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A Formula for Success

A formula for success “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure… You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and…

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Now’s the Time to Upskill

In a Covid-19 Lockdown Now’s the Time to Upskill Now’s the Time to Upskill Thanks to the Covid-19 lockdown, now is a great time for updating your business skills or even upskilling yourself and maybe staff, especially if you are unable to go to work, or work reduced hours and/or from home. Continuing Professional Development…

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Turn on the Charm

Turn on the charm These days we are forever hearing about leadership. It’s the in word in many quarters. Yet, as your certified chartered accountant, to my mind it’s only part of the equation in creating effective teams. You need attitude – the right attitude of course. Here I’m talking about charisma – about turning on the charm.…

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The Art of Delighting Your Clients

The Art of Delighting Your Clients A couple of items for your consideration. First up relates to that all important concept of delighting clients and of how you might go about turning the concept into reality. Next up, which shouldn’t be a surprise, is an accounting item, from your certified chartered accountant. This time on monitoring your Profit and…

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Applying for the Wage Subsidy Extension

Applying for the Wage Subsidy Extension If you have suffered a revenue loss of at least 40% (previously 50%) over a 30-day period then you may be eligible for the Government’s Wage Subsidy. The eight-week Wage Subsidy Extension is available from now until 1 September 2020. Most NZ businesses are eligible to apply including: The self-employed Contractors…

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How Good Are You at Webinars?

How Good Are You at Webinars? Webinars and Glossophobia With the arrival of Covid-19, and the associated restrictions on business, the need to keep in contact with clients and potential clients has never been greater. Sending out newsletters is one way. Holding webinars and podcasts are a couple of other ways of doing so. BUT,…

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7 Practical Business Considerations…

7 Practical Business Considerations… Here are some fairly practical business actions from your chartered accountant you can take to improve both the customer’s experience and to track various actions you have taken in your business. I’m also pleased to announce our new accountant, Nancy Tran, who joined us recently. 1. A Case of a Nice Surprise for…

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Eliminating those little annoying, profit-draining mistakes

Eliminating those little annoying, profit-draining mistakes I’m sure we have all had moments when you are thinking “I’m so busy fixing yesterday’s mistakes that I don’t have time to think about tomorrow.” Little mistakes, frustrating mistakes, morale-sapping mistakes. Bloody mistakes! Not to mention profit-draining little mistakes. Should we tolerate this situation and accept it as inevitable? I,…

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The Importance of Your Financial Management Reports

The Importance of Your Financial Management Reports… Understanding Your Monthly Management Reports – Preparation of monthly financial statements contributes greatly to the management of your business. Information provided in a monthly management report provides a useful summary of what’s going on in your business. It is the key to understand the performance, progress and productivity of…

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Staff Motivation and Reward

How To Motivate Your Staff Using A Recognition and Reward Programme Here’s some great advice for motivating your staff from your favourite chartered accountants. 1. Find out what motivates your people 2. Creating your own staff reward and recognition program 3. Creating an “Extra Yard” staff recognition program What Motivates Your Staff A challenging question… one…

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Top Five Management Practices

Top Five Time Management Practices By Damien Parker and Dr. Donald E. Wetmore From our 30 years’ experience in the field of time management, we’ve developed the Top Five Time Management Practices to help you pack more punch into every day. And here they are: Download PDF Version 1. Plan an hour per day for…

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