Jana Krizova Hocken

Jana is the founder of Improve8, and has 12 years of experience using best practice methodologies to help some of the leading companies globally to continuously improve, and be more productive, lean, competitive, profitable and customer focused. She is now sharing this knowledge and empowering small businesses in Australia and NZ with the skills, tools and thinking they need to improve and achieve their potential. Follow her on Twitter @improve8co

Work on – not in – your business

Recently I delivered a session to a group of small businesses about how to work on the business instead of in the business.

How to make your business run without you

Are you a business owner that has everything in their head? Does your team constantly come to you to ask questions about how something works, what they should do next or where to find something?

The Lean method for beginners

There is a lot of hype around Lean at the moment, and while many large companies have been using Lean principles for decades, it’s still quite new for small businesses.

5 festive tips for improving your business in 2013

As the year comes to a close, it’s a great time to reflect on what you have achieved as a business this year. Importantly it’s good to think about what you wanted to achieve but didn’t manage and what you can do differently next year.

How to reduce business waste for the benefit of your bottom line

Did you know that 95 percent of what you do in your business to deliver a product or service is actually considered non-value added, or waste, in the eyes of the customer? If you address this during the production process, it is possible to cut costs. Here's how.

A big business secret every small business can use

Big businesses appear to have one huge advantage over smaller guys – they have access to best practice knowledge and tools to help them beat their competition - especially smaller competitors. Think you can't access these skills and knowledge? Think again.

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