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Insight, news and updates from Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants, Auckland New Zealand. The views expressed here are the views of the author and should be discussed in further detail should an article be relevant to your individual circumstances.

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5 Lessons Learned From Scaling A Startup Tenfold

Written by Xero on October 30th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382As your business grows and you add people, how do you keep everyone focused and heading in the right direction?

Xero's Trent Innes shares 'Five Lessons Learned'.
 

Your business by design

Written by Vanessa Williams on January 23rd, 2017.      0 comments

race-341Most businesses are built by default – not by design.

Very few businesses start ‘with the end in mind’ and design it from the ground up. Most businesses grow by default with people, systems, culture, clients, numbers, habits and attitudes.

 

Understand what your competitors are doing

Written by Vanessa Williams on November 24th, 2016.      0 comments

race-341If you’re ever in a situation where your revenue or profits are falling year on year, it’s really important to find out why that’s happening.
 

Picky? Moi?

Written by Greg Millar on October 27th, 2016.      0 comments

catch fish hook-44Attracting the right customers.  Yes, that’s right. But contrary to popular belief, not every customer is right all of the time. The right customer is always right. 
 

Playing to Win-Win

Written by Vanessa Williams on October 27th, 2016.      0 comments

score-915Trying to garner customer loyalty without paying attention to team loyalty will get you the same results as bungee jumping without the bungee.
 

Preaching what you practise

Written by Greg Millar on October 27th, 2016.      0 comments

donut doughnut-694To quote Henry Ford, “Business must be run at a profit… else it will die. But when anyone tries to run a business solely for profit… then also the business must die, for it no longer has a reason for existence.”
 

Saying “I do” to customers and your team

Written by Vanessa Williams on October 27th, 2016.      0 comments

loyal customer-749It’s great if every customer walks away from your business with a smile. But it’s not enough. They have to be compelled to come back for more.
 

Avoid the cash flow surprises that could kill your business

Written by Greg Millar on October 25th, 2016.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382We all know that cash flow is king. But just how much sway does it have? Well, you might want to ask the nine out of 10 small businesses that have failed because of cash flow problems.

According to Dun & Bradstreet 90% of small businesses close their doors because of poor cash flow management.
 

Time for a change...and quickly!

Written by Greg Millar on October 17th, 2016.      0 comments

deadline-225While change is not something that most people embrace quickly or open-heartedly, if it’s done too cautiously it can flatten revenues, eat profits and lead to business failure.

This is particularly true for small businesses where the resources are limited and the margin for error is slim.

 

4 questions to ask your accountant to put you in control of your business

Written by Greg Millar on July 23rd, 2015.      0 comments

check tick-407-962These four questions could be very beneficial in helping you make more informed management decisions in your business.

So, what are the four questions and how do you go about asking them?