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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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Business Resilience Through Precise Cash Flow Management

Written by Greg Millar on August 17th, 2020.      0 comments

resilience copyManaging cash flow is not a financial challenge. It is a business challenge and resilient businesses will base their assumptions on a good understanding of the market, the business goals and business priorities. 
 

Business Resilience Vision and Goals

Written by Greg Millar on July 27th, 2020.      0 comments

Screenshot 2019-05-02 08Leaders of resilient businesses recognise the importance of a powerful vision statement to focus the activities of management, the broader team, customers and other stakeholders. With the vision in place, they can set short-term and long-term goals and then measure progress. But what happens after a period of upheaval in the market? There will probably be unforeseen challenges and opportunities so leaders need to react decisively. Use our guidelines in this article as you consider the best direction for your business.
 

Business Resilience Understanding Your Market

Written by Vanessa Williams on July 20th, 2020.      0 comments

resilience copyRecent business conditions may have had a dramatic effect on your customers and competition. The change could be positive or negative, temporary or permanent. How do you know and what do you do about it? Leaders of resilient businesses are especially sensitive to market changes and focus on a few important questions.
 

How 3 creative Kiwi businesses handled COVID-19

Written 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’s COVID-19 Response

Written 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.
 

Understanding the factors that drive your business

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

success-182There are many ways to improve business performance but which initiatives will bring the biggest impact? This article identifies some metrics or ‘drivers’ which grow revenue, profit and business value. Establish how you are performing now and measure the impact of any improvement. Focus on the things that matter! 
 

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.
 

FY20 business planning

Written by Vanessa Williams on June 24th, 2019.      0 comments

set goals-24This article reminds us of the importance of planning and describes a simple process for arriving at a robust plan which will get you closer to your 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.
 

Effective onboarding

Written 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.
 

Trash Your To-Do List

Written by Vanessa Williams on July 4th, 2018.      0 comments

check tick-407-962Chances are you already keep a schedule of meetings, appointments, vacations and other important events. Some of these events you allocate an hour to, some half a day.

So, how do we ensure we get things done?
 

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.
 

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?
 

Take the opportunity to clean out clutter and move to a simpler life

Written by Michael Beech on August 30th, 2017.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431When managing investments it is advisable to do away with unnecessary clutter. Often a simple strategy is the best strategy.

 

Fail fast

Written by Vanessa Williams on June 2nd, 2017.      0 comments

success-182By virtue of the fact that you’re reading this article, is it fair to say you’d like to try something different to create a better business than the one you have right now?

To do so often requires changing something in your business, but there are two big inhibitors to doing the things that will enable it.

Topics: change , success