Cashflow tight? Here’s some tips to get your hands on your cash.

Hamish Mexted Managing Cash

As you’ll no doubt realise, cashflow is critical to any business. If you’re like most other business owners, it’s probably the thing keeping you awake at night. To help, here’s a few tips we’ve used successfully in the past to help our customers sleep better at night. 1. Measure It’s important to measure how long on average customers take to …

Buying a car and minimising your tax

Hamish Mexted Reducing Tax

We get asked all the time about the best way to buy a new work-come-personal vehicle for a business owner. In short, there’s no “one size fits all” answer. Assuming you’ve got a company setup (i.e. you’re not a sole-trader), there are two options. Either buy the car in the business, or buy the car in your personal name. If …

Health & Safety Law Changes – Staying compliant & staying safe

Hamish Mexted Asset Protection, Odds & Ends

New Zealand has a poor workplace safety record. During 2012 this record saw 180,000 ACC claims made for work-related injuries. Every year 75 people die at work. As a response, the Government is introducing changes to New Zealand’s health and safety law. In short, under existing law Directors are liable where they’ve participated in, contributed to or allowed a health …

Get more out of your employees

Hamish Mexted HR & Managing Staff

To us, the culture in our business is the most important thing. Happier and more engaged staff means better productivity. Happy, engaged staff will serve your customers better, go the extra mile when the need arises, and buy into your company’s direction. All of this adds up to a better bottom line. A strong culture (to us) trumps higher pay …