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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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Put your own oxygen mask on first

Written by Greg Millar on October 19th, 2020.      0 comments

resilience copyBy adopting buffering strategies, business leaders are not only helping themselves but they’re also helping their teams gain focus and clarity.
 

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. 
 

8 Areas to Maximise Your Marketing Results

Written by Vanessa Williams on August 10th, 2020.      0 comments

sales up-477What key areas should you review to maximise your marketing return? In our article, we consider these and how you can use analysis of your industry data (incl competitors) to inform what you should be doing now. We look forward to seeing some discussion on this and hope you take up our offer to discuss Measuring your Marketing Performance!
 

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 - let's talk about goals

Written by Greg Millar on July 13th, 2020.      0 comments

set goals-24Resilient businesses get really clear on their goals, hold themselves accountable and track progress meticulously. Recent business conditions may require you to revisit your business goals, even your business vision and Alliotts can help.
 

What are your revenue goals?

Written by Greg Millar on January 28th, 2020.      0 comments

set goals-24Setting goals is key to success but some people find it intimidating and don’t know where to start. This article includes a 6-point guide on goal setting to help you focus and specify goals. This will lead to astute business planning and will bring clarity to the year ahead. It’s never too late to set goals! 
 

Yield curves

Written by Michael Beech on December 4th, 2019.      0 comments

2017 Michael Beech-431The financial media is currently full of gloomy-sounding references to ‘inverted yield curves’ as a harbinger of a global recession. In lay terms, what does all this mean and how should a long-term investor respond?

 

Management Buyout

Written by Vanessa Williams on September 30th, 2019.      0 comments

baton-405Most businesses experience significant events such as acquisition, merger, liquidation, IPO, etc. A Management Buy-out (MBO) can be attractive to buyers and sellers who know each other well before the transaction. There are risks and careful planning is required. Our article explores these issues and why having a competent advisor is important.
 

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.
 

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. 

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