The Sustenance Framework


Series: Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship
BISAC: BUS072000

In the world of business, the ability of a business to achieve its objectives (being sustainable) is crucial. Unfortunately, research suggests that a large proportion of businesses, especially small businesses, fail on an annual basis. More often than not, the latter is pinned on the effects of economic factors such as fluctuating interest rates, inflation, changes in taxation rates, volatile supply and demand trends, and rapid changes in technology (as brought on by a global pandemic, for example). After conducting business research on small business sustainability for more than 13 years, Juan-Pierré Bruwer, PhD, developed the Sustenance Framework as a tool to help small businesses become more sustainable.
The book is a practical step-by-step guide on how to implement this framework using down-to-earth language, while also allowing small business leaders to take a snapshot of the business at the present time in order to make better informed business decisions. The Sustenance Framework consists of six steps, namely:
• Foundation (comprising the “nature of the business” and “managerial conduct”).
• Pillars (comprising “strategic objectives” and “business objectives”).
• Radar (comprising “risk identification” and “risk assessment”).
• Control (comprising “risk management” and “internal control activities”).
• Sharing (comprising “communication”).
• Reviewing (comprising “periodic monitoring”).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Sustenance Framework: Foundation

Chapter 2. The Sustenance Framework: Pillars

Chapter 3. The Sustenance Framework: Radar

Chapter 4. The Sustenance Framework: Control

Chapter 5. The Sustenance Framework: Sharing

Chapter 6. The Sustenance Framework: Reviewing

Chapter 7. Conclusion

About the Author

Juan-Pierré Bruwer is the founder of Business Re-Solution and is absolutely passionate about adding value. Over the years, he has fulfilled an array of roles which include that of, inter alia, Academic, Author, Consultant, Researcher, Educator and Motivator. Moreover, Juan-Pierré possesses knowledge and specialised skills related to the disciplines of Accounting, Financial Management, Internal Auditing, and Business Management. He has more than a decade’s worth of experience in business research (with more than 80 published research outputs to show for it), is affiliated with an array of established international research journal houses, has attained multiple awards for his research conducted, and possesses a Ph.D. in Internal Auditing.


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