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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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Managing Your Business in an Inflationary Environment

Posted by Vanessa Williams on December 13th, 2021.      0 comments

sales up-477Many businesses are facing increased costs. This is not necessarily a new business challenge… but the COVID-19 pandemic is driving significant and unpredictable "price spikes". Let’s look at what business leaders should be thinking about in this environment?
 

SME cyber safety

Posted by Greg Millar on December 6th, 2021.      0 comments

nimbus technology computer-security2-768Is the widespread adoption of remote work, and the accelerated (sometimes rushed) rollout of digital and cloud technologies to ensure continuity putting your business' cyber safety at risk?

 

4 tips to get ahead of the holiday rush

Posted by Greg Millar on November 22nd, 2021.      0 comments

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-629The holiday season is normally one of the busiest times of year for small business owners in the retail space and this year will prove no different. In fact, due to continued challenges like bad weather, container shortages, product shortages and continued port closures due to the pandemic, business owners all over the world should start holiday preparations even earlier this year.
 

The Great Attrition

Posted by Vanessa Williams on November 2nd, 2021.      0 comments

coffeeThere’s a lot of talk about the impact of ‘remote work’. What does this mean for businesses? What should leaders be thinking about?  
 

5 Steps to Stronger Cash Flow Management

Posted 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.
 

Business Finance Guarantee Scheme

Posted 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.
 

Six ways small businesses can prepare for a reduction in government support

Posted by Greg Millar on August 3rd, 2020.      0 comments

resilienceThere’s no doubt that small businesses are doing it tough as a result of COVID-19. But through planning, considering the impacts of the pandemic on others throughout their demand chain, and preparation small business owners can find navigate their way to better days.
 

Important message for Businesses from NZ Inland Revenue

Posted by Vanessa Williams on July 7th, 2020.      0 comments

IRD iconThe NZ Government has announced a further extension for the Small Business Cashflow (loan) Scheme (SBC).
 

New Zealand Budget 2020

Posted by Vanessa Williams on May 15th, 2020.      0 comments

budget blocks copyAs expected, the 2020 Budget has been a high spending one with a deficit forecasted to be $29.6 billion in 2021. We break down the expenditure and key initiatives.

 

COVID-19 Small Business Cashflow Scheme and Business Finance Guarantee Scheme

Posted by Vanessa Williams on May 5th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusLast week the Government announced it will provide interest-free loans for a year to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 to support their immediate cash flow needs and meet fixed costs.
 

When did you last increase your prices?

Posted by Greg Millar on August 12th, 2019.      0 comments

calculator ledger-516We stress how pricing is a critical component of a profitable business and the numbers to track while improving profitability. 
 

Human cost of late payments

Posted by Greg Millar on July 15th, 2019.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608When businesses aren’t paid on time, it doesn’t just affect the bottom line – it affects people.
 

Xero updates Winter 2019

Posted by Greg Millar on July 1st, 2019.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608We outline some of the newest updates happening in the world of Xero that should hopefully brighten up your working day. 
 

A trip to Xerocon Sydney: Business is changing

Posted 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.