Kiko, Paradigm Shifts, and their Impact on Business Valuation

by Jacob Aldridge There are a number of elements in a business that impact its valuation. These can be positive impacts (eg, new product lines) or negative impacts (eg, abnormally large liabilities on the balance sheet). When I explain these elements to business owners, I talk about the two biggest negative impacts on Valuation as ‘Temporary…

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Top 25 Best Business Coaches in Brisbane

If you’re here looking for a great business coach in Brisbane, then click here to see the updated 2020 List. Remember to ask: “How many businesses have you coached through an official Recession?” The Australian GFC doesn’t count – as you’ve probably noticed, this is a LOT different. Here is my original article – and…

IN THE MEDIA: Understanding your Role as Leader

Source: Stepps.com If you don’t understand your role as a leader, your business will be rudderless. For example, in the real estate industry many principals are really just agents who have chosen to work for themselves rather than under another business. Those who are actually leading their companies (and their industries) sit above and ahead of the day-to-day business.…

3 Portraits of my Grandma, for her 80th Birthday

Today, January 19 2015, is my paternal Grandma’s 80th birthday. Or at least, it would have been if she were still alive. Grandma died in May 2013. I was overseas on holiday at the time – her health hadn’t been great, but it had been a slow decline over many years so her hospitalisation and…

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Your January Strategy Day is a Waste of Time, but it Doesn’t Have to Be

by Jacob Aldridge, Business coach in Brisbane Australia j.aldridge@businessdepot.com.au That’s a tactic that will save you an hour and waste you an entire year designing and executing the wrong strategy. In the snows of North Dakota, overlooking Bondi Beach, and here where I’m based in damp, sub-tropical Brisbane Australia, businesses of all sizes are gathering…

Where New Year Business Reviews Go Wrong

It’s that time of the year again – even businesses make New Year’s Resolutions which they rarely keep. Depending on the size of your organisation, these might be the individual business owner taking pause or even the annual January strategy retreat designed to create a focus for the year ahead (I run a few of these…

IN THE MEDIA: What Really Happens on Conference Calls

Source: Sydney Morning Herald Whether it’s online shopping or washing the dishes, many are guilty of getting off task during conference calls. Brisbane-based business coach Jacob Aldridge times his conference calls to coincide with… Click here to read the full article.

IN THE MEDIA: More Business Plan Questions

Source: Brisbane Times. Most business advisors and business coaches recommend drawing up a business plan, but many SME owners opt to go without. “A business plan would have slowed us down,” Eve John says. “It just seemed a little bit too rigid.” Jacob Aldridge is an international Shirlaws business coach, and has one simple piece…

IN THE MEDIA: Innovating your Real Estate Business

Source: Stepps.com We have clearly moved beyond talking (complaining?) about the GFC. Yet the remnants of those years are still lingering, even as property values grow and agencies start to ramp up their agent numbers. So what’s it been like for businesses emerging from the recession over the last couple of years? Click here to…