Business Focus May 2016
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“If you’re not in business for fun or profit,
what are you doing here?” That was the
subtitle of a management book long ago.
It remains a fair question.
Far too many business owners tell me,
behind closed doors, that their businesses
really don’t give them much fun or profit.
They feel stuck, and although they may be
paying the bills (that’s wages), they don’t
have any over to re-invest in the business
or in other assets (that’s profit).
Mostly, those businesses need to grow.
Not to take over the world necessarily,
but to generate prosperity and lifestyle
for the owners, employment opportunities
for others, maybe an asset for the next
How? First rule: you don’t do it all on
your own. The truly successful businesses
have many inputs of fresh thinking and
A good board, for example, is a think-tank
and a proving ground for fresh ideas.
But what if a board, or even an advisory
board, is way beyond your capacity right
Turn to your peers. A well-structured,
well-led peer advisory circle has been
shown to produce extraordinary results.
You can access the best of what the best
boards do for their companies, even in the
Contact me to find out more.
Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan is a new
local government representative on the
South West Development Commission
(SWDC) Board and existing board
member, Bannister Downs Dairy
Managing Director Sue Daubney is the
new deputy chairman.
Former Busselton Mayor Ian Stubbs has
left the board after stepping down from his
role on council.
SWDC chairman Stuart Hicks welcomed
the new appointments and said he looked
forward to the new-look board getting
together for their first board meeting.
The SWDC Board is the governing body
responsible to the Regional Development
Minister for setting the direction and
priorities of the Commission.
It has nine members selected from
community and local government
nominations, as well as Ministerial
The Commission’s Chief Executive
Officer Don Punch, who has announced
he will soon be retiring from the position,
also serves on the board, rounding out the
total number of board members to 10.
SWDC is part of the West Australian
Government and operates from the Ninth
Floor of the Bunbury Tower.
It aims to make the South West region a
better place to live, work and invest, with
boosting the economy and improving
quality of life key areas of focus.