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We see real and latent opportunity for growth in Australasian business and partner with business owners and leaders to unlock that value, through either investment, advisory or both. We have a focus on developing robust strategy, delivering high performance and doing great deals.
At Alpin, when we consider any investment, we use the 5-5-5 model to help us make the decision.
Simply, if the idea makes sense after 5 minutes, we invest 5 hours in learning more.
If, after 5 hours it looks as good or better than it did after 5 minutes, we invest 5 days.
If, after 5 days it looks as good or better than it did after 5 hours, we proceed.
I have been reading a book called Principles, by Ray Dalio, the CEO of Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds. I’m sure a large percentage of people reading this post have read the book and realise its value. The book, as its title implies, talks through principles for life and business.
At Alpin, we often see many small/medium firms with great product & service offerings struggle in their early growth years by being expedient rather than strategic. Common missteps in these years can have profound consequences such as stalling growth, limiting options to merge or sell, or in the worst-case scenario, lead to disaster.
Australia’s mid-sized enterprise (MSE) market is often referred to as the “engine room of the nation’s economy”, employing nearly a quarter of all Australians and responsible for almost 40 per cent of Australia’s business revenue.
Having vision for your business is vital. But what will determine sustainable success for your business is how you define and translate your vision into efficient action.
Shareholders are integral to a company. Therefore, it is best to maximise the potential that shareholders may bring to the company by reinforcing collaboration and trust.
Redundancy is usually seen as the exhaustion of your competency and capability. However, if done correctly, your redundancy can allow the business to remain sustainable and profitable in the long-term.
Alpin Advisory are hosting a seminar (June 20) and releasing a paper on how organisations can focus on Economic Profit and avail themselves to opportunities and efficiencies from Alternative Capital sources. The seminar, and the paper will provide a discussion on how Economic Profit is a key metric all businesses should be looking at and how a focus on Economic Profit can unlock great opportunities for Australian mid-sized enterprises.
The 2018 federal budget was announced on May 8, and is a mixed bag for business. Small business is certainly the winner, seeing extended tax cuts and increased spending on tech and infrastructure. However, corporate tax cuts have still not made it on the agenda. Other measures include a crackdown on the black economy.
We live in the digital age, where companies who take the time and money to invest in new technology will always have the edge. Although implementing new technology may seem like a big undertaking, the business efficiency gains are worth it. What are the best technologies to help improve your business' performance?