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Preparing your team for tough times

Posted on Dec 23, 2014 by editor

Managing people is difficult at the best of times, but when the going gets tough, it can be incredibly difficult to keep the ship together. This list details some actions you can take to prepare your team for tough times. 1. Develop a strong sense of company values: When all of your employees are on the same page, it will be easier for you to coordinate the right responses to difficult situations. 2. Build strong teams: Make sure that your employees are always collaborating with one another. Remember that the sum of everyone’s parts is more valuable than everyone’s individual […]

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Strategies for improving employee motivation

Posted on Dec 23, 2014 by editor

Improving employee motivation may be one of the most effective things you can do to improve productivity in the workplace. Here are our top tips for getting the motivation ball rolling: 1. Offer career progression: If your employees feel that they have a future with your company, then they will be motivated to do a good job. If you are a small business that does not have space for promotions, then you can demonstrate the value of having various skills and responsibilities on resumes. 2. Recognise good work: Rewarding and recognising good work is a sure-fire way to improve motivation. […]

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Marketing on LinkedIn

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 by editor

LinkedIn is the standout social media platform for B2B marketing. It is a great way to attract new business, network, and share interesting ideas. LinkedIn has a lot of features that you can use to your advantage. Here are a few tips for maximising the effectiveness of your LinkedIn marketing strategy: Make a company page: A lot of business owners only have a personal LinkedIn account. This is a big mistake. If you create a company page, it will help you to establish a presence on LinkedIn and will allow your employees to connect with customers more easily. Put some […]

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Business presentation tips

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 by editor

Making a brilliant business presentation can be a game changer. A presentation that hits the perfect note can completely change the way an investor or potential partner sees your business. Here are some tips for pulling off a business presentation: -Establish your credentials: Discuss your skills, experience and passion early on in the presentation. It will make everything else that you say from this point on seem more legitimate. -Be clear about your goals: Have very specific goals that you are aiming to complete. These goals should be challenging, yet achievable, and you should be able to explain the steps […]

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Chris and I would love to write this letter of reference. As business owners for 34 years we know how crucial it is to have the right professional people supporting you.Garry and Helen and their team at BDS Hughes have provided us with their accounting expertise for approximately 25 of those 34 years. Garry’s Business Development Services has taken us from small town business owners and grown us into a company capable of going nationwide and internationally with our products and services. His business acumen and professionalism has provided us with all aspects of accountancy services and financial support and advice. With his team he has given us very sound and timely training, keeping us on track through the highs and lows each year brings. As an ongoing family-based business, we have had the challenge of staying focused and looking to the future for all involved, our business team and family. Business planning and mentoring has allowed us to keep up-to-date and moving forward as well as introducing a succession plan. Garry and Helen share similar family values and know the challenges of fitting work and family time into busy and demanding schedules. We highly value the professional relationship we have built with them over these past years and know we have a lasting friendship as well.
Chris & Shirley HawkingsCEO and COLMad Supporters of Waikato Rugby

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KiwiSaver benefits

Posted on February 7, 2019 by BDS Hughes

A KiwiSaver account is a great resource for compiling and saving for your retirement and future security. It is a voluntary, government-run initiative designed to help you financially plan ahead, but what exactly are the benefits? Here are a few ways having a KiwiSaver account would aid you throughout your life. Member Tax Credit:This credit depends on how much you deposit into your account each year. The government will pay 50 cents to every dollar up until you’ve reached the maximum government payment of $521.43.The government will help you save by making an annual contribution to your account as long […]

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