I’ve attended all sorts of courses and days out but I’d never attended anything remotely like that. It has changed the way that I view my role and unleashed the leader in me. We’ve done some work with the team since and what came out of it was just amazing!
- Mark Sugden / Managing Director / John W. Laycock
‘I’ve loved everything really. I know that sounds weird, but I’ve been on loads of training courses in my career and usually there are some sessions where they are just flat, boring… or I don’t get anything from it, but I can honestly say that in every session here I have taken something away for the business which is massive. And it means I am going to be busy for a long long time.
- Tony Johnson / Sales Director / CN Media Group
We have been working with Alec over the last 2 days at The BIP with our clients helping them and showing them how to run more successful businesses and make them more profitable and enjoyable.
We’ve had a fun 2 days and there are lots of opportunities for us to help clients implement the strategies to run more successful businesses for the future.
- Paul Dickson / Managing Partner / Armstrong Watson
” I have just spent the 2 most amazing days I never thought I was going to spend, ( I’m a born cynic) but every half an hour I came up with a light bulb moment and I now have a box full light of bulb moments to implement in our business… ”
- Adrian Moeckell / Managing Director / EWGA Wines Ltd.
From a business where everything is measureable, what Alec has done is actually unmeasurable. His energy is infectious and has given me back the enthusiasm, excitement and understanding why I started in business in the first place. He has given me the tools to be able to question everything I do to make it better, and steps to roll out, implement and deliver to get the business I first dreamt about.
- Kate Eadie / Managing Director / Wrapped Agency
- Mark Sugden / Managing Director / John W. Laycock Ltd.
I came to The BIP to learn new techniques that will make a massive change to our business. I found it to be AWESOME, my direction is now more clear. The speakers were immense and I would recommend it to anybody… I’ll be back.
- Eddie Black / Managing Director / Eco-Genics Ltd
What I loved about the program was the mixture of innovation, education and inspiration.
The breakout sessions with the group helped to focus on other people’s thoughts. I had at least 5 pages of actionable take home items that are important. It’s going to be difficult to prioritise those items, but it gives me the opportunity to implement what’s going to give the best boost to my team and the business!
- Rob Moore / Director / MSI Taylor
Finished at The BIP in Melbourne and looking forward to the challenging work ahead to implement some key things that will positively impact our business. @pauldunn was amazing. Great job @AlecBlacklaw#bip2016
- Andrew Clarke / Marketing Director / Aitken Partners
The 2 days were very interesting, great group dynamics, with lots of interesting information challenging the mind and looking where the future of business should go. It’s been a very enjoyable 2 days and I would recommend it to anybody.
- Stephen Chainey / National Business Development Director / IOOF
My accountant suggested I should come to the Business Improvement Program. After thinking about it for a couple of weeks, I’m glad I did it. It was an enjoyable 2 days. I’ve learnt a lot about myself and a lot about what I need to do to make my business more profitable. As the director and owner of the business I can identify what I need to do in the business.
- Rod Penaluma / Managing Director / Lilydale Safetywear
“We were guaranteed if we followed the program we would grow our business by a further $2.5 million in the next two years. I attended The BIP, then soon afterwards employed you on a retainer basis and followed your instructions with regular meetings.
We actually grew our business by $3.5 million and increased our GP from 39.5% to 41.5%. Thanks Alec for your help – I am pleased to recommend The BIP , as it’s seriously focussed on implementation and getting great results!”
- Mike Lo Ricco / Managing Director / Kibblers Home and Trade Centre Cowra & Cooma MITRE 10
‘The Business Improvement Program was a fun, interactive, comprehensive, challenging and thorough business course. For someone like myself that hasn’t done formal business training of any kind it was very relevant. In the three days spent, all of the participants got involved and the sessions were interesting and challenging, not ever painful.
It doesn’t end there they are available for assistance, advice and discussion for weeks after the course. My eyes have been opened to new learning and ways of thinking about my business so I believe the course was very good value.’
- Rod Wilby / Director / The Good Guys
The areas covered were excellent. The groups were well organized and the sessions designed to get everyone to open up. Thanks.
- Peter Brunejs / General Manager / Robert James Lawyers
I just wanted to let you know how outstanding I thought The BIP was. I’ve attended a large number of different types of business learning conferences and this was without doubt the standout. It’s now some 3 weeks after the conference and I’m still feeling highly motivated. I’ve actually begun implementing some of the ideas and concepts and have already seen improvements in my business as a result of this.
I didn’t stop learning and I didn’t stop laughing for the whole BIP. I hope that you give some consideration to running a follow up program because I’d be the first to enrol. This was the best value for money business development investment I’ve ever made. Keep up the outstanding work.
- Sharon Quennell / BW Corporation Pty Ltd
“I have met hundreds of accountants in my time working for an international association of accountancy and law firms, and realise that not all professional advisors are able to combine being an accountant with being an astute ‘business advisor’. Alec is one of a rare breed – a skilled accountant who is a true business advisor who can add real value beyond financial expertise. Add to this genuine warmth and charisma and you have a special person in your team – Alec will bring energy and new ideas that will improve your business.”
- Giles Brake / Head of Worldwide Marketing / Alliott Group
Fantastic interactive group. Detailed content and very well delivered. I now have a better understanding and appreciation for what systems and processes I need to put in place and document in order to grow my business.
- Bianca Russell / Couture / Director
I cannot thank you enough for the experience of last week’s program. It reminded me of why I am in business and the memory is one that I will never forget. I have a new found enthusiasm for my business. I was unable to speak to you at the end of the three days as the emotion I experienced would have left me in tears.
- Anthony Salta / Managing Director / Wizz Bang
The sharing of solutions was great. Enjoyed learning about how to get the best out of my people.
- Daryl Absalom / General Manager / Bakers Arms Hotel
The program was excellent with plenty of stuff to take away, heaps of fun and ideas. The attendees were all there to learn and they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The great thing was that everyone was willing to share and to help each other with issues that they may have in their businesses. Alec I thought you all worked well together and it is good to be around people that know their stuff. Moving a business from good to great can be done by using Alec and his team – congratulations to all of you as this is a must go to program.
- John Tsoulos / Managing Partner / Indigo Financial