Business Performance

This document looks at how family involvement in smes affects business performance. 


Moving toward an open and competitive economy requires developing and supporting private sector and establishing small and medium-sized enterprises. This movement requires education, establishing job infrastructure, and knowledge transfer facilities in order to increase small and medium-sized businesses and also to develop entrepreneurship.

Understanding how SMEs achieve high performance in order to impact society has significant implications of SME owners/managers, SME employees and the economies in which the SME operates.  High levels of performance can facilitate firm growth and subsequent profit performance, which in turn can yield employment gains and contribute to the general economic health of a state, region or nation.

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are engines of economic growth in developing countries.The significance of SMEs is underlined by the fact they account for about 90 percent of enterprises and 60 percent of employment at the global level. Because of the increasing population and rising unemployment in most parts of the world, SMEs are being considered as an alternative to conventional industrialization.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form the majority of all businesses in developing and developed economies, contribute to national GDP and make significant distributions to employment, but they have fundamental problems in terms of resources and this tends to harm their business sustainability.

Does a higher degree of internationalization  lead to improved performance of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)?

“A bad strategy will fail no matter how good your information is and lame execution will stymie a good strategy. If you do enough things poorly, you will go out of business.” - Bill Gates

Small businesses often get inundated with tasks because they try to balance delivering work along with their efforts to win more clients, which means that productivity needs to be as high as possible.

Key to maintaining an engaged and highly skilled workforce is implementing an effective performance management and appraisal process. One that recognises, rewards and develops employees, and helps managers identify issues as they occur.

Business Psychologist Andrew Sillitoe explores why some people rise to the top 20% in their field starting with research into why young people stay engaged with sport throughout their teens. Engaging others to operate at their full potential may be less of a mystery than we think – listen to Andrew’s story about what he learnt on the road playing street hockey and what it takes to create a high performance culture.

Corporate culture has long been linked to company performance, but how exactly are the two related?

 The only way to beat the competition is to stop tryingto beat the competition.

Critical skills for solving problems is needed by both the entrepreneurs and employees to ensure they can solve issues when and before they arise.


Having great ideas and a strategic vision won’t get you far if your employees aren’t willing to follow you. And too many entrepreneurs take leadership skills for granted.

Problem solving requires two distinct types of mental skill, analytical and creative.

A decision tree is a flowchart-like diagram that shows the various outcomes from a series of decisions. It can be used as a decision-making tool, for research analysis, or for planning strategy.

A decision tree is a schematic, tree-shaped diagram used to determine a course of action or show a statistical probability.

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Firms trying to tap into new markets for growth often fall into the traps of putting resources into wooing existing customers and investing heavily in value-added offerings. But this won’t get them to blue oceans.

The Red Ocean is where every industry is today. There is a defined market, defined competitors and a typical way to run a business in any specific industry. The Blue Ocean, on the other hand, is calm, smooth, with lots of food and little or no competition.

The first two steps of the Customer Development model are all about learning and discovery. In the Customer Discovery phase, you are supposed to find out who your customers are, where they come from and how you can reach them. In the Customer Validation phase, you get out of the office to make sure that everything that you think you know about your customer is true.

Business performance management is a way of monitoring the methods a company uses to reach its goals and then using data to find better methods.

Business performance management (BPM) describes a class of tools and services that enable managers to use the insights they gain from business analytics (BA) to derive strategies, change policies, and make adjustments to behaviors.

Brendon Burchard literally wrote the book on High Performance Habits. From Fortune 50 CEOs to professional athletes and celebrities, Brendon helps people redefine what they believe is possible with his science and heart -based approach to self -mastery.