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This course is designed for business owners and directors who want to make more money from doing the same thing.
This practical and informative financial boot-camp will give you the skills – and more importantly the inclination – to interpret and analyse the financial performance of you business to help you make better decisions. There are only four things you need to be on top of all the time; if you feel you are bombarded with meaningless financial information, or, worse, none at all, then this course is for you.
How does it work?
Group workshops are limited to a maximum of 12 delegates to ensure that our experienced trainer can give each candidate tailored advice and training for your business.
What will you learn?
- What those ‘Financial Statements’ provided by your accountant are telling you (and what they’re not)
- The difference between cash and profit: why you can make a profit and still go bust
- Why a £1 in sales is worth less than a £1 in profit: influencing the cost of ‘existing’ and the cost of ‘doing’
- Why a strong brand means more profit
- The four things you need to know to make better decisions: how to measure them and how to manage them.
How to make more money for doing the same thing
Based on first-hand experience, we estimate that fewer than 5% of entrepreneurs understand the financial performance of their business, let alone how to measure and manage it. And yet being on top of the figures will turn ‘the numbers’ into a living tool, magically revealing the results of your efforts and allowing you to make great decisions and releasing more money to do more things.
To find out more and discuss your requirements, call us on 01598 710678.
Who is the trainer?
Jonathan Sharp is a Director at Business Think and is an experienced trainer, facilitator, coach and consultant. He has personally helped over 2000 businesses.
He is also co-author of Game Change, which demonstrates how putting your life first brings power and focus to your business. He spent 8 years as a senior inspector in the Inland Revenue (now HMRC) where he used a white horse a white hat and all the financial analysis skills at his disposal to make the bad guys pay their fair share!
Since then, he has used those skills de-mystifying financial accounts for entrepreneurs and helping them put controls in place which help them make powerful decisions based on strong financial data.
Business Think Director Elliot Forte an enthusiastic vlogger on business issues and regularly uploads new videos to our YouTube Channel. This gallery includes videos from his Life in Business series, discussing real client meetings on a range of business challenges. All the customers involved gave their permission for the videos to be posted. Call 01598 710678 for more information.
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The Game Change community is open to all and registration is free. Just email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and ask us to set up your account. We will then get back to you with a user name and password.
All users have access to the main discussion group on the Game Change material. We welcome your opinions, feedback and ideas. The authors will always respond to posts.
Registered users can also join regional groups:
- create and update profiles, including the use of profile photos.
- befriend one another.
- send private messages.
- communicate with business people in their local area.
Business Support Sector
Registered consultants working in the business support sector will have access to a private group, where you will be able to exchange knowledge and collaborate on the Game Change material and your own ideas.
“Business Think is keen to develop links with other business support professionals who put life first and share our passion, values and aspiration to raise the business survival rate. You will also receive exclusive updates on Game Change opportunities. “
Elliot Forte and Jonathan Sharp
Directors and authors of the Game Change book
Do you have a Future State?
That inherent sense of purpose that gets you through the tough times in business and lets you celebrate the good times, because everything is moving you closer to what you want to achieve in life?
Do you enjoy your life in business? We will show you how by helping you unleash the most powerful weapon in any enterprise you.
Over a 20 years period in the consultancy sector, the authors helped thousands of entrepreneurs, who welcomed them into their lives and trusted them with their futures. They learnt something new from every one. Game Change is the result.
Net proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to The Prince’s Trust charity. If you do download this free PDF copy and enjoy reading Game Change, please consider making a donation at the Just Giving Page for the Trust. This is not compulsory and is entirely your choice.
This book is also available in paperback and can be purchased on Amazon. Again, all net proceeds will be donated to the Prince’s Trust.
Designed for managers, Directors and business owners. The learning material gives you and/or your team the skills and knowledge needed to improve business direction. You will understand how to apply maximum scrutiny to decision-making and avoid strategic drift. This module is essential knowledge for new Directors and managers making the transition to that role.
How does the it work?
This training module is split into two half day workshops. The training can be delivered in-house at your premises or at our selected training suite, for up to 12 delegates.
What will you learn?
- Being Crazy isn’t Enough
- The Importance of Hats
- Functional Responsibility
- Future State: a strategy benchmark
- Challenging: The Past Present Future Test
- Execution and the Order of Business
- The Perfect Direction Meeting
- Live Board Room: candidate participation
Sample Content from this Module
The working title for this element of the Game Change program is CLEAR DIRECTION. Our approach tackles the issue that even the most enterprising individuals and teams fail if they don’t adopt a pragmatic approach to the day-to-day challenges of managing and directing business improvement.
The Importance of Hats
“Responsibility + Purpose = Action. With the functional Hats you generate added responsibility. The Future State gives you added purpose. When you marry the two, results are exponential.”
Challenging: The Past Present Future Test
“The purpose of the Game Change Approach is to embed a mindset and process that repeatedly challenges you to think past, present and future. That is how strategic drift is prevented, by maintaining performance at the demanded levels and remaining acutely aware of impending threats and opportunities. Not reactively when there’s a crisis, but proactively to avert the crisis in the first place.”
Execution and the Order of Business
“If you don’t consider each function in the act of business sequentially this generates confusion. In our experience, most entrepreneurs make the mistake of adopting finance as the dominant and lead function. The reverse approach is true in high performing businesses.”
If you would like more information on the content in this module, please download a PDF copy of the Game Change book. The learning content is included in the section Act 3: Clear Direction.