Business Improvement – Why it matters to Owners

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Why business improvement? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a co-founder of a successful scale-up, has helped organisations across many sectors achieve success, and is a Founder of KR5 Consulting with a passion for helping people in business. Why is business improvement so important to owners looking to scale? Let’s compare growth and scaling. Growth without scaling increases […]

Is technostress holding your business back?

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What is technostress and how is it affecting small business? Why is it important to small business owners? How does technostress put the brakes on high-growth and scale-up companies? Technostress is killing productivity. Culture is the cure. Is your phone causing you technostress? Do you check your emails when you wake up? Perhaps in the […]

Working on your business, avoiding the “Owner Trap”?

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Working on your business, not in it Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a co-founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across many sectors achieve success; and is a founder of KR5 Consulting with a passion for helping people in business. What does “working on your business, not in it” mean? In brief it’s about moving the […]

Scale the Business with Purpose

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Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a co-founder of a successful scale-up, has helped organisations across many sectors achieve success, and is a Founder of KR5 Consulting with a passion for helping people in business. I get it, you want to scale the business. The dream: You imagine fine offices. Arriving at your office at 10am, all your […]

Scale a Business profitably without Aggro

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Why do you want to scale a business? Why do you want to scale a business? Do you want more people to benefit from your product or service? Perhaps achieve a critical mass? Or maybe, build a legacy? Not every owner wants to scale a business. Some owners decide to stay small for good reason. […]

Increase Productivity & Great Customer Experience

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Increase productivity, what’s not to like? What difference does it make to an owner? Could it be more customers and more profit? Or how about better customer experience, better products, and stronger brand? Or could it mean more time at home, less stress and looking after your staff? Increase productivity is like motherhood and apple […]

Innovation of technology in Scale-ups

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Should I care about innovation of technology? As a business owner, should I care about innovation of technology?  A better question is do you want your business to be bigger, better, and faster? For owners that want to scale their business, the answer to both must be yes. Innovation of technology is at the heart […]

Increasing Productivity and Efficiency – secret weapon?

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Owners might not think that increasing productivity and efficiency is a secret weapon. They might solely focus on the top line and think that its a luxury for later. Is it really a secret weapon? Well yes and no. Of course, owners know that productivity and efficiency makes sense – that’s not a secret. On […]

Owner Success – Consistency Culture in Business

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Importance of Consistency Culture in Business Jo, an owner of a rapidly growing business, was very rightly proud of her achievement. The business had grown quickly with great success.  Jo started to feel troubled despite success, something wasn’t right.  She’d noticed tensions between staff, things were taking too long, and not working as smoothly as […]

Can SME Owners turn Key Man Risk to an Advantage?

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Business owner concerns over staff retention are not uncommon. Beneath the surface, those concerns are often linked to retaining one or more key persons. What’s the impact of losing a key person, and how can Key Man Risk or Key Person Risk be turned into an advantage? What is a Key Person? A Key Person […]