IT is, without a doubt, the ultimate game changer. Businesses deploy new technology to reduce costs, increase efficiency, improve transactions, streamline information flows, and, at the end of the day, drive revenue.
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Over the last 12 months many aspects of the Health and Safety (H&S) legislation for the New Zealand workplace has changed significantly, with the Health and Safety Reform Bill passed by Parliament and officially coming into effect on the 4th of April, 2016.
How do you go about deciding who should be on an advisory board for a SME business? This is something we frequently get asked, and it is a crucial element because if you get it wrong, then you won’t see the benefits that come from having a good governance framework in place.
For every business to grow, whether big or small, good governance is essential. There is no shortage to the benefits of what a governing board can bring to an organisation, but here are our top five.
Yesterday evening eight young 'rising stars' were named recipients of the AIMES Emerging Talent Awards, sponsored by Bellingham Wallace.
According to a recent survey of New Zealand business owners and CEOs undertaken by Perceptive Research, the top two indicators used to evaluate business health are: the state of the business’ bank account, and profit. Surprisingly only 3 per cent of respondents cited cash flow.
We have previously talked about how important it is to have a strategy for business succession, but as it is a key challenge for Kiwi CEOs, directors and owners, there is a need to keep the discussion open and ongoing – particularly for two reasons.
Different industries and markets are affected by different external factors, so while one sector may be down, another could be experiencing exponential growth. That said, it is possible to pinpoint a few wide reaching external factors that are likely to influence the confidence of Kiwi businesses right across the spectrum.
Debt. It’s a love-hate relationship – but it is something we seem to throw ourselves, and our businesses, into headfirst.
For small to medium-sized businesses, there are a number of factors that can inhibit the future expansion of a business – changing markets, the loss of a big client, inability to accurately scale resources.
The end of the year, the start, and somewhere in the middle… these seem to be the preferred times that businesses look to work on their strategic plan. The unfortunate reality is that most SMEs only revisit their strategic plan once a year at best, which is simply not enough.
So you’ve accepted a new CA job, and now it is time to hand in your notice. Understandably, this is a rather intimidating time for any individual. And of course there is always the worry that taking this step could have a negative impact on your career – particularly if you work for a big firm where there are senior team members who are highly respected amongst the industry.