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!








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.








The link between leadership and wellbeing

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 in motion.








Is Open Banking the Future?

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.








Trust Law Changes - Into the 21st Century

From January 2021 a new Trustee Act will come into effect bringing with it new expectations on trustees.  A number of the changes are around the duties, obligations and responsibilities of the trustees to the beneficiaries.  With somewhere between 300,000 - 500,000 trusts in NZ, these changes will have a wide-ranging impact. Have a read through what it may mean for you and your family trust.








Effective KPIs

Developing effective KPIs for your business and your team requires a balanced approach that looks at your business from the perspective of all stakeholders.








COVID-19 | Latest Updates

An update of financial assistance available to businesses at 24th of August 2020.








COVID | Danger & Opportunity

Weiji is the Chinese symbol for crisis, often said to include two concepts; danger + opportunity.  Whether that is true or not, it certainly includes the idea of being at a point where things change and there is no doubt that we’re in that spot right now.  








COVID Update | Plan to Recover

An update and some practical tips on making the most of the business support available from the government and banks. Plan now to position your business to recover with strength. 








Covid-19 - Advice for Better Business

Surviving Covid-19 >> practical tips for better business








Help Available to NZ Business - COVID-19

In response to COVID-19 the Government is acting to support the economy, with a particular focus on small businesses, supporting employees, and taxes. The package includes wage subsidy schemes, leave and self-isolation support and business cash flow and tax measures. More info within...








Naming your business

Choosing a name is an important step in getting your business off to a great start. We sat down with Richie Connell of Thrival Partners and Matthew Hayes of AJ Park to see what they think is important.








The four-day work week - a trial for Connected Accountants

The four-day work week is a popular topic at the moment, and we have been listening. We have looked at the studies. So lets give it a crack.








Documenting your sales process

Businesses that follow a documented sales process generate more revenue. What’s your process? How do you ensure you and your […]








How to pick the right add-on apps for your Business

In today’s technology crazed world, there are apps to solve problems you’ve never even heard of. With over 500 different […]








Breaking News! Kevin & Anne are now Connected Accountants.

After meeting over wine & food at the Xerocon 2017 wrap party in Melbourne it’s now official! Read about our merger and what this means for us as a firm.








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