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Are you prepared to make the most of business opportunities?   June 2016

Business confidence ticked up in April. A net six per cent of businesses are optimistic about prospects over the coming year, according to ANZ Business Outlook. The level is hardly anything to crow about, but a lift is a lift; we’ll take it.… more >>

Is your accountant REDUNDANT?    May 2016

With online systems now processing accounts, here’s how to make use of your accountant, to plan, analyse, restructure and grow your business.… more >>

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Is tourism growth at risk?    April 2016

TAANZ - Travel Agents Association New Zealand link to website

T. 09 524 6178      F. 09 524 6179     E. contactus@taaccounting.co.nz

Lack of financial knowledge could be putting New Zealand’s tourist business at risk, writes PAUL DAVIES. Many operators in the tourism industry do not have enough knowledge regarding the following important financial aspects of… more >>

Benchmarking Your Performance?    March 2016

How can you tell whether you are doing well compared with your competitors?
Is your business growing or shrinking? Is your business as profitable as it could be?  more >>

Property taxation – Bright line test effective from 1st of Oct    Oct 2015

In August this year, the Government introduced the “Bright-line test” which is taxing residential land bought and sold within 2 years on and after 1st of Oct 2015.  The test only applies to…   more >>

Is your cash flow causing you concern?    DECEMBER 2015

Cash Flow is critical to business survival. HOW TO MAXIMISE YOUR CASH FLOW NOW!!!

Manage the financial resources of your business…  more >>

Are You Concerned About Fraud?  NOVEMBER 2015

How is it that fraud can be committed right in front of business owners even when they are looking daily at their
accounting system? more >>

Are You Prepared for an Economic Slow Down?  OCTOBER 2015

“The latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows the New Zealand economy losing momentum. The drop in activity indicators in the June 2015 quarter points to annual growth remaining below 3%… more >>

How Should You Go About Improving Your Profit?

Where Should You Start?   SEPTEMBER 2015

You cannot work upon everything at once so a detailed analysis of your business is required to give you the most important areas to focus upon to get the quickest results… more >>

Year End Opportunities    AUGUST 2015

For many businesses, 31 March is an important date because it is the end of their financial year, and it is the last day your accountant has to file your prior year’s tax return… more >>

How Can You Grow The Value Of Your Travel Business?  JULY 2015

I am a Chartered Accountant that specialises in the Travel and Tourism Industry.
I get asked to value Travel Business’s every few weeks… more >>

Should Your Travel Business Use Performance Based Pay?  JUNE 2015

Let’s have a look at the arguments for Performance Based Pay…
more >>

A Goldilocks finish - Quarterly survey of business opinion  FEBRUARY 2015

The New Zealand economy had a Goldilocks finish last year. It was not too hot, nor too cold, according to the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion… more >>

Benchmarking Your Performance  January 2015

Can your business be improved and if so where should you look for the improvements? Where do you look to find the information to help you? PAUL DAVIES has the answers… more >>

Accounting is getting sexy!   August 2014

Believe it or not accounting systems are starting to get quite sexy, writes PAUL DAVIES , as they move into the cloud and even allow users to use them from their mobile phones… more >>

Are you looking to sell your Travel or Tourism Business?   August 2014

HOW IS THE VALUE CALCULATED?  I get asked to value a Travel or Tourism business’s every few weeks.
A valuation for a Travel / Tourism Business is usually completed using one of 4 methods…  more >>

Getting the most from your Accountant   JULY 2014

The TA Accounting team recently spent time with a Business Coach working on a plan for their accounting business. It was an interesting process and one that PAUL DAVIES has used with clients, but… more >>

Travel and Tourism Business on the WAY UP   JUNE 2014

Are you ready to take advantage of the opportunities that will arise? TA Accounting completes approximately 100 travel and tourism business accounts each year and the March 2014 results, generally, show a… more >>

Travel Accounting Systems - Tramada   MAY 2014

Are you thinking of implementing the Tramada Travel Accounting System? Will the system give you the information that you need to run your business? Will your staff ever understand how… more >>

Set your Business Plans NOW    FEBRUARY 2014

Now is the time of year to set your plans.  This is the year to lift your business performance.
more >>

Riding out 2013   NOVEMBER 2013

New Zealand small businesses are less confident about their prospects than they were a year ago, with 28% of Kiwi firms expecting the economy to slow down in 2013. However, despite this 68% are…. more >>

Cash Flow CHRISTMAS 2012

Welcome to our Christmas newsletter! This month is directed at CASH FLOW– if you know anyone who may benefit from this review – please pass it on… more >>

What are the current problems facing corporate travel agencies?

Is your corporate travel business growing in 2012? Did you know that in the first six months of this year (Jan to June 2012) that total short term departures from New Zealand grew by… more >>

Competition puts pressure on margins and profits

Competition between Corporate Travel Agencies is putting increased pressure on margins and hence profitability. Corporate Travel Agents say that the Air New Zealand owned Tandem Travel is targeting… more >>