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Pro Education
Industry hungry for tech-savvy EIT graduates
EIT’s Schools of Business & Computing are ready to kick off a new term, now accepting enrolments for the Master of Digital Business, the Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Business as well as the Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Business. These programmes are delivered at both Hawke’s Bay and Auckland campuses and have been a major draw card for students since their...
Pro Property
The value of volume
The COVID-19 pandemic is a significant event. So ..... where to from here? If I had a dollar for each time I was asked what affect this will have on future property values I could probably retire. Possibly, the more important question should be: What is the impact going to be on volume? Answering this question will probably give a...
Pro Finance
Get your investments right from the start
This article was written in early May. In the last issue of the Profit, I used the term “market correction”, and boy oh boy, did we have one of those! Not for a second am I claiming a prediction of Covid-19 and the effect on the markets, but I will state that now more than ever real relationships with our...
Pro IT
Remote work is here to stay, and will be transformational
How did you cope with seeing computers, keyboards, screens and staff walk out the door on 26th March, wondering whether this remote worker experiment would actually work? What we witnessed was the future being sucked forward in a vacuum of necessity created by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Whether you were well prepared or not, remote working as an option is...
Pro Business advice
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...
Pro Commercial property
Record sale takes place during lockdown
We are now in the recovery mode of COVID-19, having been in full lockdown and then varying levels. At Level 1 we are much closer back to the normal than many other countries across the globe. There is certainly an air of the unknown going forward from an economic recovery, but Hawke’s Bay is well poised to recover at a...
Pro HR
Thinking change? – get the process right
COVID-19 has caused many employers to consider making changes within their business. If you are a business owner who needs to downsize, or re-align to new market conditions, there’s an important process you need to follow if those changes have the potential to impact an employee’s employment, and while there’s a lot at stake for you, it’s just as important...
Pro Legal
A timely reminder to review your affairs
As we slowly return to our day to day routines following the COVID-19 lockdown, it’s a good time to reflect on the lessons learnt from the paired back existence we experienced during these unprecedented times. One of the overwhelming messages to come out of the lockdown, was an even greater appreciation of our families and our desire to protect them....
Pro Business advice
Moving to the Cloud isn’t enough
Over the second half of the last decade we have seen the progression and growth of the tech sector all but explode and stamp its claim on the world’s business landscape. These developments have revolutionised the way that businesses operate and streamlined many of their day to day processes. Accountants may appear to be on the endangered species list in...
Pro RMA
New themes emerge in RMA changes
An emerging theme in our sector is that there are more matters to be considered – and more to be considered earlier. An inevitable outcome is that things may take longer – meaning its even more important to be aware of the necessary inputs and to set realistic timeframes. Some of the main changes we’re observing relate to archaeological matters,...