Why making a lasagne is like a business process

By |2019-09-05T09:51:05+00:00September 5th, 2019|Business Advice, General, Strategy, Uncategorized|

It’s one thing to learn how to cook, but the real lesson is in the process and the timing. When each of our teenagers turned 14 years of age, they were given the responsibility of cooking for the family one night a week.  (Memo to self - should have had seven children). What we're

Choose the right growth strategy for your business

By |2019-09-05T09:48:35+00:00August 12th, 2019|Business Advice, General, Marketing, Strategy, Uncategorized|

When planning the growth of your business, it can help to use a framework to give context to your decision making.  One such framework (and by no means the only one) is the Ansoff Matrix. Known as the father of strategic management, Igor Ansoff was a mathematician and business manager. The Ansoff Matrix was

Kenina Court receives CAANZ honour

By |2019-09-05T09:52:22+00:00July 26th, 2019|Business Advice, General, Marketing, News|

We were privileged to celebrate Kenina Court last night at the CAANZ Annual Fellowship Awards Dinner as she was awarded the FCA (Fellowship of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand). This is a huge honour and has been described by Liz Hickey, Life Member and former president of CAANZ, as rewarding those who

Your Job Description as a Business Owner and Director

By |2019-07-28T04:51:17+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Business Advice, Cash and Cashflow, Change Management, General, Marketing, News, Strategy, Uncategorized|

Everyone knows that each team member should have a job description - it gives clarity on the responsibilities and tasks, and the KPIs and expectations of each role.  We can then monitor and measure performance and as the saying goes 'what gets measured gets done'.  But too many business owners fail to do the same for their

Your business should serve YOU, not the other way around

By |2019-07-18T08:34:14+00:00July 16th, 2019|Business Advice, Cash and Cashflow, Change Management, General, Marketing, News, Strategy, Uncategorized|

What is the first number to focus on when building your budget? Many businesses focus on the gross sales they'll need.  But let's try a different way of looking at things. Your business is there to serve you, so start with the profit figure you need for the lifestyle you want now and into

Cashflow – where is all the cash in your business?

By |2019-07-18T08:15:01+00:00May 15th, 2019|Business Advice, Cash and Cashflow, News, Strategy|

Have you ever wondered why your bank account doesn't reflect the profit you're making? Your profit and loss says one thing, but looking at your bank account you’re wondering how you’re going to make payroll tomorrow. Don’t worry you’re not alone.  Read on to find out why... 1. Tax payments For many businesses, the

Welcome to Pathfinder Solutions

By |2019-07-17T03:35:48+00:00May 10th, 2019|Business Advice, Cash and Cashflow, Change Management, General, Marketing, News, Strategy, Uncategorized|

We are Chartered Accountants, Investors and Business Advisors. We are known for simplifying the complex, giving investors, business owners and franchises practical and actionable advice and strategies to plan, protect and grow, to achieve their wealth and freedom goals. In this blog, our Directors and founding Partners, Kenina Court and Richard Orsbourn will bring