3 weeks ago

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CHRISTMAS IS SO MUCH BETTER WHEN YOU KNOW HOW NEXT YEAR LOOKS!

When I started partnering a family business, late in September, I said the first goal was to get them to Christmas Day and they be defined how 2018/19 will look.

Some ask the content of what I do so here is an overview of some outcomes from the last 10 weeks:

1. Finance plan written to secure medium term funding from bank.
2. Draft budget for 2018/19 written.
3. Measures established for credit Control and 75% of outstanding debt recovered.
4. Engaged supplier community to secure preferential terms that go straight to bottom line.
5. Supported design/message for new www.
6. Established new Trading and Payment terms.
7. Created monthly shareholder Review process/Balanced Scorecard.
8. Engaged Staff to create foundation in future resource.
9. Commenced review of Productivity and Efficiency.
10. Initiated review of Customer Journey.

Its such an exciting space - sometimes the guys feel they have a bit to do but it comes back to what they want to realise.

Im seeing Owners now (2 this week) who want to have the same feeling of definition on 25th December and beyond. Sound like you?, you can reach me at jsweeney@advantagebusiness.co.nz

CHRISTMAS IS SO MUCH BETTER WHEN YOU KNOW HOW NEXT YEAR LOOKS!

When I started partnering a family business, late in September, I said the first goal was to get them to Christmas Day and they be defined how 2018/19 will look.

Some ask the content of what I do so here is an overview of some outcomes from the last 10 weeks:

1. Finance plan written to secure medium term funding from bank.
2. Draft budget for 2018/19 written.
3. Measures established for credit Control and 75% of outstanding debt recovered.
4. Engaged supplier community to secure preferential terms that go straight to bottom line.
5. Supported design/message for new www.
6. Established new Trading and Payment terms.
7. Created monthly shareholder Review process/Balanced Scorecard.
8. Engaged Staff to create foundation in future resource.
9. Commenced review of Productivity and Efficiency.
10. Initiated review of Customer Journey.

It's such an exciting space - sometimes the guys feel they have a bit to do but it comes back to what they want to realise.

I'm seeing Owners now (2 this week) who want to have the same feeling of definition on 25th December and beyond. Sound like you?, you can reach me at jsweeney@advantagebusiness.co.nz
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3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

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AN EXCITING NEW DAWN!

Im delighted to advise that I have aligned the icu BIG! brand with ADVANTAGE Business.

After much due diligence the ADVANTAGE choice was straight forward:

1. 20 Years Credibility as a Respected brand in the NZ landscape.
2. Talent pool of Experience that ensures all clients receive the Guidance and Input of many rather than just 1.
3. Focus on Individuality and Bespoke Plans.
4. Appetitive to deliver an Outstanding NZ national Solution.

It feels great to head into Christmas with definition on how 2018, and beyond, look. 

If you feel you and your business are Hungry for the right Advisory Partner reach out here: (https://lnkd.in/ga92XHM)

AN EXCITING NEW DAWN!

I'm delighted to advise that I have aligned the icu BIG! brand with ADVANTAGE Business.

After much due diligence the ADVANTAGE choice was straight forward:

1. 20 Years Credibility as a Respected brand in the NZ landscape.
2. Talent pool of Experience that ensures all clients receive the Guidance and Input of many rather than just 1.
3. Focus on Individuality and Bespoke Plans.
4. Appetitive to deliver an Outstanding NZ national Solution.

It feels great to head into Christmas with definition on how 2018, and beyond, look.

If you feel you and your business are Hungry for the right Advisory Partner reach out here: (https://lnkd.in/ga92XHM)
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Congrats - looks like a great move

1 month ago

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AWARD WINNERS!!

As an Advisor/Coach there is nothing better than being to witness to the success of others!

Firstly HUGE shout out to Johnny Wiggins Sophie Dysart and the team at Wiggins Health & Beauty who were awarded Best New Product Launch Beauty by Green Cross Health. Johnny was the original supporter of icu BIG! and its been an absolute delight to watch this journey. These guys embody listening and responding to customer while their global counterparts are sat in meetings. An awesome example of what is possible and why SMEs are winning!!

Another HUGE shout goes to Thomas Dietz William Lockie and the team at WOOP who scooped Best Emerging Business at the Westpac Business Awards. Ive known Thomas 10 years and its been awesome to see what he has created in the last 4 years, staring into and beating adversity - Brilliant!! WOOP have been willing participants and supporters of the work at UNITEC as we groom the Marketers and Strategic Thinkers of tomorrow.

AWARD WINNERS!!

As an Advisor/Coach there is nothing better than being to witness to the success of others!

Firstly HUGE shout out to Johnny Wiggins Sophie Dysart and the team at Wiggins Health & Beauty who were awarded Best New Product Launch Beauty by Green Cross Health. Johnny was the original supporter of icu BIG! and it's been an absolute delight to watch this journey. These guys embody listening and responding to customer while their global counterparts are sat in meetings. An awesome example of what is possible and why SME's are winning!!

Another HUGE shout goes to Thomas Dietz William Lockie and the team at WOOP who scooped Best Emerging Business at the Westpac Business Awards. I've known Thomas 10 years and it's been awesome to see what he has created in the last 4 years, staring into and beating adversity - Brilliant!! WOOP have been willing participants and supporters of the work at UNITEC as we groom the Marketers and Strategic Thinkers of tomorrow.
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1 month ago

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The Kiwi once branded the country's worst real estate agent has reinvented himself as a grocer and says he's turned over a new leaf #NZHFocus
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Tom Moore!!

1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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Gary Vaynerchuk

For my students!!

Gary Vaynerchuk
Wait ... wait .. and do good things .. like give rides to airports
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2 months ago

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Like many festivals Halloween has its origins from 2000 years ago including both religious and agricultural significance.

At icu BIG! (https://lnkd.in/f69shJG) while we still have some tricks for those we have worked for, were firmly in the TREAT business for those we work with - Business and Personal Growth!!

If youre scared of where you are, or could be, great time to reach out!

Thanks to Jack Nicholson (Oh, and Jason) and The Shining for inspiration.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Like many 'festivals' Halloween has it's origins from 2000 years ago including both religious and agricultural significance.

At icu BIG! (https://lnkd.in/f69shJG) while we still have some 'tricks' for those we have worked for, we're firmly in the TREAT business for those we work with - Business and Personal Growth!!

If you're scared of where you are, or could be, great time to reach out!

Thanks to Jack Nicholson (Oh, and Jason) and 'The Shining' for inspiration.
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2 months ago

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CREATING PREDICTABILITY, STABILITY & GROWTH!

I have asked a number of newer clients to imagine Christmas Day conversations, both this year and next.

The essence of this exercise is that for them, their families and business they can discuss the shape of how the business will look and what they need to do realise it - 'she'll be right' is not part of the strategic plan.

At icu BIG! my focus is not creating 'dust gathering' documents but workable initiatives that can be actioned and realised.

With the change of Government you can't shape the future of NZ but you can bring definition for self and your business entity. Start your conversation here... (https://lnkd.in/gMDVCjJ)Mariah Carey's official music video for 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'. Click to listen to Mariah Carey and more Christmas songs on Spotify: http://smartu...
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2 months ago

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THE FUTURE ISNT COMING................ITS HERE!

Sometimes you just need to open your eyes as to what is evolving in our environment. In a brief trip to a local mall today you see Stations to plug your vehicle in, Taxis delivering food (take away?) or How to have safe Entertainment without disrupting civil aircraft. Sometimes its like youre in the movie The Time Machine and you sat in a chair as the future rushes by.

My most satisfying work currently is developing workable strategies for businesses (in many different industries) for next 12/18 months. Imagine a Christmas day, this year, when you have clarity of the year ahead and have a model that is prepared for change! Ready to talk................? (https://lnkd.in/gMDVCjJ)

THE FUTURE ISN'T COMING................IT'S HERE!

Sometimes you just need to open your eyes as to what is evolving in our environment. In a brief trip to a local mall today you see Stations to plug your vehicle in, Taxi's delivering food (take away?) or How to have safe 'Entertainment' without disrupting civil aircraft. Sometimes it's like you're in the movie 'The Time Machine' and you sat in a chair as the future rushes by.

My most satisfying work currently is developing workable strategies for businesses (in many different industries) for next 12/18 months. Imagine a Christmas day, this year, when you have clarity of the year ahead and have a model that is prepared for change! Ready to talk................? (https://lnkd.in/gMDVCjJ)
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2 months ago

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WHERE YOU EXPENDING YOUR TIME AND ENERGY?

The beauty of working with people holistically is that you get to work out what is impacting their business - work and life are not mutually exclusive!

With employees, customers, suppliers., bosses etc... allow emotion to surface and then compartmentalise and deal with truth.

WHERE YOU EXPENDING YOUR TIME AND ENERGY?

The beauty of working with people holistically is that you get to work out what is impacting their business - work and life are not mutually exclusive!

With employees, customers, suppliers., bosses etc... allow emotion to surface and then compartmentalise and deal with truth.
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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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Gary Vaynerchuk

Listen to the future!!

Gary Vaynerchuk
The next search engine is "voice" .. I'm completley convinced.. This is your next #opportunity
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2 months ago

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I can only back you if I back myself first - icu BIG!!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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ARE YOU READY TO COMPETE AND WIN!?

Its almost 2 years since Jonah passed and his legacy will always be that of being a Game Changer. I included a pic from the 95 RWC because that is where he took the world by storm - many will remember the exploits of SA and Mandela but I believe that #11 was right up there!

Today more stories came out regarding Amazon, possible entry into NZ etc.. its not if but when. You might have seen a story I commented on  last week regarding Toys R Us filing for bankruptcy in the US - the warning signs are all there.

Im currently working with businesses where we plan and execute for step change across a variety of disciplines. Dont wait to get trampled, she wont be right. Make contact now to play a BIGGER game (https://lnkd.in/g4qg_Jx)

ARE YOU READY TO COMPETE AND WIN!?

It's almost 2 years since Jonah passed and his legacy will always be that of being a 'Game Changer'. I included a pic from the '95 RWC because that is where he took the world by storm - many will remember the exploits of SA and Mandela but I believe that #11 was right up there!

Today more stories came out regarding Amazon, possible entry into NZ etc.. it's not if but when. You might have seen a story I commented on last week regarding 'Toys R Us' filing for bankruptcy in the US - the warning signs are all there.

I'm currently working with businesses where we plan and execute for step change across a variety of disciplines. Don't wait to get trampled, she won't be right. Make contact now to play a BIGGER game (https://lnkd.in/g4qg_Jx)
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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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Notes To Self

These are great tools and methodologies to support your work and business life!

Notes To Self
😲Do you know the benefits of journaling?😲
Have a listen to Irina talk about how journaling has impacted her life! If you're not doing this already, you need to get started here https://goo.gl/ZsWJ7r
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3 months ago

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Nothing like being in the 'zone'. Election is over, stop making excuses (they'll always be something) and get in the space, like other clients of mine, to make a step change in $'s and results. www.icu-big.com ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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This sits at the heart of much of the work I do. Pause and take the time to walk in the shoes of another!

This sits at the heart of much of the work I do. Pause and take the time to 'walk in the shoes' of another! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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TIME FOR CHANGE!?

Many of my clients have been tolerating situations for a period of time. 

Theres a great phrase I learnt some years ago The only difference between a rut and a grave is how deep and how long! So if you want to evolve a better shape for you and your business, and critically get some results contact me here ( http://icu-big.com/contact-us/). Doesnt matter what your start point is, Im working with businesses, and owners, in different places.

TIME FOR CHANGE!?

Many of my clients have been tolerating situations for a period of time.

There's a great phrase I learnt some years ago 'The only difference between a rut and a grave is how deep and how long!" So if you want to evolve a better shape for you and your business, and critically get some results contact me here ( http://icu-big.com/contact-us/). Doesn't matter what your start point is, I'm working with businesses, and owners, in different places.
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