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Areas such as bills of material, margin by product, sales mix, key performance indicators, price increases, corporate brochure, email marketing, direct mail marketing, job descriptions, financial analysis, mentoring, internal production meetings etc would never have been touched if Darren had not raised our awareness to them. We would always talk about doing it but never action it 100%. Working with Darren helped us to implement action within the business. -  Dale Hyland, Hyland Sportswear Pty Ltd
 
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Our approach

We help small and medium business owners maximise profit, productivity, people and performance.

What's it like to work with Business Influence.
On this page you'll find out the kind of results our clients have reported and we'll also give you a sense of our values, approach to clients and how we are different to most business consultants, coaches and mentors.

What business results do our clients see in working with us?


When you work with us, you can expect to see sustainable improvement in your profitability.
Key measures and business drivers will be identified that maximise your profit.

You will see significant improvement in team performance and productivity. Team members will understand their accountabilities and participate more actively in growing the business. Individual goals will be aligned with the business goals.

You will have more time. The most precious commodity your time will be leveraged through systemising your business processes, introducing new leadership & management techniques, capturing and measuring management data and empowering your people.

You will move towards peak performance. By creating a forum that ensures you follow up on your most important priorities, you will enter a rhythm of continuous business improvement.

Running your business will be less of a struggle. It's a matter of learning what actually works to grow your business and implementing it. No silver-bullets here just proven approaches that work well for small & medium business owners.

You will respect and appreciate the power of data forever. Devising and implementing measurement systems that monitor your performance on a timely and regular basis will become second nature. Imagine making your numbers talk and mastering the key drivers of your business.
 

What are our values?

Profitability is Not optional
You run your business for many reasons and one very important one is to make a profit. Profit is not optional. We work very closely with clients to do everything possible to increase their overall profitability.

Companies can and should be great places to work.
Sure you're in business to make a profit, but if your employees hate coming to work every day because of the way the business is managed, you're going to have serious productivity problems. A workplace can be a fulfilling and satisfying experience.

Results talk and the scoreboard never lies. Every business owner understands value. When you engage a consultant, you measure their performance to ensure you have received a return on your investment. We respect and understand this value proposition.

People don't engage businesses, they engage individuals. A coaching and mentoring role is highly personal and confidential. We pride ourselves on being sensitive to your personal circumstances and conduct our business with strong ethics and the strictest confidentiality.

You only get one reputation in a lifetime.
Unlike other disposable attributes, all of us spend our lifetimes establishing and maintaining our only true business asset our reputation. It is always important to protect our reputation in all our business and personal relationships.

Passion is contagious. Passionate people seem to engage everyone around them through focusing the collective business spirit on the most important objectives. Our passion for igniting our clients business growth is endless and we appreciate and demonstrate mutual respect for all our clients and their teams.
 

Our unique approach responds to your needs


We'
re above all flexible. Different clients need different things. One size does not fit all. We understand that every business owner has dreams, goals and challenges unique to themselves. We listen to your needs and tailor a service that will provide sustainable results for your business.

You get the kitchen sink. Once you engage us, we openly share all of our ideas, strategies and techniques we have in our possession.

Open communication and respect is paramount. We share our views and opinions on your business openly without fear of criticism. We work constructively and respectfully with you, your team and your other service providers, but expect the same respect in return.

 
Quick response is guaranteed. Nothing is more frustrating than working with consultants that do not promptly return your phone calls or emails. We guarantee to return your phone calls and emails promptly.

We constantly empower, nurture and motivate you and your team. The business world can often be very cynical and negative. We commit to contributing to a positive, creative and constructive framework for building your business.

We identify other opportunities to help you.
We have established a circle of excellence of other specialist service providers. We are proactive in identifying opportunities to introduce you to our network of expert advisors where appropriate.
The benefits of working with Business Influence include:
  • Significant increase in the value of     your business
  • Increased profit
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved communication     internal & external
  • Improved management
  • Clear strategic direction
  • Systemised business processes
  • Improved customer satisfaction
  • Effective & timely management     information systems
  • Improved work/life balance
  • Clear unique selling proposition
  • Meaningful financial analysis
  • Introduction of other specialists
  • Reduced reliance on owner
  • Implementation of a marketing     system
  • Continuous personal &     professional development
  • Improved time management &     efficiency
  • Increased competitiveness
  • Implementation of a succession     plan
  • Wealth creation
  • Preparation of business for     sale/succession
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    Now that you have a better idea about the results you can expect in working with us and our approach and philosophy of working with clients, next go to the Our Services page to learn about the services we offer.

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