Category Archives: Business Advisory

Why do I need a cashflow forecast?

cashflow

Small businesses tend to be structured in a way that the strategic direction of business is determined by the instincts of the owners. This is fantastic for keeping a business agile but may also lead it into financial difficulty without an independent financial cashflow forecast.   Most business owners I […]

The 4 Key Things Businesses should do in January

businesses in January

It’s the start of a new year and with the new year comes opportunity as well as challenges for businesses. Two years on from the onset of the pandemic, we still find ourselves dealing with some restrictions. Arguably we are getting used to the different measures that have been and […]

Organisational review for my business

Organisational review

Do you need an organisational review for your business?   Are you overwhelmed by the number of different tasks you’re trying to manage in your business? Many businesses do not have absolute clarity around their team’s defined roles and responsibilities. This often results in owners wearing too many ‘hats’, meaning […]

Getting to know us…Business Accelerator

Jack Spoor Business Accelerator

At Robson Laidler, we want you to get to know us better!   This month, we talk to our Business Advisor Jack Spoor. Jack co-leads our Business Accelerator department, providing personal and business development coaching to clients to help them reach their goals. Here’s a little more about Jack….   […]

Reasons to Spend Money on Training Your People

train people well enough

Why spend time and money training people if they’re just going to leave…. but what if they stay!? “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to” – Sir Richard Branson Richard Branson is one of the world’s most influential businessmen & he […]

How to improve an underdeveloped team

underdeveloped team

If you have the responsibility of managing a team then you may be aware of some challenges that are hindering your teams’ performance. Underdeveloped teams need to be addressed promptly before low morale and skills gaps turn into ‘runaway poor performance’, which in its extreme can result in a total […]

Developing your team after lockdown

developing your team

Identifying top performers As many of us re-enter the challenging and busy office environment of a post-pandemic world, employers may be wondering how to reengage their employees and ensure top talent continues to be developed. Perhaps some of your top performers have reached burnout and are struggling to get back […]

Planning for 2021? Are you kidding me?

Peace of mind

If all plans are out of the window is it worth planning at all? What a year!  If anyone had told us we would not have believed them. So many plans cancelled. But what about our clients’ long term financial plans?  Were they even affected by the Covid pandemic?  Not […]

Inflation Rising – What this means for your “Risk Free” money

Inflation Rising

The recent rise in inflation to 2.4% doesn’t just add to the squeeze on household incomes it also reduces the spending power of money held in bank savings. Many individuals are reluctant to invest in the financial markets for fear of losing money yet these same people often have thousands […]