Taranaki entrepreneurs looking to improve profits now have another port of call for business advice.
New Plymouth businesswoman Wendy Timarac recently introduced the Thexton Armstrong business consultancy franchise to the region.
"Our goal is to provide practical long-term assistance to help businesses increase their profitability," Timarac said. "We use a "profit-leakage calculator" with 63 self-ranking questions which tells us where businesses are losing profits and allows us to develop a tailored business success programme for each client."
A small business operator herself, Timarac was looking for a way to further utilise her business management degree when she saw Thexton Armstrong's ad for business consultants.
Timarac said while the consultancy's main focus was small to medium-sized enterprises "there's no business we can't help," including farm operations.
The business consultant said they worked quite closely with clients for the first eight weeks to establish a vision, strategies, structure and operational elements to set them on a more profitable path, and aimed to oversee things for a three to five-year period to ensure they stayed on track.
New Zealand businessmen David Thexton, former Rio Beverages owner, and Wayne Armstrong, former Flight Centre sales director, started the business parent company in Queensland and now have 80 franchises across Australia and New Zealand.
* Gill Evans is a Witt Journalism student.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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