Looking for answers
It’s not often you get the opportunity to talk to experts in an atmosphere of inclusiveness and intimacy. However, our HunterNet Leaders Forum (Formerly Business Value Group BVG) provides that very ambience.
We have rebranded our BVG forum to reflect what it really is; our forum provides leadership in areas that are generally reserved to that of board status. When looking for answers to the challenges that all businesses have, it’s sometimes hard to find the answers. HunterNet has structured a forum session that gives you the opportunity to seek out the answers you require.
This is all part of the bigger agenda and that is to see businesses in our region grow and prosper with a little help from your friends. We have business leaders in our region that are only too happy to provide mentoring by stealth. The first of our newly launched forum looked at the DNA of a business and how you can develop, nurture and grow your business to become the one you always wanted it to be. Anchored by the success of R & R Murphy, our panel dissected the right and wrong ways of creating the environment you want to work in.
Everyone has heard of the ball tampering issue in South Africa and how it was deemed that the Australia Cricket Team and alleged culture had festered to manifest itself into something that we as a majority found unacceptable. We have all become aware of the banking royal commission and how that industry has an endemic culture which again has manifested into total mistrust of the industry as a whole. Ofcourse these are generic statements and we know that as a whole there are numerous people within these industries that have nothing but good in their heart when conducting business with their clients.
The message this month is to take advantage of the people who offer their services free of charge within these forums. Be aggressive (in a nice way) to seek answers to questions that will improve your business. The answer is no until you ask. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results and not getting the correct result is just bad business acumen. Its good business acumen when you seek out experience and wise heads that can put you on the right path to success. If something is not right within your business, chances are that it’s not quite right in other people’s business and they are seeking answers. Get together, join a network, come along to forums, but most importantly seek out answers. It’s not in anyone’s interest if a business is not successful. The supply chains are stronger when everyone is linked and pulling in the same direction.
HunterNet encourages everyone to seek out answers; we have in our region a number of bodies whose sole purpose is to help businesses. We have business chambers throughout the region who, within their membership base, have people who give freely of their expertise. We have business advisors whose sole purpose is to give away money to businesses to make them successful. Government agencies who want to advance export and industry services to the betterment of all.
Running a business is hard, asking questions is easy. Ask the question, seek out experience and find the sounding board that can help make running your business that little bit easier.
Wayne H Diemar
Senior Project Director-HunterNet
On behalf of the members of HunterNet
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