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We have been here before Covid 19 has taken a spectacular grip on the fears of people and businesses. The world is embarking on a shutdown for a time, and the business and economic implications will be profound. Learned economists advise we are entering into a recession. There will be significant costs. Unemployment will rise. Some businesses will fold. However….. recessions are not new. The media feeds into fear-based motivations, but they are just one
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The paradox of change … and certainty These are interesting times. Who would have dreamt that international borders would be closed because of a virus? That the world seems to be turning its back on globalisation. That stalwart businesses like Macy’s in the US would be cutting 120 stores. Competitors that recently seemed formidable and strong are teetering. As the aphorism states, there are only three certainties in life – death, taxes and change. For
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February 26, 2020

Opportunity knocks – can you take it?

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Opportunity knocks – can you take it? Over the holiday period, a long-standing client made urgent contact with IA. A significant secondary business opportunity had arisen, as the result of a tender proposal they were working through. However, the opportunity would require new plant, equipment, and additional working capital. Could we help? Opportunity arises. Often when it is unexpected and outside of business as usual. It is also fleeting. There is a brief window in
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How to successfully acquire a new business? Purchasing a successful business is hard work. Lots of it. Identifying a potential purchase is just the starting point. Then you have to conduct rigorous due diligence. Critically assessing their revenue streams, service delivery, operations, finance. You must understand all the onerous government-imposed obligations and their people. Always people. But in acquiring a business, paying fair value, can often be a difficult exercise. First, both parties must agree
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Don’t let customer itches fester Making it easy for your customers should be a mantra for every business. Anything that causes friction or annoyance is a potential risk. Itches get scratched. Which aggravates it. Worse repeated scratching and it festers. In today’s market customers are looking for solutions and are walking out the door if they are not delivered. So, it was for a financial services business. Payment terms were a source of sporadic grumbling,
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