Business Development Group

Business Development Group

Business Development Group

12

September, 2017

Advanced Accounting

At session one of Advanced Accountings’ Business Development Group six business owners from different industries met in the boardroom at the Advanced Accounting office’s ready to develop their businesses and forge new networks.

BDG leader Aaran McLeod led the group through the structure, expectations and rules of the group – confidentiality is key to allowing business owners to reveal sensitive information for discussion.  The focus was clearly established with the thread of accountability being woven through the group so that the fabric of the development group would be strong.

The group worked through the material which outlined what would be covered over the entirety of the course.  The first step was to evaluate our own businesses and identify strengths and weaknesses, businesses need to be strong to carry on working into the future. Relaying their own experiences, how they thought that they might not have or could be more accountable, each person had a relatable story which was heartening and relationship building within the group.

Despite the diverse industries represented the common bond formed by shared business experiences drew the group together and everybody left the session with fresh ideas and new passion towards their business..

 

Business Development Group

Innovate

Innovate

12

September, 2017

Advanced Accounting

The BDG Group started their second session by delivering their board reports, detailing how they’d put what they’d learnt the month before into action.  It was an invigorating time getting a glimpse into how the groups last session had impacted each person’s business in positive ways.

This month’s session focused on the importance of being innovative in order to keep businesses thriving.  The group learned about the fifteen BDG Innovation Tools to help assess weaknesses and drive the right changes required to keep their businesses running smoothly now and into the future.

The group practised a brain storming session gaining an insight into how these sessions could be a great tool to use with their teams.  Systemic Thinking strategies were explored so that business systems could provide insights useful for solving problems and gaining useful information.

At the end of the session the group left armed with new techniques to apply to their businesses.  Group members held each other to account for dealing with issues that were brought up in the previous session and offered helpful advice in regards to dealing with those issues.  Business relationships grew within group members and their combined strengths became an asset to the whole group.

Business Development Group

Personal Foundations

Personal Foundations

12

September, 2017

Advanced Accounting

The beginning of session three saw group members greeting each other with friendly familiarity.   Members of the group enquired after each other’s issues and successes over the month, which were discussed with trustful ease.  Group members were more than happy to bring their problems to the table recognising that a problem shared is a problem halved and that they needn’t find solutions for every problem themselves.

This month the group learned about personal foundations and how important it is for their business as well as their team to know what personal strengths and weaknesses they bring to work.  Recognising the need to make changes so that personality types are working to their strengths is crucial to having a strong team and achieving to the best of their abilities.  Group members had the opportunity to assess their personality types and some results were surprising.  Learning how this knowledge can be used as a great tool in their businesses was insightful and invigorating for the team.

The group explored the differences between a technician, a manager and, an entrepreneur, observing the need to recognise the roles that each of these positions plays in business development and making sure that as business owners they are not carrying out roles that are detrimental to their business.

Finally the group discussed time management skills and learnt new methods to ensure that important tasks are dealt with in a timely and effective way.

Placing personal visions and values at the foundation of business helped the group to understand their businesses from a different perspective and left them with a lot to think about.