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Join the Xero club: the Xero Small Business Collective

Date: 15th November 2017

Realising that there is a huge thirst in our business community for all things related to cloud accounting and keeping accounting simple, we’ve decided to form a club…. introducing the


Succession planning for your small business

Date: 30th October 2017

Stepping away from, or selling up your business, is a massive life event. You may be overwhelmed by emotion and, without proper succession planning, this may lead to poor decision


Trust law changes in store

Date: 15th October 2017

There are between 300,000-500,000 trusts in New Zealand and now the law governing trusts will be updated for the first time in over 60 years. Parliamentary plastic surgery is in


Improving business culture to improve business performance

Date: 29th September 2017

It’s easy to think of business culture as a bit soft compared with, say, achieving sales, but it turns out the opposite is true. A 2014 study reported that public


We made finals at Xero Awards, Xerocon 2017!

Date: 25th September 2017

We’ve just returned home from a full-on few days at Xerocon Melbourne, where 3,068 attendees from 19 countries immersed themselves in industry advice and updates. With Xero hitting some big


Why we chose to outsource staff and how it works

Date: 29th August 2017

If your business is in need of permanent professional staff, you can recruit the traditional way and pay recruitment fees, salaries and benefits, ACC, insurance, equipment and various other costs.


Cyber Attacks: 3 steps to protect your business

Date: 14th August 2017

As we’ve been hearing in the media, cyber attacks directed at businesses are on the rise. The impact of these viruses and malware is potentially damaging, but your business needn’t


6 steps to retirement planning for business owners

Date: 4th July 2017

Saving for retirement can be a challenge if you’re self-employed or run your own business. This is particularly true if you invest most of your income back into your business. Sorted.org


Is it ok to give immigration advice to workers?

Date: 26th June 2017

Many businesses in resort towns such as Queenstown and Wanaka, rely on migrant workers to help staff their businesses, especially in the peak winter and summer seasons. If you employ,


Working out charge out rates for your business

Date: 15th June 2017

We often get asked by professionals and tradespeople how to determine an appropriate rate for on-charging staff, or what to on-charge for their own time. Whether you’re a builder, plumber,


Claim cash back for R&D tax losses

Date: 1st June 2017

Does your business engage in research and development (R&D) work? If so, you could claim a special R&D tax credit of up to $224,000 this year that could ease cash


7 ways to grow your business

Date: 18th May 2017

Last week we had the opportunity to share with local business people our key strategies for successful growth. If you weren’t able to attend our ‘7 Ways to Grow Your


Free on-job training for your staff

Date: 15th May 2017

Do you own or manage a retail, tourism, hospitality, museum or aviation business? Would your business benefit from having more highly skilled staff? Chances are you said ‘yes’ to that


Get help with business compliance

Date: 3rd May 2017

If you’re a young chef setting up your first restaurant, or a builder starting a new construction business, you may know a lot about cooking food or building houses. But


Thankyou Payroll to change in line with legislative changes

Date: 11th April 2017

We’re big fans of Thankyou Payroll and have been recommending their excellent free, Xero-integrated payroll software to our clients for a few years now. With proposed legislative changes to payroll


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