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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.

While every effort has been made to provide valuable, useful information in this publication, this firm and any related suppliers or associated companies accept no responsibility or any form of liability from reliance upon or use of its contents.  Any suggestions should be considered carefully within your own particular circumstances, as they are intended as general information only.

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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.
 

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. 
 

Goals, Strategy and Plans

Written by Greg Millar on February 11th, 2019.      0 comments

set goals-24In 2019 we encourage and help our clients to take the time to do some serious planning using these simple ten steps.
 

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.
 

Top Travel Tips

Written by Hugh Bowden on November 23rd, 2018.      0 comments

Camden Town, London[1]Two years ago, Alliotts Director Hugh took his own advice about planning a UK trip with just his wife, Mary. Six weeks alone with his wife and no children - the reviews are in.

 

Alliotts are Xero Platinum Partners

Written 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.

 

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.
 

Smashing procrastination

Written by Greg Millar on July 30th, 2018.      0 comments

panic-456Though it can be frustrating, in reality, procrastination has little to do with an apathy for work or an inherent laziness. Read why and how to beat it.
 

Defining what you want

Written by Vanessa Williams on June 11th, 2018.      0 comments

set goals-266Read why working with an accountant who is also a business advisor to set goals, establish metrics, provide real-time monitoring and accountability provides business owners with powerful insight. 

 

Volatility returns to sharemarkets. Does it matter?

Written by Michael Beech on February 20th, 2018.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431In recent weeks there has been renewed volatility in equity markets and the media have awoken from their summertime slumber. News directors drag out old footage of frantic traders and summon talking head experts to explain to ‘mums and dads” what it all means. Well, what does it mean? More importantly, does it matter?

 

Successful ventures don’t operate in the dark

Written by Greg Millar on October 9th, 2017.      0 comments

Spotlight Reporting Super VCFO lock up-962Spotlight Reporting is Xero's most popular advanced reporting software add-on, providing another level of insight that all business owners who aspire to success should embrace. 

Here at Alliott NZ, we also exist to help our clients to succeed.
 

Stop the glorification of busy-ness

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

stress-745The trend is for everyone to be as busy as possible! Here’s why that’s a bad idea.

 

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.
 

Give Your Business Direction

Written by Vanessa Williams on April 26th, 2017.      0 comments

set goals-266In order to make the most of strategic planning, your business should give careful thought to the goals it outlines and then back up these goals with realistic measures for evaluating results.

Here are three tips on how to create business goals and things to consider.

 

How to be S.M.A.R.T when setting goals for success

Written by Anthony McIlroy on December 7th, 2015.      0 comments

soccer ball grass net-629The excesses of Christmas and the hangover of New Years are now before you. Over this time you will no doubt be contemplating your goals for the following year.

What you want to achieve, not only in your personal life, but also in your career or business.
 
 

"I WILL be more successful this year!" - How you can make it happen

Written by Anthony McIlroy on March 24th, 2015.      0 comments

On the 31 March your Profit & Loss slate will be wiped clean. The excesses of the 2014/15 year can be forgotten and the only person left interested the year gone by will be the Tax Man.
 
As you begin your new financial year, so too does your opportunity have a more successful business.

So start as you mean to go on. Take charge by preparing your Plan for Success. It'll see your pockets lined for the rest of the year.