Do you manage your business or does it manage you?

We offer in-depth, actionable strategies for business sustainability & growth or turnaround & recovery

Meet our director

Natalie Mitchell

GAICD MIPA MComm (Pub. Acc.)

An experienced board director, business consultant and advisor, working with SME’s in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore to develop strategy, mitigate risks, strengthen sustainability and improve profitability. A thorough understanding of what it takes to drive business, how to implement plans to overcome obstacles and the importance of good management.

Working across the Mid North Coast, New England and Northern NSW to support businesses through the excitement of business growth and also assisting those businesses that find themselves, often through no fault of their own, in financial distress.

Qualified and experienced in business turnaround, ensuring that directors/owners are left with a business that is sustainable, efficient, cash flow positive and profitable.

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Plan ahead and take control of your business

Be prepared to react and respond

React

Unforeseen events or critical issues require immediate reactions such as – funding / access to backed up data / alternate working arrangements / alternate supply chains / insolvency & viability assessment. The longer it takes to react, the more damage the event may cause to your business, and possibly your personal asset position.

Respond

After your initial Reaction to unforeseen events / critical issues you need to develop a response that may include, amongst other things – short term strategy – target select customers / drop specific products or services / reduce staffing. If you already have a clear business direction and risk mitigation strategy it is much easier to respond to a crisis.
React

• Critical issue response
• Unforeseen events
• Unplanned situations
• Immediate and short-term viability

Respond

Ensure your business is stable and sustainable

Stability

Your business is performing, you have an idea of where you are headed and feel somewhat in control….for now. Take advantage of the breathing room to assess your position and tidy up your internal business processes

Sustainability

How are you going to ensure that your business is still profitable in 6mths, 12mths, 24mths? What is your long term strategy? Identify areas where there may be opportunities and work with a professional to outline your vision for your business. Strategic/Operational Planning, Risk Mitigation and P&L/Cash Flow Budgeting/Forecasting is essential for business success
Stability

• Planning leads to stability & growth
• Document your strategic direction
• Identify opportunities

Sustainability

Gear up for growth

Growth

An opportunity may present itself at any time buy out a supplier/customer/competitor OR enter a new market OR diversify your product/service offering. Are you ready to take advantage of the opportunities for Growth before someone else does?

• Be ready to take advantage of opportunities
• Manage your business growth & risks

Growth

• Outline a funding plan to assist with decisions
• Understand when to turn down opportunities that don’t fit with your plan

We help businesses achieve their goals

Planning for Stability &
Growth

Many SME directors/owners find themselves running their business in a reactive way - they are spending each day simply reacting to the day to day events rather than driving the business forward.
Planning, in a way that it suitable to the size and complexity of your business, will allow you to take control and manage your business, instead of having the business manage you.

Business Turnaround &
Sustainability

Many business directors/owners, often through no fault of their own, find themselves in a position of financial distress.
Understanding how to react to this situation, where to turn for appropriate professional guidance, the options available and when to act, are all critical to the success of any turnaround.
The biggest mistake that is made by a business in distress is failure to seek help in the hope the problem resolves itself.
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