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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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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.”
 

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.
 

7 Best Practices in Digital Transformation of a Business

Posted by Greg Millar on February 14th, 2022.      0 comments

7K0A0597-174Most business leaders agree that branding is important in business. Given the opportunity, they’d like to strengthen their brand to generate more leads, grow sales and increase customer loyalty. How do you ‘strengthen a brand’? It can get murky at this point... so let’s take a closer look.
 

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.
 

Digital marketing profits

Posted by Greg Millar on October 4th, 2021.      0 comments

marketing tile 100x100What’s the story behind your business? Do your customers get an insight into what happens behind the scenes?
Telling your story through digital marketing is a powerful way to humanise your business, engage customers, and distinguish yourself from competitors
 

Social media success

Posted by Vanessa Williams on September 27th, 2021.      0 comments

marketing tile 100x100Brands that have the most successful social media presence take the time to create a visual experience and journey for their customers.  Having a clear voice, strong visuals and a brand voice are important. 
 

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.
 

Put your own oxygen mask on first

Posted by Greg Millar on October 19th, 2020.      0 comments

resilience copyBy adopting buffering strategies, business leaders are not only helping themselves but they’re also helping their teams gain focus and clarity.
 

A social dilemma

Posted by Greg Millar on September 28th, 2020.      0 comments

privacy keyboard-613We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen.
 

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!
 

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.

 

COVID-19 employer support

Posted by Greg Millar on March 18th, 2020.      0 comments

Graphic for a website page- CoronavirusThe NZ Government has compiled Wage subsidy and Leave Payment available to support employers affected by COVID-19. The subsidy is being administered under a high trust model and employers will not be asked for verification before the subsidy is approved. However MSD will have the ability to check applications and verify information at a later date.
 

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.
 

NZ calling time on cheques

Posted by Greg Millar on October 7th, 2019.      0 comments

credit card-261​​​​​​​From 1 March 2020, the IRD will no longer be accepting cheques, including post-dated cheques (dated after 1 March 2020) from customers who are able to use alternative payment options. We outline the various other ways to pay your tax.
 

Using Data to Drive Success

Posted 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

Posted 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.
 

ABC success for small business

Posted 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.
 

Data Breach Alert: Facebook

Posted 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.
 

Managing Millennials

Posted by Greg Millar on May 7th, 2018.      0 comments

7K0A0597-174Learn how Millennials are redefining the workplace and how to engage them.

 

Xero app partner for tradies

Posted by Greg Millar on November 27th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382Fergus - Cloud-based job management software specially built for tradies.

From site visits through to scheduling, quoting, invoicing and much more - Fergus manages all your tasks in one place and gives you the insight you need to grow.

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