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Why Hiring a Bookkeeper is an Investment, Not a Cost

As a small business owner, you’re probably keeping a close eye on every cent you spend. You need to have a good eye on your income and expenses to manage your cashflow, so that’s a good thing. However, it might mean that you are wasting time micro-managing your finances and

Tips for Unlocking Cash in Your Business

Most small businesses experience cash flow problems from time to time and urgently need working capital. Many business owners immediately think of the bank or loans when they’re short of cash. But there are other resources you can tap before you ask for that expensive overdraft or business loan. The

Getting Your Business Through Tough Times

If you’re a small business owner whose company hasn’t gone through hard times, that’s great but it’s likely to happen at some point. As much as we dream about being brilliant enough at business that we’ll never face slow times, there are many things beyond our control that can negatively

How To Reconcile the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy

The process to apply for the Covid-19 Wage Subsidy is pretty straight-forward and the turn around in payment has been very quick. We initially fielded hundreds of queries about the application process and having dealt with these are now receiving queries about how to reconcile the payments. If you use

Planning For A Painless Stocktake

If you sell or make products then you’ll likely have stock on hand or work-in-progress at year end. In order to get accurate figures for your tax and annual financial statements, you’ll need to know the value of this stock. This means you’ll need to do a stocktake. The end

How to Reduce Business Expenses & Save Money

We’re all looking for effective ways to reduce business expenses, save money and increase our profits. We’ve also all got our own ideas on how to do so. Every business will have expenses that must be budgeted for in order to help it run smoothly. Depending on your industry, those

Beginner’s Guide to Outsourcing in NZ

Outsourcing. Does it sound such a scary word to you? For many new and small businesses, the answer is a resounding yes! Outsourcing involves paying someone to do something related to your business. If cashflow is short or you struggle with the thought of others doing something for your business,

Transforming Your Hobby into a Profitable Business

Your considering turning your hobby into a profitable business but have a few questions you’d like answered first. We’re guessing they include questions such as: How do I know if it will be successful? What steps do I need to take to set up a new business? Should I quit

I have an Accountant so why do I need an Accountability Coach?

Most good accountants are great at reading the data and giving implementable advice to their customers to help improve that bottom line. They are worth their weight in gold if they can tell you at a glance about seasonal fluctuations, government policies that may affect you and areas where you

Running a Business with an Abundance Mentality

There are a huge number of benefits to running a business with an abundance mentality, but what is it. What is an Abundance Mentality In short, an abundance mentality is an acknowledgement that there is enough demand in the market to support many businesses. Its essentially the business version of