Brendan Dover "The Drain Man"
“You need to bounce your ideas and thoughts off someone without taking them home to your family and Stefan allows me to do that.
When we started our business together ... it was run from home basically doing deals over the kitchen sink ... we quickly identified we needed to become more professional to be able to run the business more successfully.
We put a a lot of training into our team and we continue to do this through Stefan and the Business Benchmark Group.“
"I was an excellent tradesman - but that's all I knew. I didn't know management, I didn't know what to look for when hiring..."
"What I've learnt is how to back myself, how to back my product... how to logically deal with situations rather than emotionally. It's given me the clarity about what I'm doing, how I'm doing it, how I deal with my team, how I schedule work, how I structure my quoting system... it's everything you've helped with."
“Before I started Board of Directors 12 my to-do list was huge ... and nothing on that list would have generated more business or how to grow my business ...
I’m now non-negotiatable on the time I need to spend to grow my business.”
"Everyone needs extra help, you can't do it on your own ... for me it has really changed my life. My quality of life has just gone through the roof. If you need help put your hand up now. I wish I had done this 5 years ago.
Craig & Jessica Abbott
“We didn’t have the right tool to capture the effect of every single activity ... and creating that thorough, absolute clarity, being taught exactly what to do, how to do it, when to do it and the repercussions if we don’t ... it’s only now that we really know what we are doing.”
“I make a beautiful passion fruit curd. My husband says everyone needs a little passion in their life and we bottle it ... and depending on how much passion you need you change the size of your spoon.
Changing the size of your spoon is like a mindset, so you can have a little spoon or a big spoon. Since joining the Board of Directors 12 program that’s what I’ve learnt – I’ve learnt to change the size of my spoon.”
Professional Services, Manufacturing
Dr Michael Tirant
"I was at a crossroads .... I needed a clear picture of what was going on in my business, and my business is very complex. Our plan is to put in place all the systems to ensure the business works well in Melbourne before we franchise. I have the knowledge in the medical area, my knowledge in manufacturing, my knowledge in consulting but my knowledge is limited in running a business and Stefan has been pivital in teaching me the skills and tools I need."
"We have been very fortunate with Stefan's assistance to put in place systems, procedures and processes that have helped us grow what we had as a small family business into something that is a medium family business that has enormous potential and enormous growth coming in the future. It's a really exciting time for us."
"It's been the best thing that ever happened to the business ... the advantage is that Stefan can look from the outside in and he has a lot of extremely fantastic business experience and he can give guidance and answers and which way to go because when you work in the business you get so involved. With experience from working with so many businesses over the years, Stefan can see the wood for the trees."