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Ownership Mindset – How to Get Your Employees to Think and Act Like Business Owners

Employee Ownership

Ownership Mindset – How to Get Your Employees to Think and Act Like Business Owners

By , October 22, 2020
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Ownership Mindset is a business model that encourages employees to think and act like business owners. Having your employees thinking and acting as a business owner is a critical component of employee ownership success. Find out how to implement and drive this management model through your business.

What Will You Get from this Webinar?

  • Why Ownership Mindset is effective for businesses
  • An understanding of Ownership Mindset and its core components: Personnel, Knowledge, Systems, Incentives
  • The benefits Ownership Mindset carries including employee retention, engagement and encouraging peak performance
  • How to create a learning environment; a “business of businesspeople”
  • How to focus on the key, critical leading indicators that drive financial performance
  • How to implement a win-win-win incentive scheme
  • How to build a culture of accountability, purpose and profit
Craig West

Craig West

Executive Chairman | Succession Plus

Craig West is a strategic accountant with over 20 years of experience advising business owners. His background as a CPA in public practice has provided invaluable experience in the key issues of concern to business owners.

In March 2014, Craig was appointed Executive Chairman of the SME Association of Australia, Australia’s largest small business organisation representing over 300,000 business owners.

In October 2014, he was awarded the Exit Planner of the Year at the Exit Planning Institute Annual Conference in Texas, USA, due to his innovative development of an exit planning process to help business owners maximise business value and achieve a successful exit.

Craig’s proprietary structure - a Peak Performance Trust - has won the Australia-wide award for the Employee Share Ownership Plan of the year twice in four years.

In November 2018, Craig launched SME Experts in partnership with Mark Bouris’ Mentored on Podcast One and quickly grew the monthly podcast audience to over 26,500 downloads; in October 2019, he released a new podcast focused on medium-sized businesses - Mid-Market Matters.

In July 2021, Craig joined the NSW Committee for STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) – focusing on advising families across generations.

Craig has also launched a SaaS platform, Capitaliz (which captures the 21-step process), to assist other advisers internationally deliver advisory services at scale.

In November 2021, Craig was appointed Executive Chairman of NSW Leaders, a business mentoring group for leading NSW businesses.

In July 2022, Craig West received the award of Doctor of Business Administration for his research thesis titled “Examination of the key factors driving business exit options in Australian Small and Medium Enterprises.”

Craig is passionate about encouraging business owners to think strategically, maximise the value of their business and achieve a successful exit.

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