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Give your business a digital boost

Nigel Smelie Nigel Smellie
23 May 2022
2 min read

23 May 2022

A business with a website and email address used to be able to say it was embracing the digital era. These days, becoming digital is more about systems and software that cross the whole business, helping to lift productivity and efficiency.

For retail, that might be inventory control, point of sale, and online sales. For trades businesses, it could be systems that allow accurate job costings and scheduling. For businesses in hospitality, it may look like an ordering system that allows wait staff to take orders at a table on a device, which is something several places around Central Otago now use.

Embracing new technology can feel overwhelming for organisations, which is why the New Zealand government, in partnership with expert businesses like Findex, has created the Digital Boost Alliance.

The aim of the alliance is to inspire small businesses, communities and individuals to increase their use of digital technology. This is done by providing free, discounted or subsidised digital offers and a number of free online educational courses.

As a member of the Digital Boost Alliance, Findex has made the commitment to provide a complimentary one-hour health check of your business’ existing systems. We’ll work with you to understand where your business is currently and where you want it to go, including a needs analysis and a review of whether your current practices are fit for purpose.

We’ll make recommendations about your digital needs and can then help implement any of the upgrades you choose to make. Book your free system’s health check today.

Communities are the lifeblood of our business, and Findex is committed to making a meaningful contribution within them. We’ve designed several community initiatives to encourage entrepreneurship and education, such as helping improve the financial literacy of 15- to 25-year-olds. Find out more about our community outreach.

Findex with Digital Boost Alliance are here to help you improve your digital skills to boost your business and abilities. For more information or advice, please contact the Findex team.

Findex NZ Limited trading as Findex.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author/s and do not necessarily reflect the thought or position of Findex NZ Limited.

Nigel Smelie
Author: Nigel Smellie | Partner

Nigel started with Findex in 2001. Nigel obtained full membership to the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2007. As a Partner, Nigel offers business advisory to his client base. Nigel is particularly passionate about digital solutions and ensuring clients are able to obtain the information they require to make accurate and timely decisions. Nigel works across two offices Alexandra and Cromwell.