Article written by Bob Green, Business Advisor, Western Sydney Business Centre.

Winter is coming and we are starting to dig out the warm clothes, check them for fashion, function and fit and consigning some of them to the “passed used by date” pile. Our lives are like this, we dig through the stuff and after much consideration we dispose of the things that are no longer useful or functional. (Except for the “memories” pile which seems to grow gradually over the years.)

The same things happen in business. There are things we dump along the way because they don’t fit us anymore.  But often there are things that businesses hang onto which should have been dropped in the red bin years ago. Many times I talk to owners of businesses who want help because it has stalled and not moving on.

When I ask questions about the processes and procedures they have in place, they come back with “but we’ve always done it that way”. You can see the reluctance and the fear on their faces as the “wouldn’t that be better off in the red bin” question looms on the horizon.

Most businesses have an accountant or bookkeeper and lawyer with whom they have connections.  Business Connect advisors can help you look at your systems and help you to identify areas that need fixing or red binning.  If the result requires the input of other professionals, our advisors can work with you and the appropriate professional service providers to make sure you are working at peak performance in your business.

To start the process, go to the Business Connect website, look at the Western Sydney Business Centre advisor bios and book a call back from one of them or call Western Sydney Business Centre direct on 02 4721 5011. I can also help prospective NDIS providers, Bob Green.