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What’s stopping your business being great?

In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins talks about ‘good being the enemy of great’.  Running a good business gives a false sense of security and ...
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What's Your Business Worth?

If you’ve built a business from scratch, you know the countless (and probably often thankless) hours you’ve put into getting it off the ground. Of cou...
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How to Communicate a Price Increase

The price you charge, more than any other business variable, has the greatest impact on the profit you earn.  Unfortunately, most business owners...
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The 8 Wastes: Where is Your Business Losing Time & Money?

In order to have a competitive advantage and remain sustainable, your company must be efficient and effective while also providing a high-quality prod...
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‘Generation Gap’: 7 issues to avoid when handing over your business

Preparing to han d over your business to the next generation? In the best of cases, it takes careful preparation, awareness of family dynamics, and co...
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Reality check for MasterChef Winner becoming a Restaurant Owner

Reflecting on the recent MasterChef win by South Australian, Sashi Cheliah, it got us thinking. Clearly an amazing chef (he had the highest score in t...
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More client insights: what will make your business great?

Our last blog talked about our survey that asked clients: ‘What does a great business look like to you?’   We also asked clients a second qu...
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Staying safe online

Our new Secure Client Portal prompted us to note some of the most important precautions that can help everyone to avoid hackers and stay safe online. ...
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Some client insights on what a great business looks like

We asked our clients a simple question:  What does a great business look like to you?  The responses were fascinating – with no answer the s...
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The Challenges of Running a Farming Business

As we return to the office for the New Year, it’s a great time to plan financial strategies and budgets for your business. As a business owner, it can...
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Getting even more out of the Cloud

The benefits of moving your accounting software into the Cloud using software like Xero, MYOB or Reckon, has been well documented.  But did you k...
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Accru Harris Orchard's 50th Birthday

On Monday 6 June 2016, Accru Harris Orchard celebrated our 50th birthday! 

We marked the occasion in style with a fabulous evening at the Adelaide Oval in the company of our staff and friends of the business.

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Make Your GOOD Business a GREAT Business

Watch my video on how to transform a good business into a great business by adopting Jim Collins' "hedgehog" concept -

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Be strong in your productivity and profits

In our work with clients, building great teams and businesses, we often focus on what’s known as a ‘strength based approach’. This approach focuses on...
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Why Are You In Business?

Ric Payne is a preeminent business advisor. As an avid reader he created a must read list: at the top is Steven Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effecti...
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Your New Year’s Resolution

A recent survey commissioned by the Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) Association and the management information solution group, BStar, has uncovered som...
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How can your business be great?

Accru in Adelaide recently launched ProfitSurge, a profit improvement program aimed at helping clients to build great businesses. So what makes a good...
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A Model for Small Business Development

With few exceptions, small businesses operate in a competitive environment within mature industries. Barriers to entry are low, meaning new competitor...
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