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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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New NZ employment law from 1 April

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 18th, 2019.      0 comments

april-706941 960 720-789From 1 April 2019, employees who are affected by domestic violence will have new entitlements and rights.
 

Financial Reporting

Written by Vanessa Williams on March 6th, 2019.      0 comments

calculator ledger-516The quality and relevance of financial reporting influences a manager’s attitude to financial matters. Having a good understanding and good representation of the numbers helps improve decision making and boost business performance.
 

Key Metrics to Measure Marketing Success

Written by Greg Millar on February 27th, 2019.      0 comments

sales up-477When it comes to determining marketing effectiveness, your end goal should be to paint a comprehensive picture of how your marketing efforts are performing. The metrics outlined in this article will put you in a good position to get the complete picture you need to fully understand what’s working and what’s not.
 

Goals, Strategy and Plans

Written by Greg Millar on February 11th, 2019.      0 comments

set goals-24In 2019 we encourage and help our clients to take the time to do some serious planning using these simple ten steps.
 

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.
 

Business processes

Written by Vanessa Williams on December 17th, 2018.      0 comments

cogsMost businesses follow processes, some deliberately and some subconsciously. But what about DESTROYING processes?
 

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.
 

Making sales

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

sales up-477Here are 7 tips to ensure that you get the most out of each and every sales opportunity.
 

5 hiring tips

Written by Greg Millar on November 12th, 2018.      0 comments

hiring-409Bringing on new people is one of the most challenging and significant things you can do in your business. Your people are the heartbeat of your business. The values, skills and experiences they bring are the pinnacles to keeping your customers loyal to your business.
 

Alliott NZ named Top 30 NZ Accountants 2018

Written by Greg Millar on October 29th, 2018.      0 comments

CAANZ-SST-Top30-Lock-586Alliott NZ Chartered Accountants is recognised as one of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s (CAANZ) Top 30 accounting firms in New Zealand for the second year running.

 

Business performance excellence

Written by Greg Millar on September 24th, 2018.      0 comments

Screenshot 2018-09-12 13What can we business owners learn from America's military fighter pilots? Read on to find out about this extraordinary training session at the Alliott Group Worldwide Conference in Vancouver.

 

Managing Customer Expectations

Written by Greg Millar on September 3rd, 2018.      0 comments

retail shop store-792Many business owners find the notion of creating a customer management plan daunting. We suggest working with someone who has helped other business owners through the process. Find out how.
 

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.
 

Trust your team

Written by Greg Millar on May 23rd, 2018.      0 comments

dive-571Letting go and delegating projects to team members can be a daunting task, but it’s the only way to progress. Learn how to go about providing greater responsibilities to your team members to create a more productive, engaged, competent and confident team.

 

2018 Newmarket Business Awards

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 17th, 2018.      0 comments

newmarket bus assoc logo-751Alliotts are a Finalist in the Best Small / Medium Business of the Year (non-retail) category at this year’s Newmarket Business Awards in Auckland.
 

Better team engagement

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 16th, 2018.      0 comments

jigsaw puzzle-240As team engagement continues to grow and challenge managers, mastering the concept of it has become more and more of a primary focus within the business industry. Learn and understand these eight pointers to effectively improve your team engagement.
 

Managing Millennials

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

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

 

Essential Elements of Team Engagement

Written by Vanessa Williams on April 30th, 2018.      0 comments

race-341What motivates you to grow your business, is most likely very different from what motivates people to work in your business.
 

14 Key Performance Indicators that matter

Written by Greg Millar on April 23rd, 2018.      0 comments

consultant-885Knowing where to focus your attention when it comes to evaluating your business performance can make you more effective and make the best use of your time.
 

Successfully Manage Your Team

Written by Greg Millar on March 26th, 2018.      0 comments

7K0A0597-174As a business owner, managing your team may be the most impactful and challenging task you face. 

Like all the other aspects of your business, success requires creating a system. So what should that system look like?