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Understanding your profit

Dated: June 28, 2018

Survey results from participants that attended our recent cloud accounting seminars series, reported that the main item they would like assistance with is “understanding financial statements”. Given financial statements are produced at least annually (if not more frequently), business owners should in theory understand and be able to interpret their meaning. Piecing together the meaningContinue reading 

Firm-Specific Risks in New Zealand SME Valuations

Dated: June 29, 2017

Certain valuation methods in New Zealand often, not always, employ a discount rate derived from the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM).  Discounted Cash Flows (DCF) and Multi-Period Excess Earnings Methods (MEEM) are examples of such methods.  In this article we will discuss the discount rate from CAPM and, for non-valuation experts, shed some light onContinue reading 

It’s show season

Dated: November 15, 2016

Whether it is a boat and caravan show, a home and garden show, or a local flower show, if you are involved in these events you will be all too aware that ’tis the season.  If you have a stall or an entry in these events, you may want to use this as an opportunityContinue reading 

School fairs and donations

Dated: November 15, 2016

As the school year nears to a close, school fairs are in full swing. As a parent, you will no doubt be tirelessly working to raise funds through the school fair to assist the school and your children, to cover the cost of school trips and events.  You will have already sold wraps and cheeseContinue reading 

The value of a valuation

Dated: November 5, 2016

Knowing the value of a business is smart and strategic. Commonly, a business valuation is for those wanting to: buy, sell or exit; measure business growth; restructure; pass the business to family; settle property relationship issues or resolve shareholder or commercial disputes. A valuation also helps business owners make informed strategic decisions and better understandContinue reading 

The importance of cash flow

Dated: November 5, 2016

If you’re in the happy position of seeing your business in a growth phase, it pays to consider how you can most effectively manage your in-comings and out-goings. In a time of growth, cash is required to pay suppliers but it may not be replaced for some months until a sale is converted into cash.Continue reading 

Placing a bet on the Melbourne Cup?

Dated: October 18, 2016

In recent times, betting on the Melbourne Cup, whether in an office sweepstake, at a racetrack, or through the TAB, has become a popular pastime.  This year, Melbourne Cup race day is on 1 November and the prize money totals $6,200,000. If you were intending to place a bet, would your winnings be income thatContinue reading 

Data in the cloud – undoubted benefits but what about the risks?

Dated: October 5, 2016

Cloud computing has revolutionised the way in which IT products and services are being provided to customers, moving users away from the traditional software licensing models and premises-based data centres to ‘pay-as-you-go’ or utility-based pricing. The implementation of cloud computing technologies has seen real benefits being achieved by customers including: Reduced capital spend cost –Continue reading