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18-Jan-2016

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Using your home for business

Many people who run a small business use an area in the home for work purposes. You do not have to have an area specifically set aside for the business. If you're doing this, you can make a claim for the area so long as you keep a full record of all expenses you wish to claim.

06-Jan-2016 Kirsten Hawke

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Back to work, back to reality

This week the alarms, in many cases, were set for the first time in two weeks. Well some workers might have set 10 alarms, at a series of five minute intervals to get them back to work.
Coffee is being drunk by the litre and out-of-office messages are being removed.

06-Jan-2016 Kirsten Hawke

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Help – you’re an unsecured creditor

Once again New Zealand’s holiday season media has brought the unpleasant news of the demise of a well-known business – Dick Smith electronics.
It seems to be a common occurrence as businesses head into a new year and no one likes to see a business fail; least of all those who are owed money by the company.

05-Jan-2016 Ryan

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Essential Reading for Entrepreneurs

When building a business, it is important to learn as much as possible from industry leaders and people with experience. Fortunately, many of these people have written about their experiences and distilled their most influential and successful ideas into books. There are thousands of business books, each claiming to teach you something vital to your success. Below are some of our favourites and ones we find genuinely enlightening.

05-Jan-2016 Mallika Goel

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How To Make (Work) New Year’s Resolutions That Actually Stick

So you’ve made a New Year's Resolution. Several in fact. You’ve declared next year is YOUR year. Your business is going to triple, you’re going to be more productive, manage your teams better, nail time tracking on its head, and finally learn all those collaboration tools and apps you’ve been meaning to. You’ve got it sussed...or so you think until February rolls around, you’ve started none of the above and the year is about to slip past as it’s always done.

22-Dec-2015 Erin Haywood

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Keeping customers loyal: it’s easier with tech

In today’s competitive marketplace, there is little room for error for owners and operators in the field services industry. Businesses are under more pressure than ever to deliver an exceptional service that aligns with what customers expect.

22-Dec-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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’Tis the season to be giving

Christmas is a time when many companies give gifts to staff members, clients and many also make donations to charities.

Business Buddy was impressed to read in Philanthropy New Zealand’s December 2015 report that Kiwi are generous givers and we rank third in the world for making donations to charities.

21-Dec-2015 Graham McGregor

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Graham McGregor on wacky marketing strategies…

One of my favourite marketing experts is my good friend Troy White in Calgary Canada. 7 years ago Troy had an epiphany. He realized that the best marketing promotions he had done for his clients involved some wacky themes.

21-Dec-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Kiwi global start-up accelerator – Vodafone xone

If you come up with a bright techie idea over the holidays, Vodafone xone could be just what you need to get the app functioning.

16-Dec-2015 Alexandra Heber

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Things small business owners need to know in tech this month

The latest you need to know.

09-Dec-2015

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Remember the tax man this Christmas.

The end of year is nearing and it’s that time when you are probably planning a staff Christmas party.

09-Dec-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Tips to create business champions

Every employee is a potential sales person and at every new meet and greet, there is a potential client.

25-Nov-2015 Francesca Nicasio

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27 Social Media Tools Retailers Can Use to Boost Influence and Sales

Social media isn’t just about viral videos or selfies. For consumers, sites and apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are playing an increasingly large role in their path to purchase.

This is why it’s so important for retailers to invest in social media marketing. Having a strong presence in relevant social networks not only gives you an avenue to communicate with your audience, it also allows you to stay in the radars of your customers. This in turn, increases the likelihood of a shopper choosing your brand when they’re ready to buy.

25-Nov-2015

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Government hours over Christmas and New Year

Most government agencies close down over Christmas and in early January. Here’s a list of who will be open and who shuts down for holidays.

30-Mar-2016 Kirsten Hawke

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Sunrise Walk for Hospice

Gather friends, family and your work colleagues and enjoy a five km walk or fun run around the Auckland Botanic Gardens.
Sunrise Walk is all about celebrating life and remembering those we love, while raising funds for Totara Hospice South Auckland.

25-Nov-2015

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Special tax codes and deduction rates: What to do

Sometimes an employee will ask you to make tax or student loan deductions from salary or wages that are not at the standard rate.

25-Nov-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Keys to managing debtors

Good debtor management can make a real difference to cash flow in your business.
Poor debtor management can be a major roadblock.

25-Nov-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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What is your back up plan?

Everyone is completing vital end-of-year work while squeezing in social events to prove you're not a complete workaholic but businesses must consider IT plans for the holiday season.

What would you do if the unexpected happens while you’re on the beach giving it some Christmas cheer?

11-Nov-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Do the same and expect less

Viv Brownrigg tells it like it is and at the latest Business Buddy seminar she cut to the chase.
If businesses keep doing the same as they’ve always done, they can expect less in a rapidly changing market.

11-Nov-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Fraud Awareness Week – 15 to 21 November

Almost everyone must have clicked on something or shared something that arrives in the inbox or pops up on the screen when using the Internet and then regretted a moment of naivety.

11-Nov-2015

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Health and Safety 2015

The new health and safety legislation has passed and we all need to start planning.
Your business needs to be compliant by 4 April 2016, when the new Health and Safety at Work Act takes effect, replacing the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.

28-Oct-2015

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Put down that app

After a long winter Labour Day is often the first break from the daily toil for many business owners and their team but how many entrepreneurs will completely switch off?

23-Oct-2015

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Pricing plan changes for New Zealand

Xero recently announced they would increase their pricing as of December 1, 2015.

22-Oct-2015

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Property tax changes for trusts

Does your trust have an IRD number?
From October 1, 2015 trusts will need an IRD number if buying, selling or transferring a property, whether it is a residential or commercial property

20-Oct-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Upcoming Event - 7 ways to grow your business- seminar

At Business Buddy Chartered Accountants, we are committed to supporting local businesses achieve growth. This month we are holding a seminar to help you understand the most important things you can influence to achieve growth in your business.

14-Oct-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Driving your home-based business like a V8 supercar

Building an empire from a home office can be as exhilarating as Bathurst – one minute you’re in front and the next you wonder how you smashed into the barrier.

09-Oct-2015

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Feedback sought on proposed GST rule fixes

On 17 September 2015, the Revenue Minister, the Hon Todd McClay released an issues paper, GST – Current issues, that provides options to improve the way certain GST-related rules operate in practice.

02-Oct-2015 Graham McGregor

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Marketing Opportunities are everywhere...

Great opportunities to grow your business are actually all around you.

30-Sep-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Take payments with a smartphone

Technology marches on and now your smartphone or tablet can easily receive payments from customers – before you have climbed back into your ute.

29-Sep-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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New information for Companies Office annual returns

Don’t panic if you have been asked to provide extra information about company directors – a new requirement of the Companies Office from July 1, 2015.

18-Sep-2015

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Business Perspective

Starting a business doesn’t need to be the next great new idea. New businesses are doing well, simply by sticking to proven products and services.

18-Sep-2015

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Changed your bank account?

If you have changed your bank account, please let us know before we undertake your tax return, otherwise you might miss out on your tax refund.

16-Sep-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Vehicles – buy or lease?

VEHICLE sales are heading towards record highs in New Zealand and commercial vehicle sales are leading the way.

15-Sep-2015

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ACC CoverPlus Extra – are your levies overdue?

This year ACC has cancelled unpaid CoverPlus Extra policies that were overdue. In July they had cancelled about 2,600 policies and expected to cancel the remaining 1,600 policies with unpaid CoverPlus Extra invoices in August.

14-Sep-2015

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Employment standards

The Employment Standards Legislation Bill has been introduced to parliament, proposing changes to strengthen enforcement of employment standards. This will introduce tougher sanctions for breaches and greater accountability for people and entities associated with the employer — such as directors, senior managers, legal advisors — if they are knowingly involved when an employer breaks the law.

11-Sep-2015

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Risk and Reward

The Health and Safety Reform Bill, which started its slow progress last year, took another step forward in late July with its second reading in Parliament.

02-Sep-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Surfing economic waves

SHAREMARKETS boom and bust, Auckland property prices are like a runaway train and the price of milk is more variable than the weather – but what impact will this have on small to medium businesses?

01-Sep-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Reducing the burden of provisional tax

Here at Astill Hawke we work hard with you to try to plan your tax payments and minimise the compliance costs associated with the provisional tax system.

26-Aug-2015 Luke Gumbley

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The new look Xero Android app

We’re pleased to announce the biggest release since the native version of our Xero Android app. Every pixel of the dated Android 4.x ‘Holo’ look is gone! Xero now follows Google’s ‘Material’ design guidelines. We’ve revisited every single screen with an eye on consistency and #beautiful design. We think you’ll find it a vast improvement.

20-Aug-2015

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IRD’s mileage rate decreases

The Commissioner has announced the result of the review for the 2015 income year for persons whose business travel is 5,000 or less in an income year.

19-Aug-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Aging workforce opportunity in construction

AS the number of older workers in New Zealand grows the time has come for the construction industry to look at how to incorporate mature workers into the workforce.

18-Aug-2015

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Rupinder Kaur becomes a Business Buddy

DETERMINATION and dedication are paying off for the newest Business Buddy, Rupinder Kaur.

17-Aug-2015 Francesca Nicasio

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4 Tips for Training Your Staff on How to Use New Technology

Whether in a large corporation or a small retail store, implementing a new piece of software can be a daunting task. One of the largest mistakes an organization can make is overlooking the training investment required with new software.SoftwareInsider recently conducted a survey of potential software buyers and asked what the most important buying factor was when choosing a product. Here were the results:

10-Aug-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Corporate Portal scam rips off small businesses

MOST email scams seem so obvious but every now and then we can all get caught out – especially with a new one that uses good old snail mail.

05-Aug-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Why numbers count

WHEN a Business Buddy is immersed in numbers they can be taken aback when they learn that not everyone in business is quite so enthusiastic about the ups and downs of numeric tales.

It may be hard to see an epic adventure emerging from a page of numbers but ask any accountant and they will tell you how digits can dish up the dirt or divulge exceptional deeds.

04-Aug-2015

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Due dates in August 2015

Business Buddy is sending a friendly reminder to you about what is due when in August.

04-Aug-2015

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Exit: stage right

We read a lot about the ageing population and its potential impact on the economy but what does it mean for small business?

03-Aug-2015

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Closing the sale

You've put in all the hard work. You’ve marketed the product or service, established a relationship with your client and you've worked through the early negotiations.
Now, you have to seal the deal. Aside from the initial contact, this can often be the hardest step to take. It's about asking the big question and not being afraid to follow through.
Whether you’re negotiating a large deal or something on a smaller scale, here are some pointers to help you see your client over the line.

22-Jul-2015

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Tips and tricks to shake it off

Practise these simple tricks, if you catch yourself in a negative mind set:

21-Jul-2015

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Don’t bring me down

We all have an Achilles heel. Sadly, negativity can take us unawares. Negativity is productivity cancer. Heavy words but, in truth, it can hugely hinder success. It saps your energy and the team’s. It’s deadweight in all your dealings with customers. And if you never want to have a great idea again, negativity’s the way to do it. But by being mindful of negative thoughts, we can change our thinking and prevent the effect it has on how we operate.

Here are some of the biggest hindrances to our thought patterns.

20-Jul-2015

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Learning the art of referral business

Much like cold calling, asking for referrals can seem daunting. However unlike cold calling, referral business usually comes off the back of having done a good job for someone, so you’re already on the front foot. The first step is asking for the referral. Before that you need the confidence to ask and, of course, to know how to ask for it and who to ask.

17-Jul-2015

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Workers dropping like flies

Here are some top tips to keep your team happy when coughs, colds and a siege of bugs seem to be taking out staff faster than a Business Buddy can calculate your GST with Xero.

06-Jul-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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It’s all happening with Business Buddy’s app

Earlier this year Victoria Crone from Xero threw out the challenge to businesses to get up to speed by developing an app and Business Buddy has nailed it.

That’s right – you can download the Business Buddy NZ app from App Store or Google Play and have a tinker with the nifty functions.

03-Jul-2015

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IRD reminders July, 2015

A friendly Business Buddy reminder about what is due when with the IRD throughout July.
Put reminders in your smart device to keep everyone happy.

02-Jul-2015 Francesca Nicasio

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5 Questions Every Retailer Should Ask When Opening Additional Locations

Opening additional retail stores is always an exciting endeavor. When implemented correctly, expanding to new locations enables you to tap into new communities, create more jobs, increase revenues, and more.

In other words, opening additional stores can catapult your business to higher levels of retail success. But in order to achieve that success, you need to plan your expansion thoroughly. Rapidly sprouting up new stores can do more harm than good if you don’t think things through.

24-Jun-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Provisional Tax Payments

The next 2016 provisional tax payment for most tax payers are due on 28th August 2015.

22-Jun-2015

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Building better Business Buddies by giving

Sometimes work must not be all about work.

In the middle of winter, when everyone seems to leave home in the dark and come home in the dark it’s up to the boss to keep the Business Buddies feeling chipper.

17-Jun-2015 Xero

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How to understand your customers

In more than 20 years of writing for and about a wide variety of companies, I’ve noticed something important. The businesses that flourish are the ones that truly understand their customers – who they are and what they want.

16-Jun-2015

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Move from Excel to accounting software

Small businesses often start out using Excel – but that’s only doable up until a point. Like every teenager eventually becomes an adult, your business needs to evolve and grow. Find out why the smartest organisations are using online accounting software instead.

10-Jun-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Call before you click

If you have a company, we’ll let you into a secret. We know, each year when we speak with you about what you want to do about dividends, that the minute we start to talk about imputation credits and the imputation credit account, we watch your eyes glaze over and we know the ‘la la la la la la’ soundtrack is playing in your head. It’s okay. Almost everyone finds them hard to understand. And really, that’s okay with us because… that’s what we’re here for, right?

02-Jun-2015 Xero

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What does the NZ Budget Mean for Small Business?

The Government this month handed down the 2015 NZ Budget with a few surprises in store. This Budget continues to deliver on National Government’s pattern of fiscal responsibility. This is a positive thing for New Zealand business as it creates an environment of certainty and stability for businesses to invest.

01-Jun-2015

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How to Have a Paperless Office

Busy offices can generate a lot of paperwork. But too much paper can reduce the efficiency of your business – and cost you money. So what steps can you take to cut the amount of paper your business uses?

29-May-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Companies and Partnerships

New Companies Office Requirements

26-May-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Dialling for a dollar - Perfecting your cold call

Most of us loathe the sound of those two words, ‘cold calling’. It can be labour intensive and takes a fair amount of courage. We worry that it can often be seen as annoying to the receiver, putting us at a disadvantage from the beginning. However, if you’re willing to put in some effort, there are some top tips to help you to make cold calls effectively.

25-May-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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How do you know what to insure?

It’s a bit of a Murphy’s Law principle that businesses often don’t really come to grips with their risk management plan (or the lack of one) till some random accident takes out a key manager or lead hand and it hits everyone what it will mean for the business.

22-May-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Just Breathe - how to cope when the heat’s on

We’ve all heard the saying, ‘the customer is always right.’ Behind closed doors, this may not always be the case but as a business owner, manager or customer services representative, it’s the number one rule you need to follow. By doing so, you can try to defuse a potentially tricky situation and, if you don’t succeed, you can at least walk away with your head held high and your dignity intact.

22-May-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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What’s with the Fitbit fad?

What possesses someone to wear a device that tells them how many steps they’ve knocked off and how many calories they’ve burned in a day seems beyond many people.
However, the producers of Fitbit are onto a winning formula because the nifty gadget is being adorned by those who get a buzz out of seamless technology that boosts motivation.

12-May-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Upskilling and schmoozing at Xerocon

The Business Buddy team loves to soar with the eagles and the annual Xerocon gig in Auckland is definitely where the highest fliers are winging their way to success.

Almost all of the Business Buddy team attended Xero’s annual conference at the Viaduct Events Centre and immersed themselves in two days of add-ons, updates and awesome speakers.

08-May-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Business Buddy Client Showcase

We love sharing our stories via our blog and we are finding our clients are doing the same, so we thought it would be great to showcase some of our clients stories here. If you are a client, and would like to showcase your story via your blog, please let us know. This week we would like to share a blog from Claire at Bliss Revolution.

08-May-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Upcoming Event - Start up business successfully - Free Seminar

Being your own boss is exciting, challenging and sometimes, frustrating.

Learn from successful local businesses how to give your own enterprise a great start.

08-May-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Updated UOMI rates

Use of money interest rates on underpaid and overpaid tax will change on 8 May 2015

29-Apr-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Chaser works for Business Buddy

Money, money, money – it is one factor that can make or break a business, especially when it ceases to be available.

The Business Buddy team spent many hours investigating systems that bring in the money owed to businesses with minimal fuss.

It can be awkward picking up the phone to get payment from a good client who may have overlooked paying your invoice but Chaser is a whizz at speeding up the process and is never embarrassed.

24-Apr-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Receipt Bank rocks for Business Buddy

Every manager has been there – lost under the pile of receipts and invoices and wondering if there is any way out of the endless task.

The same frustration exasperated Michael Wood when he ran his own business and his accountant constantly chased him to get things in order so they could “do the books”.

21-Apr-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Business Buddy Client Showcase

We love sharing our stories via our blog and we are finding our clients are doing the same, so we thought it would be great to showcase some of our clients stories here. If you are a client, and would like to showcase your story via your blog, please let us know.
This week we would like to introduce Amy from Powerhoop NZ – This is her story.

29-Apr-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Building great client relationships - The R words: relationships, rapport, retention

There is a saying that the best customers are the ones you already have. So once you’ve schmoozed and wooed someone into your client base, how do you go about keeping their business? Establishing trust and maintaining rapport in your business will be critical to building strong client relationships.

15-Apr-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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What do your customers think about you?

Do you realise that customers are evaluating your business every time they buy from you, use your services, or receive an email, phone call or even an invoice? Do they speak positively about your business? Do they talk about you at all? Or even worse, do they bag you to other potential clients?

14-Apr-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Upcoming Event: Attaché Software - Renovate Your Business

Haven't yet attended one of the Attaché Software Business Renovations events yet? Attaché are running an event that has been created to help put start-up energy back into business.

09-Apr-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Upcoming Event - Receipt Bank and Chaser

Here at Astill Hawke and Associates Ltd we understand that the time you spend on your bookkeeping and expenses could be better spent building your business.

Therefore, we would love you to join us for a free presentation to hear about these efficient and easy to use products.

08-Apr-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Business Buddy Client Showcase

We love sharing our stories via our blog and we are finding our clients are doing the same, so we thought it would be great to showcase some of our clients stories here. If you are a client, and would like to showcase your story via your blog, please let us know. This week we would like to introduce Scott from The Alternative Board.

31-Mar-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Building business is child’s play

EVERY parent has that moment when they wish their kids would get off the damn computer and go and play outside – but are all games as bad as older generations think?

Minecraft is an international phenomenon that anyone younger than 25 with a computer or smart device has probably played – if not been obsessed with for a period.

The computer game may look like it is little more than digital Lego but the experts argue there is a lot of learning happening, especially about the fundamental principles of trading and economics.

31-Mar-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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What changes on 1 April 2015?

Find out how you may be affected by changes from the 1st April 2015.

30-Mar-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Ever feel you’re the meat in a tax sandwich?

Are you worried about paying your terminal tax bill on 7 April?

23-Mar-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Financial year end is nigh

Trying to tidy up receipts, chase bad debts and track down that one bank statement that has gone to a dark space where only lonely socks hide can be a giant pain in the proverbial.

And, when it is the end of the financial year and your accountant wants to know how many square metres of bench space you use for business in your home workshop – it can be the final straw.

Never fear because help is at hand, especially for those who have never ventured into the world of cloud software to improve business efficiency.

02-Mar-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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The price is right

Every business goes through that “bugger” moment when they quote for a job and the client happily accepts the price without batting an eyelid.
Then, you walk away kicking yourself that you could have quoted a slightly higher price.
The Business Buddy team feels your pain and they recently worked with a client to determine pricing that worked for the business’s profitability and met market rates.

02-Mar-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Upcoming Event - Top Tips for Jumping to Xero

Business and technology is moving faster than it ever has and it’s only going to get faster. The BNZ team wants your business to thrive in these exciting times.

We would love you to join us for an informative session about the wonders of Xero and how BNZ Internet Banking for Business works with it.

02-Mar-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Zeroing in on Victoria Crone

The coolest thing about business in New Zealand is that people at the top are very down to earth.

Victoria Crone, managing director from Xero New Zealand is just that – accessible and prepared to chat with the people who use the cloud-based software, or maybe are thinking about it.

When she spoke at an event with Business Buddy and ASB, Victoria focused on the future – not only for Xero but also technology in general. The stuff we don’t know, we don’t know yet.

22-Feb-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Thinking of hiring - now its easy to work out costs

Thinking of hiring staff to get more done, but worried about the cost? Business.govt.nz’s new “Employee cost calculator” helps small to medium businesses make confident hiring decisions.
The calculator uses data from government agencies and “Trade Me Jobs” to tailor employment costs to your industry and the type of role you’re looking at. You simply click on a couple of boxes to quickly estimate the fixed and discretionary costs of taking someone on.

18-Feb-2015 Kirsten Hawe

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Beware of Scams - Fake IRD messages

15-Feb-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Starting a Business

"This year, I'm going to work for myself" - is this a New Year's resolution for you or someone you know?

There's a lot to consider before you start a new business, such as what business structure you'll use, do you need to register for GST, will you be an employer and which records you'll need to keep.

29-Jan-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Xero’s managing director comes to town

It is time for growing businesses to meet and greet a dynamic business woman who is at the helm of one of the nation’s most significant rising companies.
Victoria Crone became managing director of Xero New Zealand in 2014 and she is taking time out to meet the business-users of the cloud software that has revolutionised the accounting industry.

20-Jan-2015 Kirsten Hawke

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Organise your life

• If your home was destroyed, do you have copies of all of your essential documents?
• Do your family know where to find your insurance polices, vehicle ownership papers, etc?
• Do you have your phone, electricity and other household service suppliers’ details all in one place?
• Have you documented your funeral wishes?
We all know we need to have our affairs documented and in order, but as it seems such an onerous task how many of us get around to doing it? We have developed the Life Organiser to help you make this happen.

17-Feb-2019 Caleena

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The Basic Requirements & Challenges for a Small Business

Starting up a small business is no easy feat. It requires a great deal of vision and effort. Every small business is unique, and so, it comes with its peculiar rise and falls.

14-Feb-2019 Caleena

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Brand Loyalty: How you can keep customers coming back

A business does not exist in the absence of customers. Implying that every company needs to have customers flocking around; new or existing. This is the exact reason why several brands keep thinking of new ways to expand their customer base.

14-Feb-2019 Caleena

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Leadership qualities and how you can improve them

There’s always “that” leader everyone looks up to; people want to talk like them, act like them, sound like them, and above all, have the privileges they have. However, it is important to realise that with great opportunity comes great responsibility. Every leader has qualities in them that make them stand out from followers. Yet, many followers have the abilities to become a leader.

14-Feb-2019 Caleena

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The benefits of advertising on Twitter

Up until recently, Twitter advertising has been a redundant marketing channel in place of the giants like Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

10-Feb-2019 Nellie Akalp

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Five Marketing Ideas to Grow Your Business When Stuck in a Seasonal Rut

Does your business surge at specific times of the year, and lag in others? That’s typical for most professionals—there are certain times of the year when business is booming and other times when it is lacking. While it may be nice to have a break to catch up on those must-do administrative tasks, wouldn’t it be better to have steady business all year long? Of course, it would! So let’s take a look at some marketing ideas to grow your business and keep your clients engaged even during the off-season.

07-Feb-2019 Claire Emerson

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5 Key moves to help you become gainfully self-employed

I was tired of spending my days staring miserably at mind-numbing spreadsheets and desperately wishing for our systems to crash so I could go home early.

07-Feb-2019 Guest

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Profitability and cash flow trends for tradies

Cash flow is a critical component of small business success. This is especially true if you run a trade business. Your ability to purchase tools and supplies, pay staff, and keep your vehicles running relies on having cash in the bank.

06-Feb-2019

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Here are 10 signs that your business is ready for a chatbot.

In this blog post – we explore the top 10 signs that your business is ready for (and will benefit from) a Messenger chatbot!

Messenger marketing is a rather new concept when it comes to business and that’s really exciting, but it can also be a little bit intimidating or maybe a little bit scary. So, if you’re like most business owners, who are a bit intrigued by the idea of chatbots and Messenger marketing, but you’re just not sure if it will work for you, this is the video that you need to watch.