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The Future of  Business Swap
In this presentation: <ul><li>The Facts </li></ul><ul><li>The Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Our Decision Making Process </li><...
The Facts
Break Even 355
Break Even Current 355 323
Membership
New Members This Year 116
New Members This Year Lapsed Members This Year 231 116
Membership
The Problem Declining Membership Lack of Resources to continue the strategy that works
for the future of  Business Swap The Problem
for the future of  Business Swap The Problem the current business model is unsustainable
<ul><li>Recruiting new members to your organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Retaining your members and building their loyalty (m...
There are hundreds of business organisations nationally and community based, including government organisations offering b...
Running a Not For Profit (NFP) organisation or community group can be more demanding than most business operations.  Resou...
 
Christine Parker Lee Clark Ann Rolfe Chair of the Board Julian Campbell David Tomlinson David Caruso
Breakfast seminars, professional education groups and roundtables are attractive to our target market
Breakfast seminars, professional education groups and roundtables are attractive to our target market Systems and procedur...
Breakfast seminars, professional education groups and roundtables are attractive to our target market Systems and procedur...
for the future of  Business Swap the current business model is unsustainable The Problem
The Process <ul><li>Get clear about the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse the symptoms and causes </li></ul><ul><li>Genera...
The Problem Declining Membership Lack of Resources to continue the strategy that works
The Solution Move to a professional model
The Solution Modelled on the most successful business organisation in the world Move to a professional model
The Solution The Directors of Swap Australia Limited intend to sell the IP of Swap Australia to create a professional busi...
Some Key Issues <ul><li>Individual Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>If we  don’t  sell, we would assist clubs to operate individual...
From a club perspective, nothing changes ... it can only get better
The Way Forward
The Way Forward <ul><li>Board Meeting 18/10/08 </li></ul><ul><li>Board discuss your feedback, timeframe for special genera...
The Sale Process <ul><li>Define what we have for sale </li></ul><ul><li>Call for Expressions of Interest </li></ul><ul><li...
Summary <ul><li>The Facts </li></ul><ul><li>The Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Our Decision Making Process </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
Conclusion
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  1. 2. The Future of Business Swap
  2. 3. In this presentation: <ul><li>The Facts </li></ul><ul><li>The Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Our Decision Making Process </li></ul><ul><li>The Solution </li></ul><ul><li>The Way Forward </li></ul><ul><li>Your Questions and Comments </li></ul>
  3. 4. The Facts
  4. 5. Break Even 355
  5. 6. Break Even Current 355 323
  6. 7. Membership
  7. 8. New Members This Year 116
  8. 9. New Members This Year Lapsed Members This Year 231 116
  9. 10. Membership
  10. 11. The Problem Declining Membership Lack of Resources to continue the strategy that works
  11. 12. for the future of Business Swap The Problem
  12. 13. for the future of Business Swap The Problem the current business model is unsustainable
  13. 14.
  14. 15. <ul><li>Recruiting new members to your organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Retaining your members and building their loyalty (more members leave an organisation within the first year of joining, than at any other time). </li></ul><ul><li>Renewing your members </li></ul><ul><li>Revenue earning from your Members </li></ul><ul><li>Building membership … and your member revenue … when times are getting tougher and your budget has just been slashed. </li></ul>
  15. 16. There are hundreds of business organisations nationally and community based, including government organisations offering business education and networking opportunities
  16. 17. Running a Not For Profit (NFP) organisation or community group can be more demanding than most business operations.  Resources are usually stretched and many people are often voluntary and part time. 
  17. 19. Christine Parker Lee Clark Ann Rolfe Chair of the Board Julian Campbell David Tomlinson David Caruso
  18. 20. Breakfast seminars, professional education groups and roundtables are attractive to our target market
  19. 21. Breakfast seminars, professional education groups and roundtables are attractive to our target market Systems and procedures make the Business Swap concept replicable
  20. 22. Breakfast seminars, professional education groups and roundtables are attractive to our target market Systems and procedures make the Business Swap concept replicable Training equips leadership teams to deliver the product
  21. 23. for the future of Business Swap the current business model is unsustainable The Problem
  22. 24. The Process <ul><li>Get clear about the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse the symptoms and causes </li></ul><ul><li>Generate options </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Decide </li></ul><ul><li>Legal advice on implementation </li></ul>
  23. 25. The Problem Declining Membership Lack of Resources to continue the strategy that works
  24. 26. The Solution Move to a professional model
  25. 27. The Solution Modelled on the most successful business organisation in the world Move to a professional model
  26. 28. The Solution The Directors of Swap Australia Limited intend to sell the IP of Swap Australia to create a professional business model that will maintain the objectives and values of Swap Australia/Business Swap.  The IP would include the membership (database), policies and procedures manuals, website, trademarks etc.   Should we be unable to find an acceptable buyer by 30/6/09 we will proceed to dissolve Swap Australia Ltd and assist the individual clubs in setting up to operate independently.
  27. 29. Some Key Issues <ul><li>Individual Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>If we don’t sell, we would assist clubs to operate individually, though they would not be able to call themeselves “Swap” </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy Laws </li></ul><ul><li>If we do sell, permission needed from each member to hand over their details to the new owner </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>The constitution is clear. Upon winding up, the assets of Swap Australia may only be transferred to another not-for-profit with similar objectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Our intention is to use any remaining funds to benefit our members in line with our purpose of education, motivation and experience </li></ul>
  28. 30. From a club perspective, nothing changes ... it can only get better
  29. 31. The Way Forward
  30. 32. The Way Forward <ul><li>Board Meeting 18/10/08 </li></ul><ul><li>Board discuss your feedback, timeframe for special general meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare Resolutions for Special General Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Legal council to assist the board to draft resolutions for a member vote </li></ul><ul><li>Notice of Motions to Members 21 Days Prior to Special General Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Information emailed to all members, proxies available for those who cannot attend </li></ul><ul><li>Special General Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Members vote on resolutions </li></ul>
  31. 33. The Sale Process <ul><li>Define what we have for sale </li></ul><ul><li>Call for Expressions of Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiate terms with interested parties </li></ul><ul><li>Accept offer </li></ul><ul><li>Contract </li></ul><ul><li>Deposit </li></ul><ul><li>Settlement (aim 30 June 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Spend surplus funds </li></ul><ul><li>Wind-up Swap Australia Pty Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>Close bank accounts after Convention October 2009 </li></ul>
  32. 34. Summary <ul><li>The Facts </li></ul><ul><li>The Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Our Decision Making Process </li></ul><ul><li>The Solution </li></ul><ul><li>The Way Forward </li></ul><ul><li>Your Questions and Comments </li></ul>
  33. 35. Conclusion
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