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Top 10 tips to keep your business running smoothly

I am often surprised with new clients at how little they know about their business – even such simple facts as what their monthly overheads are – information that can mean the difference between...

Prepare your business for the minimum wage increase

The Government has announced that from 1 April 2020, the minimum wage is going to increase from $17.70 to $18.90 per hour. This is an increase of 7.27 percent or $1.20 per hour. It...

The festive business

For all businesses, Christmas is a time for careful planning as work rosters need to be juggled, sufficient stock (and the right stock) needs to be carried to ensure you have a good Christmas...
Christmas Preparations

Christmas Preparations – it’s not too early

While it may be too early to be pulling out the Christmas decorations, financial preparation for the upcoming festive season should be something you are thinking about. The holiday period between December and February will mean...

A fool and his gold

With signs of growth emerging in the wider Bay of Plenty and with Baby Boomers looking to retire from business in the near future, the “attraction” that is self employment is popular throughout our...

Maximising customer relationships to improve business

The success of a business is largely determined by your customers, so it is important to keep them happy and coming back. Understanding and, most importantly, monitoring the impact a business has on customers...

Hints for setting up a small business

There is no question that starting up a business is a bold move, which requires everything from vision and passion to plain hard slog. And perhaps most importantly, knowledge. Knowledge is power. It not only ensures...

Be benevolent in your business

Any business looking to succeed should have some or all of the above suggestions imbued into any yearly plan. Giving is good. Good for the soul and, surprising though it may it seem, good for...

A practical approach to systems and processes

Quite often we can feel as though we are juggling all parts of the business that we own. Trying to be everything to everybody. You find yourself neglecting to take time out for yourself,...

Resolving to have a happy financial New Year

With 31 March now behind us, the new financial year provides the perfect opportunity for business owners to sit down and start planning for the business year that lays ahead. A good place to start...

How much is my business worth?

What is the value of my business? … This is a very common question we are asked as Business Advisers and one that requires a high level of skill and experience to answer, it...

Looking after your best people

Struggling with tight margins and the challenges of getting enough customers and projects is one thing, but taking time to identify and nurture those team members who make a real strategic and operational difference...

Cost-effective ways to grow your business

So you’ve won that crucial initial customer base. This is the year to grow and nurture what you have. You’ve got people coming back to you regularly, and this means you’re now making a...

The value of good people

When a valued employee starts looking for work elsewhere, it’s extremely unsettling. And it’s definitely an opportunity to investigate what can be done to help them stay – and to check in with your...

How a coach can help a business

Business in many senses is much like a sport It’s competitive and it requires focus, strategy and ongoing support from those who in a similar position or have walked in those shoes before. You don’t...

Stay grounded when you move to The Cloud

Great. You’ve decided it’s time to take your New Zealand business to The Cloud. But before taking the leap, it’s important to assess the systems and processes you already have in place, as well...