• Sharing Insights into Effective SME Business Models

    Susan Woodland Aug 08, 2016

    Carix principal advisor, Stuart Carr, will be sharing his insights into the world of SMEs at the SEAANZ National Small Business Conference 2016 in a presentation entitled, Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Effective Business Models: How successful SMEs gain leverage.  Read a précis of Stuart’s talk.

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  • Eating An Elephant

    Susan Woodland Jul 20, 2016

    Resolving disputes can be like eating elephants. That is, it can seem overwhelming at first and it’s best done one bite at a time. As small business advisors, we are often involved in helping solve disputes and we draw on mediation to techniques to smooth the process. Read our article on SME dispute resolution.

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  • Selling Solutions

    Susan Woodland Jun 25, 2016

    Carix attended a Neil Rackham seminar on SPIN selling. Read our article about this powerful method for discovering your customer’s pain and then offering them solutions to take the pain away. Carix business advisors are committed to professional development and regularly attend presentations and access publications to keep up to date with contemporary business tools […]

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  • Content Marketing

    Susan Woodland Feb 19, 2016

    Here’s a useful article on the skills you need to assemble in a content marketing team. For small-to-medium businesses it’s unlikely you’ll have a team dedicated to content marketing however the principles are the same: Be strategic – know what you are trying to achieve through your content – leads, sales, reputation, brand visibility Consider […]

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  • Family Businesses

    Susan Woodland Dec 06, 2015

    Many small-to-medium sized businesses are family owned with more than one family member actively involved in their day-to-day running. Carix supports family businesses in dealing with commercial issues, succession planning, employment and shareholder matters.

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  • Industries We Work With

    Susan Woodland Nov 28, 2015

    Since starting the company, Principal Stuart Carr and his associates have worked with clients from a range of industries including manufacturing, professional services, IT, construction, and transport and distribution. They believe that the basic principles of managing a successful business, or project, can be applied to any industry.

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  • Managing Cash Flow

    Susan Woodland Nov 28, 2015

    Reliable cash flow is critical to managing any business, yet even profitable businesses can have cash flow issues. At Carix, we work with our clients to analyse and manage revenue and expenses so funds are available to pay lenders and suppliers when payments are due.

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  • Problem Solving

    Susan Woodland Nov 28, 2015

    At Carix, we work with business owners and managers to find and implement solutions to their problems. We help them recognise the issues that need to be addressed, and we act as an objective sounding board for formulating a response.

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