Taking AIM at provisional tax

MYOB   8 March, 2018

If you’re one of the many SMEs operating in New Zealand, you’ll know how difficult and time-consuming provisional tax compliance can be.

Strong NZ demand drives expansion to South Island

Belinda Kelly   1 February, 2018

More companies in New Zealand will be able to streamline their businesses and increase profits with our expansion to the South Island to cater for increased demand.

Increase your profit in 90 days

The Business Factory   15 November, 2017

Gaining larger profits depends on accomplishing all the little things better – rather than making one huge change. You’ll need to focus on every little detail to reduce your expenses and increase your sales turnover over the coming 90 days.

How to ensure your jobs are profitable

Tony Fraser-Jones   18 July, 2017

This is a guest post from Tony Fraser-Jones, Director at Profitable Tradie.

If you’re in business, making decent money is important. Sometimes, though, it doesn’t always work out the way you’d planned; you may find that your profits are low, or your cash flow is slow.

Key management skills to grow your business

The Business Factory   13 April, 2017

Many small business owners start out with a good business idea but little concept of what it takes to manage and grow a business.

The good news is that you can definitely learn and improve your management skills as your business grows.

And while there isn’t a definitive list of skills, the ones we’ve listed below could help you to build your initial vision and develop your business to its full potential.

Managing your workplace health and safety

Master Electricians NZ   22 March, 2017

Safety doesn’t happen by accident. As a business owner or director, you need to be deliberate to make sure everyone who comes to work goes home healthy and safe.

Chaos in your office? Four ways to get your office under control in 2017

Tony Fraser-Jones   14 February, 2017

Does your office feel chaotic?

A well-organised, efficient office is key to running a trade service business that’s both profitable and fun to own.

Here are four simple steps you can take to get your office under control.

How to go from self-employed to successful business owner

Erin Haywood   31 January, 2017

Seven vehicles on the road. Ten electricians in the field. One business owner working overtime, all the time...

Such was the norm for L&L Electrical, a versatile electrical services company in Campbelltown, Victoria, and proud owner John Libroaperto.

Proud and successful owner he was, yes – but at a hefty cost in a most valuable currency: time.

Was starting work before the sun was up and finishing well after it was down the only way to be successful?

Doing away with the paperwork once and for all

Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ Inc.   5 December, 2016

By getting smart with new technologies, your trades business can improve its bottom line.

A typical day in a plumbing business sees the team out on the road, on site, at the merchant and in the workshop. It’s a diverse job and it’s always on the go.

Let’s be honest. Most tradespeople are the hands-on type, and don’t have much time—or inclination—to be stuck at the desk doing the paperwork.

Field service mobility? There’s an app for that

Andrew Crowe   29 June, 2016

Field service mobility is fast becoming one of the greatest must-haves of any business in the trade and service industry. But why?

First, we must understand the concept of field mobility. While mobile devices have been around for quite a while, they haven’t always had such advanced functionality. (I’m talking before the ‘cloud’, when you staved off boredom in queues and waiting rooms with the Snake game on your old Nokia.)

And while they’ve often been used by office workers, they hadn’t quite made it to assisting with the day-to-day of a field service worker. Until now.

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