The School of Hard Knocks for Stressed Business People and Reluctant Entrepreneurs

This is a business club conducted by Sharrock Pitman Legal and The Reluctant Entrepreneur. It is open to all owners, managers, and board members of businesses and not for profit organisations, no matter their industry or the size or type of business.

Meetings are held quarterly, with keynote business speakers, discussion groups, business book reviews, handouts and legal spotlights. For a snippet of what takes place, view this short video clip.

The School of Hard Knocks is a hands on, very practical club. The aim is for local enterprises to improve and be successful. We want leaders of enterprises to learn from one another and to pick up on ideas from others who are outside their own industry and business experience and who might have quite different perspectives. As a leader of an enterprise, you are warmly invited to attend any of our business club meetings.

Scott Dutton with Andre Ong, David Sharrock and Mitchell Zadow (October 2019)

Our Next Meeting

Our next meeting for the School of Hard Knocks will be held on Tuesday 18 February 2020 at Waverley RSL. Our event commences from 12:00pm for a 12:30pm start over lunch and finishing at 2:00pm.

Our guest speaker will be Rob Nankervis speaking on “10 Numbers to Drive Performance, Growth and Valuation in Your Business (and none of them are on your financial statements)”

In this fast-paced interactive session, Rob Nankervis will be sharing the principles behind 10 numbers that your business should be thinking about… helping you work out where you stand right now, and ideas to shift the needle.

What you will take away from the session:

  • As leaders we need to have a clear understanding of how our business is going
  • This insight cannot just be retrospective, it must give us a view of the future
  • The data that we collect should tell us something useful and actionable
  • The numbers need to balance both the performance and people sides of our organisation
  • The important numbers need to be made visible

What else?

  • A short, ‘legal spotlight’ on a significant issue helpful to enterprises
  • Round table discussions about your business concerns
  • Enterprise book review relevant to our topic
  • Free legal advice from our Lawyers at the end of the meeting
  • Door prizes.

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