Insights and Business Advice
Follow what Cliftons have to say on a variety of topics to push your business forward.
Have you heard of the On-demand Economy? Some people call it the App Economy.
Either way, you’re most likely part of it as a consumer (knowingly or otherwise) but are you thinking about your business model as this seismic shift on consumer behaviour?
How many large companies can you think of that have fallen by the wayside because they didn’t stay relevant in their market? Companies like Kodak and Blockbuster spring to mind as historical references but what about future possibilities?
Traditionally, most companies haven't considered their carbon footprint as part of their overall business strategy.
Relax, this isn't the life of a nudist.
I have however just finished reading a fantastic book Getting Naked written by Patrick Lencioni.
When my business partner Brian suggested I read it, I looked at the title and enthusiastically dived right in. Much to my wife’s relief I didn’t come away with a new philosophy on how to dress. However I was challenged by the insights on how to build stronger relationships, both at a personal and a business level.
Everyone loves a good comeback story, but very few happen without brutal truths and planning.
Every business has its challenges. To sit here and tell you that nothing will go wrong would be flat out lying to you. The reality is every business faces challenges, particularly financial challenges, at some point.
Its almost Christmas again, and with the ensuing busyness we might forget to properly wind down.
For years I was guilty of not taking proper holidays. Id always figured that with the business closing for about 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year, then 6 other public holidays during the year, that was enough.
Its not always who's first on the list that matters. Look at cricket for example.
The start of spring brings warmer weather and the start of the cricket season.
Whether you like cricket or not, its hard to ignore as Australia’s number one summer sport. Its a bit like doing your tax; businesses either look forward to this time of year or try to ignore it for as long as possible.