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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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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 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.
 

3 drivers of strategy

Written by Vanessa Williams on October 1st, 2018.      0 comments

chess strategy-550Our article explains the 3 core elements that drive strategy and how you can get them into your business.
 

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.

 

Alliott Conference prepares members for battles of global business

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

Alliott-Group 2018Read our short report from the Alliott Group alliance's 2018 Worldwide Conference in Vancouver.
 

Alliott Group Q&A with Jamie Towers

Written by Vanessa Williams on September 5th, 2018.      0 comments

Alliott-Group 2018-825Read the one thing Deputy Worldwide Chairman, Jamie Towers, can't live without and what shapes and motivates this Alliott Group mover and shaker across the Tasman.
 

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.
 

The Power of Employee Feedback

Written 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.
 

Lifestyle by Design

Written by Greg Millar on June 27th, 2018.      0 comments

green light-658More business owners should be living life by their own design! In fact, many business owners struggle to do much more than keep the operation going. This happens for many reasons, but there are three excuses that stand out as both common and surmountable.
 

Leading Millennials

Written 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.
 

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.

 

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.

 

Picky? Moi?

Written by Greg Millar on October 27th, 2016.      0 comments

catch fish hook-44Attracting the right customers.  Yes, that’s right. But contrary to popular belief, not every customer is right all of the time. The right customer is always right. 
 

Playing to Win-Win

Written by Vanessa Williams on October 27th, 2016.      0 comments

score-915Trying to garner customer loyalty without paying attention to team loyalty will get you the same results as bungee jumping without the bungee.
 

Growing great leaders

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 4th, 2016.      0 comments

business woman thumbs up-426Imagine being able to step away from your business and take a much needed holiday. What if you had the chance to work minimal hours, or even none at all? Before you take that step, you need to be confident the business will stay on track. Take stock.

Do you have full confidence in your team to run the business the way you really want it to be run, without your having to be there 100% of the time? If the answer is ‘no’ or ‘not yet’, what would it take for the answer to be ‘yes’?