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 […]

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. […]

Remote Workers: A powerful force for change?

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Are Remote Workers a force for change? For owners ambitious to scale-up, could remote workers be the answer to skills shortage, diversity, and a healthier and more stable workforce? How could joined up thinking with remote workers create a more flexible and robust business? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped […]

Digital Transformation – Should Scale-Ups Care?

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What is digital transformation? Does an owner of a scale-up business need to care about digital transformation? After all, they may think “we’re not big enough to invest in that”. They might say “we’re niche and don’t need that”. Or perhaps, “we don’t need digital, we have a personal relationship with each of our customers”. […]

Business Agility in Small Business

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What is Business Agility? Owners may ask, what is business agility and why is it important? Let me answer by telling a story. During the cold war in the 1960’s, Whitaker Pools had a core business of building swimming pools. They were able to adapt to building fallout shelters to meet, at that time, a […]

Business Improvement – Why it matters to Owners

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Why business improvement? 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 business owners scale-up and exit. Why is business improvement so important to owners looking to scale? Let’s compare growth and scaling. Growth […]

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 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. […]

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 […]