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Top 8 Reasons to Hire a Business Advisor in 2021

As 2020 fades to a close and the uncertainty of last year spills over into 2021, it’s no wonder why more businesses than ever are working with business advisors and coaches to prepare for whatever might happen next. Before you move on from 2020, take a hard look at your

An Employers Guide to Mediation in New Zealand

Mediation for employment issues, you may have heard of it, but what is mediation in the context of employment? What can it be used for and what does the process look like?  Many people believe that mediation is only for when an employee brings a grievance against their employer, and

Do You Have an Eco-Friendly Business?

An eco-friendly business offers plenty of advantages: lower costs, increased profitability, marketing opportunities and the biggest one of all, a better environment for everyone. Long gone are the days when businesses who actively chose recycled photocopy paper were ‘different.’ Today’s businesses are striving to become greener, and they are proud

Staying Active When You Work a Desk Job

Having a desk job suits many of us down to a tee, but can come at the expense of our health and well-being. A sedentary desk job and lifestyle can lead to increases in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and a decline in mental well-being. Before you pull out

How to Identify and Succeed Within Your Niche Market

You’ve most likely heard of the term niche market before. Often business owners are asked specifically what theirs is by business advisors, accountants, financiers and other owners. What we’ve found though, is that there is a reasonable amount of owners who still haven’t identified their own, or have little understanding

Smart Alternatives to Raising Capital

Before you go down the path of seeking capital from outside your business or borrowing funds, identify any other ways of raising capital. If you need funds then sometimes it’s not a loan that you need. Identify areas in the business to make savings There’s a good chance that you

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

Bootstrapping for Business Survival

Bootstrapping is figuring out how to reduce the cash you need to start or run your business, by eliminating any unnecessary overheads while finding out who will give you a hand. If for whatever reason you’re not able to raise enough capital to start-up you might be able to get

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