Business Planning

A good idea remains just that until it has a strategy attached to it. Strategise and improvise, be focused and flexible. Plan and be ready to adapt.



Ian Edwards - Business Strategist and Coach

With over 36 years of business ownership experience across manufacturing, retail, service and professional training, I have learnt 5 keys which will help you unlock the potential in your business. I would enjoy a conversation to see how you need support and how I can help. Whether you need to increase the bottom line or build an effective team, a great idea remains that until it has a strategy attached to it. I am a certified Behavioural Analyst, Professional Coach, Executive Coach, Business Coach and Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Professional Coaches plus a member of the International Coach Federation.

Business Planning

5-keys-to-successful-business-planningThe 5 Keys to Successful Business Planning has been specifically designed to help you in your business; whether you planned to be in business or fell into it and have never put a plan in place for what you are trying to achieve. The 2021 Version 8 is now in use so it is applicable and valuable to all businesses - large and small. You can purchase the 5 Keys as an eBook or in hard copy.

We have taken people who are starting their very first business on a journey to get them started on the right platform.

We have also had the privilege of helping business owners that started a business many years ago but never underpinned it with a plan to take their business to new profitable and successful levels by understanding their business in a whole new way.

Our clients are seeing great sustainable and dynamic growth in their personal and professional lives. Some businesses have grown over 300% sustainably.

Jasmine is an Occupational Therapist from Inspire Ability and here is her story:

Starting my own business felt a little like having my first child...exciting but incredibly overwhelming. Often times I felt like I had no idea what I was doing! Starting the 5 Keys to Successful Business Planning was like finding the ultimate parenting guidebook.
It has given me direction in my business, helped me to know what is important now and what will be in the future. The material is clear and practical, helping me digest bite-size pieces of information as I learn and grow my business from a dream to reality. The most important aspect for me has been the regular meeting with Ian to ensure accountability and to glean amazing gems of wisdom to keep me on the best course.
If there is one piece of advice I could give a business owner, it would be to give Ian a call and get yourself enrolled in the 5 Keys to Successful Business Planning. You won't regret it! 

The five keys that we help people work with are:

  1. Foundation: 7 aspects to discover how to build a solid and secure foundation for your business.
  2. Support: What support do you need to have in your business to build your "Dream Team"?
  3. Learning: What personal and professional development do you need to be involved in to develop your skills, business acumen and aptitude?
  4. Character: Are you developing your character in line with your business growth? Our business has a character and as the guardian of our hopes, dreams and plans, we need our character to develop and grow in line with our business growth.
  5. Vision. Do you have an Active Layered Business Plan ready to take you into the next 12 quarters?

Plan a life you want to live in through a business on purpose.

We can also help you set and keep business goals, create realistic forecasting budgets, build effective teams, develop your leadership capability, encourage sales staff, create a vision for emerging opportunities and develop sustainable growth.

Don't leave to chance what could be planned for effective outcomes. Create a business with a design, not luck!

There is no pleasure in procrastination!
Call today to change tomorrow.

Contact Ian Today

Do you feel like you own your business or do you feel like your business owns you? Are you starting a business and finding the process overwhelming? Do you have a Business or Busyness. The difference is when 'I' is in the right spot in business.

If either sound familiar, Ian would enjoy the challenge of working with you to reclaim ownership of your business or get you on the right track.

Complete the form below and Ian will be in touch. In the meantime you can view his bio here.


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