or volume growth focus, at the expense of efficiency and profit. They didn’t consider...

Crikey only 9 weeks until Christmas! Here’s your business checklist

It’s only 9 weeks until the Christmas shutdown so below is a checklist to ensure we are all well prepared. Set a due date to have each of the 12 actions below completed, as it will be here in no time! (well 9 weeks actually). 1.  Consider any recruitment requirements...

In a Tough Sales Environment, Revisit Your Value Proposition

There is certainly a degree of softening demand across a few sectors currently, or at least some big fluctuations between monthly demand. The world is nervous. In a tough environment we need to be even more highly adaptable and flexible, and we need to make the most...

Smartphone Use in the Workplace – Is Your Business Bleeding Cash?

Recent research indicates that: 55% of distractions in the workplace are caused by mobile phones. 75% of employers say that the average employee loses 2 hours a day due to mobile phone distractions. The loss of productivity due to mobile phones is enormous in most...

Tips for Stress Free Performance Feedback

One of the key leadership skills required on a regular basis is the ability to provide effective performance feedback in a manner which moves your business forward. Ideally we want the individual or team to listen, act, close the loop, and evolve. Providing effective...

Leadership – Are You Getting The Best Out Of Your People?

I have identified 12 key leadership criteria to have top of mind and continuously work on. These are required daily behaviours to implement, not personality traits. Everyone will have a slightly different leadership style based on their personality type, that’s fine. The behaviours listed below are independent of personality type. Good leadership is largely about confidence and believing that you can be a good leader. As with everything in life, to be good at it takes practice and dedication to the cause.

The First Step!

The first step to accelerating business growth is to get clear on your strategy, then work out what’s not working and why. Enter you details below for your complimentary copy of the Raffino strategy template.