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How does your Business Compare?

Business Benchmarks are produced annually from surveys of a variety of Australian small business surveys. These are then broken down into a number of sub-groups based on the features of the industry, such as:

  • Sale size, fee level, or turnover
  • Gross profit and net profit
  • Location (often presented as "metropolitan" v "non-metropolitan")
  • Whether premises are owned, or rented
  • A range of other indicators e.g. whether a contracting firm uses a lot or a little of employee labour.

Do you understand where your profit comes from? Or where it goes? These Benchmarks are essential to understanding where changes need to be made. With these, you have indicators for example, whether to:

  • Increase sales without increasing expenses, or
  • Improve your GP percentage, or
  • Reduce stock levels, or
  • Control Expenses, or
  • Reduce debtors days outstanding, or maybe
  • Increase staff productivity.

We can either prepare a fixed price report for you, or as part of the Business Management Package, you'll receive a free update as part of the quarterly management reports. What you cannot measure you cannot manage!

The Benchmarks available include:

Accountants Insurance Brokers
Architects Jewellery Retailers
Auto Accessories & Spare Parts Retail Landscaping Contractors
Auto Electricians Legal Practices
Bakery & Hot Bread Shops Liquor Barns
Beauticians Medical Specialists (Other)
Bookstores Menswear
Building Contractors Metal Fabricators/Engineering Works
Bus & Coach Operators Motels
Butchers Motor Mechanics
Cabinet Makers Newsagencies
Car Dealers - New & Used Nursery & Landscape Supplies (Retail)
Caravan Parks Office Supply/Stationers
Child Care Centres Painting Contractors
Chiropractors Pest Control Contractors
Cleaning Contractors Pharmacies
Coffee Lounges Photographic/Photo Processing
Computer & Phone Sales & Repair Physiotherapists
Concreting Contractors Plastering Contractors
Construction Companies Plumbing Contractors
Corner Stores/Mixed Business Podiatrists
Couriers & Taxi Trucks Printers
Dentists Real Estate Agencies
Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design Record & Music Retailers
Dry Cleaners Restaurants - Licenced
Earthmoving Contractors Road Transport Operators
Electrical Appliance Retailers Rural Machinery/Truck Dealers
Electrical Contractors Rural Merchants
Engineers Service Stations
Fabric & Sewing Supplies Smash Repairs
Financial Planners Sporting Goods, Toy & Outdoor Retailers
Fish & Chips Shops Supermarkets
Fitness Centres Surgeons
Floor Covering Retailers Surveyors
Florist Shops Take-Away Food Retailers
Footwear Retailers Taxi Operators
Fruit & Vegetable Retailers Therapists, Counsellors & Psychiatrists
Furniture Retailers Tiling Contractors
Gardening Contractors Travel Agencies
General Medical Practitioners Tyre & Battery Dealers
Giftware Retailers Valuers
Glass & Aluminium Door/Window Manufacturing Fitting Veterinary Practices
Hairdressers Video Libraries
Hardware Retailers Women's Fashion & Children's Wear Retail

Let us tell you how your business compares!

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