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.

artificial intel
How Leaders Attract Talented Employees
Navigating 2024 recruitment challenges, businesses seek talented, loyal teams amidst evolving trends.
12 December 2023 Read More
finance
Tax finance an efficient use of capital
In the past 12 months, Alliott NZ clients using IRD-approved tax pooling saved $29k in interest plus $219k in tax penalties.
02 October 2023 Read More
coronavirus COVID-19
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back for Investors
Don't rely on predictions; plan for various outcomes over the next three years to avoid investment anxiety.
07 March 2023 Read More
cash
7 Best Practices in Digital Transformation of a Business
Most business leaders agree that branding is important in business. Given the opportunity, they’d like to strengthen their brand to generate more leads, grow sales and increase customer loyalty. How do you ‘strengthen a brand’? It can get murky at this point... so let’s take a closer look.
14 February 2022 Read More
assets
Business Valuation. What Is Your Business Worth?
Building a business can be a long, challenging process. One way to assess how you are doing is to VALUE your business… and then try to grow that valuation. This keeps management on track and is interesting to sellers, investors or lenders. In this article, we look at how to go about valuing your business.
24 May 2021 Read More
Investment
Tesla’s Rise Reveals Weak Points of Indexing
Index additions and deletions are typically a routine affair, but the recent announcement by S&P that Tesla would be added to the widely tracked S&P 500 Index stirred up quite a lot of attention.
12 April 2021 Read More
business
8 Areas to Maximise Your Marketing Results
What 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!
10 August 2020 Read More
Growth
50% of marketing spend is wasted, but which 50%
Measuring ROI is critically important as you consider your marketing spend. Do you know which marketing activities work, and which don’t?
18 December 2017 Read More
Investment
Investment strategy's impact on net return
When an investor is considering the cost of an investment they need to dig a lot deeper than just the management fees. If an investment is inefficiently managed it will probably have a much bigger impact on net return than management fees.
29 May 2017 Read More
bonds
Post GFC are shares the new place to be?
Bonds, with their well-earned reputation for modest but steady returns, looked so very attractive in the risk-averse wake of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). In fact they looked so good that huge amounts of cash chased bonds worldwide in the period 2008-2012.  Understandable, of course, but the result has been what you always get when lots of money bids for one asset class – a price bubble.
17 September 2013 Read More
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25 June 2024 Read More