Business Improvement

Top Business Start-Up Tips

In recent years there have been as many as 50,000 new businesses starting up in New Zealand each year. Statistics New Zealand reports that while around 80% of business start-ups usually survive their first year, in the longer term often just a quarter survive to celebrate 10 years in business. While no two businesses (or

2019-05-14T14:27:26+00:00May 14th, 2019|Business Improvement|

How To Improve Business Profitability By Reducing Expenses

There are many different areas that impact on business profitability. With the cost of raw materials, petrol and minimum wage rates constantly rising and eroding profit, it is more important than ever before for business owners to monitor and periodically review expenses. Here we share our top tips for critically reviewing your expenses and identifying

2018-10-02T13:49:31+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Business Improvement|

Tips For Improving Inventory Management

If your business carries stock of any kind, good inventory management is important to prevent over-ordering, out-of-stocks and wastage. The key to having enough stock on hand to efficiently service orders lies in actively managing your inventory. We recommend taking a critical look at the amount of cash you have tied up in stock. Taking

2018-06-26T13:30:06+00:00June 26th, 2018|Business Improvement|

Is Your Leadership Costing You?

As a business owner, you are a leader. Your team are looking to you every day, to guide them, to inspire them. To lead them. They’re looking to you because you’re not just a leader, you are their leader. And they want to know you have a plan, because their family’s financial stability is depending

2018-05-03T13:34:45+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Business Improvement|

Top 5 Technology Essentials For Small Businesses

Technology continues to advance at a greater rate than any other industry, and it can be a struggle for SMEs to keep up with the rapid changes. IT professionals Ginger IT share the top five IT areas that they believe small businesses should focus on for success. IT Policies Businesses that use computers, email, the

2018-04-24T13:27:24+00:00April 24th, 2018|Business Improvement|

Preparing Your Business For Christmas

UHY Haines Norton Director Andrew Scott shares his top tips for preparing your business for Christmas and the holiday season. “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the office, not a computer was whirring, not even a click of a mouse; the billings were dispatched in the post with care; in the hopes that

2017-12-11T09:42:45+00:00December 11th, 2017|Business Improvement|

It’s A Game Changer

As an Accountant I have the unique luxury of being able to look into the window of a client’s business. For various reasons, more often than not, that view is limited to the financial outcomes of a business. While that allows an opportunity to develop an understanding of what drives the business financially, it doesn’t

2017-12-20T11:18:31+00:00August 15th, 2017|Business Improvement|

Tips for Managing Your Debtors

Healthy cash flow is the life blood of every business. For small businesses in particular, delays in receiving payments can result in perpetual debt problems and seriously impact on their ability to remain operational. Earlier this year accounting software firm Xero released figures stating that only about one in nine invoices issued by small businesses

2017-12-20T11:04:44+00:00August 30th, 2016|Business Improvement, Cash Flow|

A Bad Website Will Cost You Customers

How many times have you been searching for a product or service online and clicked on websites with spelling mistakes, incorrect grammar, broken links, confusing layout, missing landing pages, or that are just simply difficult to navigate your way around? In my experience this happens incredibly often, and it never fails to put me off dealing

2017-11-23T14:17:49+00:00June 24th, 2016|Business Improvement|

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