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Coping with the Skyrocketing Cost of Living Jul 05, 2022

Whether it’s refilling your petrol tank or paying at the supermarket checkout, the higher cost of living is hitting every household hard.

Across the world, everyday essentials are surging in price, up 7.2% year on year across the OECD. Unfortunately, experts predict that prices...

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Retail’s Online Boom: Are you getting a slice of the Action? Jun 30, 2022

In 2021, retail e-commerce sales amounted to approximately 4.9 trillion U.S. dollars worldwide, according to research by Statistica. At the same time spending at physical stores has dropped.

While that was strongly influenced by Covid restrictions and distancing measures, the trend is clear:...

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Business Tips: Getting your Operations Up and Running Jun 26, 2022

If you are ‘pressing go’ on your new business, what are the key elements to have in place before you begin trading?

The complexity of your operational model will vary greatly, depending on the kind of business you’re setting up. A small two-person design agency will have a...

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Should you Sell your Rental Property? Jun 13, 2022

With property prices up by over 30% in 2021, and predicted to flatten out or drop this year, is this the perfect time to cash up?

Let’s take a look at why you might sell – and the reasons to keep holding.

Reasons to sell

First, we may be entering a period of flat or low price growth,...

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Business tips - Scaling Up your Business and Workforce Jun 05, 2022

Scaling up your business isn't about steady growth over time. It's about having a clear strategy for quickly expanding the business to achieve full-scale hypergrowth.

Most startups grow organically, adding customers here and there and gradually expanding over time. Scaling up aims to accelerate...

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What does Budget 2022 mean for you? May 23, 2022

With the cost of living soaring, interest rates rising and house prices falling, New Zealand's Budget 2022 aimed to deliver a little something to help the average household.

So what’s in it for you?

Support for rising household prices

You get to enjoy at least some of the benefits of the...

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Attracting and Retaining Talent May 18, 2022

With low unemployment and increased competition for people, businesses are changing their offering to attract and retain the best employees. It’s not just about money; the pandemic has caused people to re-evaluate their priorities, how they want to work, and who they want to work for.

So,...

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How an Accountant Supports your Business Development Apr 09, 2022

As your accountant, we won't just look after the financial side of your business, we can also advise you on the strategic side of your company, including the importance of business development as vital part of your growth plan.

Business Development (BD) is what helps your company move from slow,...

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Three Tips for getting your Home Loan Approved Mar 31, 2022

In 2021, new lending restrictions came into effect under the CCCFA - and immediately there were stories of people being declined loans for what seemed like trivial reasons.

In March, the Commerce Minister announced changes designed to free up the process of loan applications at the banks. This...

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The Customer Buying Decision Mar 31, 2022

It’s a common misconception that price alone is the most important factor when it comes to customers making a decision to buy. It’s simply not true - particularly in the service industry.

Read on to learn the five things that influence the customer’s buying decision. 

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Inland Revenue to Clamp Down on Top Tax Rate Avoidance Mar 21, 2022

In 2021, Inland Revenue increased the top tax rate to 39%. That rate is higher than both the 28% tax rate for companies and the 33% tax rate for trusts.

The new tax rate concerns Inland Revenue, because it doesn’t want people to use companies and trusts to avoid paying tax at the highest...

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How Much Time Should you Spend on Strategy? Mar 14, 2022

We see many business owners, who work tirelessly in their businesses and are excellent at what they do, neglect their strategy and execution plans. It’s the old adage: I’m too busy working in my business to work on it.

Whilst we are here to support you when unexpected hiccups occur,...

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