DAVID CARRUTHERS CONSULTING

SME

GROWTH & BALANCE

PROSPERITY | HAPPINESS | FREEDOM

MULTI-SITE GROUPS & SOLO BUSINESSES MAINLY IN
HOSPITALITY, TOURISM AND 'BRICKS & MORTAR' RETAIL

We Support SME & Multi-Site Group Owners & CEOs
Mainly In Hospitality, Tourism & 'Bricks & Mortar' Retail

We focus on SMEs (generally up to $200m depending on country) because SMEs are the engine room of every economy. SMEs are the engine room of every economy, employing the majority of workers and contributing the greatest proportion of GDP. They get the least help from Governments. Most owners never reach their dreams, not because they don’t work hard enough, but mainly because they don’t work smart enough and because they often put their own lives on the backburner as they get stuck trying to move forward. Following his successful corporate career rising to CEO, David spent 12 years as an entrepreneur & multiple business owner, becoming a multi-millionaire within 5 years. He also lost $10m & almost died when his health & wellbeing was destroyed. He is passionate about helping owners & CEOs move forward, achieve their goals and build the lives of their dreams.

DCC Markets

We Focus Mainly On Premises-based SME Owners/CEOs

We Focus On Connecting (Evolving) These Aspects Of Your Business With Your External Business Environment (Ecosystem)

Working Smarter Not Harder, Focusing On Profitability AND Livability, Making More Money, More Time & Making-A-Difference

By the time most SME owners & multi-site group CEOs approach us, they are feeling stuck, struggling, just surviving or even suffering. We initially help our clients better understand their current situation and identify their strategic options. Understanding performance is the starting point. At the same time we work on putting dreams & goals back in place. Remember those? Then we work on strategy & systems, leadership & engagement, strategic marketing & customer experience. Our aim is to rebuild, re-imagine, redesign and reposition your business for growth, bringing you the level of prosperity, happiness & freedom you want & deserve. You won’t believe how different you’ll feel & perform very soon…

We Help Owners & CEOs Through Group & Individual Programs

GROUP PROGRAM
CREATE PROFITABLE HAPPINESS
SME OWNERS

Focusing on BALANCING Growth & Wellbeing

GROUP PROGRAM
GROW MY HOSPITALITY BUSINESS
HOSPITALITY, TOURISM, RETAIL

Growth Through Leadership, Strategy & Systems

INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM
1:1 PERFORMANCE TRANSFORMATION
CEOs / OWNERS MULTI-SITE GROUPS

Transform Your Performance & Wellbeing

ONE-OFF GLWS
CREATE PROFITABLE HAPPINESS
SME OWNERS

One-off Wellbeing Assessment & Strategy Mtg

'IN-HOUSE' GROUP PROGRAM
COVID-SME-RECOVERY
CITIES/ASSOCIATIONS/ADVISORY

In-house Group Programs for 20+ SME Owners

'IN-HOUSE' GROUP PROGRAM
LARGE MULTI-SITE GROUPS
VENUE/SITE MANAGERS

Transforming Managers Into Entrepreneurs

If You Want To Transform Your Performance & Wellbeing
Join Me For An Hour To Learn More About How I Can Help You

Choose a time & date that works for you and I’ll show you how I work and give you some strategies you can use in your business straight away. No charge. Work smarter, not harder for your prosperity, happiness & freedom…

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SME Single Site Owners
FREE MASTERCLASS SERIES
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Free Weekly SME Q&A Strategy Clinic

COVID Business Support ‘Clinic’
Wednesdays 3pm AEDT / Melbourne Time
Free Group Q&A Session

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About: David Carruthers

David is passionate about business ownership being a path to create the life you want to create. Right now, that journey is being challenged by the pandemic and the various restrictions which have been implemented to deal with it. David is providing an online masterclass series by webinar to provide tips & hacks to help owners navigate looking after their wellbeing through to business survival strategies and growth-focused strategies too. He offers 2 group programs, “Grow My Hospitality Business” and “Create Profitable Happiness” for SME owners to help balance business & life & to grow through working smarter not harder. David has a theme of including wellbeing transformation strategies within his work with business owners because he allowed his own wellbeing cup to empty a few years ago resulting in 5 hospitalisations in 12-months. It took him 2-3 years to recover from that. He’s passionate about owners looking after their own wellbeing so they can perform at their highest level & get the results they need to build the life they want. When SMEs collectively thrive, the economy thrives and right now that’s what we need. 

David was headhunted by one of Australia’s largest corporates  from London to Melbourne in 1999 to establish what would become Australia’s second largest hospitality group from scratch through the acquisition of individual businesses to create one single company. He recruited the leadership team, developed a growth strategy & culture and business & tech systems to operate all the venues consistently. All achieved in 8 months in a ‘hostile environment’. Everything he had learnt in the preceding 20 years contributed to what he was able to achieve. He then spent more than 12 years developing his own hospitality group, consisting of multiple businesses & properties. He became a multi-millionaire within 5 years. He was asked to be president of his local business chamber by his peers for 4 consecutive years, leading mainly hospitality, tourism & bricks & mortar retail. He was later asked by his peers & local government to establish a tourism association and became founding president, developing a strategy with government agencies & the membership. More about David’s skills, knowledge & experience here

WHY

Do We Focus On
What We Do?

Put quite simply, David wants to see a world with more successful SME owners and less big corporations. He wants to see a world where SME owners are seen as the important local economic engine rooms they are and often the glue that holds communities together. 

He now shares his skills, knowledge & experiences as a multiple business owner who became a multi-millionaire and also led two business associations over 7 years after a successful 15-year corporate career which he climbed the ladder to be CEO. 

He is here to help business owners bring their dreams to life and to create the life of their dreams. Prosperity, happiness & freedom.

WHO

Do We Serve &
Provide Value To?

We Work Directly With SME Business Owners / CEOs 
Mainly In Hospitality, Tourism And Bricks & Mortar Retail

  • Single Site Business Owners
  • Multi-Site Group CEOs & Owners

We Also Provide Programs To SME Owners Through:-

  • Business & Industry Associations & Peak Bodies
  • Small Business & Economic Development Teams
  • in Cities, Councils, State & National/Federal Governments
  • Advisory Firms

WHAT

Work Do We Do
With Clients?


We Help Our Clients Transform Their Prosperity & Happiness

  • Work Smarter, Not Harder
  • Performance & Accountability
  • Strategy & Systems
  • Wellbeing & Happiness 
 
  • Leadership & Engagement
  • Customers & Strategic Marketing
  • Time, Money & Energy
  • Purpose, Values & Vision
  • Making-A-Difference
  • Technology & Sustainability

HOW

Do We Deliver
Our Services?


Group Programs To Transform Performance And Wellbeing. 

  • Create Profitable Happiness
  • Grow My Hospitality Business

1:1 Business Leader Mentoring Program (12-Months)

One-off GLWS Wellbeing Assessment & Strategy Session

Online Business Training Courses For Small Business Owners

How Are You Performing Right Now?

This Is A Good Starting Point For A Conversation About Your Performance & Wellbeing.

For both your business performance and your wellbeing, select the word that resonates most closely with your current situation. Then identify for each, which word do you want to be using to describe where you are in 3-12 months time?

BUSINESS PERFORMANCE

THRIVING… you’re more profitable than your industry average, your business is valued at the higher end of your industry range and you have a leadership team running all day-to-day operations with clear KPIs & accountabilities.

STRIVING… you’re heading to “thriving” but not quite there yet. You have some things in place but not all

STUCK… you’re profitable, but lacking direction, purpose and vision for your business. Literally not sure what to do next to move forward.

STRUGGLING… you’re losing money or just breaking even and you’re peddling fast but going backwards and you’re concerned about your future.

SUFFERING… you’re broke or going broke, worried your landlord will kick you out, scared of going bankrupt, the bank taking your house. Your wellbeing is also depleted and it’s impossible to see light at the end of the tunnel. 

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PERSONAL
WELLBEING

THRIVING… you’reeling happy, energised, positive, calm, sleep well, loving life & strong relationships & feeling genuine happiness & joy. This may be the first time in your life all of these things have been present at the same time.

STRIVING… you’re on the way to thriving and have meaning, purpose & direction, knowing how you’re feeling & how to make yourself feel better, healthier and filling your wellbeing cup

STUCK… you know you’re impacted by everything going on around you, but you don’t know how to move forward & make this better. Fear of failing is on your mind. 

STRUGGLING… you’re either on your way up from suffering or you’re heading down and realising how you’re feeling. 

SUFFERING… you can’t remember a time when you felt so bad. You’re stressed, exhausted, short tempered, physically unwell, not sleeping & in fear about your future.

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David has produced this free masterclass series to help SME owners in hospitality, tourism & bricks & mortar retail learn some strategies that may help transform performance and balance wellbeing.

If you wish to find out more about the programs David offers, he suggests choosing one of the masterclasses first and see whether you feel you’ll get value from working with him and then booking a strategy call, details in each of the masterclasses.