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Late Payers On The Increase As Scarcity Bites

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 6:25 am | BetterCo

Many New Zealand SMEs are noticing an increase in late payments over June and July, and one accounting firm suggests that the trend may be influenced by the scarcity of affordable goods, like technology and equipment, which is pushing up prices across ... More >>

Why Are Some Businesses Struggling And Others Flying?

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 12:06 pm | BetterCo

Some Kiwi SMEs are calling it a funny economy because some companies are busy while others in the same industry have gone quiet – a movable feast that can change month to month – but, as one chartered accounting firm is asserting, it possibly has ... More >>

Winter Blues Threaten SME Productivity And Health

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 5:33 am | BetterCo

Newmarket Business Awards Best Small/ Medium Business of the Year and Newmarket Supreme Winner Award for 2021 New Zealand's recent spate of heavy rainfall, snow and wild weather means it is time for Kiwi SMEs to pay closer attention to the health ... More >>

How To Survive The Kiwi Labour Crunch As Outsource Avenues Shut

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 5:47 am | BetterCo

In recent years it has become common for Kiwi companies to outsource work to virtual staff in places like the Philippines and India, but the toll of Covid-19 is shutting down even these options for local businesses. BetterCo Business Advisors and Chartered ... More >>

Skills Shortage Tilts Balance Of Power To Younger Workers

Monday, 31 May 2021, 10:24 am | BetterCo

New Zealand's growing skills shortage due to Covid-19 imposed restrictions on immigration will force companies to suck up the risks associated with upskilling far more junior employees. "As we are already seeing with clients in the hospitality, building ... More >>

Is Gentrification Driving Small Traders Out Of The Suburbs?

Friday, 30 April 2021, 5:55 am | BetterCo

Higher house prices contributing to the rapid gentrification of suburbs across New Zealand pose yet another challenge for small businesses owners, who may find the products and services that served them well a year ago no longer meet the changing ... More >>

Hospitality Needs To Follow Retail And Raise Prices

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 9:46 am | BetterCo

SMEs in the hospitality sector should consider following the New Zealand retail sector's example and increase prices, advisors urge. Business conditions aren't going to get any easier after Covid-19 fundamentally changed the business landscape, says ... More >>

Cash Handouts To Help Unemployed Into Business Pain?

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 6:23 pm | BetterCo

An Auckland chartered accounting firm is pouring cold water on political noises from both the Government and the opposition that encourages Covid-19 unemployed to go into business because, for most, it's likely to end in disaster. "Like many ... More >>

Time For Accounting Firms To Stop Charging For Outdated Annual Financials?

Friday, 19 March 2021, 3:51 pm | BetterCo

In the current pandemic world where SMEs must make snap decisions and pivot fast, one accounting firm is upending the local financial services industry – which it describes as too stuck in old ways – by scrapping its fees for outdated annual ... More >>