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.

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Reviewing Costs to Increase Cash and Drive Profits
In this short article, we look at 8 Best Practices when reviewing business expenses.
03 July 2023 Read More
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Managing Business Debt
Address excessive business debt promptly: Act decisively! Explore some options here.
12 June 2023 Read More
commodities
Managing Your Business in an Inflationary Environment
Many businesses are facing increased costs. This is not necessarily a new business challenge… but the COVID-19 pandemic is driving significant and unpredictable "price spikes". Let’s look at what business leaders should be thinking about in this environment?
13 December 2021 Read More
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2021 Business Planning
Business leaders are looking ahead to next year and considering what to prioritise. Data can play an important part in these decisions… provided it is used wisely. Our article contains ideas on how data can explain the drivers of your business and where you should focus your efforts.
07 December 2020 Read More
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Small business cashflow (loan) scheme changes
This month the Government announced changes to the Small Business Cashflow (loan) Scheme. Our article provides you with information on these changes.
16 November 2020 Read More
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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
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Xero price increase delayed until further notice
The price increase to Xero Starter, Standard and Premium plans that was going to happen on 1 July 2020 is now delayed until further notice.
22 June 2020 Read More
cash flow
COVID-19 Small Business Cashflow Scheme and Business Finance Guarantee Scheme
Last week the Government announced it will provide interest-free loans for a year to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 to support their immediate cash flow needs and meet fixed costs.
05 May 2020 Read More
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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
benchmarks
The Power of Price
Understanding how a customer or prospect VALUES your service is critical to getting pricing correct. Our article details an approach to understanding value and various other important factors to grow the profitability of your business.
02 March 2020 Read More
cost accounting
Breaking Old Habits to Drive Costs Down
Old habits may be keeping your business from maximising profitability. Breaking these habits will strengthen the business. Your accountants are well-placed to help you change since we deal with the relevant numbers, can perform the analysis and can make actionable recommendations. Don’t get stuck with old bad habits, especially where there are opportunities to quickly improve the bottom line.
13 January 2020 Read More
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Understanding the factors that drive your business
There 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! 
25 November 2019 Read More
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25 June 2024 Read More