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Top tips to manage misbehaving staff in your business

9 December 2019 / By Rachel Harris
Business owners often come to me when they’ve had someone behave poorly in their business, to the point that it would be considered misconduct. Often the owner has never considered that misconduct would ever be an issue in their business and now it’s the only thing they can think about! I’ve worked ...
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Top 30 accounting firms in New Zealand 2019

26 November 2019 / By RightWay Ltd
This November RightWay was ranked 18th in the CAANZ and Fairfax Media Top 30 Accounting firms in New Zealand. What an achievement!  The list aims to benchmark accounting firms across the country on revenue, pro bono hours, gender diversity, and innovation. We’re continuously aiming to innovate and ...
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The better business guide to Xmas borrowing

14 October 2019 / By RightWay Ltd
The summer holiday is usually a time when we get together to eat good food, enjoy special moments with whanau, and have a classic Kiwi holiday involving a beach, bach or boat. It’s also a time when your business cash flow is mainly heading out of town too. To avoid the December to January squeeze, ...
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The why and how of better business forecasting – part 2

10 September 2019 / By RightWay Ltd
In part 1 of this two-part series on forecasting (we’ll wait for you while you read it), we discussed why it’s important for any size or type of business to get into the habit. Then we looked at four ways to help improve your forecasting accuracy. Today, we delve into the next four.  In part 2, ...
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The why and how of better business forecasting – part 1

10 September 2019 / By RightWay Ltd
You might see forecasting as a waste of time, or something you do when you have absolutely nothing else on your plate (which is, um, never).  Or you may have been diligently forecasting each month in the past, and stopped once you found that reality turned out quite differently to your best laid ...
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Don't resist change - embrace it!

10 September 2019 / By Rachel Harris
One of the most common employment-related enquiries we get comes from a business owner’s desire to change the way in which they work. Most often the conversation starts with “I have a person I just no longer need – what can I do?”. Sometimes a business has grown quickly and roles or skills need to ...
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Does your accountant look beyond the numbers?

27 August 2019 / By RightWay Ltd
As a business owner, your relationship with your accountant might be pretty transactional. And while your accountant may only be focused on completing your annual accounts and sorting your tax obligations, there are huge benefits to choosing a team who look beyond the numbers. Commonly, the ...
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Budget planning and cash flow management

1 May 2019 / By RightWay
No one said running a business would be easy but getting the basics right helps you stay in control. Having your finger on the cash flow pulse as well as working on your budgeting plan both serve a very useful purpose - keeping your business financially healthy.
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Kicking off the new financial year

5 April 2019 / By RightWay
Like any new year we all start off with good intentions but how far we take those intentions or resolutions is often the difference between success and failure. Setting goals for the year ahead takes some planning but if we want to achieve our goals, both personally and professionally, there’s no ...
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Xero Expenses – beautifully reimagined

23 July 2018 / By Xero
Expense claims are an administration burden for all businesses. What should be a simple task of reimbursing employees can quickly slide into a paper-filled back-office nightmare.
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AIM - the new method for calculating provisional tax

12 April 2018 / By Desley Grant
Managing the finances of a small business is hard work. So if you've ever felt the pain of paying lump sum taxes in advance, we have good news. AIM landed on 1 April 2018. It's pay-as-you-go for small business. It will make provisional tax payments easier on the cash flow of your small business. ...
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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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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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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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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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