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The Importance of Engaging with Your Customer Posted on Feb 25, 2017

Businesses are often on the look-out for what will make their business stand out from the crowd, encourage customers to come to them, or allow them to move towards becoming a...

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What’s one of the key steps to get back in control of your business financials? Posted on Feb 14, 2017

How many times have you thought to yourself:

“I’d love to know specifically the overall financial position of our business – to help with planning” or “I really hope...

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Webinar Recording: Managing your People (staff, contractors and family) – Creating a High Performing Team Posted on Feb 09, 2017

Your people are your best (and most expensive) assets – and they also generally cause the most grief.

This includes staff, contractors (very relevant for agribusinesses) and the often...

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If you keep doing the same thing you’ve always done – you’ll keep getting the same result. Posted on Jan 19, 2017

It’s a new year – and with a new year comes the desire to change – and do things differently, and better.

It’s important to start the year on the right foot – so you...

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Improving staff performance in your agribusiness Posted on Jan 15, 2017

It’s no secret that staff present some of the biggest challenges and headaches in any business – and this is no different in agriculture.

And, while staff are generally one of your...

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Making 2017 more focussed and profitable – 3x Tips for Christmas-New Year Posted on Dec 22, 2016

We’re in the Final Countdown – 2 sleeps to go to Christmas!

Now we start the classic Christmas-New Year challenge. This time of year can either be relaxing and rejuvenating, or...

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An Advisory Board – getting extra expertise into your Business, at minimal cost. Posted on Nov 03, 2016

Most businesses have strong skills in their area of technical expertise, in this case production.

However, they sometimes lack skills and experience in the wider area of business development,...

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Getting into Organics – From Cottage Industry to Million Dollar Opportunity Posted on Oct 17, 2016

A key principle of ‘doing business’ is “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”.

This comes back to one of ABDI’s 12 Pillars of Business Best Practice...

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Building a profitable agribusiness starts with strong financial foundations Posted on Sep 28, 2016

On a scale of 1 to 10, how comfortable are you that all the financial elements of your business are under control?

Many businesses think being in control of the finances includes:

  • Tax return done...
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3x succession strategies – which is the best for your business? Posted on Sep 17, 2016

Most business owners (whatever the sector) have an aspiration that goes something like this:

  • “One day I will sell this business, grab some cash, and go travel.”
  • Or, “One day...
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Webinar Recording: Where is the Profit in the Beef Value Chain? Posted on Sep 07, 2016

Do you think you’re getting the best price for what you are producing?

Beef Producers may be unaware of the opportunities (and associated higher returns) being bypassed by neglecting to...

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How to make sense of ‘Markets Information’ Posted on Aug 30, 2016

Markets information – what’s really important?

By now you will have picked up that one of ABDI’s focus areas is around “where’s the money”. This is both at the...

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