Do you want to rekindle your passion for your business?
To reignite your enthusiasm and refuel the drive you felt at start-up?
We want business owners to fulfil both their personal and business potential. We want them to love their business. At Mustard, we're more than a business adviser. As experienced successful business owners, we've walked in your shoes and understand the frustrations and perceived barriers to business growth. Our fresh approach to business advice embraces the pace and technology of the modern global business environment, while our experience and knowledge allow us to become our client's 'trusted adviser', providing insight beyond their day-to-day perspective. Put simply, we offer the tools, advice and support to maximise your businesses growth potential.
We believe that we're more than a business adviser to our clients. We’ve earned the title of 'Trusted Adviser' by being steadfast, consistent and true in all our dealings with clients and with each other. We believe that customer service is at the heart of every business, especially our own.
We will always strive to bring a fresh approach to business advice with the support of our bespoke Mustard Diagnostic Tools™, the Mustard 8 Step Process™ and our Mustard Goal Setting Software. We're also accredited in the Five Behavioural Sciences. We keep pace with global and technology trends, and delight in sharing the latest knowledge and teachings from the world's foremost business and behavioural gurus.
Advising businesses is serious stuff, but we love what we do. When you love what you do, it naturally follows that you enjoy and relish each new day and relationship. We want to help our clients feel this pleasure from their own businesses - it's only fair.
Our mission is to give business owners the advice, tools and support they deserve to enjoy their business life and to maximise their businesses potential.
Mustard was formed from a passion for business and a frustration with the lack of quality advice available for business owners. Our Mustard Mission is to give business owners that quality advice and support that they need and deserve.
As business owners and successful business people who have experienced the highs and lows of local and global successes, we're perfectly placed to give you advice to achieve further success.
We know that being the boss can sometimes be lonely. You may have team members you can talk to about the day-to-day running of the business, but what about more sensitive issues? What about franchise advice, business acquisition advice or exit planning?
At Mustard, we’ll support you through all your decision-making processes; we’ll be your sounding board and motivator. We’ll help build your confidence through our structured knowledge transfer sessions. We’ll focus on your achievements, build on your strengths and direct your thinking towards what’s important to you. We’ll help define what you want to achieve and commit you to success.
We believe that business owners need the right tool kit to support their ever-changing needs. The Mustard Tool Kit consists of valuable and innovative resources. These tools are designed to further your personal and business development. We use the latest technology and innovation to support your success. As a client of Mustard you’ll have full access to our tool kit to help drive your business forward.
These tools include: Mustard Business Diagnostic Tool™, Mustard 8 Step Process™, TTI Behavioural Insights and Mustard Online Library
At Mustard, we offer a unique blend of one-to-one advice and mentoring, partnered with the latest business diagnostic tools.
We relish working with determined business owners. To help plan the route to success, we take a look at what's currently going on in your business, using our bespoke Mustard Business Diagnostic Tool™.
The Mustard Business Diagnostic Tool™ gives a complete understanding of your business. Using the Mustard 8 Step Process™, we'll focus on key business areas and develop specific, tailored strategies to work on. We'll help build the required systems to enable you to predict outcomes and maintain consistency.
It's important to develop your greatest business asset - your people. So we'll work with you to raise the skill set within your team.
Achieving success takes hard work, determination and accountability. We'll hold you accountable through regular, face-to-face meetings. These sessions are designed to help keep you on track with your goals. They help to maintain momentum and give you the confidence to implement strategies.
Our role is to review, advise and guide; we are your sounding board and your trusted adviser. We're not involved in office politics and we’re not here to judge, instead we will listen, challenge and support growth.
At Mustard, we've developed an effective phased process to franchising and licensing.
We begin by working with you to clearly define the opportunity and the concept. Once defined, we help you prepare your business. Using the Mustard Business Diagnostic Tool™ we're able to understand the position and state of the business. This allows us to understand the current value and in turn the potential full value of your business. Focusing on the core areas of the business,we identify the business strengths and potential weaknesses.
The financials are reviewed for both the franchisor and franchisee.
We address vital questions such as; can both parties earn a living from this model? Are there limitations to the business? Is it scalable? We'll also undertake market research to determine widespread customer demand.
We help and support you to make the important decisions. We're able to review costs and fees, legal requirements and paper work, as well as produce an operations manual.
We'll advise on internal recruitment to support growth, and we can implement a sales process to sell franchises and devise a strategy to support them.
Most business owners believe that their business is their pension; when the time is right, they will sell it and retire. But, they often don’t consider that there might be a change in their personal circumstances. What if someone were interested in buying your business today? Is your business in a position to be bought?
Exit planning could also be called opportunity planning. You never know when that opportunity is going to knock, or when you want to sell.
Did you know that approximately 80% of businesses never sell? Only 1% of business sell for the valuation that the business owner is expecting, without having a lengthy earn out period. We don't believe that earn outs work for the business owner.
A very powerful way to grow your business is to acquire. You can acquire fixed income, talent, assets, customer base or routes to market - to name a few. A good acquisition can provide a return on investment that would be very difficult to attain through organic growth.
At Mustard, we've undertaken scores of successful acquisitions and have investigated a large number of potential targets on behalf of our clients.
The Mustard Business Diagnostic Tool™ examines the core elements of your business. Through a series of questions, we identify the current and future value of your business. We identify which areas are strong in the business and where there is room for improvement. The Mustard Business Diagnostic Tool™ then produces an action list with clear outputs. It's a systematic approach, allowing you to measure progress by repeating the process time and time again.
The Mustard Business Diagnostic Tool™ identifies the processes or systems you have in place. It questions whether these systems and processes are well documented? Is there evidence to prove this? Does the business use its systems and processes consistently? Do they work? Who makes them work and are they executive led or employee led?
The Mustard Business Diagnostic Tool™ gives you valuable insight into your business. It helps you to review your systems and efficiency. It highlights your strengths and identifies where you need to focus energy. It creates an action plan and allows you to prioritise. In short, it allows you to plan, act, and delegate strategically to grow a more valuable business.
Contact us now to discuss how Mustard Business Diagnostic Tool™ can help your business.
We believe that understanding yourself and your team is vital to business success, which is why we're accredited in the Five Sciences from TTI Insights, a global leader in Behaviours, Motivators, Acumen, Competencies and Emotional Intelligence (EQ). The Five Sciences are science based behavioural assessments developed to find, retain and understand top talent; they can also give you a comprehensive insight for self-‐development and understanding. The Five Sciences assess the following behaviours:
Behaviours reveal how an individual will perform; including what value he or she will bring to a team, their ideal environment and the possible limitations they may face.
Motivators are the windows through which an individual views the world. Motivators reveal why an individual acts a certain way, and what motivates one to perform a job.
Acumen, or a person's keenness and depth of perception, will identify how a person thinks and makes decisions and will clarify one’s natural abilities or capacities.
Applied in conjunction with a job benchmark, competencies ensure the inherent skills of each individual match the soft skills required by the job.
Emotional Intelligence (also referred to as EQ) is an individual’s ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions to facilitate high levels of collaboration and productivity.
One of the best things about being a business owner is that you're not accountable to anyone. But, one of the worst things is that nobody holds you accountable.
In our experience, business owners want to be held accountable so key issues get resolved. We all do it, complete the easy fun tasks and leave the hard, time consuming, difficult tasks until the end, and then make excuses that there's not enough time get them done.
Here at Mustard we hold you and your team accountable to get things done. We want you to achieve your goals, so we use tools to help structure the resources, time and completion of goals and objectives to succeed.
We have a wide range of resource materials that we share with you through the Mustard Online Library. We've taken the pain out of finding the best material to support your needs and appetite for knowledge. You'll have access to workshops, whitepapers, research articles, publications and training material. These resources are specific to help you with running a successful small business.
The Mustard Online Library holds over 10,000 documents. Our online library is a valuable business resource, which we are constantly updating and sharing with you.
"Seek first to understand and then to be understood" – Stephen Covey - educator, author and businessman.
As trusted advisers we build a relationship with you, the business owner. We invite you to meet existing clients, we take time to get to know you and understand your needs, and we invest our time to build confidence in our understanding of your expectations. We work to build a trusting relationship with you to support your success.
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