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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...
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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,...
Pro Commercial property
2020 shapes up as a stellar year
This year is shaping up to be another stellar 12 months for commercial and industrial property in the Hawke’s Bay. Investor confidence remains high and market activity is strong on the back of an outstanding 2019. Yields are likely to compress further on the back of record lows in 2019. The sale of the 19-unit Harvest Lodge Motel in Havelock...
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The cost of compliance
It is hard to believe that The Profit is celebrating its 10th birthday and that Williams’ Harvey, has been writing a column for a decade now. I went back over all the articles written and it appears that in a nutshell compliance has been the single biggest change in our sector. Whether in response to economic upheavals such as the...
Pro Finance
Looking ahead – what will change
What are your predictions? I can hardly claim this is a prediction, because it is well documented. But certainly, in the immediate term, we will continue to live in a low interest rate environment. For borrowers, this is good news. However, for savers and investors in income assets, it’s not so great. One aspect of this is not fully understood....
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More compliance for Trusts
In my last article, I summarised some of the key changes to Trust Law arising from the Trusts Act 2019, which comes into force on 30 January 2021. One of the key changes. The Act aims to make trusts more accessible and to strengthen the ability of beneficiaries to hold trustees to account. In doing this, the Act increases compliance...
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Key Tech trends set to emerge
Whether you have a decent grasp on technology or not, you’ll probably be aware that emerging technologies are changing the way we work and interact with others. In fact, with things like machine learning and touch commerce becoming increasingly popular across every industry from banking to healthcare, technology is transforming the way we do business, making hi-tech investment inevitable for...
Pro HR
Time to take stock of employment law compliance
Welcome to 2020 In the rush of business, it is easy to take our eye off the ball when it comes to employment law compliance. The beginning of the New Year is a good time for many businesses to take stock and review changes to employment law and how they may impact on your business. Here is a brief overview...
Pro Property
The Value of Building your own Castle
Anecdotally, despite rising construction and land costs, the existing high house prices have made building a house more attractive relative to buying an existing one. This is not surprising given the amount of subdivisions that have become available such as Frimley, Northwood in Hastings, Arataki in Havelock North and Parklands, Guppy Road and Te Awa in Napier being the bigger...
Pro Business advice
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,...