E-invoicing – simple, secure and fast. Are you ready to reap the benefits?

E-invoicing (electronic invoicing) is a government-backed initiative in New Zealand and Australia that reduces processing time and saves on costs. Find out how to reap the rewards of e-invoicing to improve accuracy, security and processing time.








Residential Rule Changes – An indication of things to come

In March 2021, the government announced a number of changes to residential rental tax rules aimed at disincentivising investors from buying existing residential rental properties and making investment into new builds more attractive. The main changes were increasing the bright-line test period from 5 years to 10 years and limiting interest deductions from October 2021 onwards for anything other than new build properties. Here's what we know








Art Show from Surviving to Thriving

We are long-time supporters of the NZ Art Show and 2020’s show taught us to do things differently. This year we also worked differently to keep within budgets, planning for the worst – but hoping for the best. In fact, we even managed to beat our previous sales figures – with $2mil raised in support of artists!








Sustainable Business is Better Business

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.








A Graduate's Perspective

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 too! 








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 learnings.








The Four Day Work Week - Comments from our Team

Here is were we will be adding our own comments and observations about the four-day work week. Feel free to get in touch if you want to discuss any of these comments.








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.








3 reasons your business needs a budget now

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!