COVID-19 Business Update – July 2020

Financial Boost for Public Health Services As we are going to be living with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for some time, Minister of Health Chris Hipkins has announced a boost in funding for public health of more than $300 million. The funds boost to Pharmac will purchase medicines and medical devices to respond […]

Business lessons learned during COVID-19

If you’re like many small business owners you’re probably astounded by how the world has changed in a very short time. While we can all hope that the pandemic is a once-in-a-lifetime scenario, the truth is there is a lot in life and in business that is uncertain, and there is a great deal we […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]