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Getting on top of your business’ finances

Posted on Sep 27, 2018 by admin

Running a small business is personal. However, it is essential to separate yourself from your business, specifically when it comes to finances. If managing finances is something that does not come naturally to you then following some of the tips below may help you turn a weakness into a strength. Have separate bank accountsThis makes it easier to keep track of your business finances by keeping all the money in one place. It is important to remember not to use your business account for personal purposes even if you are a sole trader. Keep strict recordsIt is vital to know […]

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How to give constructive feedback to staff

Posted on Sep 27, 2018 by admin

Giving feedback to staff is a key to being a successful manager. Although feedback should be viewed as an opportunity to grow, staff may be sensitive you are criticising their work. That is why feedback should be given in accordance with the tips below. Never in publicWhether it is praise or constructive criticism, you should be hesitant to single out a worker in the break room or office floor. For advice on improving performance, this should take place in a private one-on-one discussion in person. Emailing can often go wrong because the tone is hard to tell and things can […]

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KiwiSaver statements to show retirement incomes and likely total savings

Posted on Sep 27, 2018 by admin

KiwiSaver annual statements will soon show projected balances at retirement and income figures to help consumers make a better decision about their savings. This initiative intends to provide people with clear, easy-to-understand information about their current savings and how that tracks towards retirement. Statements will show people an estimate of the savings built-up by the time they are 65 and will include the weekly retirement income that sum would provide over 25 years. The changes made to annual statements will take place after consultation with providers. Expectations from the government are that this amendment will be executed without substantial delay. […]

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Strategies to put an end to negative office gossip

Posted on Sep 24, 2018 by admin

Negative gossip in the office is something that is harmful both to your business and to the employees. Whether it encourages individuals to seek work in a less toxic environment, slows down productivity, creates friction between team members or morphs into a legal problem with accusations of bullying and harassment, it is something that managers should put a stop to as soon as possible. Walk the walkIf you are a manager, employees look to your actions as what expectations of behaviour are in the workplace. If a manager is ever seen engaging in the behaviour, they prohibit this acts to […]

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Everything you need to know about payday filing

Posted on Sep 24, 2018 by admin

From 1 April 2019 employers must comply with the new payday filing scheme. The due date for employer deductions filing and payment remains the same as the 20th of the month. Employers must: File employment information every payday instead of an Employer monthly schedule Provide new and departing employees’ address information, and their date of birth- if they have provided it to you File electronically (from payday compatible software or through myIR) if your annual PAYE/ESCT is $50 000 or more. How to payday file Employers must Include employment information (and correct a file), employee details and employer deductions. It […]

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Using your credit card wisely

Posted on Sep 14, 2018 by admin

A credit card can be a useful way to pay for the things you want in life. But if you do not keep track of your credit balance, you may find your credit card more of a costly burden to your wallet. Consider these strategies to help you use your credit card smarter. Make payments on timeAlways ensure you can repay your credit card on time and never just pay the minimum payment each month. In this way, you can avoid paying higher interest in the long run. It may also be wise to switch to a credit card with […]

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How to make the most of your networking event

Posted on Sep 14, 2018 by admin

Whether networking events are a perk of your job or a necessary evil, they are an inevitable part of the business. What you have to remember is that networking events are an opportunity to find a new job, expand your business network and share your ideas. Whatever your agenda there are a few useful tips and strategies to remember to ace the event and put you on the path to kick career goals. Set a goal for the event It is essential to know your aim for the event to prevent time wasting and present a purposeful appearance. Setting a […]

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When to get a business partner

Posted on Sep 14, 2018 by admin

Starting and running a business can be a lot more fun when you are working with someone you like and respect. With a partner, you have someone to share the excitement and risks of running a company; someone to bounce ideas off of; to help shoulder the financial and workload burden. But partnerships have their perils. Over time, partners are likely to have disagreements, resentments, changing goals and lifestyle choices. Partners may also have conflicts about how to spend money, who to hire, which direction to take the company. When partners do not get along, the business inevitably suffers. Before […]

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Strong leaders ask for help

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 by admin

There is no weakness in a leader who asks for help. Maintaining success in your small business requires you to seek advice from your employees on a range of matters. However, it is important to ask for help in the right way, so your team does not lose confidence in your leadership ability. You need to communicate that you are asking for input or advice rather than help because you are floundering. Consider these ways when asking for advice from an employee: Ask a ‘specific’ question Avoid asking a vague question and get specific. What exactly do you need from […]

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Strategies to attract high-end customers

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 by admin

Maintaining a stable revenue is essential to keeping your small business afloat – which is why attracting high-end customers is the most effective way to grow healthy profit margins. The difference between a high-end customer and a regular customer is simple. A high-end customer has no problem paying on time and the cost involved. Rather, they care more about receiving the highest quality of a product or service available. Consider these strategies to attract high-end customers to your business: Quality must match the price You must be worth the price you charge. To attract high-end customers, you will need first […]

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