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Posts by Scott Patterson

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Apr 8, 2020 | Blog

Dealing with surreal and frightening times

In our current environment, we are all hearing words like unprecedented, crises, surreal, frightening and disturbing being used to try and articulate how we are...
Culture eats strategy for breakfast 3 min read

Jan 22, 2020 | Blog

Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast

There is an old saying in business that “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. This means that without a healthy vibrant culture in which employees...
maximise business value with ESOP 3 min read

Dec 16, 2019 | Blog

Maximise the value of your business with an Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)

We have all heard the adage that “it’s easy to look good when you are surrounded by a great team”. Equally I have heard...
Stop and take stock of your business 3 min read

Dec 4, 2019 | Blog

Now is the time to stop and take stock of your business

When we own and operate a business of any size it’s very easy to get caught up in the everyday issues of running that business.
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Nov 20, 2019 | Blog

Exit Planning: Opt for Pre-mortem rather than Post-mortem

We know that 55% of all business exits are via less than favourable circumstances. That is either death, disability, bankruptcy, receivership, liquidation or simply closing...
employee engagement and retention - Succession Plus 2 min read

Nov 18, 2019 | Blog

Low Employee Engagement? These measures will turn it around

When talking with small to medium enterprises (SME) and family business owners, and you ask them about their major concerns, many will express frustrations around...
family business succession issue 3 min read

Nov 12, 2019 | Blog

Should you keep your business in the family?

Why is it that succession in family businesses can be such a difficult issue? Why is it that such a low...
family succession 4 min read

Sep 6, 2019 | Blog

How an attitude of ‘she’ll be right, mate’ won’t work for your family business succession

At a recent meeting with some long-standing clients who have built, and continue to operate, a successful family business I asked the parents (who both...
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Feb 13, 2017 | Blog

Unplanned Adventures

Most people would not describe the process of owning and running their own business as “an unplanned adventure”. Yet statistics would suggest that this is...
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Feb 6, 2017 | Blog

Regrets – I’ve Had A Few!

There have been several surveys done in recent years asking people in the latter stages of their careers if they had any regrets or, “if...