COVID-19: Current positives and opportunities for businesses

In the current economic climate, it’s hard to find good news. However, positive economic signals in New Zealand are emerging from recent surveys and stats including improved business confidence, export and job figures. Alongside comes a commitment by the newly-re-elected Prime Minister to prioritise small business recovery and a range of new and existing Covid-19 support schemes. Jacinda Ardern to prioritise small businesses recovery After winning the election for her…  Read more

COVID-19: lesser-known business support schemes & resources

We know that the recent return to COVID-19 lockdown level 3 in Auckland is unfortunate news for struggling businesses, especially in the retail and hospitality sector. As distressing as this is, we’d like to point you in the direction of ways you can cushion the pandemic’s economic impact – some of which you may not have heard about. We also through a couple of interesting COVID-related articles into mix. Business…  Read more

How specialist accounting systems and tools help professional business owners

As a lawyer, doctor, surveyor, IT specialist or other professional business owner, the task of accounting for your specific industry can take you out of your comfort zone. Not only do you require basic accounting services, but you need expertise and tools that can cater to the requirements of your particular profession. Why use a specialist accounting firm? While all accountants train to work with numbers, a specialist accounting firm…  Read more

Up your business game: professional accounting practices you should adopt

All businesses need accounting services, however an astonishing number of business owners are attempting to manage accounting on their own. Now the good old ‘Kiwi DIY’ attitude has its place, but with all due respect, professional accounting practices are not easy to fashion out of number eight wire! So let’s break down how having professional accounting practices will up your business game. Depending on the nature of your business, you…  Read more

What business leaders have learned during COVID-19

In the last few months, we have done more online shopping, curb-side pick-up, and Zoom workouts than ever before, and it is pretty clear that the global business landscape has changed. Perhaps forever. Through it all, entrepreneurs and business owners have reduced, enhanced, retargeted and outright pivoted their product and service offerings to evolve in the face of change. This global response to the pandemic will define the way we…  Read more

Post lockdown business planning: how we can help

AUGUST UPDATE: Fully funded support is available through the Regional Business Partner Network. Please talk to us to see if you are eligible to apply. Read more below. As a small business owner in the midst of the global pandemic, you’ve probably had to make changes to your business model. Whether it was hosting meetings with clients on Zoom, learning about encryption technology to allow employees access to sensitive information…  Read more

Hubdoc & Xero: reduce mistakes & audit-proof your business

Many of our clients view document storage as a low priority job and rely on their email file or pieces of paper to store invoices associated with expenses that they are claiming. Although it’s tempting to work this way its actually really important that the documentation for every transaction is kept and also that the GST treatment for every transaction is looked at. From time to time we see costly…  Read more

Tax compliance: how to have a happy relationship with IRD

There’s no two ways about it; if you run a business, then you might as well embrace your relationship with Inland Revenue as it’s not going anywhere! Whether you’re in the retail sector, or professional services, what will help this relationship from spiraling is the same: IRD like to see clear-cut systems around record keeping that remove room for error and miscalculation. Easy, right…? What are ‘business systems’? When we…  Read more

How cash flow forecasts can help your business

Managing cash flow is a vital part of running a successful business especially in the current economic climate. Some business owners think managing cash flow simply means keeping track of how much money enters and leaves their business, but there’s actually more that goes into it. Cash flow forecasting, for example, is an incredibly valuable tool that helps you anticipate cash flow issues, plan for days when your cash flow…  Read more

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