Tag Archives: Stakeholders

How to prepare your business plan

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” (Benjamin Franklin) Previously we discussed why a business plan is so important, this month we look at the mechanics of compiling it. There are many templates available (most banks have … Continue reading

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Communicate with candour – the “Oracle of Omaha” speaks

“The CEO who misleads others in public may eventually mislead himself in private” (Warren Buffett) Companies that are sustainable in the long term are honest with themselves and with all the businesses’ stakeholders. The starting point is candour If you … Continue reading

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A warning to directors and company owners: Shareholder activism is growing

Recently a minority shareholder in Lewis Stores applied to the Court to have four of its directors declared delinquent, an action which the directors are reportedly opposing and which is sure to provide an interesting case study on how corporate … Continue reading

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