Coronavirus and Directors’ Responsibilities

March 17, 2020

A company director is responsible for setting direction and strategy, which includes risk assessment and minimisation, as well as business continuance. Coronavirus will impact every NZ business – whether by disruption of supply chains (e.g. importers), disruption to demand (e.g. hospitality and tourism), or disruption to the workforce.  Ensuring economic… Read More

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2020 Financial Year End Checklist for Business Owners

March 16, 2020

With 31 March fast approaching its timely to check you’re ready for the 2021 financial year.  Q2’s Checklist to ensure the next financial year’s financial and business goals are achieved: Strategic business plan in writing for next 12 months? Do you have a business continuance plan (Coronavirus specific), and… Read More

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Circadian Rhythms and Productivity

March 11, 2020

I’m always surprised when Facebook notifies me that a friend has shared something in the wee hours of the morning.  I suspect that these friends do not suffer from insomnia, but that they routinely stay up all hours. Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily… Read More

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Seasonality, Productivity and Staff Rewards

March 4, 2020

It’s officially the start of autumn.  Auckland nights are still warm and humid, but change is in the air. Many businesses are seasonal, including Q2 Ltd – we have the busy tax season from April to August.  Retailers typically go crazy at Christmas, Easter creates peaks for different types of… Read More

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What’s Your Brand Promise?

February 28, 2020

Your brand is a reflection of who you are – your identity, your personality, your promise.  Your brand reflects your purpose and values. Your business’s values are not necessarily those on your website or glossy brochures.  Your real values are the “what” you do every day, and the “how” you… Read More

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