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23-Aug-2017 Engine Room

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Scam Alert: Consumer Protection warning on fake invoices

Scammers pretending to be from the Companies Office are targeting small businesses with fake invoices to renew registration data.

21-Aug-2017 Engine Room

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Spotlight on Xero: Using the Mobile app

Did you know that Xero has a mobile app that enables you to manage your accounts on the go from your smartphone?

18-Aug-2017 Engine Room

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Cash is still King in business

If you want to succeed in business, understand that Cash is King. Your business can’t survive without cash.

16-Aug-2017 Engine Room

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NextMinute and Placemakers: a match made in tradie heaven.

NextMinute is a mobile app that allows businesses such as builders, plumbers, or electricians, to effortlessly track and manage jobs, quote and invoice on the go, and accurately record time and charges against a job.

11-Aug-2017 Engine Room

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Can going green grow your business?

Green business is everywhere, and only gaining in popularity as consumers become increasingly aware of how their purchasing habits impact the environment and their local community. Many businesses are even using their “green status” as a way of differentiating themselves from their competitors. 

09-Aug-2017 Engine Room

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Why more businesses are moving to the cloud

The Cloud is the user-friendly term for the location of software that is accessed online. Unlike traditional computer programs that you buy and save on your own hard drive, cloud programs are accessed through your internet browser and save data onto a remote database.

07-Aug-2017 Engine Room

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Several ways taxpayers can get caught out

Taxpayers who earn income from various sources may get caught short if they don’t plan ahead. This income could come about in various ways:

02-Aug-2017 Xero

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Improving Retail Efficiency

If you own a retail business, you’ll no doubt have a to-do list a mile and a half long. Not to mention having to make sure your customers and staff are happy. To avoid being overwhelmed and over worked, you need to find ways to streamline your operations. The last thing you want is to get caught up in tedious jobs and fail to accomplish tasks. Particularly tasks that significantly contribute to your bottom line.

Why the rich get richer and the rest don’t

Good Debt or Bad Debt – which do you have?

Unfortunately not all debt is equal, and far too many New Zealanders have the wrong sort.