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Are you ready to expand your business?

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 by admin

When business is going well, many owners look to expand their business. Consider the following advice before doing so: Regular customers A sound indicator of whether or not your business is ready for expansion is to consider your customer base. To feel comfortable in expanding, you should have regular and loyal customers that return to your business. Regular customers that appreciate and value your business can be more helpful than you may realise; they can bring in more customers by speaking positively about the business. When you begin thinking about expanding, it would be worthwhile to create a survey or […]

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How to build a loyal tribe

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 by admin

Building a successful business is almost impossible without a group of motivated employees. Here are three ways to keep your employees loyal to your business: Hire right Hiring someone who doesn’t share the same vision or values as your business is detrimental. You need to hire people that fit well into your business’ culture and are willing to work hard in their roles. If staff see the job as just a paycheck, they will be more inclined to look for a job elsewhere. In the job interview, it is important to ask candidates questions regarding their personality fit and career […]

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New provisional tax option for small business

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 by admin

From 1 April 2018, small businesses with a turnover of less than $5 million a year can work out their provisional tax using the accounting income method (AIM). AIM uses new functionality in approved accounting software to work out payments. It will suit businesses that have irregular or seasonal income and have accounting software or want to start using accounting software. Businesses can continue to use another provisional tax option if they prefer. Those businesses that do choose to use AIM will only pay provisional tax when their business makes a profit, helping with cash flow. If payments are made […]

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Choosing the best loan

Posted on Sep 20, 2017 by admin

Getting a good loan can save you thousands of dollars in fees and interest, so it is important to shop around for the best deal. There are many considerations when choosing a loan. After you have decided on the amount you need to borrow, the features you need and the time frame to pay it back you should consider the following: Interest rates The interest rate is most likely the first thing you will want to know when searching for a loan. You will need to decide on whether you prefer a variable or fixed rate. If you decide on […]

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How to effectively reach your goals

Posted on Sep 20, 2017 by admin

Goal setting is critical for small business success. Achieving your goals helps to strengthen and grow your business and develop your skills as a business owner. Here are three tips to help you effectively reach your business goals: Identify bad habits Bad habits get in the way of progress, so it is important to be aware of the bad habits that halter you from achieving your goals. Many bad habits are unconscious patterns; once you realise what they are, you are one step closer towards achieving your goals. For example, if your goal is to grow your customer base by […]

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Digital marketing flaws to avoid

Posted on Sep 20, 2017 by admin

One of the best ways to market your brand in today’s business climate is digitally. However, without understanding the online environment, you can lose business. Consider the following flaws to avoid: Not setting goals Failing to set goals can leave your marketing strategy without any real drive or direction. Setting goals are necessary, not only for appreciating the direction in which your marketing strategy is headed but also for understanding if you and your team are meeting the marketing goals that have been set out. Without clear goals in place, evaluating success in your marketing plan will be virtually impossible […]

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Digital marketing flaws to avoid

Posted on Sep 20, 2017 by admin

One of the best ways to market your brand in today’s business climate is digitally. However, without understanding the online environment, you can lose business. Consider the following flaws to avoid: Not setting goals Failing to set goals can leave your marketing strategy without any real drive or direction. Setting goals are necessary, not only for appreciating the direction in which your marketing strategy is headed but also for understanding if you and your team are meeting the marketing goals that have been set out. Without clear goals in place, evaluating success in your marketing plan will be virtually impossible […]

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Practices for mastering a successful business

Posted on Sep 14, 2017 by admin

Anyone can own a business, but not everyone will be successful. There are skills and mindsets that can be applied by all business owners, irrespective of the industry in which they work to help bring them success. Consider the following: Prioritise your health Starting and running a business will take up a sizeable portion of your time and your resources, which in the long run can result in your health taking a back seat. The reality is, you can’t be successful long-term and enjoy this success if you don’t look after your well-being. There are areas you will have to […]

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Practices for mastering a successful business

Posted on Sep 14, 2017 by admin

Anyone can own a business, but not everyone will be successful. There are skills and mindsets that can be applied by all business owners, irrespective of the industry in which they work to help bring them success. Consider the following: Prioritise your health Starting and running a business will take up a sizeable portion of your time and your resources, which in the long run can result in your health taking a back seat. The reality is, you can’t be successful long-term and enjoy this success if you don’t look after your well-being. There are areas you will have to […]

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Turning negative customer feedback around

Posted on Sep 14, 2017 by admin

In a perfect world, every customer your business works with will be pleased with how the transaction went and will want to return to you for future business. In reality, this isn’t always the case. It is human nature that people make mistakes and there will always be circumstances outside of your control that can lead to a customer not feeling they received what they paid for. Consider the following tips for handling negative customer feedback. Be responsive When people feel they have received poor or inadequate service, they can be quick to complain, which they are entitled to do. […]

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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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KiwiSaver for new employees: what you need to know

Posted on August 3, 2018 by BDS Hughes

Upon hiring a new employee, there is a range of obligations and responsibilities you will have to meet when it comes to KiwiSaver. Start the enrolment process Firstly, you will be required to check whether they are eligible to join KiwiSaver. The employee needs to be enrolled in KiwiSaver (providing they are eligible for automatic enrolment) unless you offer an approved alternative superannuation scheme. You must provide every new employee with KiwiSaver information (KS3), including a KiwiSaver deduction form (KS2) and an Opt out request (KS10) form. Ensure you keep a copy of the KS2 form for your records. If […]

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