How can SME’s plan past the COVID Crisis?

SME leaders cannot just accept the current situation at face value they need to immediately begin looking ahead and planning for the future to make sure they’re prepared for what comes next—even if they have no idea what shape it will take. It may feel like a time to wait and see how things turn


When you were playing sport and used a coach, you will remember their comments on the gameplay, timing and vision you need to improve your game and use that to win the game. In my experience as a World Champion Player and Coach these three aspects have been useful in helping business owners understand their

Developing a Succession Plan for your Business

Succession planning should be an organised, ongoing process involving several people gathering, researching and evaluating information. The planning process should begin as soon as possible and involves several steps. Consultation All family members need to be made aware of the importance of this matter and be consulted. This will enable you to take into consideration

10 Sales Strategies for Uncertain Times

Sales is the mechanism for a business to make a living. In uncertain times it is important to remember that sales and the strategies to increase them are imperative for survival. Here are some strategies to consider for your business. Cultivate Your Inner Sales Guru. You may be worried about the economy, but you can’t

Improve your cash flow using these tactics

Cash flow is the lifeblood of a business. Without it you will be out of business …. and quickly! Here are some ways to improve that vital flow of dollars. It’s aimed mainly at people who currently extend credit. Use the credit card system for customer payment. that’s assuming you have enough profit margin in

Business Systems – The 10 Important Pillars to Help Grow Your Business

Business Systems – the 10 important pillars You may have heard that most small businesses fail within 3 years of starting. Well this can be avoided if you have the following in place in your business. “What are they?” you ask…… Have a look and see if these 10 important aspects of your business are

1 1 Important Elements to Help Grow Your Business

Do you ever feel that you are stuck with your business? Nor know what to do next or even what to do now? These questions arise mainly because you as the business owner get involved in the day to day tasks of your business. “But” you say “I need to be in control of everything

5 Vital steps to take before appointing a broker to handle the sale

To appoint a business broker, or not …. that is the question! here are some vital steps to take and crucial realizations to face in preparing for this all-important transaction. Resolve current problems as soon in a thoroughly as possible. If the business is a partnership, both parties should agree about the major decisions to

Thinking of selling your business? Then read on …

How to get the best deal when you sell your business  Place a reasonable price on your business. An inflated figure either turns off or slows down potential buyers, rely on your business broker to help you arrive at the best ‘’win-win” price. Carry on 'business as usual'. Don't become so obsessed with the transaction

Retaining and nurturing customers are important for long-term growth

In order to grow your business, you need to retain more customers to keep coming back to buy more of your services or products. A nurturing program should be instituted where each customer is shown that you take their concerns and wants seriously. With the trust that is built, not only will they return but

Overcome fears to grow with these steps.

Fear of doing new things keep us from expanding our horizons. With some assistance and breaking your normal routines, you too can break out and create a new way of doing things better. If you are struggling to change things in your business, then call Tibor Mackor at Better Business Strategies for more assistance in

Business leadership helps grow strong businesses with a vision of what the future looks like.

Business leaders have an important role in clarifying their vision for the business and engaging staff to live up to it. The result is happier customers who will be more inclined to purchase more from your business going forward. If you have none of these in place, then call Tibor Mackor at Better Business Strategies

Have you created a business plan to include business succession?.

Business succession planning involving family members can be tricky, especially when some family members can feel “left out”. What strategies do you have in place to overcome these and what level of learning do the “successors” need to be successful once they have taken over? If you have none of these in place, then call

Get your business ready for sale. You never know when you wish or need to sell

Business Freedom is achieved by improving profitability and increasing productivity. Have you achieved the correct combination in your business? When you get these combinations right, your business may be ready to sell. The value you obtain relates directly to the planning you put in. If you would like to take trips across the globe and

Get more from your business from business coaching

Business Freedom is achieved by improving profitability and increasing productivity. Have you achieved the correct combination in your business? If you would like to take trips across the globe and come back to your successful business even though your were not there, then call Tibor Mackor at Better Business Strategies.

Business Coaching and Couch In Space

A discussion for business owners about business coaching for those wanting more enjoyment and freedom in their business. This discussion will enlighten you as the business owner that it does not need to be hard. There are simple measures you can put in place to change your circumstances. Give Tibor a call for more information.

Business coach restores smile on farmer’s face

Tibor Mackor and James Mclean on the farm at Kawakawa Bay. They meet up every month to talk about wins, problems and plans.

Improving your Business Systems

“Why Do Some Businesses Grow “” Part 1

Leadership skills in your business

“Why Do Some Businesses Grow ” Part 2. I chose to start with Systems last time because it is less confronting than dealing with Leadership issues.

Looking after your employees

For many businesses it takes time and money to train and educate their employees to become productive in the organisation.

The importance of Marketing

“Why Do Some Businesses Grow Part 3

Competition is necessary

In today’s New Zealand, children are taught that competing is important and not the result.

Available capital in business

“Why some Businesses Grow” Part 4

Avoid the common mistakes to business failure

Research has shown that the following mistakes have lead to business failures in the past.

External Experts to support Management

"Why Do Some Businesses Grow" Part 5 Last time I continued with our series of articles on the 5 factors that impact on a businesses growth. In particular I talked about the importance of capital requirements within a business which is no. 4 on the list below. How did your spend your $2 million? Improving

Marketing your business products or services

Marketing  a small to medium-sized business can be overwhelming.

Make Your Business Card Work

Your business card is one of the BEST and easiest marketing tools you can (and should!) use to stand your business

What Does “Recession” Really Mean?

The Random House Unabridged Dictionary offers the following as one definition of “recession”:

The Three Keys to Success You Can’t Make It Without

You want to attract more clients, increase your sales and maximise your profits. And you want to do it in less time.

20 Ways to Develop Loyal Customers for a Lifetime – Part 2

This is a continuation from my previous blog on customer satisfaction.

10 Ways to Develop Loyal Customers for a Lifetime – Part 1

Traditional marketing strategies encourage business owners to continually grow their businesses by adding new customers.

Look to Systems to Maximise Your Success

As a creative business owner, you want to spend your time doing your “great work.”

3 Keys to Marketing and Ultimate Business Success

Whether you sell sunglasses, hearing aids, sports training, legal services, or financial advice,

Bad news or Business Opportunity?

If you’ve cracked a newspaper or turned on the news lately, it’s all doom and gloom about the economy.

How to convert prospects to clients

One of the best time-saving strategies I’ve implemented is my client conversion system. 

Can I talk with other clients?

I ensure each of my clients’ total confidentiality, however if you are ready to do business with me

How do you know if you can help me?

Before I submit any proposal I have an extensive range of analysis questions, and business diagnostic tools to establish your company’s current position and give me

How long will it take me to see the results?

I commit to getting results for my clients as soon as possible. Sometimes I can make some immediate changes that produce instant improvement to the bottom line.

How much do you charge?

There are no fixed charges for my services as all potential clients have different issues,

How much time do you spend with me?

I work out a specific tailor-made programme suitable to each individual clients’ needs.

What associations or organisations do you belong to?

I am a member and licensee of the Results In Business Institute (RIBI) Australia and New Zealand’s largest and Number 1 network of independent

What do you do that makes you different from other consultants?

I only accept clients after an extensive “Business Analysis” or “Business Diagnostic”. I tailor make my services,

What experience have you had in my industry?

I have been exposed to many different industries in the past when I still practised as an accountant.

What guarentees do you give?

My intention is to never become an extra cost to my client, therefore all of my services are provided with a

What systems do you use to grow business turnover and profit?

I have an extensive range of systems designed for the exact purpose of growing your profits, sales and cash.

Seven Questions to Ask Before You Advertise

Most business owners and managers keep a fairly close eye on their marketing budgets.

How “targeted” is Your Marketing?

So, do you know the people buying your products and services? I mean, really know?

Three Simple Strategies for Discovering What Your Target Market Wants

As a service professional you are probably already clear on what your niche is,

Small changes produce BIG Profit Increases

Attention business owners! Are you aware of the benefits small changes in three key areas of your business can result in a HUGE increase in your net profit?

Seven Simple Business & Income Growth Strategies

Do you want to grow your business and income in today’s business climate?

Mistakes That Can Reduce Your Small Business Sales

People are talking about a recession and that means fear is in the air.  “Well Tibor, how do you see my business or practice flourish in these times then?”

Important Business Pillars and Sytems

You may have heard that most small businesses fail within 3 years of starting.

Ten Questions You Need to Answer in Your Business Plan

Writing a business plan for your business doesn’t have to be a daunting project.

The realities of an entrepreneur

Owing and running a business is often described as someone being an entrepreneur.

The most important character traits of a business leader

These character traits are important because without these it would be impossible to create a relationship

Marketing tactics for professional services businesses

In my on-going blogs on Entrepreneurial Alchemy I am focussing on Professional Services Businesses, which,

Establishing a high-performance organisation

Some of the top business leaders in the world say “70-90% of my time is spent on strategising –

Getting your employees to follow your business strategy

Many business owners get into their business because of the thoughts of self-sufficiency,

What tool do you use?

This is an excerpt of a speech I gave recently. It highlights one important aspect that is missing in business and our lives …..

The “baby-boomer” conundrum

Many business owners that are of the baby boomer age have now lived through about 3 or 4 recessions, depending on their industry.

Who am I as a business owner?

Most business owners wear several hats. They are not interchangeable, and you can’t wear them all at the same time.

5 ways to improve your time

Here are five ways to fire yourself so you can tap into more energy and results:

What does your client really need?

Very often we think that we know what our client needs, and maybe it is, but unless you hear it from your client specifically you are still only guessing.

The businessman’s dilemma

In today’s society it is important for business owners to have a deep and meaningful relationship with their customers.

Gold medal coaching

Sports coaching and business coaching are not too dissimilar. One of the most important aspects is that in both the

Your business’s calling

Many business owners understand the importance of delivering a fantastic product and/or service.

Demographics and the food industry

It is interesting to note that many business owners do not take demographics into account when planning their products and services for the broader public.

Hiring for optimal results

Leading on from one of my previous blog posts where I spoke about having a great vision for your business that is communicated clearly to all people associated with it.

The missing element in Business

Business coaching is becoming more and more accepted around the world. It is important that a business coach can inspire business owners to take the actions needed to achieve success.