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BUSINESS CONSULTING

With over 25 years experience at senior management 10 of those years at the CEO level, Mark is the bloke that “can walk the talk”.

You won’t get slick programs and smooth talking by people trained in delivering “cookie cutter” type programs. Instead you get a bloke that has seen and experienced most issues in business.

So, with Mark you get the bloke’s brains and experience not text books, rote answers and forced programs.

Even though Mark is highly qualified, namely: BA (Accounting), MBA; GAICD; FCPA; FAIM it is his ability to combine the theory with the experience and his ability to decipher the achievable and practical from the star gazing is what really sets Mark apart.

Mark works with business owners helping them take control of their business by guiding them in the development and implementation of practical strategies, processes and systems which will enable them to achieve their personal and business goals.

• No fixed programs
• No “one size fits all” approach to your issues
• Programs designed to address your issues to be delivered at the pace
that suits your urgency, your needs and your budget

As Mark works with business owners to improve the value of their business he is expertly able to assist them when the time comes to sell their business.

Contact Mark now for a free one hour chat to explore opportunities within your business.


BUSINESS MENTORING

With over 25 years experience at senior management 10 of those years at the CEO level, Mark is the bloke that “can walk the talk” which make him well placed to develop long term trusted relationships mentoring business owners and senior executives.

Mentoring implies the leading and guiding of a less experienced person by a more experienced trusted person. Mentor then implies experience by the mentor, someone who has walked that path and can guide the mentee through wisdom of lessons learnt by the mentor.

Whilst his early career was in accounting Mark moved to Managing Director of an agricultural marketing company and then to the CEO of an Australian food manufacturing company. As a result of this experience Mark has a deep understanding of all aspects of a business and is able to draw on this to the benefit of his mentees.

Contact Mark now for a free one hour chat to explore opportunities within yourself and your business.

BUSINESS TRAINING

Being a business owner means you are a leader. Many business owners struggle with this concept and struggle with the dilemma of being “boss v friend” and all the baggage that goes with “managing” staff.

Research shows that employees are looking for “leadership” which is above “friends” and beyond “managed”.

The Business Bloke Team runs leadership training workshops which equip business owners to be more effective in leading their team.

Workshops cover topics of what it means to be a leader: responsibilities and characteristics; staff performance and appraisals; time management; effective negotiation; business presentations skills: written and verbal; understanding and communicating with clients and or suppliers.

Contact Mark now for a free one hour chat to explore opportunities to develop your leadership skills which help you control and grow your business.


FOOD INDUSTRY SPECIALIST

“A True Foodie”

With experience in fresh and manufactured food Mark and the Business Bloke team are able to assist food business owners develop and implement strategies that go from “conception to consumption” of their product.

Having run a food manufacturing company with three factories, two in regional NSW, Mark has experience across sales channels to major retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers. Mark has developed strategies covering toll manufacturing, private label manufacturing, and of course developing brands for the domestic and export markets. Mark owns an orchard in the Byron Bay hinterland and is well versed in all aspects of the fresh food supply chain.

Mark has also been involved, and still is, in product innovation and can provide valuable advice on bringing a product to market.

The Business Bloke Team includes people with many years experience in HACCP with lean manufacturing programs, cost accounting systems and balance scorecard etc.

“The food industry is such a great industry to be involved in. The relationships add life while the colour, taste, and innovation add the excitement” says Mark but he warns “that unless you nail all aspects along the supply chain then the journey can be painful”.

Given the talent and experience of the Business Bloke Team it is no wonder we are known as the “true foodies”.

Contact Mark now for a free one hour chat to see how the Business Bloke Team can assist you on your food business journey.