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 – how do you know if your finance and administration is realising the […]

Your guide to astuteChristmas & New Year trading

The lead up to the Christmas and New Year holiday period can be a hectic one, no matter what type of business you run. How busy your business becomes, depends on the type of industry you are in. Some of us are gearing up for a crazy 3 weeks in December getting everything ready for […]

5 key reports you need to understand in business

It has never been easier to take time out to learn how to understand exactly what your financial reports tell you. With software such as Xero, it has become easier for you to have your financial information at your fingertips. Maybe you are already using Xero, have been for years or maybe you are contemplating […]

Starting up a business– a five minute guide

New Zealand has been rated one of the easiest countries in the world to start up a business. As a country of ‘go-getters’, while this is something to be proud of, sometimes the easiest things to do end in failure because of failing in the small things. One of the areas that many start up […]

What astute business owners have in common

  Businesses come in all shapes, sizes and types. Some have many transactions a day, while others might have two projects in a year. Regardless of how dissimilar businesses may seem from one to another, there are many core similarities that make astute businesses successful. Here are a couple of things that we’ve noticed that […]