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Christmas Closing dates

Seasons Greetings!

We close for the holiday period on Friday 23rd December at 1pm, and

We re-open on Monday 15th January at 8.30am


By |January 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Financial Awareness Workshop – will be repeated in 2018 – watch this space

Do you want to better understand your accounts & business finances?
Join Karen and Susan and the Astute Team at this 90 minute event to gain
greater understanding about your Business financials.
The benefits of attending:
• Develop an understanding of your key financial reports
• Learn the difference between profit and cash
• Gain knowledge of key accounting concepts

By |September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Ways to Grow Your Business Event – Register NOW

Coming in February 2018
Join the Astute team at this 90 minute event to understand the mindset change required to succeed in a changing business landscape.
The benefits of attending:

Look at business like you never have before & be challenged to adapt
Understand the seven ways to grow your business (& how they apply to

By |September 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Health & Safety Law Changes

Changes to health and safety (H&S) laws will come into effect from 4 April 2016. The aim of the law is to reduce the number of New Zealanders killed or hurt at work. In New Zealand on average 73 people die on the job each year and one in ten is harmed. These numbers

By |March 8th, 2016|Autumn 2016|0 Comments

Budgets and Planning

Budgets and Planning
Heading into a new financial year is a perfect time to quantify your goals and set out your action plan.  Do you have a Budget?  Do you use it?

The very critical part of any action plan is the reviewing and monitoring.  There are so many benefits to tracking and reviewing your progress,

By |March 8th, 2016|Autumn 2016|0 Comments

Paid Parental Leave Changes

Paid parental leave changes ahead

Having a child is an exciting time that usually involves paid and unpaid time off work.

The Government has made some changes to paid parental leave, with others to follow. It’s important you know how this will affect your workers and business.

From 1 April, staff who’ve worked for you for

By |March 8th, 2016|Autumn 2016|0 Comments

Business Tools

Here’s a selection of useful websites and newsletters we’ve come across.

Toolbox Talks Safety information

Employer Information Hub





By |March 8th, 2016|Autumn 2016|0 Comments

Five Rules for managing small business cashflow

Invoicing is only the start. To maintain a healthy cashflow, you need more than just strong revenue. You need to be able to collect that revenue too. Here are five rules for managing your cashflow and getting your invoices paid faster:
1. Keep your books accurate and up to date
Your cashflow is only as good

By |December 21st, 2015|Summer 2015|0 Comments

The Night Before Christmas in Tax Land …

ʼTwas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
Hoping ʼtwas no FBT on the gifts that were there

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Lego danced in their heads.

By |December 21st, 2015|Summer 2015|0 Comments

Take care when setting remuneration

Rules exist to stop people paying too much salary or profit share to a family member as a way of paying less tax. Make sure any income you want to allocate to a relative, working in your business, can be justified. If you get caught paying amounts you can’t justify, the IRD can reallocate

By |December 18th, 2014|Summer 2014|0 Comments