Hello, I’m Stewart Clark, founder of SCS Performance.
I’m a business banker turned business builder, helping Australian family businesses keep more of the money they make, so they build their own wealth instead of just that of their bank.
I was born a numbers junkie, so it’s not surprising that my first career was in commercial banking. In 2013, after more than 27 years providing services to business banking customers, I knew it was time for a change.
I was spending more time with airline flight crews than I was with my family. Then I was offered a “better” job on the other side of the country – and that was IT. I’d always meant to run my own business one day – and that day had just arrived.
I had all the tools I needed. Over those years of analyzing thousands of Australian businesses of all sizes for strategy, succession, marketing, risk and operational discipline, again and again I’d seen potential profits being lost rather than retained. There was a real need.
Over my time in banking, I’d learnt massive amounts about what “worked” in business and “what didn’t” , so I had a great offer to make to the family business market.
Since 2013, I’ve been working with business owners in the SME market to help them use time-tested tools and disciplines to keep more of their profits, grow their businesses and create a more secure future.
We offer a range of business growth services, starting with our fortnightly, cost-effective Group Business Mentor workshops – all the way through to comprehensive 121 consulting programs. Programs are delivered in a range of formats – face to face, online and we also provide a virtual delivery offering, so for any business owner who is serious about doing better, there is an option for them. You can also call on us for a range of other business building and more specific consulting services.
We work with you to leverage the best, most relevant practices for strategic planning, financial analysis, sales delivery, marketing and business improvement.
The structure and process we work with means that you don’t just learn about them – we apply the accountability to make sure that you use them and apply them to make your business better.
Think of your as an engine that needs regular care and attention – to your people, your processes and your systems in order to keep humming. So, having no ongoing maintenance and improvement, means problems start to develop.
As Henry Ford famously said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”. This means that if you are not happy with where your business is today, then you need to make change – otherwise, just accept that what you have is what you will get.
As a small business owner myself, involved in several business ventures, I know what it’s like to have money (and my family’s future) on the line. I know that this can be burden for some, but there are always options.
Do you want to make more money AND keep more of it for your future? Do you want to find your business’s true potential?
As a published author, Stewart’s book, “It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep” provides a highly effective guide to Business Owners who want a business improvement framework to follow. Using a combination of live case studies and practical action steps, this book provides the tools and know how to undertake incremental and sustainable business improvement – either for profit now or sale later.
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