June 21, 2016

What Exactly is ‘Exit Planning’ and How Do I Start?

If you are at the height of your business success or you are slowly closing in on key competitors, you may have never considered your eventual […]
June 3, 2016

Attracting and Retaining Exceptional Talent

Any business owner can tell you that hiring the ‘right fit’ saves valuable resources down the line. Not only does the onboarding process cost time, something […]
May 25, 2016

CEO Spotlight: Greg Johnson

This week we’ve decided to do something a little bit different by offering some insight into the team at Ascend Business Partners. Meet Greg Johnson, Principal […]
May 14, 2016

Formalizing a Board Can Reap Many Rewards

Business performance management. Does the term sound familiar? It should be a regular phrase in your vocabulary, but many business owners only recognise poor financial management […]
May 5, 2016

Is An Advisory Board Right For Me?

When establishing a business, the last thing many consider is creating an advisory board. The daily operational tasks are consuming enough – and by the time […]
April 30, 2016

Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage For Your Business

Businesses which have a sustained competitive advantage generally sell for a super profit” – Martin Checketts, author and strategic lawyer When thinking about selling your business, […]
April 28, 2016

Managing Your Emotion When Leaving Your Business

Exiting your business is often one of the most stressful experiences of your life. As a business owner, you have spent years – sometimes decades – […]
April 14, 2016

Help! I’m Struggling with Family Succession Planning

According to the KPMG and Family Business Australia Family Business Survey 2015, family-owned businesses represent approximately two-thirds of the Australian business landscape. Many families hope to […]
April 9, 2016

Developing a Personal Vision Statement for Success

Creating a personal vision statement provides the appropriate direction to guide your life’s choices. It answers the question – where do I picture myself? Though it […]