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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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Tracking sales and revenue

Written by Greg Millar on July 29th, 2019.      0 comments

calculator ledger-516Learn how to track sales opportunities so you can predict new revenue that may come into your business. 
 

Understanding the RIGHT things to do in a business

Written by Vanessa Williams on July 10th, 2019.      0 comments

panic-456Understanding the RIGHT things to do in a business is of critical importance. Business guidance from Alliotts in Auckland can help prioritise where you should allocate your time for the biggest impact.
 

What's Important to Your Team

Written by Vanessa Williams on May 13th, 2019.      0 comments

success-182Managing people is one of the toughest parts of running a business. Team development issues can have a real impact on your business reputation, client retention and profit. Here's how you put a system in place to listen to your team and use their feedback to make real changes to your business.
 

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.
 

Meaningful accounting data to drive sales

Written by Vanessa Williams on February 25th, 2019.      0 comments

technology-679Accessing and analysing your business data used to be considered a luxury. But now it’s a necessity. Work with us to ensure you have your data at your fingertips, so you can make the best possible business decisions.
 

Getting More from Your Accounting Data to Generate Sales

Written by Greg Millar on February 20th, 2019.      0 comments

consultant-885Should you abandon all your sales efforts, forget about customer service and just focus on selling to customers? Absolutely not! But you should have a handle on the data. It will probably reveal that there is at least SOME opportunity to grow revenue through your EXISTING customers. 
 

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.
 

4 ways to grow your business

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

success-182Inspirational business speaker Ford Saeks provides four common-sense ways to grow a business.
 

Power of Customer Communication

Written 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

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.
 

Testing times ahead

Written by Greg Millar on May 21st, 2018.      0 comments

interview-829Who really can afford the costs of making a hiring mistake these days, as well as the costs of separating mistakes from your business? The answer lies in extending your recruitment process and making it more reliable and accurate.

 

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.
 

Alliotts case study: Armitage Group

Written by Hugh Bowden on April 10th, 2018.      0 comments

CASE STUDY-703As new General Manager Zachary knew and had worked with Hugh Bowden on tax and accounting in his previous company role, he naturally leant on Hugh to assist with structuring and transitioning Armitage Group from the legacy the founder had left.

 

5 Lessons Learned From Scaling A Startup Tenfold

Written by Xero on October 30th, 2017.      0 comments

xero-gold-partner-logo-hires-RGB-382As your business grows and you add people, how do you keep everyone focused and heading in the right direction?

Xero's Trent Innes shares 'Five Lessons Learned'.
 

Alliott NZ Case Study: Not another feel-good story about spring-cleaning

Written by Greg Millar on July 24th, 2017.      0 comments

broom-17Any professional in most industries could probably give you five good reasons why you should declutter and organise your life or your business every time the darling buds of spring appear.

For small and medium business owners, doing this is no longer about starting the warmer weather on the right foot.

 

Grow Your Business With Efficient Systems

Written by Vanessa Williams on June 19th, 2017.      0 comments

check tick-407-962Many small businesses are so busy running the business and fending off daily emergencies that systems go completely ignored and chaos often prevails.
 

Your business by design

Written by Vanessa Williams on January 23rd, 2017.      0 comments

race-341Most businesses are built by default – not by design.

Very few businesses start ‘with the end in mind’ and design it from the ground up. Most businesses grow by default with people, systems, culture, clients, numbers, habits and attitudes.

 

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.
 

Preaching what you practise

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

donut doughnut-694To quote Henry Ford, “Business must be run at a profit… else it will die. But when anyone tries to run a business solely for profit… then also the business must die, for it no longer has a reason for existence.”
 

Saying “I do” to customers and your team

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

loyal customer-749It’s great if every customer walks away from your business with a smile. But it’s not enough. They have to be compelled to come back for more.