Small Business Focus

Productivity tips from founder of Mantelli’s (biscuits with impeccable taste!)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Mantelli’s founder Simon Mantell for his weekly small business feature.

Mantelli’s makes premium/niche biscuits for more discerning markets than those targeted by mainstream factories.

Mantell founded Mantelli’s in 1988.

He asked (and answered) the following questions about productivity:

  • Amount of public holidays; how about bank holidays? How can we change things?

  • The first 17 days in manufacturing is to break even. This month only has 17 days.

  • In the workplace; how do we set a good example? Training. And doing things well the first time.

For more detail; listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

Sick leave is a massive issue. A lot of blue collar workers don’t have the support system if their children are sick…

Simon Mantell

Everyone works on incentives…

Simon Mantell

Leading by example is what’s required to increase productivity… you have to get down and dirty!

Simon Mantell

For a small business owner – why do you want to take advantage of your staff members? They are your biggest assets!

Simon Mantell

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