I was surrounded by mid-sized business leaders from around the world at the recent EntreLeadership Summit when I was reminded that kiwi businesses are really good at innovation. We have to be, as the NZ market is too small to provide sustainable business growth for anyone with big aspirations. However, whilst we may be great at innovation, NZ businesses are still not thinking big enough.
Blog Category: Strategy
Yes, it is true that economic activity in China weakened in 2018 and official statistics placed real GDP growth at 6.6 percent in 2018. But, and it is a big but, China still has one of the most enviable growth rates in the world. Looking at the facts what can we expect in 2019 and what opportunities could your company be taking advantage of as a result?
Successful business leaders surround themselves with the best people. And if you’re going to stake your company’s future on someone, you need to be sure they bring more than opinion to the table. Gravitas Impact (GI) Coaches are recognised as world leaders in business growth. The only two GI certified business consultants in NZ are from SSBG.
Are you a business leader who is worried that you are not growing fast enough? Or are your sales increasing too quickly and your growth is outstripping the capabilities of your team? You know there must be a better way to scale up, but which framework will work for your business? The Four Decisions Framework will help resolve these issues so you can achieve scalable success.
One question I am often asked is “what is the difference between clients that grow fast and those that take a little longer?” Interestingly, the answer has remained the same in my 17 years of helping businesses grow. The businesses that grow better, faster and smarter are those that have their people strategy right.
We have been closely watching the growth of the African market and believe there is a great opportunity for the NZ mid-market in the medium to long-term. The NZ business opportunity in Africa has evolved with the market at an exponential rate. To help you understand the market better, here are a few key points that may surprise you.
Here we discuss the pros and cons of a board of directors vs an advisory board. More and more mid-market growth businesses are turning to advisory boards to improve and grow their business. This is particularly so in New Zealand and Australia, where the cost of a board of directors … Continue reading
The mid-term US elections are over and the power in the US has been redistributed, but still, most NZ businesses who export are concerned about the steady escalation of the US/China “Trade War”. To mitigate risk, mid-market companies are strengthening their relationships with regional trading partners in interesting ways.
Some things are vital to the health of a business and setting time aside to prepare your annual plan and priorities is one such activity. My advice to leaders in the mid-market is to set a date for your annual planning workshop before the end of the year so you have your strategy set before you leave work for Christmas…