Why productivity matters and what you can do about it

Productivity is a term associated with strong economies, robust businesses and the efficiency gains of clever staff. If only businesses were efficient, then we would have fewer of them failing, more employment and better incomes for owners and workers alike. In New...

Three questions for business success – Part 3: Pricing

How should I be pricing my product or service? We’ve all heard the stories about the person that worked in the retail store, misheard an instruction from the owner about pricing a clearance product, mistakenly priced it double and sold them all in a day. Pricing...

2024 Budget Update: Great News for Kiwis!

Budget 2024 is here, and it’s packed with tax relief measures to help you keep more of what you earn. If you have children, you’ll see an average benefit of $78 per fortnight. In total, around 1.9 million households will benefit by $60 per fortnight on...

Essential Budgeting: Keys to Financial Success

When you’re operating and managing a small business, you have a finite pot of cash to work with. Because of this, it’s incredibly important to manage your cash well and to have clear budgets and spending limits for every area of your business operations. Let’s take a...

Small Business Loans and Cashflow

If you received a Small Business Cashflow Loan (SBCS), is your repayment plan on track? The scheme was launched to assist eligible small-to-medium businesses adversely affected by COVID-19. A top-up loan allowed businesses that had already accessed a loan to draw down...

The pros and cons of managing your own rental property

Investing in rental properties can be a great way to grow your wealth over the long term. But it’s not a passive investment – you need to maintain your properties and take care of your tenants. You can do that work yourself, or you can employ a property manager who...

How much should you pay yourself?

Being the boss means you get to make all the big decisions about your business – including how much to pay yourself in wages, salary or drawings. As the owner, you might need to underpay yourself in the early stages of building your business, so you can reinvest the...