Why OBK?

At O’Byrne and Kennedy we believe that business profits are merely outcomes. They are the by-products of creating value for customers. We believe that the true driver of profitability and equity value is an investment in intangible assets; that is, investments in, people, systems, knowledge, innovation and creative insight. Our clients are all business owners who share our belief that with applied thought, creative business design, leadership and management they will create a better business and a better life for themselves, their families and for those they employ and do business with.

Thank you to all the successful business owners with whom we have had the pleasure to work with.  You inspire us and show us the way.

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Client stories

existingeddie

Everyone loves Existing Eddie

Eddie shares his tips on how he learned to run a better business
busybob

How ‘Busy Bob’ became ‘Knowledgeable Bob’

Bob needed to get a life. Enter O'Byrne and Kennedy.
simonseller

Meet tall and clever Simon Seller

Designing and implementing an exit strategy for Simon and his Jazz dreams
mbajane

Jane and the Management Buyout Adventure

OBK's focussed approach meant Jane's MBO was a breeze.
startupjack

The trials of Start-up Jack

Jack needed help with his start-up. He made the right call.
accountancy annie

Accountancy Annie and the lost Financial Controller

How a redesign of Annie's accounting system put a smile back on her face

Blog

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Disruptive Business Models

November, 13th 2014 0

Having just returned from watching Ric Payne speaking at the OBK MBA* reunion event I have been thinking about some of the things he said. The question in my mind is: ‘do we really understand our own business model?’ Most small businesses do what they did yesterday without a seconds thought. But if someone asked you to articulate your business in some detail along the lines of Osterwalder’s business model canvas– could you do it?

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All change

March, 2nd 2015 0

“Change is the process by which the future invades our lives” Alvin Toffler

You may have heard the saying, “if you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always got!” This is not a view I subscribe to. Your circumstances are a product of both your behaviour AND your environment. Outcomes will change if either of these change.

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Forthcoming event

Building a saleable business

22/09/2016 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm -

All business owners will need to exit from their business at some time. It’s as predictable as gravity; It’s as certain as death, which of course is one of your exit options! While some people plan to pass their shareholding down to their children most look for exit in their own lifetime. So given this inevitability you might expect there to be widespread exit planning in good time to optimise a deal. This is rarely true.

Forthcoming event

Grow Your Business and Get A Life

22/09/2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm -

Every business has the potential to be great! But the reality is that most never last 10 years and of those that do, they earn little more for their owners than they would make working for someone else. In fact if the owners charged full price for the value of their own work and made a charge for the cost of capital they have invested, only a handful would make a profit – in other words, most people are actually destroying their own wealth.