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Author: Sara Pantaleo

Why is Business Strategy Important

Article by: Sara Pantaleo Businesses tell me that they have no time to work on business strategy. The reality is that businesses can feel rudderless without a business strategy. A business strategy is a great way to help an organisation achieve goals, and define its methods and tactics. A business strategy needs to include the…
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Franchisee Recruitment

Article by: Sara Pantaleo Creating and building a profitable and successful franchise brand involves a lot of factors; having a great product or service, clear vision and strategy, a profitable business model, success for franchisees, franchisor and customers, effective leadership, an organisation with purpose, a great team of staff and good franchisees with solid alignment…
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People Culture

Do you have a people culture in your workplace? Fostering a people culture helps organisations succeed. What does people culture mean? As Peter Drucker put it, ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’.  He did not mean that strategy is unimportant, rather that a powerful and empowering culture is a surer route to organisational success. People culture…
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Ways to Improve Productivity in the Workplace

The article was written by Sara Pantaleo. Boosting productivity in your organisation means you will be able to increase profits.  Small businesses have twenty employees or fewer.  Therefore, it is essential to have strategies to make your business more productive and efficient. Some of the ways to increase productivity in your small business include tools,…
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What is Triple Bottom Line

The article was written by Sara Pantaleo. What Is the Triple Bottom Line? The Triple Bottom Line (TBL) is a way of measuring an organisation’s impact on its social and environmental effects in addition to financial performance. Purpose-led organisations find that using triple bottom line to monitor more than just the financial performance helps them…
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Why Small Businesses Fail

Studies have shown a high percentage of small businesses fail in their first year and up to 50% by year five.  70% of small businesses don’t make it past ten years. Some Reasons why small businesses fail 1) Lack of leadership – No vision and purpose Setting a clear vision and purpose gives you a…
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How do I find my Purpose?

How do I find my purpose in life? Part of finding your purpose is by knowing what role you can play in changing the world. Some of it may be the fundamentals of your belief system, some of your journey in life.   What you believe and what you want to manifest in the world. It…
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The powerful, inspiring women leading family businesses

When I first joined the family business, I found it very difficult to break through the sexism and invisibility of being a woman in a male-dominated industry.   Even though I was developing and improving the business, I was seldom acknowledged in the early days and treated like a little sister.  Not just from my family…
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Crisis Management Planning

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to lose it..Warren Buffett   What is a crisis? A time of intense difficulty or danger? So, in business, a crisis is related more to a significant adverse event with possible reputational damage. An out-of-the-ordinary event, disclosure or set of circumstances, real or perceived,…
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Franchising is like a marriage

Will the new changes to the Franchise Code ensure more franchisee success? A new Franchising code was released on the 1st of July. The new fully updated Code Legislation can be downloaded! More disclosure and a stronger contract will not guarantee franchisee success. Instead, a strong business model, passionate franchisees, and a strong relationship between…
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