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The life and times of a business broker

Friday, February 17, 2017

It's an interesting career being a business broker, the things I have heard, been called to my face and behind my back means you develop a very thick skin.

2016 Reflections for 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

With 2017 now upon us and for me personally being back at work full time as of Monday, it is an interesting time to reflect on the 2016 calendar year.

If you sat at your desk last January and asked yourself the following questions, do you think you would have answered any of them correctly?

Who will win US election? Who will win the EPL title? The NRL title? The AFL title? It certainly was a year for the underdog and in The Donald's case the anti-establishment.

2017 will certainly be an interesting year just watching which DJP the new President becomes. Being a business owner myself for most of my working life I am intrigued to see if he can actually trade America as a business and not be influenced away from his core business practices by special interest groups/media etc? John Key here in New Zealand certainly proved a successful businessman can turn a country around, but John Key in my opinion wasn't as much of an ego-maniac as DJP so that to me is the elephant in the room.

I'm not sure this will effect the New Zealand market, would expect the NZ dollar to remain high and that helps importers (and consumers) but not exporters. Not sure if it makes business owners here in NZ look to sell or will it make them look to buy? There is no precedent for what just happened in the US election so everything is speculation from this point.

It's going to be interesting to watch though and with the media available to us in the modern world we will certainly have a front row seat :)

Twenty Sixteen

Thursday, January 28, 2016

This week is my second week back at the desk after a pretty rainy break here in Auckland. You always wonder in these first few weeks of the year how the new year will treat you. Well so far the phone has been ringing, have numerous prospects looking at our franchise opportunities and a number of new businesses looking to sell. So. So far so good.  Read More...

It's The End Of Another Year

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Well Friday is most likely the last day of the year for me at Switch Business for 2015. Will be setting up new business opportunities that should hit the market in and around February 1st 2016.  Read More...

If you're not changing you're standing still

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Well if things aren't changing then you are standing still. Nicollette has left SBL as an employee to take up a position with a company called Luminary Group which allows her to follow her first interest, social media. She will still contract her services back to SBL for all of our marketing and social media requirements.   Read More...