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Cashflow vs Profit – What to focus on when starting a new business

What is the difference between cashflow and profit and which should you focus on when starting up a new business to maximise success?

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3 steps to conquering your number-phobia

3 easy steps to conquer your fears of numbers in business. Find out here...

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Retail in the digital age: What’s the second big change your business must make to thrive?

The challenges posed by retail in the digital age mean that a seamless customer experience has become a necessity for store owners. Find out why here…

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Retail in the digital age: What’s the first big change your business must make to thrive?

Retail in the digital age is a major challenge for brick & mortar store owners especially – there are some big changes to make: here’s the first one…

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Cash flow for small business: Understanding this age-old problem

Cash flow for small business is one of the most common problems we see. Understand it and you will be better able to solve your cash flow problems…

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4 common Provisional Tax questions: And 3 good reasons to understand it

Provisional Tax. Love it or loathe it, it’s not going away any time soon. So it makes sense to understand it and work with it.

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Business owners: 10 ways to make your numbers more relevant

As you know, there’s a lot more to running a business than just the numbers. There’s the relationships, the communication, the products, the services, the marketing, the sales, the systems, the visual merchandising…

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10 things to consider as you make plans for a new financial year

Business owners and their accountants put a lot of emphasis on having an end-of-financial-year checklist to make sure everything gets done on time. But I think a start-of-financial-year checklist is just as valuable. It’s a great way of planning for the new financial year, and making sure you’re prepared for all the changes being introduced.

Meet the Team

2016 has been a year of change here at Astute Mode. For our customers the most visible change is the people you deal with.

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Cloud Payroll systems – are they worth the fees?

This is a question, I often get asked. My very short answer to this usually is absolutely. Why? They manage the payment of your staff keeping accurate records, they also manage the lodgement and payment of your Employee Deductions liabilities with Inland Revenue.

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What should your accountant be doing for you?

Technology has given accountants tools to provide services in a more streamlined and efficient way – making the How we do things very different to the How in the past. The services accountants provide to their clients are the most important and always have been.

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Keeping up with the changing face of Bookkeeping, and what it can do for your business?

Gone are the days when a bookkeeper’s role was only to process invoices and reconcile the bank account. The accounting and bookkeeping industry is constantly being disrupted by improvements in technology. Keeping up with changes in your own industry is difficult enough...