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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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7 Ways to Navigate the Changing Employment Landscape

Posted by Greg Millar on June 20th, 2022.      0 comments

jigsaw puzzle-240As Accountants, we know the value of having a stable and productive workforce. We also know the employment landscape is going through significant change. How are businesses evolving as top-class employers to attract (and retain) the best talent? In this article, we offer 7 ideas to help you position yourself as a top-class employer… and then deliver on your promises.
 

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.
 

The Great Attrition

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

coffeeThere’s a lot of talk about the impact of ‘remote work’. What does this mean for businesses? What should leaders be thinking about?  
 

7 Ways Leaders Inspire Change (in Challenging Times)

Posted by Greg Millar on October 18th, 2021.      0 comments

7K0A0597-174Usually, employees get behind new initiatives, especially where a proposed change makes sense to them. But encouraging change in an environment of uncertainty or where the rationale is unclear tests the mettle of leaders. 
 

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. 
 

Business plans help businesses prosper

Posted by Greg Millar on July 12th, 2021.      0 comments

success-182Business Plans are like maps for tourists. You need a plan for where you’re going to go, what you want to look at, where you’re going to stay and, if you deviate off track, you need to be able to identify where you are and then navigate to get back onto your original path. Planning a business activity is very similar.

 

Are you observing Cash Management Best Practices?

Posted by Vanessa Williams on December 14th, 2020.      0 comments

NZD calculator-857How do your cash management processes stack up against best practices? This topic came to prominence in 2020 and the most resilient companies will continue these best practices as "business as usual". For ideas and examples of making the most of your cash resources, read on. 
 

The Importance of Sales Process

Posted by Greg Millar on November 9th, 2020.      0 comments

race-341Sales is not only about having great products available at an attractive price. Weak sales processes can hold a business back… so it’s worth looking at how you can get super-efficient in sales. Fortunately, data can help us. In this article, we look at seven ways to refine your ‘sales machine’ to drive better sales performance and provide a video on what to measure in sales. 
 

The era of the cyber resilient CFO

Posted by Greg Millar on August 21st, 2019.      0 comments

catch fish hook-44If you’re a finance leader who thinks cyber risk is someone else’s problem – probably the IT department’s – it’s time for an urgent rethink.
 

Cybersecurity and whaling

Posted by Vanessa Williams on August 14th, 2019.      0 comments

privacy keyboard-613More than a baker's dozen of education points about the practice known as 'whaling' and processes to adopt as your organisational and personal cybersecurity checklists.
 

The CFO - A Vital Role in the Cockpit of Your Business

Posted by Greg Millar on May 2nd, 2019.      0 comments

Screenshot 2019-05-02 08We explain the role of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and why it is important in a business. Best practices in managing your accounting function are listed as well as ideas on appointing a Virtual CFO to ensure strategic oversight of your finances.
 

A Strategic Approach to Setting Business Goals

Posted 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.
 

Alliott Group Partner Q&A

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

Alliott-Group 2018-825Worldwide Board Member and EMEA Chair Giorgio Marcolongo explains what motivates him, the best career advice he ever received and, just as importantly, what he does when he's not working.
 

Effective onboarding

Posted by Vanessa Williams on October 22nd, 2018.      0 comments

employees-352With steady change and competition, business owners are facing more and more challenges as they look to hire. With the right resources and proper processes, read how this struggle can be avoided.
 

Alliotts are Xero Platinum Partners

Posted by Greg Millar on October 9th, 2018.      0 comments

xero platinum logo 210x70 px-629The team at Alliotts is delighted to announce that we've attained Xero Platinum Partner status. Find out what 'going Platinum' means for our clients.

 

Business performance excellence

Posted 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.

 

Power of Customer Communication

Posted by Greg Millar on September 17th, 2018.      0 comments

remote virtual office desk-762Our article focuses on the importance of developing and implementing a strong customer management program, covering the power of effective customer communication.
 

Managing Customer Expectations

Posted 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.
 

The Power of Employee Feedback

Posted by Vanessa Williams on July 23rd, 2018.      1 comments

7K0A0597-174There is nothing more powerful than emphasising the role your team plays in building a great business. If you want to build a successful business, invest your time, energy and resources in building a strong team.
 

Leading Millennials

Posted by Greg Millar on June 4th, 2018.      0 comments

small world-375Millennials are ready to take on the world. How do we lead the new breed of employee effectively?

Their parents and teachers told them they can do it - they can. Encourage - don't squash them or contain them.