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Business Success Stories

Our Business Success Stories

 

Painter

Andre , a Painting Contractor, doubled the size of his workforce but with no systems in place to help him control things, he was running himself ragged, losing sleep and losing jobs instead of running the business efficiently. By deploying a few effective business tools and learning how to use them, Andre was able to pull his team together, get everyone on the same page and build a much stronger organisation so he could later take his son for a six week tour of Europe. To see and hear him tell his own story click here…

 

Landscaper

Neville, a Landscaper, was pretty stressed out.  Things had not gone well over the Christmas period.  The staff had all wanted holidays at the same time which put a big dent in the invoicing and cashflow.  The weather had been bad so that a lot of chargeable time had been lost forever and now the IRD wanted GST and tax but many of the paying clients were still on holiday. In this perfect storm scenario, a cool head and a firm hand is best, so Neville found some useful business tools to help him get the situation under control – so much so that  a year later with a 60% increase in revenue and a 300% increase in profitability under his belt, the Christmas storm barely featured on his radar.  To hear his own story, click here…

 

Mechanical Engineers

Mike and Murray were happy in their work. They loved doing what they were good at and they loved the business they had built. The only problem was, they had too much work on and they didn’t want the hassles of employing staff.  They knew from past experience that employing a bunch of people can often mean earning less money, working longer hours, having more worries and constantly needing to fix the problems that someone else had created. However, it doesn’t have to be like that, with the right attitude and the right tools Mike and Murray doubled their personal income, built a strong resilient business and were able to take Mondays off to go surfing or spend with their families. To hear the story, click here…