The art of networking: techniques for becoming a great networker

By |2024-05-13T12:09:05+12:00May 22nd, 2024|Cash and Cashflow, General, Strategy, Technology|

Networking is a great way to connect with your industry peers and become an asset to your local business community. We’ve got some top hacks for getting the most from your networking. Leading a business can be hard work. But the good news is that you're not the only founder,

Online accounting tools – exploring the benefits

By |2024-05-06T15:41:51+12:00May 6th, 2024|Cash and Cashflow, General, Strategy, Technology|

Using your cloud accounting software to just do the bookkeeping barely scratches the surface. Here are four important ways to get more from the cloud with a bespoke tech stack. If you’re managing a small business, the chances are that you’re using one of the current crop of cloud accounting

Finding a balance between automation and the human touch

By |2024-03-22T10:53:47+13:00April 17th, 2024|Business Advice, General, Technology|

Automating your key systems is the way to turn your enterprise into a 21st century, digital business. But are we getting carried away with automation? And could we be systemising areas which could benefit from a more personalised, human touch? Personalisation of the customer experience is vital. Automation can play

The ABCs of bookkeeping

By |2024-03-22T10:53:01+13:00April 3rd, 2024|Business Advice, General, Technology|

Good bookkeeping is vital for the financial management of your business. We’ve got some top hacks for maximising your bookkeeping, and the options for outsourcing this job to the professionals. In today's digital times, you're probably used to having unrivalled access to your financial numbers, key performance indicators (KPIs) and

How does an accountant save you money?

By |2024-02-29T14:52:42+13:00March 20th, 2024|Business Advice, Cash and Cashflow, General, Strategy|

Turning a profit will be high on your list of goals as a business owner. And if you want to generate the best margins, that means keeping an eye on the money that’s going out of the business, as well as what’s coming in. So, how can your accountant help with this?

Review your business expenses and save

By |2024-03-06T16:46:14+13:00March 6th, 2024|Business Advice, General, Strategy|

Running a business costs money. There are always costs, overheads and supplier bills that mount up – and these expenses will gradually chip away at your cash position, making it more difficult to grow and make a profit. So, what can you do to reduce your spend levels? And what impact will this have

Tax planning helps you do more with your money

By |2024-02-05T14:29:29+13:00February 21st, 2024|Business Advice, General, Tax|

Tax may be boring, but smart use of tax planning is an excellent way to help your company do more with your money. Tax planning is a strategic approach to managing your business’ financial affairs, with the aim of legally minimising your tax liability. In other words, you plan ahead to make sure you

Setting goals for the new year

By |2024-01-09T11:01:02+13:00February 7th, 2024|Business Advice, General, Strategy|

The new year is a new beginning. It's an ideal time to reflect on your aspirations and consider setting or redefining goals and challenges for the year ahead. Setting goals is an essential part of personal and professional growth. These could be lofty goals, or even setting out a plan

Read our guide for writing a business plan

By |2023-11-24T11:40:54+13:00January 24th, 2024|Business Advice, General, Strategy|

A business without a plan is like a car without a steering wheel. Read our guide for writing a business plan and find out the major benefits of having a detailed roadmap to follow. Your business plan is the sat-nav that keeps the company moving in the right direction. Having

A brief overview of director duties

By |2024-01-18T16:26:28+13:00January 18th, 2024|General, News|

Directors of a company have key duties, roles and responsibilities they must carry out. While Directors set the goals of the company, provide leadership and supervision to management, and report to the shareholders, there are also other legislated duties in the Companies Act 1993 that apply to directors. It is critical that directors are

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