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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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I would like to confirm that Garry Hughes has been my accountant for some years now and I can honestly say that I would not consider changing accountants under any circumstances. I am a USA Citizen having retired to New Zealand, therefore I require both a USA tax return completed every year as required by Congressional law and a New Zealand tax return completed every year as required by New Zealand tax law. Obviously this becomes quite a professional understanding by Garry as to what must be reported by each country and the dead lines for reporting and paying. Garry Hughes always performs a totally professional task and I have to say that I have not run into any problems with the work Garry does. I would not consider another accountant.
W. Bruce Johnson

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New Research and Development tax incentive

Posted on October 12, 2018 by BDS Hughes

The Coalition Government will introduce a new tax incentive aiming to unlock further spending on research and development. The research and development (R&D) tax incentive is the government’s response to extensive consultation with businesses. As part of the incentive the government has stated that the rate will be higher, the threshold lower and the definition more inclusive so that as many businesses as possible can benefit from this incentive. The R&D incentive aims to give business’ the opportunity to increase productivity and boost wages. The Coalition agreement will work to increase R&D spending to two per cent of GDP over […]

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