The Business Advisory Blog

The Business Advisory Blog

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.

accountability
Goal-Setting and Goal Achievement
Here are 5 methods to help set sensible and relevant goals, while increasing the chances of success.
17 January 2024 Read More
business
9 ways to reduce IT costs
One expense that can grow out of control in many businesses is IT. Here are 9 ways to economise on IT spending.
10 August 2023 Read More
accounting
Creating business value
There’s more to accounting than compliance. A well-run accounting function is multiskilled… and supports business leaders to accomplish a range of different outcomes. In our article, we outline 5 important ways a business can benefit from the breadth of skills in an accounting function.
06 September 2022 Read More
business advice
Is Your Business Model Standing the Test of COVID-19?
Your Business Model is not something you change lightly. Only fundamental shifts in your market, vision or business priorities will justify modifying how you make money. That said, a vibrant and resilient organisation is ultra-sensitive to change and responds quickly.
29 June 2020 Read More
business advice
Using Data to Drive Decision-making to Build Business
Business owners often complain they lack information to make decisions, in spite of many solutions which claim to provide intelligent, customised reporting. Identifying business problems that need solutions and then the data sets which support decision-making is a better approach and we accountants can add value in this process. 
06 April 2020 Read More
accountability
Your numbers should tell a story
Accounting is a technical skill, and not all business owners are necessarily savvy in this field. This is where a good accountant can come in. 
26 August 2019 Read More
business advice
What a business plan can do for you and how to use it
Running a business without a business plan is like rock climbing blindfolded. Your chances of making it successfully to the top are slim. And the process will surely be a death-defying one.
24 May 2016 Read More
business advice
Alliott NZ farewells Emma Clare in April!
After 17 years, it is with best wishes that we farewell Alliotts Manager and Chartered Accountant Emma Clare as she embarks on new career opportunities. 
19 April 2016 Read More
accounting
Eastern Bays and keeping the tax man at bay – how Dell Electrical does both
Auckland’s Milan Dell doesn’t advertise his electrical contracting business like most. He doesn’t need to thanks to the reputation and word of mouth he has built up over the last 15 years, and the great work his father did before that. And, for 25 years now, the Dells have used Alliott NZ to look after their business and personal tax affairs. Between their business and Greg Millar, they have a very streamlined set up in place.
30 June 2015 Read More
business advice
"I WILL be more successful this year!" - How you can make it happen
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.
24 March 2015 Read More
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25 February 2024 Read More