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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.

While every effort has been made to provide valuable, useful information in this publication, this firm and any related suppliers or associated companies accept no responsibility or any form of liability from reliance upon or use of its contents.  Any suggestions should be considered carefully within your own particular circumstances, as they are intended as general information only.

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6 Advantages of Cost Accounting

Written by Vanessa Williams on December 11th, 2017.      0 comments

calculator ledger-516Cost accounting is about calculating the total cost involved in the process of production.  In a nutshell: “What it costs to create one widget!”
 

Xero app partner for tradies

Written by Greg Millar on November 27th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382Fergus - Cloud-based job management software specially built for tradies.

From site visits through to scheduling, quoting, invoicing and much more - Fergus manages all your tasks in one place and gives you the insight you need to grow.

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Getting Business Structure Right

Written by Greg Millar on October 23rd, 2017.      0 comments

boxing gloves-840-800Learn why spending time on getting your small business structure right is just as important as the exciting times ahead as a new business startup.
 

Managing cash flow Pt 2

Written by Greg Millar on September 18th, 2017.      0 comments

NZD calculator-857Anyone running a business knows the story: one day, there is a pile of cash in the bank, then it appears to disappear overnight.

Here are some more tips to help you manage your cash flow if you ever find yourself in this situation.

 

Your Blueprint to Business Success

Written by Greg Millar on July 18th, 2017.      0 comments

check tick-407-962Running a business without a business plan is like rock climbing blindfolded. Your chances of making it successfully to the top are slim. 

A business plan is a step-by-step guide to running your business and creating a product or service that will make it successful in the marketplace.

 

Maximise business value before sale

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 28th, 2017.      0 comments

business for sale-340There are a number of methods to increase value within this time horizon and the increased payoff can be enormous relative to the company’s current value, which we discuss in this article.
 

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.
 

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.

 

NZ Tradies - Make more money, do less paperwork!

Written by Anthony McIlroy on March 10th, 2016.      0 comments

we understand tradies-980 Alliott NZ in conjunction with Tradeworx and Lawyer Karen Overend present a seminar for BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR on 14 April in Auckland.

Click here to register for free.

#helpingyoutradebetter
 

Embrace digital, lift profits

Written by ANZ on November 23rd, 2015.      0 comments

technology-549 Companies that successfully transform themselves into digital operations are over 25 per cent more profitable than those that don't, according to analyst and author Didier Bonnet.