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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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A Strategic Approach to Setting Business Goals

Written by Vanessa Williams on January 16th, 2019.      0 comments

set goals-24If you want to build a great business, you need to set challenging goals and engage in calculated risks. To be more effective, you should set specific, measurable, audacious yet realistic, and time-bound goals. Learn a better approach to planning and setting business goals.
 

2019 business planning

Written by Greg Millar on January 14th, 2019.      0 comments

new year-433Happy New Year! Although many do possess business skills, financial acumen is rarely high among them. In this article, we list three common financial mistakes that we observe frequently.
 

Business performance

Written by Mike Barnes on November 26th, 2018.      0 comments

Mike Barnes-15Jack and Dianne earn a comfortable income from the business but are concerned that things have struggled to grow in the last 18 months. Read guest blogger Mike Barnes' take on their situation.
 

Top Travel Tips

Written by Hugh Bowden on November 23rd, 2018.      0 comments

Camden Town, London[1]Two years ago, Alliotts Director Hugh took his own advice about planning a UK trip with just his wife, Mary. Six weeks alone with his wife and no children - the reviews are in.

 

Big picture investing

Written by Michael Beech on November 21st, 2018.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431Financial Adviser Michael Beech reasons why there is a lot to be said for stepping back and looking at the big picture when it comes to investing.
 

The power of data

Written by Greg Millar on November 14th, 2018.      0 comments

small world-375Read how data has a unique place in society and business, and why maintaining trust in that data is pivotal.
 

3 drivers of strategy

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

chess strategy-550Our article explains the 3 core elements that drive strategy and how you can get them into your business.
 

Alliott Conference prepares members for battles of global business

Written by Vanessa Williams on September 19th, 2018.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018Read our short report from the Alliott Group alliance's 2018 Worldwide Conference in Vancouver.
 

Smashing procrastination

Written by Greg Millar on July 30th, 2018.      0 comments

panic-456Though it can be frustrating, in reality, procrastination has little to do with an apathy for work or an inherent laziness. Read why and how to beat it.
 

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.
 

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.
 

NZ business succession planning

Written by Greg Millar on February 7th, 2018.      0 comments

baton-405A tidal wave of small business owners in New Zealand are looking to retire or sell their business over the next five to ten years.

Read on to get Xero's free report to help maximise the value of your business if you are looking to exit the workforce.

 

Take the opportunity to clean out clutter and move to a simpler life

Written by Michael Beech on August 30th, 2017.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431When managing investments it is advisable to do away with unnecessary clutter. Often a simple strategy is the best strategy.

 

Investment strategy's impact on net return

Written by Michael Beech on May 29th, 2017.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431When an investor is considering the cost of an investment they need to dig a lot deeper than just the management fees.

If an investment is inefficiently managed it will probably have a much bigger impact on net return than management fees.
 

Tax Finance - an efficient use of capital

Written by Greg Millar on May 11th, 2017.      0 comments

TT HORIZ BLACK BLACKX-932Taxes are one of life’s few certainties, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily the most efficient use of your capital.
 

Why do you get up in the morning?

Written by Greg Millar on April 27th, 2017.      0 comments

WHY-468Most people in business spend too much time focusing on WHAT they do.

Is it time to figure out WHY you do what you do?

Topics: strategy, vision
 

Give Your Business Direction

Written by Vanessa Williams on April 26th, 2017.      0 comments

set goals-266In order to make the most of strategic planning, your business should give careful thought to the goals it outlines and then back up these goals with realistic measures for evaluating results.

Here are three tips on how to create business goals and things to consider.

 

Thinking of selling your business?

Written by Greg Millar on August 25th, 2016.      0 comments

business for sale-948One of the questions we often ask our clients is, "When do you plan to sell your business?"

Whatever the response, what we like to get our clients thinking about is the sooner you plan out the succession or sale of your business, the more time you have to get things right and, in the case of sale, to maximise the sale price.
 

What’s your purpose?

Written by Greg Millar on July 27th, 2016.      0 comments

WHY-468Why are you in business? ​If you don’t know, your customers surely don’t.

More importantly, if you don’t know, you won’t be able to tell your customers why they should choose you over your competitors. Answering this simple question is critical to forming a purpose statement and creating your marketing strategy.
 

Alliotts Strategic Business Advisor headlines NZIA industry forums in April

Written by Vanessa Williams on February 10th, 2016.      0 comments

D15011n006-266 All the way from Auckland to Christchurch and in-between: Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants are thrilled to announce Anthony McIlroy – Chartered Accountant and Business Advisor – will be The New Zealand Institute of Architect’s (NZIA) keynote speaker at their professional development events for members throughout New Zealand in April 2016.