BDO Hawke's Bay

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The business pivot
While “Pandemic” was voted as the 2020 Word of the Year, you probably haven’t heard the word ‘Pivot’ used with quite so much frequency as you did last year. We’ve all heard amazing stories of companies that have taken up opportunities to shift their focus by changing their product offering, their target consumers, their delivery method, or the way they...
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Are you paying the right amount of tax?
As we start to get a better understanding of the new ‘Business as usual’ operating landscape and the initial urgency around business disruption dissipates, at BDO our focus has now shifted to ensure local business have the ongoing support and strategies in place for the medium to long term time periods.  By building resilience and taking full advantage of the...
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Business after Covid19 – our new normal
The COVID-19 pandemic will in all likelihood change the way that we do business for a long time to come.For most businesses’ turnover is down and owners are having to turn their attention to dealing with an environment that is constantly changing during this time of uncertainty, their inventory requirements (especially those who are reliant on the import & export...
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Are you ready for your business to grow?
The goal of most businesses is to grow. Growth is exciting. Growth implies success. More sales, more customers, more staff, more profit. But the reality can be very different. We’ll explore some of the common issues SMEs face during a growth stage; and offer some practical advice for how to work through them. Issues like how to approach business planning,...
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Construction sector in good health but …
The construction industry in New Zealand has been experiencing a period of sustained growth and the highest activity levels ever. This is evident on our back door steps too as we see many new developments underway or planned here in Hawkes Bay. The question is whether the businesses in the industry have adequate margins, staffing and cash flow to sustain...
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Too small for independent advice?
Many small business owners assume that company boards are for the big boys – yet the benefits of independent directors or advisors apply to all businesses, irrespective of size or structure. Owner-run businesses can be averse to appointing outside directors or advisors, driven by a mix of ‘she’ll be right’ mentality, a desire to keep everything in ‘the family’ or...
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Stick to what you know
The topic of how difficult it is to find a tradie with capacity is a popular one at the moment, which leads me to believe that accounting, paperwork and tax will not be top priority for those in the industry. Now is a great time to look forward and decide what direction you want your business to go in 2018....
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Addressing partner misalignment
Whether you want to grow, to retain market share or even explore exit options, it's important that you have a good idea of what's going on in your business now. Sometimes this can be difficult when you have more than one stakeholder, as is the case with many small to medium sized businesses with multiple owners. Certainly, it is important...
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Real-time accounting software helps streamline businesses
Real time accounting software and other business applications can help run your business and make your life a whole lot easier. The overwhelming increase in industry specific add on applications which integrate with accounting software enables business owners to create their own customised accounting platform. Here are some key apps to consider in order to streamline your entire hospitality operation;...