Benefits of business systems & processes for scale-ups

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In this blog we take a look at six benefits of business systems & processes. Why should ambitious owners make the investment? When does it make sense to disrupt what you’re doing and create something different for the future? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across many sectors achieve […]

What are business systems, and why should you care?

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What are business systems and why care? Ambitious to take the business to the next level? How could business systems help you make it happen? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across many sectors achieve success; is a founder of KR5 Consulting; and has a passion for helping ambitious […]

How Business systems help your brand

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How critical are business systems to building your brand and valuation? How can poor business systems damage your brand and worst still impact your customer? What is the best way of building business systems to scale and exit? Samantha Hounsell-Roberts was an NHS nurse for over a decade; has years of experience in hospitality; with […]

Small Business Systems and Processes for Growth

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Small business systems and processes aren’t sexy. After all, it’s not what they are, it’s what they can do that matters. Let me ask you, how are you using business systems and processes to accelerate growth and scale your business? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across many sectors […]

What is a data centre & why do business owners care?

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What is a data centre and why care? Why is it important to understand the options? What is the relationship between a data centre, business growth and margins? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across many sectors achieve success; is a founder of KR5 Consulting; and has a passion […]

Technology Strategic Plan: The 7 Steps to Success

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How does a business owner create an information technology strategic plan? What’s included to make it useful to scale-up? And, how do you make sure it helps with short-term plans? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across many sectors achieve success; is a founder of KR5 Consulting; and has […]

Technology Plan: 6 Reasons Why Scale-Ups Need One

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Why do you need a technology plan when you scale a business? What happens if you don’t have one? When do you need it, and what’s involved in putting that into practice? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across many sectors achieve success; is a founder of KR5 Consulting; […]

How to Assess Key Person Risk?

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Facing an issue takes courage In this blog we look at how to assess key person risk, also known as key man risk. Ambitious owners looking to scale may wonder what would happen to the business if someone left. They might worry about the day to day impact, or fear all their hard work unravelling. […]

How can Telework free up cash for growth?

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Why is Telework important to SMEs Every owner dreads running out of cash, how can telework help? In start-up mode they need to eek out the money long enough to build the customer base and get off the ground. Scale-ups need cash to ramp up. Dips in income happen, so managing cashflow is vital. So […]

Technology Ecosystem: an SME Game Changer?

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Technology Ecosystem Why is the technology ecosystem so important to SMEs? What is it, and why should business owners care? In this blog I look at how forward-thinking businesses are re-writing the playbook to help them move faster and beat bigger rivals. Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across […]