I am Ric Raftis one of many people who enjoys the joy of life long learning.
This year, 2022, I am starting my Masters of Business Administration through the Australian Institute of Business in Adelaide. This will be a whole new experience for me at that level of education. I am nervous, yet excited, fearful of the unknown, but keen to confront it. I believe my many years of experience in business will stand me in good stead for the road ahead. I am also sure there will be new knowledge that I will be exposed to that will challenge my comfort zone.
The subject notes contained within this blog are inspired from notes provided by AIB Adelaide during my Masters journey. If you are considering an MBA, I would highly recommend them.
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From The Blogs
The meanderings of my mind recorded in blog posts. Some will be researched, some will be opinion and others will be ramblings as I attempt to put context to a subject or idea.
Introduction In this subject, we have explored the initiation of a consulting business and navigating the first year, encompassing aspects such as acquiring clients, securing agreements, assisting clients, presenting findings and reports, and making recommendations based on the performed work.
Introduction In managing a business, be it consulting or otherwise, the relationships with customers or clients hold paramount importance. Developing and maintaining these relationships aid in achieving profitability and sustainability. This module examines the maintenance of relationships in a business
Introduction Surviving the first year as a business consultant is the focus of this module, drawing upon feedback and insights from experienced practitioners. We shall explore key frameworks that serve as invaluable tools for consultants. Frameworks offer a foundation for
Introduction This module will be focused on commencing a consulting business and all that involves including the financial and legal processes. Also to be considered will be the planning process around starting any business. One aspect worth noting early on
Introduction This module concentrates on organising and conducting a consulting project, examining both the client’s and consultant’s perspectives to establish structures and processes for a consulting business. We will explore an interview structure for discerning client objectives, examining methodologies, plans,
Introduction The preceding module examined the business consulting landscape, highlighting the growing reliance on consultants and subsequently increasing their demand. However, as demand escalates, more consultants emerge, augmenting not only the supply but also competition among existing consultants. This module