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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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Four new firms join Alliott Group

Written by Vanessa Williams on July 18th, 2018.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825 Alliott Group continues to grow with the appointment of four new member firms in the US, Oman, Singapore and Tunisia.
 

Readying for business sale

Written by Greg Millar on July 16th, 2018.      0 comments

baton-405What steps do you need to take to get your business ready for sale? Business owners might not be thinking about selling right now, but a future sale should always be part of your strategic planning.

 

NZ minimum wage increase

Written by Greg Millar on July 11th, 2018.      0 comments

employees-352The adult minimum wage rate (for employees aged 16 years and over) recently increased by 75 cents to $16.50 per hour before tax.
Topics: employees , Payroll
 

Trash Your To-Do List

Written by Vanessa Williams on July 4th, 2018.      0 comments

check tick-407-962Chances are you already keep a schedule of meetings, appointments, vacations and other important events. Some of these events you allocate an hour to, some half a day.

So, how do we ensure we get things done?
 

Lifestyle by Design

Written by Greg Millar on June 27th, 2018.      0 comments

green light-658More business owners should be living life by their own design! In fact, many business owners struggle to do much more than keep the operation going. This happens for many reasons, but there are three excuses that stand out as both common and surmountable.
 

Planning for the Future Success of Your Business

Written by Vanessa Williams on June 20th, 2018.      0 comments

business for sale-340Succession planning focuses on the lifelong journey of your business. While selling or retiring may seem far in the future, the time to start preparing is now. Defining a clear supportive process takes time and effort.
 

Succession planning

Written by Greg Millar on June 18th, 2018.      0 comments

jigsaw puzzle-240We understand the complexity and nuances of succession planning. We work with you to create a customised approach, unique to your business and your goals for retirement. And, while succession may be far in the future for you, the time to start building the systems to facilitate a successful handover is right now.

 

Childcare providers

Written by Greg Millar on June 13th, 2018.      0 comments

NZD calculator-857Amounts have been adjusted as a consequence of the annual movement of the Consumers Price Index - please note.
 

Alliott Group Asia Pacific Regional Conference

Written by Greg Millar on June 12th, 2018.      0 comments

Osaka-2018-524 Alliott NZ recently attended the Asia Pacific Regional Conference of Alliott Group in Osaka Japan. Find out what we were up to in the region.
 

Defining what you want

Written by Vanessa Williams on June 11th, 2018.      0 comments

set goals-266Read why working with an accountant who is also a business advisor to set goals, establish metrics, provide real-time monitoring and accountability provides business owners with powerful insight. 

 

Boarding service providers

Written by Vanessa Williams on June 5th, 2018.      0 comments

NZD calculator-857Amounts have been adjusted as a consequence of the annual movement of the Consumers Price Index - please note.
 

Leading Millennials

Written by Greg Millar on June 4th, 2018.      0 comments

small world-375Millennials are ready to take on the world. How do we lead the new breed of employee effectively?

Their parents and teachers told them they can do it - they can. Encourage - don't squash them or contain them.
 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Written by Vanessa Williams on June 1st, 2018.      0 comments

barcode head-448Stronger rules on data protection in the EU mean people have more control over their personal data and businesses benefit from a level playing field.
 

Loan Amortisation important when Forecasting

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 30th, 2018.      0 comments

consultant-885If you are preparing a forecast to obtain financing, use scenarios to show the impact of varying levels of loan repayments or different loan terms. We can help you achieve an outcome that is realistic and manageable.
 

ACC and the Self-Employed

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 28th, 2018.      0 comments

risk blocks-726An appropriate personal income protection cover should sit alongside ACC and provide financial security if either injury or illness strikes. Brett Pearce outlines some options.
 

Gravel Road Investing

Written by Greg Millar on May 25th, 2018.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431Structuring an appropriate portfolio involves making decisions. You need an allocation that can withstand a range of investment climates while being mindful of fees and taxes.
 

Trust your team

Written by Greg Millar on May 23rd, 2018.      0 comments

dive-571Letting go and delegating projects to team members can be a daunting task, but it’s the only way to progress. Learn how to go about providing greater responsibilities to your team members to create a more productive, engaged, competent and confident team.

 

Testing times ahead

Written by Greg Millar on May 21st, 2018.      0 comments

interview-829Who really can afford the costs of making a hiring mistake these days, as well as the costs of separating mistakes from your business? The answer lies in extending your recruitment process and making it more reliable and accurate.

 

NZ Budget 2018

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 18th, 2018.      0 comments

budget-789Analysis of this year's major Budget announcements and their likely impact on business, health, transport, the public service and the wider economy. We also take a closer look at wellbeing, which according to the Minister will underpin future Budgets starting from 2019.
 

2018 Newmarket Business Awards

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 17th, 2018.      0 comments

newmarket bus assoc logo-751Alliotts are a Finalist in the Best Small / Medium Business of the Year (non-retail) category at this year’s Newmarket Business Awards in Auckland.