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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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7 Ways to Navigate the Changing Employment Landscape

Posted by Greg Millar on June 20th, 2022.      0 comments

jigsaw puzzle-240As Accountants, we know the value of having a stable and productive workforce. We also know the employment landscape is going through significant change. How are businesses evolving as top-class employers to attract (and retain) the best talent? In this article, we offer 7 ideas to help you position yourself as a top-class employer… and then deliver on your promises.
 

Another NZ Budget perspective

Posted by Vanessa Williams on June 6th, 2022.      0 comments

budget blocks copyMore on the Cost of Living Payment as well as business and personal tax measures.
 

Alliott NZ shortlisted in business awards

Posted by Vanessa Williams on May 31st, 2022.      0 comments

Finalists-2022 828-x-552px hi-res-1300x500 copyAlliott NZ has been shortlisted as a Best Small/Medium Business of the Year (Non-Retail) Finalist in this year’s Newmarket Business Awards.

 

New Zealand Budget 2022

Posted by Greg Millar on May 26th, 2022.      0 comments

Wellbeing Budget 2022 – A Secure Futurebudget blocks copy positions itself to acknowledge the difficult times we’re living in while aiming to help move towards “a high wage, low emissions economy that provides greater economic security, while providing support to households affected by cost-of-living pressures.”
 

Managing Costs - Best Practices in Expense Reporting

Posted by Greg Millar on April 11th, 2022.      0 comments

calculator ledger-516Expense Reporting is often considered a ‘back office’ process that shouldn’t consume much of anyone’s time. That may be true… but how a business regulates spending requires a lot of discipline and accountability.
 

Human barriers to technology adoption

Posted by Xero on March 21st, 2022.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Xero has published a report investigating the barriers to adopting new technology in small businesses. Their analysis found that early adopters enjoyed 120% higher revenue and 106% higher productivity than those who postpone the implementation of new technology.
 

Managing business cash flow and income

Posted by Xero on March 7th, 2022.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Takeaways for small businesses — there are a few things small businesses can do to help support their recovery, according to Xero’s small business trends report.
 

Applications for first COVID Support Payment now open

Posted by Vanessa Williams on February 28th, 2022.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusApplications for the first COVID Support Payment have opened and can be made through myIR on the IRD website.
 

New Financial Support for Businesses affected by Omicron

Posted by Vanessa Williams on February 22nd, 2022.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe Government has announced new financial support for businesses affected by Omicron.
 

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.