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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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eCommerce lowering traditional barriers and inspiring entrepreneurialism

Posted by Greg Millar on August 8th, 2022.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608eCommerce is lowering traditional barriers to entry for small businesses, says a new Xero study, which is creating a new generation of profitable niche operations.
 

Alliott NZ named 2022 NBA award winners

Posted by Vanessa Williams on July 4th, 2022.      0 comments

NBA 2022 winners logo 100 pxAlliott NZ named Best Small / Medium Business of the Year at Newmarket Business Awards!
 

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.
 

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?

 

Pre-Christmas payroll preparation

Posted by Vanessa Williams on December 2nd, 2021.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608As Certified Xero Platinum Partners, we take a look at common NZ payroll questions at this time of year and how to deal with them.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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?

 

Xero Multi-Factor Authentication

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

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608To make sure Xero users continue to have account security, Xero is making Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) mandatory for all Xero customers globally in the year ahead.

 

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.
 

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.
 

Hubdoc joins the Xero family

Posted by Greg Millar on March 16th, 2020.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Hubdoc will be included in all Xero Starter, Standard and Premium plans from 18 March 2020.

 

Xero pricing and plan update

Posted by Vanessa Williams on February 17th, 2020.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608From 18 March 2020, the price of the Xero Starter plan is increasing by $2.50 a month, and Xero Standard and Xero Premium plans are increasing by $2 a month. 
 

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.
 

BP and Xero Connect

Posted by Greg Millar on November 18th, 2019.      0 comments

xero-platinum-partner-badge-RGB-608Xero now integrates with the BP Fuelcard in New Zealand, keeping small businesses on the road without the headache of holding onto physical receipts.