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Recovery – Rebuild – Restructuring

of businesses and organisations from small business start-ups through to multinational publicly listed conglomerates and not-for-profit organisations.  Our experience with assisting businesses and organisations when things start to go wrong also makes us well placed to assist start-ups from avoiding mistakes at the beginning of their business life.

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Do you apply the Veil of Ignorance in business?

Broadly speaking, leaderships teams bring to the decision-making table not only a collection of business skills but also a unique set of personal views, informed by each member’s circumstances, including the tribes they belong to.

Of course, each member has a range of legal and fiduciary duties to the business. This includes the duty to act in its best interests and the duty exercise powers for proper purpose.

In this context, it’s possible that someone’s personal views might put them in conflict with their duties to their company. This is where a decision-making method, known as the ‘Veil of Ignorance’, could prove useful.

Dynamic Business

13/2/2018

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Stephen Barnes, Principal Consultant at Byronvale Advisors has been advising businesses and not-for-profit organisations for over 20 years. From startups to multinational companies, and in a vast array of industries, Stephen brings together in this easy to read and understand book his key concepts to help you run your business better.

Blogs, Articles, Interviews, and Media

Social media for business - Facebook

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Social media for business - Facebook Author and business…

Do you apply the Veil of Ignorance in business?

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Do you apply the Veil of Ignorance in business? Broadly speaking,…

How business owners can protect their personal assets

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One thing business owners are not so good at is understanding and protecting personal assets that may be exposed to a business failure

Making the most of social media

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Making the most of social media  In this series I’ll explore…

How to work out what price to charge

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How to work out what price to charge The price that is set…

5 tips to create engaging marketing content

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5 tips to create engaging marketing content Today, we flip…

Pricing mistakes to avoid

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Pricing mistakes to avoid Read how to avoid making mistakes…

Team Guru podcast with Stephen Barnes

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You're about to hear a very timely conversation. In the last episode we spoke with Kerry Boulton about the importance of creating a sales mindset. Thinking big enough to develop our business in a way so that it has some value on the open market. My guest in this episode is Stephen Barnes who is an expert in turning around businesses. He's all about changing the corporate culture from labour-intensive stress factories into high-performing value machines. At this time of year when we are all full of enthusiasm for the opportunities ahead Stephen tells us the top five things we must have to ensure a flourishing company.

The risks and returns of offshoring

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The risks and returns of offshoring The last article in a…

Outsourcing: Pros and Cons

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Second article of a three part series on Outsourcing and Offshoring

3 business skills you need to succeed

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3 business skills you need to succeed If you’re thinking…

Outsourcing v offshoring: Let’s clear up the confusion

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Outsourcing v offshoring: Let’s clear up the confusion Outsourcing…

How to go on holiday and still make money

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How to go on holiday and still make money Without systems…

Five Ways to Grow Your Business Faster in 2018

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    Five Ways to Grow Your Business in 2018 The…

How to have a holiday and still be making money

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                How to have a holiday and still…

Five Surefire Tips To Creating Engaging Marketing Content

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    Five Surefire Tips To Creating Engaging Marketing…

Why Leaders Need A Veil Of Ignorance

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Stephen Barnes discusses a philosophical decision making theory 'Veil of Ignorance' on Expert Talk at The CEO Institute 21/11/2017

How to have a holiday and still be making money

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Stephen Barnes talks to David (Kochie) Koch on Talking Lifestyle Radio 19/11/2017

How to work out how much to charge

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Article in the Inside Small Business 15/11/2017

Overnight with David Prior

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Stephen Barnes talks to David Prior on Talking Lifestyle Radio 15/11/2017

Let’s talk… Leadership

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Stephen Barnes’ comments on www.dynamicbusiness.com.au 08/11/2017

What to do if you hate your business

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Article in the Sydney Morning Herald 15/11/2017

Do you have the right structure for your business?

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Article on www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au 08/11/2017

Why you need to know your numbers

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Article on www.openforum.com.au 03/11/2017

How to have a holiday and still be making money

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Article on www.ceoworld.biz 01/11/2017

5 ways to grow your business faster

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Article on www.first5000.com.au 31/10/2017

Four pricing mistakes you need to avoid

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Four pricing mistakes you need to avoid Article on www.d…

Four ways to run your business better

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Article on www.businesswomanmedia.com

Stephen Barnes talks to Lesley Williams at Major Street Publishing

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  Stephen discusses his book ’Run Your Business Better…

University of Otago Business School Presentation

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  Byronvale’s Stephen Barnes ’10-in-10′ interview…

The Veil of Ignorance

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American philosopher John Rawls in his "original position" political…

Why the Government is a bad example of good governance

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I have been watching the goings-on in politics both here in Australia…

Lessons from The West Wing #3

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Andrew Jackson, in the main foyer of his White House had a…

Reconciliations - the right way

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Reconciliations - the right way. Often we find that reconciliations…

Ten-step end of financial year checklist for small businesses

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Directors of small businesses are advised to ensure their businesses…

Lessons from The West Wing #2 - Parable of the man that lived by the river

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In the episode ‘Take this Sabbath Day’, President Bartlett…

Do you have a business or a job?

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One of the most common questions you might ask when you meet…

Lessons from The West Wing #1

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While the characters of President Bartlett and press secretary…

Lessons from 'The West Wing'

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Season 7, Episode 22 from the TV show The West Wing is going…

Three things you should do before closing your company

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One of the most common questions ASIC is asked is 'what do officeholders need to do before closing their company?

5 Business Books I Recommend

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I have read dozens of business books (yes even for enjoyment) but there are a few that I go back to, refer to, and recommend to clients.

Dutch Disease

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This was a blog we posted in 2012. Did Australia suffer from Dutch Disease?

A tale about keeping your company details up-to-date

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Byronvale Advisors assisted a client recently that got caught out by not keeping its company details up-to-date. So here’s their story.

Those that have been hacked and those that will be hacked

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“There are only two types of companies: Those that have been hacked and those that will be hacked.” Robert S. Mueller, III, Director FBI made this famous quote but almost by the time he made the quote it was out of date – it should be ‘There are only two types of companies: Those that have been hacked and those that don’t know they have been hacked.’

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