John Denton

Give A Customer What THEY Want

January 21, 2021

Give a customer what they want and you will get what you want! Often my first question when I meet a business owner for the first time is “So, who is your target market?” Their answer tells me a lot about their mindset around business. For example, if their answer is “Small business” then I […]

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It’s Not About Turnover

December 15, 2020

It’s easy to get lulled in to a false sense of security when a business is doing a good turnover and turnover is going up. The problem is though that it is NOT about the turnover, it’s all about the LEFTOVER! In other words the profit and growing the profit dollars. So often I see […]

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Buying A Franchise?

December 8, 2020

“Buying into a franchise? Before you get into it, know how you are going to get out of it!” It happens too often when I am talking to franchisees. A statement I hear regularly is “If I could just get out of my franchise for what it cost me to get in to it, then […]

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The Most Dangerous Number In Business Is …

December 2, 2020

One One of anything! With what is going on with China right now, and Australia’s reliance on ONE big market, I felt I just had to re-post this article that I have done before! The numbers in a business are the instrument panel by which an owner should run his business. It still amazes me […]

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Great To Have Standards In Business

November 26, 2020

It’s great when you spot a business which “sets high standards” and pays attention to detail. Here is a small and not serious sign of a business which doesn’t pay attention to detail or train staff to maintain standards.

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Socrates Triple Filter

October 27, 2020

Ponder on this story and think about business and life in our world today! Could you do this? Are you strong enough to do it? Is it worth doing? What difference would it make to anything? With all the fake news stories we hear, and politicians around the world seeming to be OK with telling […]

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