A sustainable business focus is no longer the domain of good intentions. More and more future focused SMEs are looking to sustainable
business practices to create long-term financial success, brand differentiation and improved social, environmental, and cultural outcomes.
Wondering how to make your business more sustainable? In this blog our director Kevin Summerhays talks about how sustainability leads to
better business and how SMEs can get started.
Our graduate accountant Rachel Dickie has written a great blog about life as a graduate accountant that touches on how she coped with covid
as a new starter. Rachel talks about how being paperless and in the cloud allowed her to head home for lockdown while still engaging with
the team and clients. It’s been wonderful to see Rachel grow in her role here and we are delighted to read that she values her time with us
The Four Day Work Week - Final comments from our Directors
We first started our trial of the 4DWW in February 2020. After close to 12 months on trial, we have decided that it works sufficiently well
for us to implement it permanently. We’ve had a lot of interest from others about our experiment, so we thought we’d pass on some of our
A trap that causes many businesses to go broke, while they’re making a profit
There’s a saying in business, “You can go broke making a profit.” And
another, “Cash is king. Profit is theory.” As you know only too well, you don’t pay rent, meet payroll or pay your bills with profit. You pay them with CASH. Cash flow
crises can often be averted. They can be predicted, planned for, and then contingency measures put in place.
In this blog post Anne Stephenson talks through common cash problems in business,
how you can sleep better at night and what a cashflow forecast will mean for you. We also created a document outlining the top 10 ways you
can improve cashflow within your business.
For many, the word ‘budget’ is about as appealing as the word ‘diet’. It seems to imply what you will go without, rather than what you will achieve. A budget should be treated like a map and not a diet. Successful business owners see budgets as a way to help
set clear targets that they monitor closely and adjust as they go throughout the year.
In this blog post Anne Stephenson outlines 3 compelling reasons your business needs
a budget NOW!
Election 2020 and what it means for New Zealand taxpayers
Politicians make many promises in the lead up to an election and taxes are always front-and-centre. That's because tax revenue is
what makes the promises possible. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a situation where the government needs to spend a lot of money to
support our health system and to aid our financial recovery.
Steve Dawson has taken a look at the
party tax policies for those at the table, what is likely to happen with Labour in power, and what this means for you.
Connected Accountants invests in wellbeing and has set about making it a core plank of our strategy. It isn’t a ‘set and forget’ but an
ongoing commitment to improve and focus on the wellbeing of our team. We want our whole team to be happy and healthy and for that positivity
to be felt by the customers we work with and the community that we operate within. Craig Hudson from Xero recently presented a personal and
business case as to why empathetic leadership matters for you, your team, and your business and what you can do to help set the wheels
Open banking is a global trend that presents opportunities for SME’s in customer experience and business finance. We are on the cusp of radical changes in the financial system that will increase the efficiencies of getting paid, making payments, and securing fairer access to
capital. Read more on how these advancements in technology will aid in a more efficienct and improved financial system which enables better advice for better business.