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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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Alliott NZ Case Study: Not another feel-good story about spring-cleaning

Written by Greg Millar on July 24th, 2017.      0 comments

broom-17Any professional in most industries could probably give you five good reasons why you should declutter and organise your life or your business every time the darling buds of spring appear.

For small and medium business owners, doing this is no longer about starting the warmer weather on the right foot.

 

Grow Your Business With Efficient Systems

Written by Vanessa Williams on June 19th, 2017.      0 comments

check tick-407-962Many small businesses are so busy running the business and fending off daily emergencies that systems go completely ignored and chaos often prevails.
 

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.

 

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.
 

Don't just reverse the risk - remove it

Written by Vanessa Williams on October 17th, 2016.      0 comments

risk blocks-726How you articulate guarantees can have an enormous effect on their power.

Will customers take advantage of you when you offer a strong guarantee? A few will, but the money you lose on those customers is a tiny fraction of the increased sales you’ll experience by offering the guarantee in the first place.

 

New loyalty app for restaurants, coffee shops, spas or salons

Written by Anthony McIlroy on March 17th, 2016.      0 comments

flok icon-417-288flok connects merchants and their customers, powering lasting and rewarding relationships.

Business owners, get flok for your business at www.flok.com.  
 

Consider a mentor to guide you in the right direction

Written by Vanessa Williams on July 23rd, 2015.      0 comments

consultant-885In our experience we typically find there are seven success areas for a business to thrive. From managing cash to making sure you have the right talent in place, it can be daunting year after year.

As a business owner, can you confidently tick each box on your own? Or would having a mentor - essentially a business buddy or a sounding board - help keep you on track as well as achieve results?
 

A trip to Xerocon Sydney: Business is changing

Written by Vanessa Williams on September 22nd, 2014.      0 comments

In August Greg and I went to Xerocon 2014 in Sydney. What did we learn? There are Xero Add-ons for everything these days. If you can think of it, there’s an Add-on for it.

In fact there are so many Add-ons out there that the Xerocon iPhone App had them and their exhibitors listed by category. For example: farming, inventory, invoicing, payroll, property management, share management, point of sale, media, CRM, benchmarking, financial reporting, cash flow, budgeting software, project management, and the list goes on.