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Are you Making Time for Mindfulness? Aug 19, 2021

As business owners, we all know the pressure of being the driving force behind a business, let alone keeping a business afloat during lockdown.

It can be a stressful experience, and this can have an impact on your wellbeing.

A tired, stressed and anxious owner is not an effective owner – so...

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Have you changed your Business Purpose? Jul 20, 2021

Many businesses will have been through a tough and transformative period through 2020 and into 2021.

In some cases, companies have had to update, change and pivot just to survive – and this means having to rethink the core mission behind your enterprise.

Having got through the pandemic,...

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Health and Safety: Say it Loud and Proud to Lower the Risk Jul 19, 2021

A ‘she’ll be right’ attitude towards health and safety won’t cut it.

You’ve got to make a conscious decision to be safe and get everyone in your team thinking about health and safety every step of the way.

Here are a few ways to do this effectively:

  • Get real. Sit...
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Fees on Utes: Three Things you should Know Jul 18, 2021

Plenty of Kiwi businesses buy utes as company vehicles. If you’re in the trades, for instance, a ute can be the perfect way to haul everything around and promote your brand at the same time.

However, the recently announced EV feebate scheme is likely to hit ute buyers the hardest, since...

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Using the Value Ladder to Increase Sales Jul 13, 2021

One of the best ways to increase sales is to use the Value Ladder to build a relationship with your customers. The higher the customer values their relationship with you, the more money they’re willing to spend.

On the bottom rung of the Value Ladder, we have an initial offer of value. This...

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Upsizing or downsizing? We can help with the Forecasting Jul 05, 2021

The post-Covid, globalised economy has created a number of challenges for the average business. Depending on your business purpose and strategy, you may need to either upsize or downsize, to secure the long-term future of your company.

But what are the implications of scaling up, or scaling down,...

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Health and Safety: Say it Loud and Proud to Lower the Risk Jun 29, 2021

A ‘she’ll be right’ attitude towards health and safety won’t cut it.

You’ve got to make a conscious decision to be safe and get everyone in your team thinking about health and safety every step of the way.

Here are a few ways to do this effectively:

  • Get real. Sit...
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The Holidays Act is Changing Jun 15, 2021

But you’ll need to comply in the meantime

A major overhaul of the Holidays Act 2003 is underway, which is welcome news because this is a notoriously tricky Act for businesses to comply with.

Many businesses have been caught out over the years, including Bunnings, NZ Post and McDonalds....

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Livestock Update – June 2021 Jun 14, 2021

Inland Revenue have recently announced this year’s livestock Herd Scheme Values and we think this is a great opportunity to update you on the latest movements.

The Herd Scheme Values are the National Average Market Values as determined by a process involving a review of the...

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Self-employed? Get the full KiwiSaver Contribution Jun 14, 2021

When you’re self-employed, you’re the one in charge of your KiwiSaver contributions. Without an employer to make contributions on your behalf, you need to decide how much you want to commit to your retirement fund, if anything.

If you’re self-employed, why contribute to...

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Provisional Tax Payment Options May 01, 2021

A reminder about Provisional Tax due 7 May for many clients.

Here are some payment options available to you:

Pay full amount due – Have funds put aside and can pay now

When you receive the tax payment letter from us:

  1. Log in to your internet banking and select tax payment
  2. Choose INC Income...
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Should I focus on Profits or Cashflow? Apr 19, 2021

Turning a profit is at the heart of running any successful company. But should profits be the only financial focus if you’re looking to create a stable, long-term business?

Cashflow is the beating heart of your business. Without an even and predictable flow of cash into the company, you...

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