Small Business Cashflow Loan Update from IRD

November 12, 2020

Earlier this week the Government announced the following changes will be made to the Small Business Cashflow (Loan) Scheme: Currently no interest is charged if the loan is repaid within one year. This will be increased to two years. Currently the loan can only be used for core operating costs. Read More

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Finish what you begin

November 11, 2020

I recently read a book by Robert Nixon, a world class coach for accountants. Below is an extract from his book, courtesy of his friend Dandapani, on “finish what you begin”: If you start sleeping then the act of finishing sleeping is to make the bed If you start preparing… Read More

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Daily motivation is important

November 4, 2020

There are two main types of motivation – intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation comes from internal desires – we do things because we enjoy or want them, not because we have to.   Examples of intrinsic motivation are going on a diet or working out at the gym because we want… Read More

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The Power of Video Marketing

October 28, 2020

I recently attended a presentation on video marketing, and how to make effective business videos using your smart phone. Michelle Sokolich of Show & Tell commented that in 2020 digital media (Social Media and You Tube etc) will overtake traditional media (such as TV and radio) by number of people… Read More

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Business Lessons from NZ’s 2020 Election

October 21, 2020

They are calling it a bloodbath – a tide of Labour red across the country.  National is licking its wounds and doing some serious thinking about what went so wrong, and why. One political comment was “that’s what happens to a party without purpose”. Indeed. No matter what your personal… Read More

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Work to live, don’t live to work

October 14, 2020

Covid has made 2020 a particularly long year!  And in the final quarter of the calendar year our energy and natural buoyancy usually wane.  We start to feel in real need of a long summer holiday break. A friend of mine introduced me to the “Be Good to Yourself” concept,… Read More

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