Xero fast-tracks new cash flow features to help COVID-affected businesses

-As published by Accounting Today Xero has fast-tracked the release of two new features on its online accounting platform to help COVID-affected businesses stay on top of cash flow and their business health. As businesses across New Zealand seek relief from government loans and otherwise, accountants and accounting tools remain of paramount importance in getting them through this crisis. Xero has been working on expanded reporting tools, and accelerated the…  Read more

Free Xero Tips & Tricks – Wednesday 20th May, 2020 at 7pm

Xero Tips & Tricks Wed 20th May 7pm This is a free learning session hosted by James Burn & Associates, in this webinar you will learn all the tips and tricks of Xero to help you become more efficient in managing your business accounting. There will also be an opportunity at the end to ask any questions you may have regarding Xero. Click the link to register:Register Here  Read more

Moving to Level 3 & End of Year Accounts

As we move into Alert Level 3, we thought it timely to update everyone on our health and safety procedures for providing a safe and compliant service to our clients through this next stage of the pandemic. Over the next few weeks of Alert Level 3 our team will continue to be working from home. We are not able to meet face to face but we have found Zoom meetings…  Read more

An important summary of Government Support available to your business

We are all living in crazy times. It’s really tough for businesses right now. You’ve got Covid-19 support information coming at you from all directions and it’s hard to figure out how some of that support works in practice to ensure your business survives. On Wednesday April 29, 2020 at 11 am, join us for a 75 minute complimentary webinar, where we’ll cover the most important Covid-19 Government support available,…  Read more

We are going Cheque-Free – But we have other payment options

Important notice In May 2019 Kiwibank announced that it was going cheque-free from 28 February 2020. As a customer of Kiwibank, we will no longer be able to accept cheques from 28 February 2020. Please contact us to discuss other payment options or if you have any questions or concerns  – James 06 8671905 For more information on this change visit www.kiwibank.co.nz/cheques    Read more

Have you got a strategy for a financially stress free holiday period?

Planning Holiday breaks are a great time to spend with friends and family and have a chance to recharge for the year ahead. But, for a business owner this time can be stressful without careful cash flow planning. Even if you do continue to operate through the holiday shutdown season, your customers’ financial behavior may not remain the same. It can be pretty disappointing to work hard all year only…  Read more

12-step checklist for hiring your next employee

Hiring new employees can be extremely time-consuming, but it’s important if you want to grow your business. If you get the process right, you’ll ensure you hire the right people. And if you look after your employees, they’ll stay with you longer and your business will perform better. Here are 12 steps to follow before you hire your next employee: Create a clear job description Determine who will be interviewing…  Read more

The cost of a new employee

Bringing on another pair of hands? It can be a big decision to commit to having a new member on the team but the right person will bring in the skills you need to grow the business and give you more time to achieve your goals, even if that is to get more balance back in your life and spend some time with family. Before advertising the role, spend some…  Read more

10 Tips to getting paid faster

Steady, reliable cash flow is crucial for the survival of any business – so taking steps to ensure your customers pay promptly should be a key priority. When your customers consistently pay on time, you’ll avoid the dreaded “feast or famine” cycle. You’ll be able to pay your suppliers and employees on time – and not least of all, yourself. Implement these ten tips now to start getting paid without…  Read more

The power of Cash flows

The power of cash flow forecasts At some point in its lifetime, every small business suffers from cash flow problems. The trick is to think ahead and figure out when these problems are going to arise, so you don’t have to unexpectedly postpone a purchase or hurriedly seek out additional finance. This is where cash flow forecasts come in. To effectively manage your cash flow, all you have to essentially…  Read more

How to avoid 3 common profit mistakes

What exactly is profit in a business? Here’s how to avoid three common profit mistakes that can seriously affect the success of your business. 1. Sales are NOT profit The biggest beginner mistake is assuming that sales are profit. People new to business can easily confuse sales with profit, but there is a very clear distinction between them. As the saying goes, ‘sales are vanity, profit is sanity’. Let’s assume…  Read more

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