It’s hard to help people who don’t think they have a problem.

It’s hard to help people who don’t think they have a problem. It’s impossible to fix people who think someone else is the problem. So, have you a problem? Yes? Then great. Do you want to do something about it? Even better. First thing to get your head around is there are no quick fixes, no “7 Steps” to nirvana. …

Fear Holds Us Back From Implementing Real Lasting Change

Fear. That’s why we all hate change. The fear of the unknown, fear of what might happen, fear of what might go wrong and if the bomb goes off we’ll be caught in the blast. What You already know is: something in your business must change you probably even know what, but maybe you’ve already tried, and it didn’t end …

Why You need Everyone Pulling Together, Not Pulling Apart?

The frustration every Owner Mangers head is melted with is, “why don’t they do what they are supposed to do?”. You hired them to do “such and such” and they’re not doing it. They are running around like headless chickens. Managing them is like herding cats. Love it or hate it employees are hard-wired to follow the leader. You’re not …

What stops Sales Reps from messing up?

It’s a complete head-wreck. In owner managed businesses you, the MD, are the rainmaker. You got up and went out and “got the business”. It’s one of your biggest strengths, but it has one big downfall, you expect every other sales individual to do the same and be like you. The short answer is they are not, and they won’t …

Solving Stock Problems For Good – DIY Vs. Seek Outside Help

This is the biggest question. Do you try do this yourself or do you look for someone outside your business to fix the problem, for good? What You already know if you have stock management problems is: You’ve tried dealing with this at different times over the past number of years, but it never seems to get fixed You’ve given …

How You Know You Have Slow Moving Stock, And What To Do About It!

While the Owner MD is running from one high priority/crisis to another, at some point the problems caused by slow-moving stock come square into focus, for any of the following reasons:           You’re running out of warehouse space          You’re continuously writing off huge amounts of stock          You don’t have …

Is 17% Of Your Stock Slow Moving Or Out Of Date?

When we crunch the data we’ve collected, it shows that the typical value is a minimum of 17% of stock on hand. We have unearthed many bits of valuable data from working with our clients and one piece that to us is a bit mad, is the level of stock held, that is non-moving, slow moving, or should be written off. …

18% of your employees are working on the wrong things and why you should care?

Here at The Business Troubleshooters we are great believers in making sure that your workforce are working on the right things. In our own analysis we have discovered that 18% of your employees daily activities are working on the wrong things, and that it only takes a 3% improvement by each employee doing the right things will grow your business …

Why 23% of your Debtor book is there for collection, Today!

It’s all too common story we hear, “there never seems to be enough cash in the business” no matter how well a business is doing “I always seem to be squeezed for cash”, “why am I the one losing sleep when I’m paying people to collect our money”. Having worked with over 100 customers since 2009 our data shows that …

Why Carrying Too Much Stock Is Bad Business

For some, carrying too much stock may seem like a good problem to have. Even though stock represents the potential for future profits, carrying too much stock will cause your business to incur some serious, costly and unnecessary expenses. For one, carrying too much stock forces you to take up valuable storage space, and that storage space isn’t free. Not only …