June – the first month of Winter
The month for some that begins a seasonal upswing, for others the time to maintain and for most, the beginning of the months of Annual Review.
How will the year end? With a bang or a whimper? Will the tax deductibility to encourage spending work? Will we try to buy a profit improvement or will our existing cash flow constraints remain the most powerful driver of the SME sector?
Predicting the 2015-2016 business climate is harder than footy tipping, other than we can all be sure that those whose preparation is better, who are fitter, faster, stronger and more skilful, have a better chance in any given match.
Irrespective of the bank rate, the iron ore price, gay marriage rights or a hundred other distractions, the business that has consistently built depth and quality is far more likely to see next year as another achievable result just waiting to materialise. Quality wins every time.