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Kevin Purves, along with his dedicated, hand-picked team, has been guiding small business owners and entrepreneurs to success since 2018.

Through his Training Academy and one-on-one personal coaching and consulting, Kevin has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs to start, build, and FutureProof their businesses.

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Kevin has been involved in entrepreneurial activities his entire working life, initially as ‘sideline’ ventures, while spending a large chunk of his career in the corporate world instead of following his passion.

In addition to his ambitions of growing his own businesses, he always dreamed of working with business owners and entrepreneurs to help them with their own companies.

Finally, in 2018, after 28 years of diverse and educational experience working for somebody else, but he did it …
He transitioned full-time into the world of helping Entrepreneurs to help themselves.
 

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Kevin's Background

After qualifying as a mechanical engineer in South Africa in 1990, I started my working career in the construction industry. I spent 5 years in this industry and learned a great deal during this time, but it wasn’t a perfect fit for me.

I then changed focus away from engineering and moving into supply-chain and logistics management in the manufacturing industry.
 
After 23 years in this environment, initially as a Distribution Manager, then Logistics Director, then Chief Operating Officer, and ultimately as Chief Executive, I left the corporate world in 2018 . . .
 
and FutureProof was born.
 
In addition to my engineering qualification and my 28 years of business exposure, I acquired significant coaching and tutoring experience that comes from dealing with the personal problems of over 1,000 employees from unskilled labourers to directors; as well as the introspective knowledge that comes from several failed personal relationships.
 
I am also busy completing my BCom in Industrial & Organisational Psychology.
 
I can think of no better pursuit for me than to share my knowledge and experience in these fields in an effort to help other

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Solving Real Problems and Building Lasting Businesses

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Work-Life Balance Course

A practical Training Program to help small business owners clarify their real priorities, and develop and maintain a real balance in all areas of their lives. Now online for the first time

New Business Start-Up

Coaching, guidance and advice in the planning and start-up of your new business venture. The service offered is entirely flexible and adaptable to your unique business venture.

strategic Business Growth

Strategic consulting, support and intervention in the planning and implementation of a tangible growth strategy to take your business to the next level of performance.

Business Survival/Rescue

Support, strategic assistance and consulting in the planning, preparation and management of a turn-around strategy to get your business back to being a profitable concern.

New Business Startup Consulting and Coaching

Management Consulting

Focused consulting sessions to assist entrepreneurs in any areas of their business or personal lives that require professional guidance or support.

Personal Life Coaching

As an entrepreneur, business functions and thoughts dominate your time; often to the detriment of other areas of your life. Let us help you restore balance in your life

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Becoming an Effective Problem Solver

How good are you at solving problems?

Will it surprise you to learn that most people aren’t as effective as they believe they are.

They think they’ve seen it all and that nothing can surprise them, and they get used to solve every problem they face in the same way. After all, it’s worked well for them so far.

So, they reject learning new approaches and stick to their old (proven?) ways; not willing to try new approaches.

But one day, the inevitable happens.

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Mastering a Growth Mindset

Last week I covered emotional cravings, and how to overcome them. In the article, I touched on mindset management as part of the solution, but I didn’t elaborate.

So, today I’d like to focus on the topic of Mindset management and mindfulness.

If you want to change your world, you need to change your mindset.

And, if you want to become successful at anything, you need focus, awareness, and positive action daily. Mastering your mindset is no different.

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5 Steps to overcoming emotional cravings

Of all the people you know, how many of them would you expect to suffer from cravings? And how many of them have obvious habits too?
 
How about you? Do you suffer from cravings? What are your habits?
 
The reality is that every single one of us is afflicted by cravings and repetitive habits.

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Entrepreneur burnout is real, but avoidable

First of all, what is burnout?

It’s a state of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion that is brought on by prolonged and excessive stress.

It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. And it occurs so often that it has been recognised as a syndrome.

Do you know anyone who suffered from burnout?

Have you ever suffered it yourself?

Chances are good that someone you know has experienced it.

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The success of Failure

Do you know what successful entrepreneurs have in common?

Is it the success strategies they’re using?
– or maybe their personality and character traits?
– or even the support they get from family and friends?

Nope . . . it’s none of those.

It is the fact that ALL successful entrepreneurs have failed at some point in their careers.

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Should Trading be treated as a business?

You don’t have to focus on the development of your core business as your sole source of income . . .

In fact, you should strive to develop as many sources of income as possible so that you can maximise your cash flow.
Then use that income to invest in appreciating assets that will provide you with passive income for your future.

So, with that in mind, I went in search of suitable sources of additional income that I could apply to my own life, and also share with the Crusader community.

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How to Avoid Distraction and Stay Focused

How easily do you lose focus?
We are so ‘plugged in’ to society these days that it’s far too easy to get distracted.

This is not really a new problem though. As far back as 2500 years ago, Aristotle and Socrates had already observed that we have a tendency to do things against our better interest.

We subconsciously look for distracting activities that are easier, more enjoyable, and less painful to do; even if we don’t actively mean to.

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How to be successful in business

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have that one HUGE idea that will catapult you to the good life?

To create the next SpaceX, Microsoft, Amazon or Tesla?

Sadly, the reality is that ideas are a dime a dozen, and 99,9% of them never even get to the business planning phase.

Taking your ideas and turning them into profitable start-ups seems to be a talent possessed by a precious few.

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Taking that first step together

New Business Start-up

Are you ready to start your own business? Are you looking for support and assistance?

Kevin will be your personal mentor and guide you through the research, feasibility, planning stages of getting your business up and running. Proper feasibility analysis and business planning are critical to the success of your start-up. That includes:

  • Selecting the legal entity and business structure.
  • Planning financial resources, controls and systems.
  • Differentiating products, services, suppliers, and costs.
  • Studying market through detailed feasibility analysis.
  • Creating comprehensive, cost-effective marketing plan.
  • Negotiating prices, leases, contracts, labour, locations
  • Obtaining necessary legal permits, registrations, etc.

Every start-up has a specific focus and needs to be approached from a different perspective. 

FutureProof guarantees you a personalised solution to cater for your unique feasibility and planning challenges.

⇩ Book a consultation ⇩ to discuss your start-up opportunity with Kevin directly.

Taking that first step together

Strategic Business Growth

Is your business active and stable, but stagnant? Are you struggling to reach customers, find new markets, develop innovative products, or create opportunities to drive growth?

Kevin and his team will support and assist you in the planning and implementing of specific growth strategies that cater to your unique company vision and objectives.

This process will be very different for every business but always starts with strategic planning and goal clarification. These planning initiatives will then guide the implementation process that may include some or all of the following:

  • Optimising customer exposure in current markets.
  • Analysing and expanding into new markets.
  • Developing new products and diversifying ranges.
  • Realigning organisational structure to new strategy
  • Adopting new technologies to improve services offered
  • Implementation of strategic ‘Lean’ initiatives. 

Let FutureProof partner with you in the formulation, clarification, and implementation of your strategic growth plan.

⇩ Book a consultation ⇩ to discuss your business growth aspirations with Kevin directly. FREE – No Costs , No expectations, No obligations

Taking that first step together

Business Survival/Rescue

Turning a business around that is not making money is a very challenging and arduous process.

Almost all small businesses find themselves in this position at some point during their lifespan; with the majority having to close their doors within 10 years.

FutureProof can assist you in the planning, preparation and management of a turn-around strategy to get your business back to profitability.

Our approach to devising your unique recovery strategy my include any number if the following:

  • Environmental scanning to obviate and act on opportunities and threats.
  • Exiting or Entering different markets & segments.
  • Optimising business structures and redesigning jobs.
  • Terminating unprofitable products or services.
  • Disposing of assets to enhance and stabilise case flow.
  • Disposing of part of the business to suit the mission.
  • Aggressive lean initiatives and cost saving measures.

Let FutureProof help formulate and implement a successful turnaround strategy for your ailing business.

⇩ Book a consultation ⇩ to with Kevin to discuss your business challenges, obstacles and fears. FREE – No Costs , No expectations, No obligations

Taking that first step together

Management Consulting

We analyse businesses, creates solutions to problems, and helps you develop efficient plans for meeting your goals.

Kevin will personally work with you on any strategy, planning and problem-solving requirements for your business. At the same time, helping develop your business skills and knowledge.

The potential topics that can be dealt with under this banner are too numerous to list, but you can summarise the service as follows:

These are focused one-on-one consulting sessions to assist entrepreneurs in any areas of their business or personal lives that require professional guidance or support.

Consultations are booked in 30-minute blocks, with multiple sessions allowed. If this is your first session, I will make contact with you ahead of the time to review your circumstances and get a better understanding of your needs and expectations.

Consultations are charged at $ 125 per 60-minute session, with a 50% deposit required on booking.

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New Business Startup Consulting and Coaching

Taking that first step together

Personal Life Coaching

As an entrepreneur, your thoughts and actions are very often dominated by your business life. Are you . . .

  • Permanently thinking about your business?
  • Working excessive hours?
  • Ignoring friends and family?
  • Anxious, stressed & unhappy?
  • Sleeping poorly or not enough?

The way you manage the relationship with your business significantly affects the other relationships in your life.

We can help you restore balance in your life

Consultations are booked in 45-minute blocks, with multiple sessions allowed. If this is your first session, I will make contact with you ahead of the time to review your circumstances and get a better understanding of your needs and expectations.

Consultations are charged at $ 125 per 60-minute session, with a 50% deposit required on booking.

Note: This coaching service is exclusive to entrepreneurs and business owners.

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