Business Growth

Unravelling Four Myths About Business Cash Flow

Running your own business can be exciting and rewarding but often presents its fair share of stress.  Often called the “silent killer” poor cash flow is one issue that causes more businesses to cease trading than anything else.   If you’re concerned with your cash flow, I’m about to share some practical advice to help you […]
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11 small-business cyber-security tips.

13 small-business cyber-security tips

If you own a small-business and think data-security is unavoidable, this article provides 13 small-business cyber-security-tips. Do you fear being hacked or losing customers’ personal information?  If you yes, you’re certainly not the only one. 1. Norton’s Cyber Security Findings A recent report by Norton highlighted an alarming statistic.  It found that more than one […]
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7 Strategies To Avoid Exhaustion For New Businesses

Starting your own business might be one of the most thrilling and daunting steps you’ll ever take. At the start, you’ll feel driven to work late and on weekends because you want your new company to thrive. Over time, working too hard might cause burnout. You might even lose the passion you feel for your […]
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5 Ways to Boost Your Cash Flow

Budgeting and Forecasting Process Roadmap

Can your business succeed without a budgeting and forecasting process?  The answer is…probably, yes.   Good budgeting and forecasting processes are two important steps to skilfully run your business and achieve your financial goals.   The recent COVID-19 pandemic has put many businesses under significant financial pressure.  Here are nine ways to help you develop a simple […]
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Why Cashflow Forecasts Are Critical For Your Business

Managing your business without a cashflow forecast is like driving with your eyes shut. You’ll probably be able to survive a short distance. But it’s dangerous and you won’t notice the danger until it’s too late. So what is cash-flow, why is it so vital, and how can you ensure you stay on top of […]
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Business partners

Considering Bringing On A New Business Partner?

There are myriad reasons why you might want to introduce a new business partner.  Among these reasons are: You may be planning to retire; They’d provide additional funds to expand the business; They may bring skills and experience that you don’t have; You want to share the workload. It’s a big step, particularly if you […]
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Accounting

9 Questions to Ask A Small Business Accountant

This article will discuss the difference between bookkeepers, chartered accountants and small business accountants and how to recognise when you need one. It will also suggest nine questions you should ask them when you’re interviewing them. Do you want to run your business properly but small business accounting scares the living daylights out of you? […]
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Independent Directors – A Valuable Addition To Any Company

In my experience, the majority of small business owners presume that only big companies use independent directors.  However, independent non-executive directors can add a great deal of benefit to businesses of all shapes and sizes. Owner-managed businesses are often opposed to engaging outside directors or consultants.  I’m sure this is partly due to our Kiwi […]
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