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Hamish Mexted Odds & Ends

We don’t get any business through advertising. Everything comes through word of mouth. So, instead of spending our marketing budget on a huge billboard with our smiling faces on (that’d be somewhat creepy…), we’re spending it on thanking you for passing our name on. Here’s how it works…when we get a call from a potential new client, we’ll ask them …

And now for something completely different…a hijacking (of sorts).

Hamish Mexted Odds & Ends

I stumbled across this story the other week and was struck by how simple it is to generate free (well, very low cost) publicity through gorilla marketing. “A few months ago, I noticed…a half-day event…[for] our target customers…with no lunch provided. I emailed the event organizer about a possible sponsorship. We’re cash strapped and don’t have hardly any extra money, …

Worried about the new Reserve Bank lending rules? Fear not.

Hamish Mexted Asset Protection, Managing Cash, Odds & Ends

The world of mortgage lending has changed. Banks are now required by regulation to limit new lending to people with deposits of less than 20%.  This has meant that, for the time being, banks have stopped more or less all new low deposit loans until they have sorted through existing pre-approved loans. While this will eventually change (although perhaps not …

How Chartered Accountants manage their money

Hamish Mexted Managing Cash

We’re often asked by small businesses how best to manage their cash.  Since we don’t have one ‘silver bullet’ answer to all cashflow problems, we usually end up running people through how we manage our money at iif Chartered Accountants. What we do may (or may not) work for you and your business, so pick and choose as you like …