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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.

While every effort has been made to provide valuable, useful information in this publication, this firm and any related suppliers or associated companies accept no responsibility or any form of liability from reliance upon or use of its contents.  Any suggestions should be considered carefully within your own particular circumstances, as they are intended as general information only.

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How 3 creative Kiwi businesses handled COVID-19

Written by Xero on July 2nd, 2020.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608COVID-19 rocked the boat for many small businesses in New Zealand. Business owners had to work hard to stay afloat. These three awesome Kiwi businesses hustled to help their business survive the storm of COVID-19.

 

Xero price increase delayed until further notice

Written by Greg Millar on June 22nd, 2020.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608The price increase to Xero Starter, Standard and Premium plans that was going to happen on 1 July 2020 is now delayed until further notice.
 

Xero small business apps for retail

Written by Vanessa Williams on June 15th, 2020.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Xero users have access to a range of tools to set retailers up for success as they work through COVID-19 challenges and adapt to a ‘new normal’. 
 

Using Data to Drive Decision-making to Build Business

Written by Greg Millar on April 6th, 2020.      0 comments

nimbus technology computer-security2-768Business owners often complain they lack information to make decisions, in spite of many solutions which claim to provide intelligent, customised reporting. Identifying business problems that need solutions and then the data sets which support decision-making is a better approach and we accountants can add value in this process. 
 

Xero’s COVID-19 Response

Written by Greg Millar on March 24th, 2020.      0 comments

With xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608COVID-19 impacting Xero's operations around the globe, Xero is delaying the price rise which was set to take effect from 18 March until 1 July 2020.
 

COVID-19 alert level 4 NZ lockdown

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 23rd, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusFrom midnight Wednesday 25 March 2020, New Zealand goes into full lockdown. From tomorrow 24 March 2020, the Alliotts team will be operating from home offices but we will still be available to assist with all your accounting, tax and business needs.

 

How to make your early stage business run more efficiently

Written by Vanessa Williams on February 3rd, 2020.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608As we kick-off the new year, the right technology can help you get new customers, upsell to existing ones, expand your offering and improve efficiency so you have time to focus on what matters. Here are some tips on the technology that will have an immediate effect on your business.
 

Alliott NZ still top in NZ, 3 years running

Written by Vanessa Williams on November 11th, 2019.      0 comments

NZ T30 icon copyAuckland Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers Alliott NZ Ltd have been named a New Zealand Top 30 accounting firm for the third year running!
 

Alliott NZ joins colleagues at 2019 worldwide conference

Written by Greg Millar on November 4th, 2019.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Alliotts' Greg Millar and Vanessa Williams were among the 138 delegates from 78 independent accounting and law firms in 38 countries who were in attendance in Madrid for the 2019 Worldwide Conference of Alliott Group, the firm’s international alliance.
 

Research and development tax incentive

Written by Vanessa Williams on October 14th, 2019.      0 comments

light bulb-66-166Find out more about the Research and development tax incentive (RDTI), including eligibility, enrolment and recordkeeping.
 

Xerocon Brisbane 2019

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

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-629At Xerocon in Brisbane this year, Xero took the opportunity to build on the story of where they came from and paint a picture of what the future holds for Xero.
#xerocon2019
 

Using Data to Drive Success

Written by Vanessa Williams on September 9th, 2019.      0 comments

success-182This article explains how the approach to sales is undergoing fundamental change as organisations gain access to data that was previously unavailable. Analysing sales performance helps us decide what to do next in terms of generating leads, product focus and improved lead times. And it is easier than ever before to track our progress and grow our revenue.
 

Cyber policies should cover these points

Written by Greg Millar on September 2nd, 2019.      0 comments

check tick-407-962Continuing our focus on cybersecurity, we list 10 cyber policies and nine governance questions for business owners.
 

Your numbers should tell a story

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 26th, 2019.      0 comments

ipad outside screen-253Accounting is a technical skill, and not all business owners are necessarily savvy in this field. This is where a good accountant can come in. 
 

Alliott Group news - APAC Conference 2019

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 7th, 2019.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Lawyers and accountants from 11 countries were represented at Alliott Group’s APAC Regional Conference in Shanghai from 17-18 June 2019.
 

ABC success for small business

Written by Greg Millar on July 3rd, 2019.      0 comments

success-182Well-organised businesses conduct financial housekeeping to minimise risk and maximise profits and growth. Use our pointers to help improve your own business.
 

Xero updates Winter 2019

Written 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. 
 

Research & Development Tax Incentive

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 27th, 2019.      0 comments

cogsThis year the Government is working to introduce a new tax incentive for businesses conducting research and development, the research and development tax incentive  (RDTI). The RDTI will give businesses a 15% tax credit if they spend a minimum of $50,000 per year on eligible R&D. Businesses spending less than $50,000 may still be eligible, so long as they are using an approved research provider to carry out their R&D. The Taxation (Research and Development Tax Credits) Bill is about to go before Parliament for its Second Reading. If passed into law, the RDTI will take effect from the beginning of a business’s 2019/2020 income year.
 

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.
 

Data Breach Alert: Facebook

Written by Greg Millar on October 17th, 2018.      0 comments

privacy keyboard-613In September 2018 Facebook had an attack on its computer network that potentially exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users. Read what happened at Facebook and how you can protect yourself.