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Scott Jago appointed Alliott Global Alliance’s Asia Pacific Regional Chair

Written by Vanessa Williams on December 21st, 2020.      0 comments

AGA square icon (100x100)Alliott Global Alliance is delighted to confirm the appointment of Scott Jago, Partner at Allan Hall Business Advisors, as Regional Chair of the Asia Pacific regional membership, effective 1 January 2021. Scott will follow in the footsteps of Vanessa Williams.
 

Are you observing Cash Management Best Practices?

Written by Vanessa Williams on December 14th, 2020.      0 comments

NZD calculator-857How do your cash management processes stack up against best practices? This topic came to prominence in 2020 and the most resilient companies will continue these best practices as "business as usual". For ideas and examples of making the most of your cash resources, read on. 
 

2021 Business Planning

Written by Greg Millar on December 7th, 2020.      0 comments

2021 goals 100x100Business leaders are looking ahead to next year and considering what to prioritise. Data can play an important part in these decisions… provided it is used wisely. Our article contains ideas on how data can explain the drivers of your business and where you should focus your efforts.
 

Succession Planning

Written by Vanessa Williams on November 30th, 2020.      0 comments

baton-405As accountants, we like our clients to think ahead… even on a 3 to 10-year timeframe. A major part of this is Succession Planning. Where Succession Planning is concerned, clarity brings opportunity… and the risks of “getting it wrong” can be significant.
 

Setting Goals and Seizing Opportunities in 2021

Written by Greg Millar on November 23rd, 2020.      0 comments

soccer ball grass net-629Who could have planned for what 2020 brought us? Who can predict what 2021 will bring? Business planning isn't about getting it 100% right, it's about having clarity and focus so that we can effectively navigate whatever life throws our way. Check out the article below and start articulating the goals that will make a real difference to your business in 2021!
 

Small business cashflow (loan) scheme changes

Written by Vanessa Williams on November 16th, 2020.      0 comments

IRD iconThis month the Government announced changes to the Small Business Cashflow (loan) Scheme. Our article provides you with information on these changes.
 

The Importance of Sales Process

Written by Greg Millar on November 9th, 2020.      0 comments

race-341Sales is not only about having great products available at an attractive price. Weak sales processes can hold a business back… so it’s worth looking at how you can get super-efficient in sales. Fortunately, data can help us. In this article, we look at seven ways to refine your ‘sales machine’ to drive better sales performance and provide a video on what to measure in sales. 
 

Alliott Group Alliance APAC Update

Written by Vanessa Williams on November 2nd, 2020.      0 comments

AGA square icon (100x100)Now we are back in the office (hopefully for the long term) and it’s just months away from Christmas. What a year it’s been!
 

Your data and cybersecurity

Written by Xero on October 26th, 2020.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608We outline simple actions you can take to secure your data and keep your business safe. 
 

Put your own oxygen mask on first

Written by Greg Millar on October 19th, 2020.      0 comments

resilience copyBy adopting buffering strategies, business leaders are not only helping themselves but they’re also helping their teams gain focus and clarity.
 

The technology shaping our world and what we can learn from its limitations

Written by Xero on October 12th, 2020.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Read more about Xero's focus on machine intelligence that doesn’t replace, but assists, complements and serves to lift the performance and value of the people who use it, aligned with everything that #Human represents.
 

Precise Cash Flow Management: Best Practices

Written by Vanessa Williams on October 5th, 2020.      0 comments

NZD calculator-857Improving your cash position brings opportunities and reduces business risk. In the absence of equity and debt financing, alternative cash-flow management strategies can make a positive difference.  These ideas will not apply to ALL businesses but perhaps there are some you can implement. 
 

A social dilemma

Written by Greg Millar on September 28th, 2020.      0 comments

privacy keyboard-613We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen.
 

Business Resilience: Focusing on the Priorities

Written by Vanessa Williams on September 21st, 2020.      0 comments

resilience copyDo you know where to focus your energy in your business? How to identify the key drivers of your business success? Our article will help you to prioritise the initiatives that will make a difference.
 

5 Steps to Stronger Cash Flow Management

Written by Greg Millar on September 14th, 2020.      0 comments

nz money 100s 50s generic n2-451Some businesses are finding opportunities in the COVID19 environment while others struggle. Common to all businesses is the need for astute cash management. In our article, we look at some best practices to help you best utilise your cash.
 

COVID19 staff layoffs an expensive business

Written by Ross Henderson on September 7th, 2020.      0 comments

resilience copyEmployment law experts say this case sends a strong message to employers not to rely on the pandemic to seek to justify a failure to follow proper process.
 

‘Playing’ the market through short-term trading and timing strategies

Written by Michael Beech on September 2nd, 2020.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431The danger of attempting to ‘play’ the market through short-term trading and timing strategies was highlighted recently in a warning to retail investors by the Australian market watchdog the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
 

Auckland Alert Level 2

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 31st, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusConfirmation that Auckland has dropped back to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 with the rest of New Zealand.
 

Alert Level 3 Extension for Auckland

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 27th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the extension of Alert Level 3 in Auckland to 11.59pm on Sunday 30th August 2020. Auckland will then drop down to Alert Level 2. The rest of the country remains at Alert Level 2.
 

Business Finance Guarantee Scheme

Written by Greg Millar on August 26th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusSmall and medium-sized businesses may be eligible for the business finance guarantee scheme to support operating cash flow disrupted due to COVID-19. The scheme supports banks to take on lending with the government taking on the default risk of up to 80% of the loan.