Family bakery business Ferguson Plarre has big plans for its 'Future Bake Project' and Matthews Steer has been instrumental in assisting them to secure the Commonwealth Government’s Manufacturing Modernisation Fund and AusIndustry Entrepreneurs Program government grants that will help them realise their groundbreaking vision.
Dramatic change, such that we've seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, invariably stimulates fresh insight and opportunity for growth. The ‘new normal’ prompted by COVID-19 presents real opportunities for business owners to reflect on their operations, develop new perspectives, and reengineer and rebuild their businesses to embrace and conquer the impacts created by the post-Coronavirus economy.
At a time when COVID-19 presents an undeniable threat, both to our health and our businesses, it’s only natural to feel helpless, rudderless or overwhelmed. And, while survival has to be the No.1 in the unprecedented times we are living through, there are some simple actions you can take now to prepare your business for the impact of COVID-19 now, and into the future.
In today’s transport industry, where the only constant is change, there is a magic formula business owners can use to drive success, Matthews Steer Associate Nidal Mazloum told attendees at the annual Victorian Transport Association (VTA) Conference in March.
“We see great opportunities within the industry, and we offer a wide range of innovative, results-driven business services that provide support in strategic planning, corporate governance, financial analysis, and grant applications, that are designed to grow businesses, improve profitability, and transform profit into personal wealth." - Adrian Misiano.
Thomastown-based lighting design and manufacturing company, and Matthews Steer client, Limelite, scooped the AusIndustry Innovation and Enterprise Award at the 2019 Northern Business Achievement Awards (NBAA) Grand Finale Breakfast in December.
In your enthusiasm to secure a new career opportunity, have you ever stopped to ask yourself if you’ll enjoy working in the business you’re interviewing at? For Matthews Steer’s new Human Resources Specialist, Natalie Neilson, weighing up whether you will fit in with the workplace culture of a prospective employer is a critical step in deciding whether or not to accept a new role.
From running more than 100 pubs in the UK including the famous 'Walkabout' chain, to building a successful pub chain in Australia, to establishing his current venture - Hardimans Hotel in Kensington - Michael Thiele knows a thing or two about growing successful businesses. The keys to that success, he says, are making himself redundant, and putting the customer before the shareholder.
From humble beginnings five years ago, Matthews Steers’ quarterly Women in Business (WIB) breakfast has now evolved into a leading event on the calendars of many inspiring women across Melbourne.