Hilton London Paddington Breakfast, Tuesday 22 May

'Why Would You Invest In Your Business?'

(strategy and capital decisions)

You may have noticed that the markets do not stand still. Your competitors want customers – and they may be your customers.

Digital Technology, for example, allows for the ultimate – always on – one to one sales and service.

As you know, Uber has successfully challenged the established taxi markets.

Airbnb has successfully bypassed the established travel and accommodation channels.

You can buy music-track-by-track from Amazon MP3 or iTunes.

Even executive education and professional service providers now use the digital economy to sell and service customers.

For many of us though, digital business is still a new challenge. It requires new skill, new software - and often times, new products and services.

At some point, we face an investment decision.

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So, how do we decide if the capital cost of investment – and the time - is worth it?

The short answer is cash flow.

When you invest, you want to know there is a return that makes the investment and the risk worth it.

One way to measure this is to predict the new and profitable sales forward over time – sales that otherwise would not exist - and discount the money value back to the present (Net Present Value or NPV for shorthand).

This will give you a number. You want that number to cover the cost of your capital and give you a return on your investment.

So, if you cannot predict a profitable income stream over time, do not invest.

If you want to work out if you should, please call me on +44 (0)7887513369 or email joseph3@zeteticmind.com for a free and confidential chat.

 

Best wishes

Joseph

Joseph Mevlanna Pritchard

Managing Partner

Zetetic Pioneering Strategies

http://www.zeteticmind.com

joseph3@zeteticmind.com

+44 07887 513369

 

PS PS 'Why Would You Invest In Your Business?' is about your capital investment decisions, your time and the value of the cash you get back in return.  It links straight back to your value proposition whether you are a micro, SME, corporate or social business.

PPS Zetetic's Seven Step Strategy model is the result of over 30 years in trade and executive education. So it's practical and proven. You can only get it here.

Hilton London Paddington.  Click here for Google directions.  Hilton London Paddington Breakfast runs on the 4th Tuesday of every month and starts with breakfast at 0730hrs. You will be clear by 0900hrs. You pay the hotel directly for your breakfast and there are no other charges from the organiser.