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Change focus and watch your business grow

14 February 2018 / By Desley Grant
Building a thriving business doesn’t have to depend on the owner working longer and longer hours themself. In fact, to reach that elusive ‘next level’ everyone’s always talking about and start achieving your personal financial goals as a business owner, it’s essential to move away from your daily ...
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How to maintain focus on the 'big picture' of business ownership

8 February 2018 / By Desley Grant
It’s easy to get lost in your work. When your day-to-day job takes up all of your time however, you’re not seeing new opportunities, considering growth strategies or asking yourself the difficult questions. Put simply, you’re missing the all-important big picture for your business.
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How to work 'on', rather than 'in' your business [Infographic]

1 February 2018 / By Desley Grant
The first in a six-part blog series about how to work 'on' your business rather than 'in' your business, this post shows you how to create a thriving business while achieving your personal financial goals. Instead of working harder, we'll show you how to ask yourself the right questions and put ...
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The top 4 reasons you need a business advisor

25 January 2018 / By Desley Grant
Behind every successful athlete is a great coach, and success in business is no different. Analyse any top business around the world and you’ll find they have one thing in common: their success is a collaborative effort which relies on getting the best advice and guidance in key areas of their ...
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Cash flow forecasting - the best thing for your business in 2018

18 January 2018 / By Desley Grant
Cash flow forecasting is one of those things can slip down your priority list as a business owner, often due to a blinkered focus on finding ways to improve profits.
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What KPIs should your business use?

11 January 2018 / By Desley Grant
One of the most important buzzword acronyms thrown around the business world is “KPI”, or key performance indicator. Yes, you’re likely to have heard of KPIs. But, are you crystal clear about what they are? In this blog post we clarify what exactly a KPI is, and even more importantly, help you work ...
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6 all-important factors when prepping your business for sale

20 December 2017 / By Desley Grant
The decision to sell your business is a big one. If you’re considering putting your business on the market rather than passing it onto the next generation, it requires careful thought and preparation. After all, you’ve put countless hours of hard work into growing your company and selling it should ...
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Claiming expenses when away on business

19 December 2017 / By Inland Revenue and RightWay
What you can claim In general, when you’re away from home you can claim for: flights taxis, or mileage if you use your own car for business travel accommodation meals and snacks.
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Ways to get your invoices paid on time

14 December 2017 / By Desley Grant
Invoices – they’re a part of everyday life for small business owners.  In our last blog post, “Demystifying your invoicing terms (Part 1 of 2)” we helped define some of the most common invoicing terms, that quite often confuse new business owners. Now that you have this understanding under your ...
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Top 30 accounting firms in New Zealand

13 December 2017 / By RightWay
In November, RightWay received the accolade of being named 12th in the CAANZ and Fairfax Media Top 30 Accounting firms in New Zealand. As CEO of RightWay, it’s a pleasure receiving recognition of the work being performed by our team, especially given that we are a business that is just six years ...
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Demystifying your invoicing terms (Part 1 of 2)

7 December 2017 / By Desley Grant
Just because you’re in business, that doesn’t automatically make you an expert in accounting terms, and the terms that are used on an invoice aren’t always that intuitive or easy to understand.
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2018 is your year to succeed - if that is your choice!

6 December 2017 / By RightWay
“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford
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Busted! 10 myths about startup success

30 November 2017 / By Desley Grant
While most entrepreneurs are great at what they do, they very rarely start out as experts in running a business. So, when starting out in your business it’s a smart idea to seek advice from people who know what they’re talking about, and know the world of business ownership that you live in.
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7 things business owners should be outsourcing in 2018

23 November 2017 / By Desley Grant
When you’re a business owner it’s tempting to do everything yourself – it saves you money right? Well no, more often than not, it doesn’t.
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5 cash flow errors to avoid at all costs

16 November 2017 / By Desley Grant
Learning to manage cash flow is part science, part art form, and when done effectively can power you towards your goals while enhancing your business growth. On the flip side of the coin, failing to manage cash flow efficiently can see your business pay the ultimate price – a study done by the ...
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Advice is the growth driver for Top 30 firms

10 November 2017 / By Stuff
The results are in and it is clear the accounting profession is both embracing change internally and becoming a driver of change in New Zealand businesses.
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Business benchmarking: what is it and why should you be doing it?

9 November 2017 / By Desley Grant
Your business is underway and things are progressing, but how do you know if you are going about things in the right way? How are you doing in comparison to other businesses out there? Are other companies doing things that you could apply to your business to reach and exceed your goals, faster?
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6 essential roles you need in your startup dream team

2 November 2017 / By Desley Grant
You want your startup to be a roaring success, and we want to put you in the best place to ensure that happens. Particularly in the early days of your business when you’re getting established, it’s important to make sure you surround yourself with the right people and expertise, to give you and ...
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6 signs you need a business coach

26 October 2017 / By Desley Grant
Similarly to the sporting world, where we are most familiar with the use of the term “coach”, in the business world having a coach isn't just for inexperienced players. Identifying the need for regular advice and coaching doesn't equate to incompetence or weakness. Regardless of where you’re at in ...
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The dangers of undercutting and racing to the bottom

19 October 2017 / By Isaac Gommers
Imagine this scenario - a potential customer calls you and asks for a quote.  They call back later claiming they have found a competitor who can do the job for 10% less.  They explain they like your vibe more and would rather have you do the job, so could you please match that price?  What do you ...
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