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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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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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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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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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The importance of business planning and strategy from a bankers’ perspective

16 October 2017 / By Jaron van de Waardt
'If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’ When you are a bank considering an application for lending this statement rings true. A prospective client without a business plan isn’t very attractive as it is difficult to quantify how you intend on achieving your goals and ultimately repaying the bank. 
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Nom nom nom...

11 October 2017 / By Sally Newcombe
I love working with hospo businesses. It probably has something to do with the fact that eating is one of my favourite activities. Particularly when it’s set in a cool atmosphere and washed down by a yummy vino.  But also, because most hospo business owners are in the trade because they’re so ...
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5 tips for a successful sales plan

22 September 2017 / By Stuart Wilkinson
As a small business owner, we’re sure you’ve had plenty of advice around writing a business plan, and probably a marketing plan too. But most small businesses owners we work with have never thought about, let alone attempted, writing a sales plan. Many people are afraid of putting sales forecasts ...
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Time, precious time

14 September 2017 / By RightWay
You love your trade and you thought you’d follow the Kiwi dream and be your own boss, living a care free existence. In reality though, you’re doing the same amount of hours on the tools as you were when you were working for some other bloke, but now with so many more responsibilities – paperwork, ...
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Why use a benchmarking tool?

7 September 2017 / By RightWay
By using benchmarking technology, you can track the progress of your business goals. You can also compare your own business’s financial performance with other businesses in your industry, along with identifying and measuring the most important financial goals that are going to drive your business ...
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How a trusted sounding board can set you up for success

24 August 2017 / By RightWay
Are you a small business owner wearing every hat in the business? If so, we’re picking there are times when you don't have the guidance, support or information you need to implement an idea or strategy?   You’re not alone.
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How to take control of your cash flow (and your life)

17 August 2017 / By RightWay
Are you concerned about business cash flow? Do you often catch yourself wondering about who has paid you, how much money is in the bank and how you’ll pay your creditors? 
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