Browsing Archive: August, 2012

If Only Billabong Had A Business Plan

Posted by Marcus Shane on Monday, August 27, 2012, In : Business Model 
Did anyone see the new Billabong CEO?  

Not exactly what I would have expected.  
Surfie? No  
Aussie? No

Under 50? No
Cool and Funky? No

She has only been in the role for a few months so can't yet be blamed for the terrible financial results of the company that just posted a $274m loss.

BILLABONG has revealed it will close 82 more stores as it unveiled an unexpectedly large $275.6 million loss after booking more than half a billion dollars in asset write-downs and restructuring costs. ...
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Our Experience at the Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo

Posted by Marcus Shane on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, In : Franchise Business Plans 
We spent a very wintery weekend at the Melbourne Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo.  As the vast majority of our business is done online, this was a great opportunity for us to engage directly with Start-Up businesses, Franchisees and Franchisors.

There were approximately 3,000 attendees at the show in varied stages of business development.  Some were looking for franchises to purchase, other already had an established master franchise or license arrangement from the United States or E...
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See Us at The Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo

Posted by Marcus Shane on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, In : Franchise Business Plans 
Business Planning HQ is a proud exhibitor at the Melbourne Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo - 17th -  19th August.

Come and see us on stand D6 at the expo.  We have been working hard on developing some outstanding packages and deals for this exhibition.  Come down and see us, you won't be disappointed.

Our decision to exhibit at the show has been as a result of recent success in the franchising industry, predominantly in the United States, where we have been asked to hold business Plan...
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About Me

Marcus Tarrant Marcus Tarrant is a leading or management consultant, entrepreneur and thought leader. He has worked for leading consulting firms including Deloitte Consulting, leading major strategy development and business planning initiatives. Business Planning HQ was developed to bring the advantages gained by employing a consultant, without the associated cost. We have developed the “Question Led Approach” to simplify the process of creating a high quality business plan. Our clients agree with our claims that we have reduced their planning times from over 1 week, to less than 4 hours.