When is the right time to engage an Advisor for my Startup?

Posted by Azure Group on 15-Apr-2019 07:47:21


Anytime, is the right time to engage an advisor in your startup. At some point in your business lifecycle you will hit a ceiling and realise that strategic advice from those that know their particular area of business exceptionally well can speed up your progress and success.

This might be something you realise when first starting out, or at any point in your startup journey.

So how do you get the most out of your advisors when you have a start up? Here are our top tips.

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Topics: Startups, strategy, Startup Australia, Financial advisor, business advisory, strategic advisor

The life of an Entrepreneur – are you willing to pay the price?

Posted by Azure Group on 04-Mar-2019 07:58:13


Entrepreneur is a pretty cool term. It is certainly a buzz word at the moment, with many people choosing to leave behind the security of a job to start their own business. 

Every entrepreneur has a different story about why he or she decided to go on that road. But if you are considering starting your own business, here are a few truths about just what it takes to build a successful business and be an entrepreneur.

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Topics: Entrepreneur, Startups, strategy, Startup Australia, business advisory, entrepreneurship, technology

How can you UP your Entrepreneurial Game?

Posted by Michael Derin on 18-Feb-2019 08:01:08



Entrepreneurs are more than just business owners. They are visionaries and risk takers. They have a passion and insatiable drive to develop a business, taking on risk in the hope of financial gain. They are often the people that disrupt an industry and provide change and new and innovative products to the market.

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Topics: Entrepreneur, Startups, strategy, international business, Startup investors, Landing pad, startup incubator, startup accelarators, technology

Here's why being a Thought Leader gives back to Entrepreneurs of the future

Posted by Michael Derin on 04-Feb-2019 09:05:03


Are you a thought leader?
It seems to be the buzz word of this decade, but what is it?
Often when we are in business we are focused on the tasks at hand, where is the next product, sale, or income stream coming from. We are so deep into our business that we don’t always stop and think about the legacy we are leaving or the wisdom that we are imparting on others.

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Topics: Entrepreneur, strategy, leadership, business advisory, entrepreneurship, strategic advisor, thought leader

Our top 5 Metrics for measuring Team's Productivity

Posted by Kelly Morgan on 29-Jan-2019 11:26:57


When you are assessing the health of your business and business practices we often look at the business stats. We look at our sales performance, profit, margins for our products and our expenses. But there is one vital measurement we should be spending much more time on and that is measuring your team’s productivity.

Staffing costs can be one of our biggest expenses as a business, so you want to make sure that you are getting value for that expenditure and that they are performing to a level that you require in order to meet your business goals.

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Topics: strategy, Business performance, business advisory, business strategy, productivity, team

Strategies for improving Business Performance in 2019

Posted by Michael Derin on 07-Jan-2019 07:00:00


By now you’ve probably settled back in to the working week, feeling recharged from the Christmas break. Your team is well rested and motivated to get stuck into all that 2019 has install. With your optimistic outlook and the positive energy surrounding your business it makes 

January is the perfect month to reflect on the past twelve months and revise your strategies for the year ahead.

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Topics: Business Growth & Cashflow, Entrepreneur, SME, strategy, KPI, strategic advisor, business strategy

Do these 50 things to become a better Entrepreneur

Posted by Azure Group on 06-Dec-2018 07:43:06


There is one thing that entrepreneurs want, and that is to be better. They are constantly striving for bigger and better. Never satisfied, they are always looking to achieve great things. But the one thing that will bring about the greatest shift for an entrepreneur is within. Working and investing on themselves is the best investment an Entrepreneur can make.

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Topics: Entrepreneur, strategy, Business growth, Business success, entrepreneurship, technology

5 Areas of your Business to Review before the New Year

Posted by Azure Group on 30-Oct-2018 12:26:01


Entrepreneurs are more likely to plan for the future than evaluate the past. But how can you fix something when you don't know it's broken? How will you celebrate achievements when you don't realise how significant they are to the big picture? If you do not conduct a review mid way through the year, it's likely you'll begin January with the same troubled systems, processes, and problems.

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Topics: strategy, Business growth, Business success, business valuation, business advisory, strategic advisor, Accounting

Can you do the math? What's 25 percent of $148?

Posted by Azure Group on 18-Oct-2018 09:57:05


One area that many entrepreneurs and small business owners undervalue is math. What do we mean by math? The ability to, at any moment, know the critical numbers that calculate whether you are profitable or not.

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Topics: strategy, Business accountants, Sydney Accountants, Accounting Firm Sydney, Small Business Accounting, business advisory, Accounting

5 Reasons you should understand the Value of Your Business

Posted by Kelly Morgan on 28-Sep-2018 07:00:00


Ever wondered what your business is worth? 
If you aren’t planning on selling in the near future you may not have even thought about it. However, we think it's important to always understand the value of your business and outline 5 compelling reasons why!

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Topics: Business Growth & Cashflow, strategy, small business, Small Business Accounting, Business success, business valuation, Accounting

Is Keeping it Simple Smart when setting Business Goals?

Posted by Azure Group on 24-Sep-2018 13:13:00


We've got a whole load of tips we could share with you to help you achieve your business goals but let's start with some fundamentals, which we find really helpful when advising businesses - 
Keep it SIMPLE and SMART. 

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Topics: strategy, Financial advisory, KPI, Business success, enterpreneurship, goal setting, business goals, 90 days spring methodology

Issues that commonly occur in Tech Startups

Posted by Michael Derin on 20-Sep-2018 12:36:36


Startups are difficult at the best of times, but there are some issues that are unique to the world of tech startups. We have broken these into two sections,
financial viability and strategic advice.

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Topics: Tech Business, Startups, strategy, Startup Australia, Accounting Firm Sydney, startup accountant, technology