Guide for developing a Business Continuity Plan in response to COVID-19
In these unprecedented times, it’s important to remember that we’re all in this together; everyone is impacted by Covid-19, from our team, to our customers and suppliers. We’ve prepared this guide to help our clients navigate through these uncertain times by working together to help keep businesses alive and people employed. We can’t stress enough [...]

Creating an Effective Performance Target: 7 Key Questions to Ask
It’s essential for any business to have a robust set of performance targets for its workforce. These will drive employees to achieve in the areas that are critical for success. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that the targets are calibrated correctly in order to realise the desired results. Before introducing any new target, make sure [...]

Making Tax Simpler
In April, the Government announced proposals to simplify business tax, with legislation to be passed in August this year. They asked for feedback by end May on the best way to implement these proposals. The earliest of the changes would take effect from April 2017, with more coming online in 2018. At the moment, this [...]

Marketing tips for small businesses
Deciding on an online marketing plan can be overwhelming for small business owners looking for affordable ways to nurture steady, sustainable growth. With time in short supply, the key is to find one or two growth strategies that will get results at minimal cost. These proven growth hacks offer business owners a few simple, cost-effective [...]

Update your business plan for the new year
As another year winds down, it’s a good time to reflect on your recent business successes – and consider what you’d like to achieve in the coming twelve to fifteen months. These tips can help you with the process of making plans to help guide your business to greater success. Set priorities Entrepreneurs are typically [...]

Cybersecurity tips for business owners
It’s natural for small business owners to think that they won’t be victims of cyber attacks. Most of the news surrounding hacking and data breaches involves large corporations, but that is because that’s where a high number of victims are affected. Hackers may find they have an easier time going after small businesses and start-ups [...]

Three classic business mistakes and how to avoid them
Even the best entrepreneurs make mistakes. In fact most would advocate that you need to make a few mistakes to learn and grow. So it’s important not to let those missteps stop you from following your dream of running your own business. There are some common mistakes business owners make in running their company. Don’t [...]

Covid-19 Business and Financial Planning
We understand that cash flow is going to be very concerning at this time, we have just successfully applied and registered with NZTE Regional Business Partners Network (RBPN) to become a service provider under the Capability Voucher Scheme. What this means is that through the Covid-19 financial assistance scheme you can apply for a $2,000 Capability [...]

Managing a cash crisis
Dealing with a sudden cash flow crisis, even if you’re working hard to avoid shortfalls, is hugely distracting and stressful. A formerly reliable customer might take much longer to pay than anticipated or a large consignment might fail to show up, leaving you out of pocket. If you’re starting a business, it could simply be [...]

Avoid These 5 Costly Accounting Mistakes
A Canadian bank recently surveyed over 500 small business owners about what they love and hate most about owning their own business. Unsurprisingly, flexibility and feeling in control ranked first in the “love” category. Meanwhile, almost 60% said bookkeeping was hands-down their most hated task. Most business owners understand that effective financial management is key [...]

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