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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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December 2021 Xero Outages

Posted by Xero on December 15th, 2021.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Xero's response to customers regarding unacceptable user experience when using the Xero platform this month. 
 

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.
 

New Malaysian firm joins Alliott Global

Posted by Vanessa Williams on November 5th, 2021.      0 comments

AGA square icon (100x100)Alliott Global Alliance (AGA), one of the world’s largest global multidisciplinary alliances, with 200 members in 85 countries, continues its expansion in the Southeast Asian region with the appointment of Top 25 accounting firm Rabin & Associates in Malaysia.
 

The Evolving Role of Leadership

Posted by Vanessa Williams on August 30th, 2021.      0 comments

race-341How are the leaders in your business doing? Perhaps they are thriving in these business conditions or maybe a different approach is required. In this article, we look at some leadership skills which are proving to be really valuable as businesses find a path forward this year and beyond.
 

Xero pricing changes in NZ

Posted by Greg Millar on June 7th, 2021.      0 comments

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-629From 23 September 2021, the monthly retail price of Xero Business Edition plans in NZ is changing.
 

Google pulling the plug on Cookies

Posted by Vanessa Williams on June 3rd, 2021.      0 comments

donut doughnut-694With Google pulling the plug on Cookies, it’s imperative to get on the front foot now. Learn how to provide appropriate transparency into your practices and pivot your business to be prepared for regulatory changes as they come.
 

Be your best tradie with the right tech

Posted by Vanessa Williams on May 17th, 2021.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608How can tradespeople go about streamlining their business and help set themselves up for success?

 

Your data and cybersecurity

Posted by Xero on October 26th, 2020.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608We outline simple actions you can take to secure your data and keep your business safe. 
 

The technology shaping our world and what we can learn from its limitations

Posted by Xero on October 12th, 2020.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Read more about Xero's focus on machine intelligence that doesn’t replace, but assists, complements and serves to lift the performance and value of the people who use it, aligned with everything that #Human represents.
 

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.
 

8 Areas to Maximise Your Marketing Results

Posted by Vanessa Williams on August 10th, 2020.      0 comments

sales up-477What key areas should you review to maximise your marketing return? In our article, we consider these and how you can use analysis of your industry data (incl competitors) to inform what you should be doing now. We look forward to seeing some discussion on this and hope you take up our offer to discuss Measuring your Marketing Performance!
 

How 3 creative Kiwi businesses handled COVID-19

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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!