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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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Hire For Culture, Train For Skills

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 24th, 2017.      0 comments

jigsaw puzzle-240If you assess cultural fit throughout your recruitment process, you will ensure you hire people who will become fantastic in their new roles.  This will certainly help drive long-term growth and success for your business.
 

NZ attacks QLD Government over trade and job risks

Written by Greg Millar on August 14th, 2017.      0 comments

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TRADE ministers on either side of the Tasman are questioning the legality of the Palaszczuk government’s proposed “Buy Queensland” procurement policy.

A riled-up New Zealand Government extraordinarily slapped down the Premier, accusing her of “lacking an understanding of how trade works” and putting at risk Queensland jobs.

 

Fresh eyes on NZ recruitment

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 9th, 2017.      0 comments

interview-299Just how widespread is CV Cheating and what can you do about it?
 

Could a robot do your job?

Written by Greg Millar on August 9th, 2017.      0 comments

barcode head-448New data from research house AlphaBeta provides the answer.

Search to find your job — if you’re game.
 

3 action steps retailers should take to improve store efficiency

Written by Greg Millar on August 7th, 2017.      0 comments

check tick-407-962Being more efficient isn’t just about crossing tasks off your to-do list and getting things done. It’s also about utilizing the right tools and making sure those tools work together. 
 

Alliotts’ client AML Solutions flying high

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 3rd, 2017.      0 comments

newmarket bus assoc logo-751Following June’s Newmarket Business Awards 2017, Alliotts NZ congratulate client AML Solutions for being recognised at this year’s Best Small/ Medium Business of the Year.

Topics: award, Newmarket NZ
 

What funding is available for NZ small businesses?

Written by Greg Millar on August 2nd, 2017.      0 comments

nz money 100s 50s generic n2-451Whether you’re starting out or a well-established business, government agencies offer a range of support — from mentoring and grants to capability building — to help NZ small businesses succeed.
 

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.

 

Find the numbers and measure relentlessly

Written by Vanessa Williams on July 20th, 2017.      0 comments

sales up-477In any business there are three core activities that are very important to understand.

And it’s not just about the activities themselves but the numbers that sit behind them.

 

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.

 

Inland Revenue Scam Alert 🚫

Written by Vanessa Williams on July 12th, 2017.      0 comments

scam-701-357How to prevent and what to do if you have been a victim of identity fraud.
 

Systemise Your Business Before It's Too Late

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

jigsaw puzzle-240In our case study, how Peter sought the help of his Accountant starting with a sizable brief, "Help me get my business under control, find my profit and help me return to working normal hours."

 

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.
 

Take a few mins: strengthen security

Written by Greg Millar on June 5th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382Keeping your business secure in today’s online world can be tricky, but two-step authentication makes it harder for others to access your Xero account, so your data is protected.
 

Fail fast

Written by Vanessa Williams on June 2nd, 2017.      0 comments

success-182By virtue of the fact that you’re reading this article, is it fair to say you’d like to try something different to create a better business than the one you have right now?

To do so often requires changing something in your business, but there are two big inhibitors to doing the things that will enable it.

Topics: change , success
 

Investment strategy's impact on net return

Written by Michael Beech on May 29th, 2017.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431When an investor is considering the cost of an investment they need to dig a lot deeper than just the management fees.

If an investment is inefficiently managed it will probably have a much bigger impact on net return than management fees.
 

NZ Budget 2017: Business growth agenda

Written by Greg Millar on May 26th, 2017.      0 comments

budget-789The Government’s plan for growth is sensible conservative fiscal policy, strong orthodox monetary policy, and an ongoing programme of microeconomic reform that enhances the competitiveness and confidence of Kiwi businesses.

It is crucial that we pull on all three of these levers.

 

NZ Budget 2017: Family income and tax rates

Written by Greg Millar on May 26th, 2017.      0 comments

budget-789$2 billion a year Family Incomes Package announced, commencing 1 April 2018 that will make changes to tax thresholds, Working for Families and the Accommodation Supplement to help Kiwi families get ahead.

The Minister believes it is a first step towards simplifying the income tax system.

Topics: budget, New Zealand, tax
 

NZ Budget 2017

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 26th, 2017.      0 comments

Flag of New Zealand-331It’s too early to tell whether what was released in this year's Budget will be amplified before the election. The fiscal tank doesn’t feel empty by a long shot.

New Zealand is in an enviable position globally that we can’t afford to squander, according to Budget commentators Deloitte.

Topics: budget, New Zealand
 

FREE EVENT Guide to Foreign Exchange & Risk Management

Written by Greg Millar on May 16th, 2017.      0 comments

NZD calculator-857We are excited to offer an exclusive presentation by the team from HiFX - one of the largest foreign exchange and international payment specialists in the world.