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
cost accounting
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
customer experience
Business Resilience: Focusing on the Priorities
Do you know where to focus your energy in your business? How to identify the key drivers of your business success? Our article will help you to prioritise the initiatives that will make a difference.
21 September 2020 Read More
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5 Steps to Stronger Cash Flow Management
Some businesses are finding opportunities in the COVID19 environment while others struggle. Common to all businesses is the need for astute cash management. In our article, we look at some best practices to help you best utilise your cash.
14 September 2020 Read More
cash flow
From COVID-19 Survival to Resilience
Survival has been on the minds of many leaders recently. But businesses are shifting their focus to resilience. What does it take to build businesses that can survive AND thrive in the longer term? Past methods may not work as well in the ‘new’ environment. Then again, what will really change? In this article, we’ll look at some attributes of resilient businesses.
18 May 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
cloud accounting
Xero updates Winter 2019
We outline some of the newest updates happening in the world of Xero that should hopefully brighten up your working day. 
01 July 2019 Read More
expenses
XERO PROJECTS Tasks and expenses
Xero has introduced more granular invoicing options in Projects, allowing users to show time as individual line items on an invoice. Users can now choose to include details such as the staff member, date, task and description from their time entries. This feature is available on both the web and the Projects mobile apps versions of Xero.
29 April 2019 Read More
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NZ pricing change to Xero
From 28 September 2018, the monthly subscription price for Xero will increase as a result of new functionality.
20 August 2018 Read More
cash flow
5 tips to avoid the summer cash slump
Summer can be a tricky time for cash flow. It doesn’t have to be; the quiet summer period can be incredibly productive. Use Xero's small business advisory panel's practical tips to avoid the summer slump.
19 December 2017 Read More
accounting
Getting Business Structure Right
Learn why spending time on getting your small business structure right is just as important as the exciting times ahead as a new business startup.
23 October 2017 Read More
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25 June 2024 Read More