The situation that we are facing is absolutely brutal for many companies. Some will simply not survive the economic impact of this pandemic. The industries in which they operate will not be able to return to normal for several months and they may face ongoing restrictions which may make it untenable to continue operating. Whilst … Continue reading Pivoting – The difference between success and failure.
Blog Category: Strategy
Working side-by-side with top mid-market businesses across New Zealand and Australia, Leigh Paulden is often asked to help solve problems with growth. For over 30 years Leigh has honed his business skills by immersing himself in the best executive education in the world. Combining his 30 years’ experience across 30 industries with internationally proven business growth strategies, Leigh has identified the key reasons why businesses don’t grow as fast as they should or stop growing altogether.
During the last decade, strategy has been the main focus of high-growth companies around the globe. This is because a well-executed strategy is the driving engine behind revenue growth. If you are a mid-market business, are having problems increasing your revenue, then it is time to take a closer look at your strategy. This is … Continue reading What Stalls Business Growth? Having a Weak or Non-existent Strategy.
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.
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.